AMADOR GOURD ARTISTS are delighted to host national award-winning gourd artist JOYCE CAMPBELL at their meeting on Thursday, February 12 at the Agriculture Building, 12200-B Airport Rd., Jackson. The general meeting will start at 9AM and Joyce will share some of her knowledge from 10 to 12 noon.
Joyce began creating gourd art 29 years ago on the East Coast where she won numerous Best of Shows at gourd and art shows. She came to California several years ago to be with family and has continued her winning ways, winning numerous ribbons in the Masters Categories along with Best of Shows. Joyce will speak to her audience regarding planning an art piece and solving problems as one works toward the finished product. Her specialties are carving, using and inventing embellishments, and adding multi-layered colors. Joyce likes to give her students some tools while encouraging them to be creative and move forward with a freedom that often opens new horizons.Participants are invited to bring a piece of work they may have had trouble with and Joyce and other gourd artists will critique and offer suggestions of how to move forward. Amador Gourd Artists asks non-members for a $10 voluntary donation to cover some of the artist’s expenses. For more information, call Aaron Bullock at (209) 274-6565.