American Gourd Society Artistry Award, 3rd Place nationally
Award (due to covid, this competition was for 3 years 2020-2022 instead of just one year as is usual. This was awarded in 2023)
This also won...
2022 Texas Gourd Festival
People's Choice Award
2022 Southwest Fine Art Gourd Show
Special Judges Award
2021 Texas Gourd Festival, Oct. in Fredericksburg, major awards:
Best of Show: Chisos Canyon Antler Gourd (large!) below, and
People's Choice: Cholla Pathways, right
2021 Southwest Fine Art Gourd Show first place awards:
Evening Lavender (left), and Vessel division: Chisos Canyon Antler Gourd (right)
2020 Wuertz Gourd Festival, Arizona (largest gourd competition in the nation). Feb. 2020 before covid19 shutdown.
First place award winner, masters division, mixed media (left): Septarian (it's the beautiful fossil in the middle!)
First place, masters, color manipulation (right): Silver Leaves
2019 Texas State Gourd Society, Gourd Art Competition
VIP Award as well as first place award winner, masters division: Green Goddess (left)
People's Choice Award: Grand Canyon (right)
2019 Southwest Fine Art Gourd Show first place awards contemporary division:
Chasing Time (left), and weaving division: Green Goddess (right)
2019 Wuertz Gourd Festival, Arizona (largest gourd competition in the nation) first place award winner, masters division, fiber:
High Tide (stained glass mosaic on back)
2018 Texas State Gourd Society, Gourd Art Competition first place award winner, masters division: Petrified Radiance
2018 Southwest Fine Art Gourd Show first place award contemporary division:
Windows of Change (pyrite)
2018 Wuertz Gourd Festival, Arizona (largest gourd competition in the nation) first place award winners, masters division:
Sassy (bottom right)
Windows of Change (top right)
Green Goddess (bottom left)
2017 Texas State Gourd Festival award winners, advanced division:
Empire (top left)
Windows of Change (middle right)
Copper Mountain (bottom left)
2016 Texas State Gourd Festival first place award winner
Feb. 2017, First place winner at the Wuertz Gourd Festival in Casa Grande, AZ (the biggest gourd competition in the nation).
And, first place winner at the Texas Gourd Festival in New Braunfels, TX, Aug. 2016.
First place winner at the Wuertz Gourd Festival in Casa Grande, Arizona (the biggest gourd festival in the nation), Feb. 2016.
Also, First place winner in "Professional, naturals" at the Michigan Basket Conference, Oct. 2016
2014 Texas State Gourd Festival first place award winner in category for gourd wall art.
2011 Texas State Gourd Festival first place award winner in category for this Serpent Gourd
Hill Country Collectables Gallery in Wimberley, TX
People's Choice Award (bottom left) at the 2019 Texas Gourd Festival
I have been enjoying gourd art since 2008 and have been a woven basket artist since 1987. As my passion for it has increased, I have recently transitioned to focus almost totally on my gourd art with some alcohol ink paintings--I hope you enjoy!
Please see the bottom of this page for my bio.
Studio interview with me in July 2020 (during covid 19) by Deborah Johnson of Art Connections Gallery in La Grange, TX. I was to be a featured artist at their July event which, of course, became a virtual event.
My art bio...
I have a bachelors degree in Textiles and Clothing design. I have been a woven basket artist since 1987, have taught basket weaving since 1991 and am a current board member of the Texas Gourd Society. I have been enjoying gourd art since 2008.
2021-22 (and 2017) Selected to display at the Austin/Bergstrom International Airport where they feature local artists. I will also be exhibiting at ABIA in the fall of 2023 and fall 2024.
2019-22 Board member, Texas Gourd Society
2017-18 president of the Central Texas Basket Guild
2015 Application reviewer for official Texas Cultural Districts applications with the Texas Commission for the Arts
2010 Charter member and board member of the Texas Basket Weavers Association
2006-2007 One of approximately 100 Texas artists selected by the Texas Commission on the Arts to be featured and promoted in the Texas Original (TxO) Program focusing on high-quality, authentic and original Texas art.