Idaho Gourd Society

                                                  Rho Chapter of the American Gourd Society

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Welcome to the Idaho Gourd Society.  We were first organized in 1998 and we are celebrating our eighteenth anniversary, this year, 2016.


The purpose of the Idaho Gourd Society is to create a fun, friendly, and relaxed environment where gourd enthusiasts in Idaho can get together and create gourd art.  We are dedicated to the education and instruction of those interested in gourd history, cultivation, painting, crafts, and fine gourd art.  We offer you an opportunity to participate in classes, festivals, shows, and competitions.  From beginner to expert, we have something for everyone.


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Yearly IDGS membership renewal dues are fast approaching. Please remember to renew your membership.  Click on the membership tab to renew your membership-paypal available to pay your dues online.  You can pay your dues by sending a check to Carol Joyce along with the membership application that can be download from the Membership Tab above.


The Idaho Artistry in Wood Show is also fast approaching. Save the dates as it will be held on February 25-26, 2017 at the same location we held our fabulous festival. Wyndham Garden Hotel 3300 Vista Ave. Boise, ID

So start working on those gourd creations for the competition. Members will also be asked for gourd art donations to support this great event. Donations will be auctioned off, used as table center pieces and raffle items.

Click on the IAW tab for more information about the show and a prospectus and application to enter your gourds in competition.


  Picture of completed gourd from Steve Kiser’s Kuna Patch class in November