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.
Live Contest and Demo Schedule (COMING SOON)
Important Dates and Reminders
The Creative Arts Program will be accepting entries on July 1, 2015. There is no charge for entries made on or before August 15, 2015.
Entry Clerks will accept registered exhibits at the Creative Arts Building or the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center at the following times:
Saturday, September 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 13, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Entry clerks will release exhibits, upon presentation of a claim check, at the Creative Arts Building or the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center at the following times:
Monday, September 28, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
On The Spot – Walk-Up 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!
On The Spot Contest Schedule (COMING SOON)
The deadline to register for Creative Arts Competitions without penalties was Friday, August 15, 2014. See the Competition Guides below for information regarding late entry.
Competition Guides, Entry Forms and Results
|2014 Creative Arts General Rules||VIEW RULES (PDF)
|China, Ceramics & Antiques||VIEW RULES (PDF)
||ENTRY FORM (COMING SOON)||RESULTS (PDF)|
|Cooking||VIEW RULES (PDF)||ENTRY FORM (COMING SOON)||RESULTS (PDF)|
|Fine Arts, Crafts & Hobbies||VIEW RULES (PDF)||ENTRY FORM (COMING SOON)||RESULTS (PDF)|
|Junior Arts & Crafts||VIEW RULES (PDF)||ENTRY FORM (COMING SOON)||RESULTS (PDF)|
|Needlecraft||VIEW RULES (PDF)||ENTRY FORM (COMING SOON)||RESULTS (PDF)|
|Photography||VIEW RULES (PDF)||ENTRY FORM (COMING SOON)||RESULTS (PDF)|
Take pART in the Fair
Two days of FREE Creative Arts instruction from highly skilled instructors, like award-winning mask artist Patrick Riley, poet Todd Fuller, basket weaving expert Rena Vickery and Shibori artist Karen Rose. Classes will be offered to help participants gain skills that may be used to enter the Creative Arts Competitions at the 2015 Oklahoma State Fair.
With many class options to pick from, participants can choose between learning to write poetry, finding how simple it is to cook, understanding the basics of watercolor and oil pastel painting, exploring ceramics and Shibori fabric painting, discovering new elements of digital photography, and creating a summer vase through basket weaving.
Registration for Take pART in the Fair is FREE and open to the public but space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.
Materials and supplies will be needed for some of the classes. The cost of supply kits (if required) is $5 per class.
Saturday, June 13 - Adult Session
Registration (ONLINE FORM)
Thursday, July 9 – Youth Session (ages 9-15)
Youth Session registration opens June 11