Call for Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Modern Fuel's 14th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition will be presented at Modern Fuel from 23 June – 4 August 2012. Opening reception 23 June at 7pm. Submission Deadline: 1 June, 2012. 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. Note: According to our organizational mandate, Modern Fuel will pay a professional fee to all exhibiting artists.

This year’s guest curator, Rhiannon Vogl, 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. Rhiannon is currently Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). She received her Master of Arts in Art History from Carleton University, Ottawa in 2007. Her writing has appeared in several catalogues produced by the NGC, most recently Arnaud Maggs: Identification (2012); It is what it is : recent acquisitions of new Canadian art (2010); and Nomads (2009). She has also written for, amongst other publications, Border Crossings, Canadian Art, Paroles Gelées: UCLA French Studies Journal, Dharma Arts Online, Vernissage, and The Ottawa Xpress. She has curated exhibitions at the National Gallery and at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, has sat on the Board of Directors at galerie SAW gallery, and has presented her research internationally at conferences in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Kingston, Ontario.

Submission Details Please send the following: An Artist’s Statement (max one-page) and CV and images of one 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 programs such as iphoto or Powerpoint. AND/OR -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. Not a member? Click Here to Join Today! Submission deadline: June 1, 2012 at Modern Fuel 21 Queen St, Kingston ON K7K 1A1 Note: Submissions must be received on or before June 1, 2012 Image: Jessica Marion Barr, Augury: Elegy (2011), Installation shot, Modern Fuel's 13th Annual.