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1. Shirley Weston-Blueberries, Wanda Meeks-Rooster,3.Wanda Meeks- scene
Second Row-
Wanda Meeks- Poppy Box, Pat Gurley-Rose vase,Wanda Meeks-Garlic tray,Anita Kantowski- Stairs
Row 3
Judges Dorothy Anderson and Bernetta Stewart making their decision on the "Live Christmas Ornament" compition
Shirley Weston 1st place, Bonita Ackney 2nd place and Adrienne Mauch 3rd....congratulations to all the winners!
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PHOTOS FROM THE OKLAHOMA STATE FAIR:


1 Anita Kantowski - Stairs
1 Anita Kantowski - Stairs
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MORE PHOTOS FROM THE OKLAHOMA STATE FAIR:














13 Shirley Weston - Blueberries
13 Shirley Weston - Blueberries
14 Wanda Meeks - Rooster
14 Wanda Meeks - Rooster
15 Wanda Meeks - Scene
15 Wanda Meeks - Scene
16 Wanda Meeks - Poppy Box
16 Wanda Meeks - Poppy Box
17 Rose Vase - Pat Gurley
17 Rose Vase - Pat Gurley
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19 Dorthy Anderson & Bernetta Stewart
19 Dorthy Anderson & Bernetta Stewart
Judging Ornaments
20  First Place is Shirley Weston
20 First Place is Shirley Weston
21  Second Place is Bonita Ackney
21 Second Place is Bonita Ackney
Third Place is Adrienne Mauch
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Jun3, 12, 2017:
Note from Fillis jackson





It is time to get ready for the State Fair of Oklahoma!!!
I hope that you have started your artwork for the State Fair..I have several pieces finished! so far I have a fruit and nature done a portrait started and small roses started! I can't wait to see what you have for the FAIR!!
The theme this year is Bigger,Better,Best...the dates are Sept.14-24.The website is... www.okstatefair.com/content/creativearts/competitons you can go to this site and register for the competitions starting Thursday June 1 9:00 am - August 15 till 5:00 pm, Registrations are NO LONGER open to Midnight 8-15.
You can only register online...there will be no more paper registrationsThe "LIVE CONTEST" this year will be Christmas Ornaments,2 or 3 dimensional...Let's show them our artistic creativity...this competiton is Sept.15 you register on line for this to. 
I can't wait to see what you have done...Let's make this fair "bigger,Better" this year!!! 







































































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OKC STATE FAIR PHOTOS FOR 2017






Egg contest at the fair first place,Shirley Weston, second place,Fillis Newman,third place Ruthanne Reitz















**August 5, 2016
Good Evening Ladies and Gents...

It seems like time flys so fast! it was just spring and here it is almost fall and with it comes the State Fair of Oklahoma!! It is time to get those entries in for the fair.I have fallen down on my job this year so much has happened! You need to get your entries in by AUGUST 15th,you can do it online just go to  Oklahomastatefair.com  they have directions on where to go and how to do it, and yes we are one of the few state fairs that still accecpt  paper (mail in) regestrations they can be printed off from the website also.
Don't forget that we are having another  "Live contest" it is on eggs and the the subject is anything SPRINGTIME! I am working on mine hope you are also I think that it will be fun this year.... I am looking forward to see what you have painted this year...remember you have the chance to win 50. for first 35. for 2nd and 25. for third!

SO DON'T FORGET.... SEND IN YOUR REGISTRATIONS,AND LIVE COMPITITION  ENTRY!!
Let's make it a wonderful year at the fair!



Fillis Newman











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fillisn@cox.net8:01 AM (14 hours ago)

to me





Good Morning Ladies and Gents,

There has been a lot happening this year...and I am getting a late start this year...I haven't been bothering you this year like I did last year..but I am starting now! The State Fair starts in 82 days so we had better get our porcelain out and brushes to moving!!!Turn on the Music get things going,Lots of categories to choose from ...choose from! You can paint one for each one!!! HA HA!  do at least 2-4 pieces that would be a good start!

Our "Live Competition" has been growing! Last years scenes were beautiful. This year the "Live Competition" is on eggs, they can be from Hen size to a 6", it can be a box or lying,standing. The Theme this year is "SPRINGTIME"..what fun!! I can't wait to see what you come up with this year!

Looking forward to seeing you at the State Fair of Oklahoma!





