2022 Corn Mother Exhibit

Running Sept. 2022 - Sept. 2023

22 women will be honored at the History Colorado Center

The Colorado Folks Arts Council (CFAC), in conjunction with History Colorado,MSU Denver Chicana/o Studies,
and the Chicano Humanities Arts Council, will host the award-winning photojournalist exhibition,
History Colorado 2022 Return of the Corn Mothers project, running from Sept. 2022–Sept. 2023.


Opening Reception, Oct. 21, 2022

The project is part of a larger series of Corn Mother Exhibitions that have documented the stories and
portraits of over 40 multi-cultural, inspiring women from the Southwest, and their multi-generational roots.
Corn Mothers are the heart and soul of their communities. Representing resilience, perseverance, strength, hope,
and compassion, they are the women who empower others to strive for a better, more just world.
This project is a tribute to these humble unsung heroes.
With much honor, we announce the twenty-two new Corn Mother inductees of 2022


Ellen Alires-Trujillo

Alicia Cardenas

Norma Johnson

Jennifer McBride

Erica Padilla

Marge Taniwaki

Juliana Aragon Fatula

Tina Cartagena

Elena Holly Klaver

Laura Naranjo

Jo Elizabeth Pinto

Jeanette Trujillo

Batkhishig Batochir (Baja)

Connie Margaret Coca

Deborah Martinez

Adriene Norris

Shirley Romero

Genevieve Canales

Karen D. Gonzales

Lucha Aztzin Martinez de Luna

Sandra Ortega

Evangeline Sena  

 Photographer Todd Pierson has spent over a decade photographing and interviewing women for the project.
We are pleased to work with History Colorado to create a tribute that recognizes these deserving women.
In addition to the exhibition, there will be a book, and a
 linked on the History Colorado main website.

In addition to the exhibition, there will be a book (the fourth in a series that honors the Corn Mothers)

To Become A Sponsor Contact:  

Renee Fajardo - Corn Mother Curator 2022  Email:  Jtoh2016@gmail.com or Text 720-329-0869

This project has been made possible by funding from Colorado Folk Arts Council,
Chicano Humanities Arts Council, Metropolitan State University of Denver and US Bank.



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