Artist Registration


Registration begins on Friday, January 26, 2024.

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Registrations will not be complete until payment is submitted. Artists interested in using a different method than online checkout, please contact CRPA Executive Assistant, Lynne Griffith at

Interested artists are encouraged to become a member of the CRPA and apply for the retreat at a reduced rate. Membership offers annual social events, group hikes, field and float trips, a subscription to the quarterly newsletter, and waterway explorations. The Cowpasture River, being one of the two tributaries forming the James River, is an important Virginia resource and our members are dedicated to protecting it.

Application Deadline: February 18, 2024

Three different payment options are available for applicants:

  • Artists Application Fee: $165
  • Application Fee for Current CRPA Members: $125 (must have paid for CRPA membership dues within the 2023/2024 annual campaign cycle)
  • EVENT SPECIAL – Application Fee & 1 Year CRPA Membership for New or Renewing Members: $150

Application fee covers permission to work on private property at Fort Lewis Lodge & Farm, access to Lodge facilities, Monday lunch, Tuesday lunch, Wednesday lunch, and drink tickets to be used at the nightly social hour. 

The application process will close once the maximum number of participating artists is reached. Applications will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Artists may request to be added to a waiting list. Application fee is non-refundable. 

Artists will receive more details via email in early March. 

CRPA reserves the right to take photos of you and your work during the May 5 – May 9 event, and to have unlimited use of these images for CRPA materials, communications and promotions. Artist’s name and title of work will be featured. Fort Lewis Lodge & Farm and CRPA reserve the right to cancel or postpone due to unforeseen events.