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fillisn@cox.net9:54 PM (25 minutes ago)

to me





 I can't believe that the fair is here!

Today we had the Live Compitition and it was great! We had  10 beautiful entries and 2 wonderful judges,Bernetta Stewert and Thelma Ingram.They had a hard time choosing the winners! The winners are :3rd place-Ruthanne Reitz, 2nd place-Anita Kantowski,1st place- Fillis Newman. Congratulations and Congratulations to the Artist that entered,they are:
Wanda Meeks,Loreece Dennis,Dorothy Anderson,Sharan Amend,Fern Lynch,Phyllis Knighton, We are so grateful for your support and participation.

The Best of Catagories are :
Novice-Kim Blivens
Advanced Ametuer-Sharan Amend
Open       - Fillis Newman
Congratulations to all that entered whether you won ribbons or not YOU are WINNERS!!
Here are some pictures of the wonderful artwork.
Thank you again...until next year...

Fillis,  Thank you for Photos!!



Vase and Framed Piece by Betty Fox
Vase and Framed Piece by Betty Fox
Painted by Shirley Weston
Painted by Shirley Weston
Ruthanne Reitz & Dorothy Anderson
Ruthanne Reitz & Dorothy Anderson
Bernetta & Thelma are Judges
Bernetta & Thelma are Judges
Scenes by
Scenes by
Fillis Newman, Anita Kantowski & Ruthanne Reitz

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Note # 2 from Fillis on July 18 2015I am so excited about the Competitions and exhibits at the Great Oklahoma State Fair this Year!!!

We have the new "Live Judging Compton" we are doing  Scenes on 5x7" tiles this Compton is sponsored by the Oklahoma World of Organization of China Painters Inc. so enter and have a chance to win! Whether you Live in Tulsa, Ada or Alva or Miami...We would love to see your beautiful Art displayed in the big glass cases at the Oklahoma State Fair!

The Exhibits were beautiful last year more entries and the art work was breathtaking! I can't wait to see YOUR Work there this year!  and maybe you will get a big purple ribbon too!

The Dates for registering for the fair, you need to have your registration needs to be in by August 15th...you can do it on line starting July 1...you can registered  at OklahomaState Fair.com

Right now we have 60 days to get it done!!  I hope to see you there!

If you have any questions you can call me at 405-634-6292 or you can email me  at fillisn@cox.net








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Photos from Nancy Lepak.  Thank You Nancy.  If anyone knows the artist who painted each piece please let me know.

1 Bonita Anckney
1 Bonita Anckney
2 Ruthanne Reitz
2 Ruthanne Reitz
3 Fillis Newman
3 Fillis Newman
4 Shirley Weston
4 Shirley Weston
5 Ray Peters
5 Ray Peters
6 Thelma Ingram
6 Thelma Ingram
7 Jennifer Scott
7 Jennifer Scott
8 Wanda Meeks
8 Wanda Meeks
9 Sharan Amend
9 Sharan Amend
10 Fillis Newman
10 Fillis Newman
11 Doris Blankenship
11 Doris Blankenship
12 Fillis Newman
12 Fillis Newman
13  Ann Truscott
13 Ann Truscott
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15  Adrienne Mauch
15 Adrienne Mauch
16 Thelma Ingram
16 Thelma Ingram
17 Bonita Anckney
17 Bonita Anckney
18 Betty Fox
18 Betty Fox
19  Sharan Amend
19 Sharan Amend
20 Anita Kantowski
20 Anita Kantowski
21 Susan Schmidt
21 Susan Schmidt
22 Susan Schmidt
22 Susan Schmidt
23 Thelma Ingram
23 Thelma Ingram
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Shirley Weston
Shirley Weston
26 Thelma Ingram
26 Thelma Ingram
27 Fillis Newman
27 Fillis Newman
28 Fillis Newman
28 Fillis Newman
29 Shirley Weston
29 Shirley Weston





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Note from Fillis on July 18 2015


I am writing to let you know that the Oklahoma State Fair is coming up. I am so excited about this year...we did so well last year that I am hoping that we can do even better and with your help we can!

