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The Goodbye Girlies



For a Solid Decade It’s Been The XX Factor in OKC Creative Events. Self-billed as “The Art Show With a Curve,” The Girlie Show has brought female artists, craftswomen and entertainers together (along with vast hordes of guests) for an estrogen-powered cavalcade of creativity and fun. And now they’re calling it quits, but before the curtain falls on a beloved metro concept, there’s still time for one final glorious, glamorous go-round November 1-2 at the OKC Farmers Public Market – mark your calendar for The Girlie Show 10: The Last Her-Rah.

For those readers who came late to the party (and it is a party), co-founder Dawn Harth explains the concept: “The Girlie Show is an art show featuring all handmade, handcrafted, hand-drawn, hand-sculpted, hand-done creativity; it’s just that all of the creators happen to be female. Which makes for a lovely time for both the guys and girls. We have a big, loud party with food and music on Friday night and a bit more of a laid-back, family-friendly vibe on Saturday, featuring live bands all day.”

That big, loud Friday party is adults-only, by the way, because of the sensational entertainment: In addition to spinning from DJs Kelly Trance, Kylie and Ostara, there’s a killer burlesque show featuring knockouts Ginger Valentine, Missy Lisa, Angi B. Lovely and Ilsa the Wolf. The all-ages Saturday show has what Harth calls “a lot of really talented locals in the line-up: Carter Sampson, Ali Harter, Anna Kinder ... and a girl who I think is going to be really interesting: Bat-Or Kalo.” Plus, in a new twist this last year, there’s an official afterparty at VZD’s starring the Oh Johnny! Girls.

Both days keep patrons ready to rock with plenty of deliciousness from area restaurants. Iguana Grill, Cuppies & Joe, Big Truck Tacos, Rococo, Tokyo Japanese Restaurant and The Metro are all on tap, among many others.

Most importantly, though, are the girlies themselves – organizers selected over 40 artists from nationwide submissions to fill the show with their varied wares. Right, Dawn? “Yes, everything our girlies bring is indeed for sale. And we do bring ’em in from all over; we’ve had girls from both coasts and many places in between. Our first love is always Oklahoma, of course, but we believe in bringing the love from all kinds of different cities to our hometown. We wanted to open [the art show concept] up a little and give all kinds of creativity a place to belong. Our first rule is that it is 100 percent handmade. Outside of that, we just look for unique approaches, new twists on ideas, attitude and quality workmanship.”

And now, the big question: Why call it quits after this year? Harth swings for the fences by quoting Jerry Seinfeld: “I wanted to end the show on the same kind of peak we’ve been doing it on for years. I wanted the end to be from a point of strength. I wanted the end to be graceful.”

Graceful and glamorous. And eminently girly, in the best possible way.

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September 2018

Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
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Organizations making a positive impact on the health of Oklahomans will be honored at the 2018 Champions of Health Gala. All proceeds benefit the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, a non-profit...

Cost: TBD

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Telephone: 918.551.2164
Contact Name: Ellen Devereux

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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
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Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the viewing deck and listen...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
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Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
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The evening Cocktail Cruise offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, the Boathouse District and Finish Line Tower, the Wheeler Ferris wheel and quite possibly an amazing Oklahoma sunset. Come...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
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Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
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Take Steps is the Foundation’s largest nationwide fundraising event where patients, loved ones, friends and supporters empower and inspire each other to continue the fight against...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stars and Stripes Park
3701 S Lake Hefner Dr
Oklahoma City, OK  73116
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Sponsor: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Telephone: 972.386.0607
Contact Name: Jackie Peterson
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Price Tower Art Gallery in Bartlesville will host Women Artists of the West's 48th annual juried art exhibition, featuring over 200 original art works, created by women in all mediums, subjects...

Cost: Free 2018-09-21,22,23

Where:
Price Tower Art Gallery
510 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
View map »


Sponsor: Price Tower Arts Center
Telephone: 918.336.4949
Contact Name: Angelina Bourgou
Website »

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Escape the ordinary, and learn about OKC from a different point of view. Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of our 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the viewing deck and listen...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
Website »

More information

The evening Cocktail Cruise offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, the Boathouse District and Finish Line Tower, the Wheeler Ferris wheel and quite possibly an amazing Oklahoma sunset. Come...

Cost: $15 for Seniors and kids under 12, $20 Adults

Where:
Regatta Landing
701 S. Lincoln Blvd.
OKC, OK  73109
View map »


Telephone: 405.702.7755
Contact Name: Business Office
Website »

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