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.
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE 2016 CREATIVE ARTS LIVE CONTEST & DEMO SCHEDULE, AND THE ON THE SPOT CONTEST SCHEDULE.
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!
Online Registration for the 2016 Fair will open on July 1 at 10 a.m. The deadline for free registration is August 15 at midnight. Full information is available in the Competition Guides.
The 2015 OSF Participant General Rules will remain online for general information. The 2016 General Rules will be available in on June 1.
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. All classes are free, some classes do require a $5 supply kit.
Adult Session (age 16+): Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Each participant will select 4 classes. Class sizes are limited so register early - registration opens June 1.
Youth Session (age 9-15): Thursday, July 15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Registration opens June 28. (CLASS LIST COMING SOON)
Adult Session Classes
- Appetizers (Limit 15 per class) – Perri Mousty, Shawnee Milling Company
- Digital Photography (Limit 15 per class) – J. Christopher Little, Professional Photographer
- Watercolor Painting* (Limit 15 per class) - Kimberly Scott, Artist and Art Educator (morning only)
- Basic Drawing* (Limit 15 per class) – Kimberly Scott, Artist and Art Educator (afternoon only)
- Basket Weaving – Christmas “N” June* (Limit 15 per class) – Rena Vickery, Basket Weavers Guild
- Jewelry Making* (Limit 15 per class) - Sheridan Scott, Owner of A Jeweler’s Art Gallery and Boutique*
- The Art of Poetry (Limit 15 per class) – Jennifer E. Hudgens, Published Poet
- China Painting (Limit 15 per class) - Instructors from World Organization of China Painters (WOCP)
* Supply fee required