We are having another "live Judging" this year the subject is Scenes on a 5x7 tile. The fair calls it a Live Competition but that is meant as a "live Judging" meaning that your finished tile will be judged live at this event you won't be painting the tiles live. With this event your will receive free parking where the vendors park and free admission to the fair, the free admission is just for you if you bring a friend with you they will have to pay to get in.
The Artist wining First will receive $50 Second will receive $35 and third will win $25. WOULDN'T THAT BE FUN!!!!! This computation is being sponsored by the Oklahoma World Organization of China Painters Inc.

You can register your entries to the fair on line at OlahomaStateFair.com  registration begins July 1-August 15th...I will be sending this out to all Clubs as well and will be including  paper registration forms.

the dates that you need to have your pieces of Art to the fair will be Saturday September 12,10:00am-4;00pm  andSunday,September 13,11:00AM-4:00PM

We are looking forward to a wonderful year this year,More pieces of art shown! Encourage your painting friends...challenge them as I have a couple of my painting  friends! I challenge you to enter!!!

come and enjoy the display and see if you or a friend has won a ribbon or 2!!

Looking forward to seeing you at the fair!!

Sincerely,
Fillis Newman

P.S.If you have any questions just call me or email me at fillisn@cox.net






****Note from Fillis on May 6, 2015

Good Afternoon Ladies,

I am so excited about this years "LIVE" Competition... when we started discussing this years subject..the idea of Landscapes and we went into the size..settled on 5x7 tiles. We thought that this was a good Idea..now ladies we have changed the word...Landscapes to Scenes...Scenes covers more subjects such as landscapes,rural scenes,cityscapes, english cottage scenes. I hope that this is a good thing and will help you do a wonderful Scene for the Live competition!
Let's Paint a Scene and join in the Competition...last year we had 4 entries let's have more this year!!! You could win 1st place...that's 50.00 in your pocket!

Let me explain that  "LIVE" means Live judging...We Will NOT be painting our scenes there at the fair!


I am painting for the Live and the Fair competition...I am looking forward to seeing you and your beautiful art displayed at the GREAT STATE FAIR OF OKLAHOMA!!

Happy Painting,
Fillis Newman

PS. If you have any questions please let me know..I will do my best to answer them.

***Note from Fillis on May 6, 2015:





April 29, 2015 Note from Fillis about Fair:



We are so looking forward to the Great State Fair of  Oklahoma!!
We are Wishing,Hoping and Wanting you to Participate in the Fair....We have a competition  for everyone! Now is the time to start your Purple Ribbon Piece..We have raised our numbers up to 205 and we are wanting to go BIGGER AND MORE...

We have a new Idea, A "Live Competition" 

This is a competition that you Paint the piece at home and bring the FINISHED piece of Art to the Hobby Arts building on  a given date and have it judged Live and in person..First,second and third wins cash prizes and of course ribbons! We had a good time last year with the 4 entries we had and I am sure that we will grow from here!

Last year was "Baby's first Ornament" we completed ornaments with Christmas Ideas for babies first ....

This year our theme is "Landscapes" on a 5x7 tile...this landscape can be a rural to a cityscape.. this will be a fairly easy subject to paint.

We will also be demonstrating on the same day as the "Live" competition...Soo I will be asking some of you for your help!

Don't forget to paint for the regular competition and fill the cases..like we always do!
SO you better get those brushes to swinging and the china to rattlin'..you have 140 days.....

Thanks and see you at the fair!
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From:  <fillisn@cox.net>
> To: sarah.ann.gomez.19892@gmail.com
> Subject: could you pleeeeze
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> Sarah could you Please post this on the site I sure would appriciate it.  Thanks Fillis
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> HI EVERYONE!! IT IS FAIR TIME!!!
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> If you haven't started your pieces for the fair it is that time ...we need to get busy I know that I am! We did such a wonderful job last year..we were up from the year before. LETS DO IT EVEN BETTER!! I am going to try to double what I did last year,can you do the same?? Don't say No..say I will try!
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> We are working on some new things and hope you will join in the fun!
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> Looking forward to seeing you and talking to you about the fair and compitions...See ya in the following weeks!
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Note from Fillis Newman (Oct 10):
Dear Oklahoma Members 

I would like to say a great big Thank You to each and everyone of you that entered the State Fair Of Fair of Oklahoma! We had 205 entries we were up from 154 quite a jump and I am Thrilled! 
Heres a Big
 
Thank You!!!!!!

