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Creative Arts Competitions

With many new contests and all the old favorites, it’s easier than ever to get in on the Creative Arts action at the Oklahoma State Fair! Each year, the Creative Arts Department showcases the work of talented Oklahomans of all ages in crafts like quilting, woodwork, baking, cooking, canning, photography, ceramics and painting.

Competition Schedules

CREATIVE ARTS CONTESTS: There are hundreds of classes in the regular Creative Arts contests that require online pre-registration.

ON THE SPOT CONTESTS: The Oklahoma State Fair will return with this popular concept in Creative Arts competitions! These exciting, On the Spot contests during the Fair are for both adults and children and do not require contestants to register in advance, so anyone can participate! 

 

Entry Information

NEW FOR 2017! Registration will be available ONLINE ONLY.

 

Competition Guides

The 2016 Competition Guides will remain online to provide information and examples of the types of contests available. 2017 Competition Guides will be available in June.

Take pART in the Fair

Two days of FREE Creative Arts instruction are offered each summer to help participants gain skills that may be used to enter the Creative Arts Competitions at the Oklahoma State Fair. These classes are taught by some of Oklahoma’s top teaching artists. Participants will select four classes. Registration is limited to the first 10 in each class. All classes are free but some classes do require a $5 supply kit. 

 
Adults – Thursday, June 22 from 5 - 9 p.m.
Registration open May 8 at 10 a.m thru June 9 at 5 p.m. (Limited Registration)
  • Digital Photography with Narciso Arguelles
  • Jewelry Making with Sheridan Conrad
  • Cookie & Cupcake Decorating with Mary Dunn*
  • Handbuilding with Clay with Kara Lane
  • Leathercrafting with Stephen Ahern*
  • Intro to Crochet with Barbara Mitchell*
  • Wire Sculpture with Hugh Meade*
  • Collage with Madeah Kitmiller*

 

Youth – Thursday, July 13 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.**
Registration open May 30 at 10 a.m. thru June 28 at 5 p.m. (Limited Registration)
  • Digital Photography with J. Christopher Little
  • Jewelry Making with Sheridan Conrad
  • Cookie & Cupcake Decorating with Mary Dunn*
  • Handbuilding with Clay with Kara Lane*
  • Leathercrafting with Stephen Ahern*
  • Intro to Crochet with Barbara Mitchell*
  • Watercolor Painting with Kimberly Scott*
  • Think Green Collage with Kelly Smith

 

*A Supply Kit is required for this class. Each Supply Kit is $5.
**A box lunch may be ordered for this session for $5.
 

Contact

Nancy Nortz
Senior Manager
Creative Programs
405.948.6731
creativeprograms@okstatefair.com

This page updated on May 8, 2017