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Primal Forces Wind


Wind is the second in a three-part series of Primal Forces exhibitions (Earth, Wind, Fire) premiering at the National Quilt Museum.

Wind is the movement of air; you cannot see it or hold it in your hand, but it provides a powerful source of energy essential to our planet. From a light breeze to natural hazards like hurricanes or tornadoes, wind transforms life daily. 

Artists are invited to express the power of wind through art. Wall-hung, ceiling-hung, and 3D artwork are all acceptable.

National Quilt Museum, Paducah Kentucky - September / October 2023 (Exact Dates TBD)



2D and 3D Wall Hung Artwork

Minimum/Maximum Size:  Height:  12” - 72”  Width:  12” - 72”  Depth: Up to 12” 

Artwork must hang without distortion. Traditional quilt sleeves, stretcher bars, framed or mounted work, and other hanging mechanisms are acceptable. 

Freestanding 3D Artwork 

Maximum Size:  Must fit within 36” x 36” x 72” in any direction. No minimum. 


Ceiling Hung Artwork

Maximum Size:  84” high x 72” wide x 18” deep. No minimum. 
Weight: Not to exceed 20 lbs. Ceiling suspended work may be greater than 84" high with pooling on the floor, as long as the vertical hanging height of 84” is not exceeded. 



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About the Juror

Elizabeth RooklidgeElizabeth Rooklidge is an independent curator and writer based in San Diego, CA. She works with a wide range of organizations— from artist-run spaces to traditional museums— developing exhibitions and public programs focused on contemporary art. She previously served as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Associate Curator at the Katonah Museum of Art.

She has curated exhibitions that included textiles-based works by artists such as Faig Ahmed, Khadim Ali, Audrey Hope, Yasmine Kasem, Baseera Khan, Jordan Nassar, and Kiki Smith. In March of 2020, Elizabeth founded HereIn, an online publication for exchange around contemporary art in San Diego. Elizabeth currently acts as Editor of the journal and frequently contributes writing and interviews. She holds a B.A. in Art History from St. Olaf College and an M.A. in Art History from Williams College.

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