Sep 23, 2014:  photos from OKC State Fair

(If anyone has OKC Fair Entry Photos, please send to sarah.ann.gomez.1989@gmail.com )









Janet McDowell
Janet McDowell
Carricature
Entries
Entries
Display Case of Entries
Display Case of Entries
Pen Work
Pen Work
Le Yeatts
Pen Work
Pen Work
Nancy Lepak
Pat Gurley
Pat Gurley
Portrait
Display
Display
of Entries
Display Case
Display Case
OKC Fair Entries
OKC Fair Entries
OKC Fair Entries
Display Case
Aug 11, 2014 Note from Fillis Newman:



As you know I am working on the State Fair of Oklahoma and I am asking and each state club and members as well as non-members to participate in the State Fair.My goal is to get more artwork in all categories and showing to fill the cases! I would love to retake the end case ..I know that we can do it ..we have done it in years past..Let's get it done!
                                         
 


LIST OF WINNERS FOR OKLAHOMA 2015 STATE FAIR:










OKLAHOMA 2015 STATE FAIR WINNERS
Oklahoma City, OK
 
3535 Hand Painted China - Novice
Place Exhibitor Name City, State Special Placing
12 - Portraits
1 ray peters oklahoma city, OK
13 - Painting on ceramic tile
1 ray peters oklahoma city, OK
2 Debz Laverentz-Peters bethany, OK
14 - Miscellaneous article
1 Della Truel Oklahoma City, OK
2 ray peters oklahoma city, OK
15 - BEST OF SHOW
1 Kim Blevins Norman, OK
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3536 Hand Painted China - Advanced
Place Exhibitor Name City, State Special Placing
01 - Small roses
1 Doris Blankenship OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
02 - Large roses
1 Doris Blankenship OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
03 - Floral (other than roses)
1 Bonita Ankney YUKON, OK
2 Patsy R. Price OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
3 Fern Lynch Edmond, OK
4 Loeece Dennis Edmond, OK
5 Sharan Amend Oklahoma City, OK
05 - Fruit or Vegetable
1 Bonita Ankney YUKON, OK
2 Ruthanne Reitz Edmond, OK
3 Judy Stewart BLANCHARD, OK
4 Fern Lynch Edmond, OK
5 Emmelen Allen Ada, OK
06 - Nature
1 Doris Blankenship OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
2 Loeece Dennis Edmond, OK
3 Linda Steele Reynolds OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
07 - Landscape
1 Sharan Amend Oklahoma City, OK
2 Judy Stewart BLANCHARD, OK
3 Ruthanne Reitz Edmond, OK
4 Linda Steele Reynolds OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
5 Ann Truscott OKLAHOMA, OK
08 - Wildlife (other than birds)
1 Ann Moore Mustang, OK
09 - Birds or Fowl
1 Judy Stewart BLANCHARD, OK
2 Sharan Amend Oklahoma City, OK
3 Beverly Armstrong OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
4 Doris Blankenship OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
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3536 Hand Painted China - Advanced
Place Exhibitor Name City, State Special Placing
11 - Pen work
1 Bonnie Lorenzen EL RENO, OK
2 Fern Lynch Edmond, OK
3 Sharan Amend Oklahoma City, OK
4 Ann Truscott OKLAHOMA, OK
5 Susan Gee Midwest City, OK
12 - Delft
1 Ann Truscott OKLAHOMA, OK
13 - Christmas item
1 Fern Lynch Edmond, OK
2 Ann Truscott OKLAHOMA, OK
3 Patsy R. Price OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
4 Bonita Ankney YUKON, OK
5 Sharan Amend Oklahoma City, OK
14 - Christmas tree ornament
1 Grace Feller OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
2 Loeece Dennis Edmond, OK
3 Patsy R. Price OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
4 Ann Truscott OKLAHOMA, OK
5 Sharan Amend Oklahoma City, OK
15 - Halloween item
1 Doris Blankenship OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
2 Ann Truscott OKLAHOMA, OK
3 Susan Gee Midwest City, OK
16 - Caricatures
1 Sharan Amend Oklahoma City, OK
2 Bonita Ankney YUKON, OK
3 Ann Truscott OKLAHOMA, OK
20 - Painting on ceramic tile
1 Fern Lynch Edmond, OK
2 Grace Feller OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
21 - Painting on porcelain bisque
1 Loeece Dennis Edmond, OK
2 Ann Truscott OKLAHOMA, OK
