Texas Gourd Society
Cal Stewart earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Commercial Photography degree from the American School of Modern Photography. He retired in 2006 after twenty years of service with Raytheon where he managed the classified contract and security education and training sections for Raytheon Network Centric Systems in North Texas. Prior to coming to Raytheon, he retired from the U.S. Air Force where he was assigned to the Pentagon as an Imagery Intelligence and Operations Intelligence Officer reporting to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence Collection.
Cal is an award winning wildfowl sculptor with over thirty-seven years carving experience. This involves judging, exhibiting and competing at various shows throughout the region and includes winning numerous “First Place” and “Best of Show” awards. He is a member of the Texas Woodcarvers Guild and serves on the board of directors. Cal finds time to teach in Texas, mostly for the Texas Woodcarvers’ Guild spring and fall roundup as well as in his private studio in Fairview, Texas.
In 2009 he joined the Texas Gourd Society and is a member of the TGS Dallas Gourd Patch. He enjoys all aspects of gourd art but is extremely fond of reproducing Native American art on gourds. Recently, he won Best of Show at the TGS Lone Star Gourd Festival in 2012 with his reproduction of ancient Mimbres pottery. (See photo.)