2018 14th Annual

Romancing the Arts

Philip S Miller Library 100 S Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO

Call to Artists

Show Dates: February 12 through April 7, 2018


Location:                                                      Philip S Miller Douglas County Library at

                                                                        100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Entry Deadline:                                          Midnight, Monday, February 5th

Jury Dates:                                                  Monday, February 5th – Tuesday, February 6th

Acceptance Notification:                         Wednesday, February 7th   

Art Drop off:                                                Sunday, February 11th   12:00-4:30PM

                                                                        CR Bank Room East at the Philip S. Miller Library

Reception Date:                                         Saturday, April 7th 12:00-4:30PM,

                                                                        CR Bank Room West at the Philip S. Miller Library

Takedown and Art Pick Up:                    At end of Reception and April 8th   

                                                                        CR Bank Room West at the Philip S. Miller Library

Entry Fee & Number of Entries:             One fee of $25 includes submission of 1, 2 or 3

                                                                        artwork piece entries. Fee to be paid only if artwork

                                                                        is accepted and to be paid at artwork drop off.

Artwork:                                                        2D and 3D

Entry:                                                             Via Email listed in the application.

Eligible Participants:                                 Artists from Front Range, Colorado within a 95 mile

                                                                        radius of Castle Rock, CO

Prizes and Awards:  Along with Ribbons for placement of 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions, monetary awards of $200, $150 and $100 respectively will be awarded.  In addition, a generous donation from Tadashi Hayakawa will honor a Best of Show Award of $350.


 As a step towards the continuity of the 3 vital shows previously held by GCRAG, Romancing the Arts, Court the Arts and NAP Front Range Show, three members from GCRAG and the Parker Artists Guild, PAG (Evette Goldstein, Jeanne Trueax and Toni Brock, have gained the support from GCRAG board members and PAG to organize these events. Volunteers from both groups is being sought to aid with the work involved, please submit your interest to the email listed on the application. 

To access application document, click on link below, hit download and print document.  Manually complete, scan and send completed form along with great photos of your artwork to the email listed in the application.

2018 RTA Application

We are an all volunteer organization.  We will need volunteers to assist in drop-off, pick-up and bringing goodies to the awards ceremony. Contact Event Coordinator if you can assist.
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Invite a Friend and Enjoy Our Exhibit

We will be holding our 14th Annual Romancing the Arts Exhibit this year at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock.
Romancing the Arts, a showcase of visual arts, is set for February 12th, to April 7th. Now in its fourteenth year, the exhibit features the original creations of local fine artists in a wide variety of mediums artfully displayed in the halls of the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. Library patrons and local residents will be treated to paintings, photographs, and sculptures for the duration of the show.
The awards ceremony and reception are set for the afternoon of April 7th, from noon – 4:30 pm. Free of charge and open to the public, there will be light refreshments while awards are presented to winning artists. Guests will also be welcome to vote for their favorite artwork for the People’s Choice Award.
The show embraces the love of the arts and encourages appreciation for fine art throughout the community. We hope you can join us at the reception!


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Party in the Park sponsored by Castle Pines C of C

GCRAG has joined the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce.  They have asked for high end artists to have booths at their event coming up soon.  Contact the chamber directly .
Saturday, August 26th: Party in the Park sponsored by The Canyons by Shea Homes  5-8 pm.  Located at Elk Ridge Park.  Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for food, beer, wine, kid fun, live music and FIREWORKS!
See the Castle Pines C of C website and the Vendor link to sign up.  Booths are $250