Filter Photo is pleased to present we like small things v.3, juried by Roula Seikaly. Join us for a reception concurrent with our other exhibition, Interior Life, on September 11th, 6 – 9 pm.  Details about the reception will be forthcoming.

Open call for work that is 10 x 10 inches or less. Work in progress, one off’s, inkjet prints, silver gelatin, alternative processes, camera-less, and more.  All types of 2D photo-based work are welcome for this pin-up exhibition that will showcase smaller work.  This is a call for unframed work only.  Prints will be pinned to the wall to create a studio-like environment.

Filter Photo is committed to showcasing artists’ work on the walls of our gallery.  In addition to the exposure that juried submissions offer to artists, we recognize that being accepted to an exhibition is an important part of an artist’s professional advancement.  As such, Filter Photo will continue to mount exhibitions in our gallery and will provide public access to the gallery in conjunction with current state and city-wide guidelines.  We will continue to offer online versions and video walk-throughs of all of our exhibitions until social distancing guidelines are relaxed.

Roula Seikaly is an independent curator and writer based in Berkeley and Senior Editor at Humble Arts Foundation. Her curatorial practice addresses contemporary photography and new media, social justice efforts in contemporary art, exhibition-making, and institutional critique. Her writing is published virtually and in print on platforms including Hyperallergic, Photograph, BOMB Magazine, and Afterimage. She has curated exhibitions at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, SOMArts, SF Camerawork, Blue Sky Gallery, and Colorado Photographic Arts Center.

Image credit: Diego Rodriguez

Important Dates

June 21 at 11:59 p.m. CT – Submissions Close

End of June – Entrants are notified of juror’s decision

August 19 – Accepted work must arrive at Filter Space in Chicago

August 28 – Exhibition Opens

September 11 – Opening Reception

October 3 – Exhibition Closes


All types of photographic and lens-based work will be considered. The entry fee is $15 for 5 submissions. Save your images in JPEG format, sized at 1000 pixels on the longest side. Image files must be titled with the artist’s last and first names and the image number. Example: Smith_Mary_1.jpg

Accepted artists are responsible for shipping expenses to and from the gallery. Artists must include in their packaging a prepaid label for return shipping. To submit your work please use the link below.

Submissions are now closed.


Exhibition Dates: August 28 – October 3, 2020

Exhibition Reception: September 11, 6 – 9 pm

Location: Filter Space | 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207


Filter Space

1821 W Hubbard St | Suite 207

Chicago | Illinois | 60622



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Saturday | 12 pm - 4 pm

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Filter Photo is partly supported by grants from The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council Agency, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, The Fogelson Family Foundation, The Hegner Family Foundation, and Art Works of the National Endowment for the Arts.