Penelope Deshur, 2020. First Place / Best of Novice Division / AGS Choice

2021 AZGS Gourd Art Competition Cancelled

The Arizona Gourd Society’s Board of Directors and Gourd Art Competition Chairs have voted to cancel the 2021 AZGS Gourd Art Competition due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it may have on the health and safety of our competition participants, volunteers and attendees. Everyone involved has expressed their sadness and disappointment that we had to make this decision.

The 2021 Wuertz Gourd Festival, is still scheduled to run February 12-14 in Casa Grande. For more information on the festival please visit


The Arizona Gourd Society is dedicated to the education and instruction of all who are interested in gourd art plus the growing, culture and history of gourds. The Arizona Gourd Society is a Chapter of the American Gourd Society.

The Arizona Gourd Society supports our members by:

  • Encouraging, educating and mentoring all gourd artists
  • Keeping in touch with quarterly newsletters and website
  • Arranging fun member Play Dates statewide
  • Organizing, judging, and supporting the annual state gourd art competition