Call For Submissions to MF's 13th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition

Image: Iga Janik, guest curator, 13th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition.

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre invites artists to submit works produced in visual and time-based disciplines such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, installation, and sound for our annual juried members’ exhibition. We also welcome proposals for performances, interventions and live works for presentation at the opening reception or according to a schedule throughout the run of the exhibition. The curatorial premise for this group exhibition is to reflect the wide-ranging practices of artists in the region and to provide a forum in which to compare patterns emerging in those practices from one year to the next. The 13th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition will be presented at Modern Fuel from August 6th- September 10th, 2011, with an opening reception August 6th at 7pm. Note: According to our organizational mandate, Modern Fuel will pay a professional fee to all exhibiting artists.

This year’s guest curator, Iga Janik, will be selecting from the submissions received for the exhibition in accordance with Modern Fuel’s mandate to support contemporary Canadian art practices that are innovative, experimental, and from diverse communities. Iga Janik is the Curator responsible for the exhibition program at Cambridge Galleries in Cambridge, Ontario. She was previously the Executive Director at Artspace, the artist-run centre dedicated to contemporary art in Peterborough, Ontario. Iga graduated from Concordia University with a Fine Arts degree in 2000 and since has been involved in the cultural sector at both the local and national levels. Iga’s focus as curator has put a spotlight on new media and performative works as well as projects beyond the gallery walls. She is an often recruited guest panelist and moderator on issues around contemporary art practice and cultural planning.

Submission Details
Please send the following: 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, Websites


-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 the following programs:

-Quicktime, RealOne Player, or are in the following formats: .mov .mp4 .avi.

-Include a separate documentation list (title, length, year, medium).

For more information on submissions please contact us. To be considered for the exhibition, artists must be a member of Modern Fuel and reside within the region of Eastern Ontario served by the gallery. If you are not currently a member, please include a membership fee and form with your submission.

Submission deadline: July 1, 2011 at Modern Fuel 21 Queen St, Kingston ON K7K 1A1

For further information, contact: Michael Davidge or Bronwyn McLean
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21A Queen St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1A1
(613) 548-4883