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Mountains, Plains and Canyons is an exhibition showcasing the work of women and woman-identifying artists from southeastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico.

Dates: June 21- July 28, 2024
Opening Reception - June 21, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Commons @ Space to Create
218 W. Main Street Trinidad, CO 81082

Mountains, Plains and Canyons is co-produced by The Corazón de Trinidad Creative District and the Women's Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter.

This exhibit was juried by Gundega Stevens and Abigail Kreuser, owners of Auric Gallery in Colorado Springs. Read more about their process below.

Opportunities Related to the Mountains, Plains and Canyons Exhibition
All events are free and will take place at The Commons @ Space to Create.

Hay Barrels

6,000 Circles Project

Women-identifying artists are called to be part of the large 6,000 Circles Project. We will install a mobile-type circle installation in conjunction with Mountains, Plains and Canyons. Artists do not need to be in the exhibition in order to participate in the 6,000 Circles Project.

Drop Off Submissions: June 19 and 20 from 9:00am - 3:00pm

Workshops & Discussions
(open to women artists)

Saturday, June 22

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop: How to Create an Authentic Artist Statement

(registration required)



2:00 pm -4:00 pm

Artist Round-Table and 6,000 Circles Hands-On Workshop

(no registration)

(open to the public)

Saturday, July 13

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Presentation on Colorado Women Artists: Past and Present



Sunday, July 28

2:00 pm -4:00 pm

Artist Talk

Artists in the Mountains, Plains and Canyons exhibit will each have a few minutes to share the story behind their work.


The Jurors' Process

For our jury process, our methods are very much one in the same. Each time we jury for an exhibit, the rules can be slightly different. For this exhibit, we have the choices of Yes, No, and Undecided. We also need to make sure the selected pieces fit the criteria of the call. We each begin by going through all of the pieces on our own. We choose “Yes” immediately to those that speak to us, those that evoke a feeling.​ Next, we go back through and look at technique, palette, and overall execution. If the photograph of the submitted piece is poor quality, not full frame, or has us guessing at what we are looking at, that is always an immediate no. Next, after we have each chosen, we sit down, compare, and discuss any discrepancies and/or “Undecided” pieces. We then conclude with the pieces we both say “Yes” to. 


This exhibit was fun to jury, we loved the diversity of subject matter, medium, and perspective. It was truly an honor to have the opportunity to work on this call! 


- Gundega and Abigail


The Corazón de Trinidad Creative District and the Women’s Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter (WCACO) invite women and women-identifying artists from southeastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico to submit 1-3 works of art that represent this special region.


Women and women-identifying artists who work and live in southeastern Colorado or northeastern New Mexico.


We invite women and women-identifying artists to interpret their unique experiences of life in the Mountains, Plains, and Canyons.


A variety of 2D and 3D media will be accepted including crafts, quilting, painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, glass, jewelry or any other creative medium. 

Submission Requirements

  • Deadline: May 24th at midnight

  • Fill out the online form below.

  • $25 submission fee (the submission form will lead you to a checkout page)

  • Submit a minimum of 1 and up to 3 works

  • A brief artist statement pertaining to the work submitted and its connection to the exhibit theme.

  • 2-D Work: Work must be no larger than 25"x 40." Accepted work must be WIRED and ready to hang (no saw tooth hangers). Work that is not prepared correctly will not be exhibited. Wire must be securely attached and have enough slack to be easily hung on a nail but not so much that the wire shows above the frame when it is hung on a wall. Work will not be hung if it doesn’t conform to these requirements. Please test!

  • 3-D Work: Bring your own pedestal or necessary display materials.

Further Information

Read the documents for additional details.

If you have questions, contact Virginia Jimenez at

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