Residents of Douglas County and surrounding areas can enter the
open fine arts and crafts show, said superintendent Mary Lloyd.

Entries will be taken from noon to 4 p.m., Aug. 6, at the county
fairgrounds in Castle Rock. Children are welcome to enter.

The junior show is divided by grade level: kindergarten through
third grade; fourth through sixth grade; seventh through ninth
grade; and 10th through 12th grade.

If there are enough of any item, crayon drawings for example, a
class will be created at the appropriate level.

Two $25 prizes are awarded for the best of show, juniors, from
Titan RV Storage and Sharp Stitches. One is for the fine arts
division and the other is for crafts.

Sarah Phippen and Ally Armstrong were the 1999 winners.

The senior open fine arts show includes classes for amateurs,
semi-professionals and professionals in drawings, pastels,
acrylics, oils, watercolors and mixed media.

Exhibitors need to bring their work matted, ready for framing or
framed and with secure hangers. There are also classes for
sculpture and china painting. This division will be judged by
Suzanne Snider.

There is a $25 award from Sharp Stitches for this show, won last
year by Mary Ann Ryer.

Open crafts classes will be judged by Lois Peltz. The classes
include stained glass, leathercraft, macrame, woodcraft,
plastercraft, decorative and holiday crafts.

Classes for jewelry, dolls, tole painting, basketry and
miniatures, among others, are set. One class is simply titled
Southwestern and another is for an exhibit of collectibles.

Those who have painted or decorated sweatshirts and other
clothing are encouraged to enter. The best of the open crafts show
receives a $25 award from FirstBank of Douglas County.

The best last year was created by Ricky Romanin.

The ceramics show is growing with 36 classes to enter. The best
of the ceramics show for juniors and seniors each receive a $25
award from Carolyn’s Kiln Creations.

The senior winner in 1999 was Lynn Van Hazel and the junior
winner was Cassie Noe.

Call the extension office at (303) 660-7316 for further
information. Fair books are available at the libraries, chamber of
commerce offices, feed stores and various other locations around
the county.