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3536 Hand Painted China - Advanced
Place Exhibitor Name City, State Special Placing
21 - Painting on porcelain bisque
3 Sharan Amend Oklahoma City, OK
4 Patsy R. Price OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
5 Fern Lynch Edmond, OK
22 - Miniatures
1 Loeece Dennis Edmond, OK
2 Ruthanne Reitz Edmond, OK
23 - Miscellaneous article
1 Patsy R. Price OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
2 Loeece Dennis Edmond, OK
3 Ruthanne Reitz Edmond, OK
4 Sharan Amend Oklahoma City, OK
5 Susan Gee Midwest City, OK
24 - BEST OF SHOW
1 Sharan Amend Oklahoma City, OK
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3537 Hand Painted China - Open
Place Exhibitor Name City, State Special Placing
01 - Small roses
1 Shirley Weston Edmond, OK
2 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
02 - Large roses
1 Thelma Ingram Midwest City, OK
2 Susan Schmidt Oklahoma City, OK
3 Shirley Weston Edmond, OK
03 - Floral (other than roses)
1 Betty Fox Oklahoma City, OK
2 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
3 Shirley Weston Edmond, OK
04 - Dresden
1 Adrienne Mauch Blanchard, OK
2 Shirley Weston Edmond, OK
3 Wanda Meeks Oklahoma City, OK
05 - Fruit or Vegetable
1 Thelma Ingram Midwest City, OK
2 Susan Schmidt Oklahoma City, OK
3 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
06 - Nature
1 Shirley Weston Edmond, OK
07 - Landscape
1 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
2 Phyllis Knighton NORMAN, OK
3 Betty Fox Oklahoma City, OK
08 - Wildlife (other than birds)
1 Thelma Ingram Midwest City, OK
2 Anita Kantowski NORMAN, OK
3 Wanda Meeks Oklahoma City, OK
09 - Birds or fowl
1 Wanda Meeks Oklahoma City, OK
2 Thelma Ingram Midwest City, OK
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3537 Hand Painted China - Open
Place Exhibitor Name City, State Special Placing
09 - Birds or fowl
3 Phyllis Knighton NORMAN, OK
11 - Pen work
1 Phyllis Knighton NORMAN, OK
2 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
3 Wanda Meeks Oklahoma City, OK
13 - Christmas item
1 Adrienne Mauch Blanchard, OK
2 Anita Kantowski NORMAN, OK
3 Thelma Ingram Midwest City, OK
14 - Christmas tree ornament
1 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
2 Thelma Ingram Midwest City, OK
3 Wanda Meeks Oklahoma City, OK
15 - Halloween item
1 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
2 Adrienne Mauch Blanchard, OK
3 Phyllis Knighton NORMAN, OK
16 - Caricatures
1 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
2 Susan Jackson Oklahoma City, OK
17 - Fantasy items
1 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
2 Wanda Meeks Oklahoma City, OK
3 Susan Jackson Oklahoma City, OK
18 - Portraits
1 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
2 Betty Fox Oklahoma City, OK
3 Wanda Meeks Oklahoma City, OK
19 - Silver, gold, or lustre design
1 Wanda Meeks Oklahoma City, OK
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3537 Hand Painted China - Open
Place Exhibitor Name City, State Special Placing
20 - Painting on ceramic tile
1 Wanda Meeks Oklahoma City, OK
2 Anita Kantowski NORMAN, OK
21 - Painting on porcelain bisque
1 Anita Kantowski NORMAN, OK
2 Wanda Meeks Oklahoma City, OK
3 Phyllis Knighton NORMAN, OK
22 - Miniatures
1 Anita Kantowski NORMAN, OK
23 - Miscellaneous article
1 Shirley Weston Edmond, OK
2 Betty Fox Oklahoma City, OK
3 Adrienne Mauch Blanchard, OK
24 - BEST OF SHOW
1 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
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3538 China Painting Live Contest
Place Exhibitor Name City, State Special Placing
01 - China Painting Live
1 Fillis Newman OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
2 Anita Kantowski NORMAN, OK
3 Ruthanne Reitz Edmond, OK
4 Wanda Meeks Oklahoma City, OK
5 Fern Lynch Edmond, OK
6 Dorothy Anderson Purcell, OK
7 Phyllis Knighton NORMAN, OK
8 Sharan Amend Oklahoma City, OK
9 Loeece Dennis Edmond, OK

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