Submit to the Annual Regional Juried Members' Show!

Modern Fuel's 12th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition will be presented at Modern Fuel from August 7th to September 4th.
Opening reception: August 7, 2010 at 7pm.

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre invites artists to submit works produced in visual and time-based disciplines: painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, installation, sound, etc.. We also welcome proposals for performative, interventionist and live works for presentation at the reception or according to a schedule. The exhibition reflects the diversity of artistic practices in the Eastern Ontario region, and often features time-based works alongside more traditionally visual works. The curatorial premise for this group exhibition is to reflect the wide-ranging practices of artists in the region and is meant to provide a forum in which to compare artistic modalities from one year to the next.

Note: According to our organizational mandate, Modern Fuel ARC will provide CARFAC fees to exhibiting artists.

This year’s guest curator, Valérie Lamontagne, will be asked to select works based on their exploratory character, insofar as they pose interesting questions (formally, conceptually and politically) within current artistic and broader socio-cultural contexts. Valérie Lamontagne is a digital media artist, designer, theorist and curator researching techno-artistic frameworks that combine human/nonhuman agencies. Looking at the rich practice of performance art, social intervention and interactive installations – she is invested in developing responsive objects (specifically wearables) and interactive media scenarios which interlope the public-at-large, the environment and matter as “performer.” She is the Founder and Director of 3lectromode, a design group invested in developing wearables combining state-of-the art technology with current fashion research. She is presently a Ph.D. researcher at Concordia University, where she teaches in the Department of Design & Computation Arts.

Image: Valérie Lamontagne.

Submission Details

Please submit an Artist’s Statement (max one-page) and CV and images of two to three works for consideration. (The works must not have been previously shown in Modern Fuel’s Main Gallery or its State of Flux Gallery.) Include an image list (with titles, dimensions, dates, and media). Please submit only digital images of the work on CD or DVD and formatted to the following specifications:

-JPEG files only
-1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high.
-1 MB maximum.
-RGB, or grayscale colour mode files only (no CMYK).

Number and title each file (digital still); the number must appear before the title so that the order of the images will correspond to the image list (example:001RedPainting.jpg)

Do not submit images embedded in the following programs or formats: iphoto, Powerpoint.


-a maximum of 20 minutes of time-based work on DVD. Time-based work can also be submitted as a computer-based media format that can be read by Quicktime or RealOne Player, or are in the following formats: .mov .mp4 .avi.

For more information on submissions please contact us. To be considered for the exhibition, artists must be a member of Modern Fuel. If you are not currently a member, please include a membership fee with your submission. (Membership details here: Members must also reside within the region demarcated by the area named Zone 4 on the linked Map.

Submission deadline: Postmarked July 2, 2010 at Modern Fuel (21 Queen St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1A1).