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About Cyndee Newick

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2017 Art Shows

Master Gardeners
Spring Garden Market

Calabash Gourd Festival
Sat & Sun., Oct. 7 & 8
Uesugi Farms
14485 Monterey Rd, San Martin

Holly Days
Sacred Heart Church
13716 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga
November 10 & 11
Artifactory Holiday Show
December 1, 2 & 3, 10:00-5:00
Hoover House (Girl Scout House)
1120 Hopkins, Palo Alto, Ca.

It starts with a seed...

A gourd starts as a little seed, growing on a vine in a community of other gourds. The vine dies and the gourd matures and leaves the vine. The lowly gourd, misshapen and covered with dirt and mold, miraculously transforms into something beautiful and useful.

Gourds are one of nature's greatest gifts to mankind, providing us with utilitarian, religious and decorative products for over 10.000 years.

I can think of no better way to honor the earth and our past then to carry on the tradition of gourd crafting. Acting as it's guide, I let the gourd, with all of it's natural beauty and flaws tell it's own story.

I have been creating gourd art for 18 years, carrying on the ancient maker tradition. Reminding us all of our agrarian roots and how wonderful things can come from a little seed.

Cyndee Newick at Triton Museum
      AvArtFest 2004 Triton Museum of Art 
    Source: Campbell Reporter, 6/04

I live in California with my husband, 2 large rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats.  I am active in the community, organic gardening, beekeeping, creating club newsletters and websites.  I play flute in the Saratoga Community Band. Every moment is an act of creation.  


Related Art Activities
Newsletter/ Communications Coordinator, Calabash Club of Silicon Valley
Show Coordinator, Gourd Artist Guild
Show Coordinator, Calabsh Club of Silicon Valley
B.S. Recreation and Leisure Studies, San Jose State University, 1982
 Member, California Gourd Society
  Member, San Francisco Bay Area Etsy Team
 Member, Saratoga Community Band
 Member, Harpers Hall and Culinary Society
 Member, Santa Clara Valley Bee Guild

  Carousel Gourd

Gourd Fever Artist feature, September 2012.pdf
 Campbell Reporter, Triton Museum AvArtFest, 2004
California Gourd Society, 2006, Carousel Gourd
   Judges Award
   Second Place
Environmental Volunteers Birds and Blooms Birdhouse Auction 
  Green Man Birdhouse, Best of Show, 2008
Almaden Art & Wine Festival 2011, First Place Art category

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