Gourd Art of the Southwest
from Margaret Sullivan
This page was last updated: September 10, 2015
AZ Gourd Society
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This site is in perpetual construction---we are always adding new gourd art and other information!
Please, E-mail Margaret for purchasing information.
To read another article about Margaret, see the Fountian Hills' "Let's Go" article on Margaret's gourd artwork, click here!
Living the gourd life: Sullivan brings her ‘girls’ to Great Fair
by Nichole Chivers
Visions of gourds keep Margaret Sullivan awake at night. When her husband takes her fishing, he sits in the boat relaxing while she hunts down rocks for her gourd art bases.She has transformed her Southwest home into a gourd art gallery.In 1998, Margaret and Fred Sullivan moved to Rio Verde with plans to retire and visit with their three daughters and grandchildren. She wanted to travel and he wanted to golf. However, her life of leisure was disrupted when Margaret stumbled upon a gourd centerpiece at a cocktail party. Fascinated, she borrowed text and books about gourds and traveled to a gourd farm in southwest Phoenix.Her daughter bought Margaret her first bag of gourds for Mother’s Day. What is it? A gourd grows in a field like a pumpkin but takes a year to harvest. At least 35 varieties of gourds exist. “What you can do to wood, you can do to a gourd,” she says. Margaret specializes in creating diverse kachina dolls, masks and gourd bowls. Boxes of bare gourds reach the ceiling of Margaret’s garage barely leaving enough room for a car.  READ MORE of Take Five's interview with Margart here!
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NEW CLASSES HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR THE 2015-1016 SEASON
To register for a class, send check to:
Margaret Sullivan
18518 E. Horseshoe Bend
Rio Verde, AZ 85263
              Click here to see the Lesson Page. It is the perfect way to get a group of friends together to work on a project and have a fun day!!!
                                            


SEE MY ART AT THESE LOCATIONS

FOUNTAIN HILLS ARTISTS' GALLERY
16858 Avenue of the Fountains
Fountain Hills, AZ

MY STUDIO GALLERY
Rio Verde, AZ
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY,
480-471-0017  
   

On the Edge Gallery 
7050 E. 5th Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ         
R2Gourds

Camelback Studio Tour -November 6, 7, and 8. To
to camelbackstudios.com. for locations and times

Fountain Hills Festival of the Arts, Fountain Hills, AZ
November 13, 14  and 15, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. I will
be set up in front of the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery on Avenue of the Fountains

Verdes Art League Show - November 21, 11;00 am-
4:00 pm, Rio Verde Community Center, Rio Verde,
AZ

Featured Artist Reception at Fountain Hills Artists
Gallery 5-7:00 pm, December 17th