Thank you for your interest in our Tip of the Tongue call for art. Please note that the call is now closed.


The use of language in visual art and design is more than the clever placement of textit is both form and function. Words, phrases, letters, numbers, and symbols communicate both authorship and information, inviting the viewer to read between the lines with context and consideration. Gallery 263 invites artists based in the United States to submit work for Tip of the Tongue that considers the use of language at the intersection of visual art and design. All visual and performance media, including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, video, book arts, graphic design, and web design, will be considered.

Submission Deadline: March 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Exhibition Dates: April 21–May 21, 2022

About the Juror

Santiago Cucullu

Argentinean born Santiago Cucullu creates multi-media works, spatially unified installations, wall-sized murals, sculptures and vibrant paintings on paper. Cucullu emphasizes the subtleties of intuitive pacing and spatial orientation by creating works using a duality of materials and appropriation to indicate that an exhibition space can act to trigger memories and experiences that we may encounter as rarified moments. Reflecting quotidian familiarity, the works act to displace and highlight frictions and narratives that we form to survive. Often his works disrupt ideas of a uniformed reality by displacing representations of culture onto one another; these representations stand in for the artist and ask the viewer to adopt their nuances onto their own experiences.

Since 2014 he has collaborated with Ching Suru Radio Hour on Riverwest Radio WXRW 104.1 with Chuck Quarino and Marc Fench. The radio show is an amalgamation of free form electronic effects that clash and meld noise soundscapes into a turbulence of humanity.

A longtime resident of Milwaukee, He has exhibited at a number of institutions including the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; MOMA, New York, The Walker Art Center; and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles among others. Cucullu’s solo exhibition, You still make me tremble, is currently on view through March 20, 2022, at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

Image: Santiago Cucullu, Saque de meta, 2021. Watercolor and acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the artist, The Alice Wilds, and Galleria Umberto Di Marino.

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 & Details

  • 2D (painting, drawing, photography, 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.

Entry fees help support the operating costs of Gallery 263, a nonprofit organization.

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