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Painting and crafting gourds since 1993, Melynda
Lotven's professional accomplishments include being the
founder and first president of the Show Me Gourd Society.
She is also a juried member of the Best of Missouri
Hands. Her gourds have been featured in magazines,
books, videos, and on the HGTV and DIY cable networks.
She is also an annual visiting artist at Silver Dollar City in
Says Melynda, "Living in the country in Columbia,
Missouri, is my heaven on earth, a magical place where
gourds come alive and whatever can be dreamed can be
For more information on Melynda's work, e-mail her at
email@example.com or visit
She is located at
5401 O'Neal Road,
Columbia, MO 65202.