The examination of family and lineage in visual art is a longstanding tradition. Today, descriptions of family can communicate larger social issues—including socioeconomic tensions, evolving gender roles, and shifting definitions of family and intergenerational relationships. Gallery 263 invites artists based in the United States to submit work for A Long Line that considers familial connections, whether the representation is genealogical or more broadly defined. All visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time-based) will be considered.

Erika b Hess will select one artist from the exhibition to be interviewed for a Studio Visit Artist highlight on the I Like Your Work podcast website and social media.

Submission Deadline: This call is now closed.
Exhibition Dates: September 8th – October 8, 2022

About the Juror

Erika b Hess is a painter, host of the podcast I Like Your Work, and curator. You can find her in Columbus, OH with her family where she has her main studio, or hanging out at her NYC studio in Queens.  Her work has been exhibited nationally, featured in various publications, and is in private and corporate collections. She frequently gives artist talks and serves on panels that talk about art, feminism, motherhood, painting, entrepreneurship, and much more.  You can also find her writing in the art magazine Art SHE Makes.  She loves being in art studios, coffee, and fighting stereotypes that negatively impact our ability to create. She is represented by Contemporary Art Matters in Columbus, OH.

Image: In the Woods by Erika b Hess

How to Apply

Applications are submitted through the online form below. Up to 6 artworks, represented as jpg files or video/audio links, may be uploaded to the form for consideration. Payment is settled either as the final step of the online application form, or by a follow-up payment method (mailed check). Selections for the exhibition are made by the guest juror. All communication and installation decisions are conducted by Gallery 263. Please read the full information below prior to applying.

Artwork Size Restrictions & Shipping Details

  • 2D (painting, drawing, photography, graphic design etc.)
    • Max Dimensions: 60” W x 108” H (40 lbs. max)
  • 3D (sculpture, assemblage, installation)
    • Max Dimensions: MUST be self-supportive or mountable; may not exceed 108″H x 30″W x 30″D.  Installations must be simple to assemble or installed by artist
  • Time Media (video or audio)
    • No length restrictions.  Submit with links to streaming (YouTube or Vimeo). Artists will be required to provide a/v equipment with selected time-based works.
  • Size Restrictions of Artwork To Be Shipped
    • Shipped artwork must fit in a box no larger than: 36”W  x  36”H x 8″D, 40 lbs.
  • Artwork must be shipped using UPS, with a return shipping label included.


This is a national call, open to all US residents. Submitted work must have been created within the last five years, complete and presentation ready.


Online submissions only. Artists may submit up to 6 works. Work in all media is encouraged.

Entry Fee

Payment of $25 for 1–3 submissions; $40 for 4–6.  Payment must be received by the submission deadline.

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