Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is a non-profit organization facilitating the presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary visual, time-based and interdisciplinary arts. Modern Fuel aims to meet the professional development needs of emerging and mid-career local, national and international artists, from diverse cultural communities, through exhibition, discussion, and mentorship opportunities. Modern Fuel supports innovation and experimentation, and is committed to the education of interested publics and the diversification of its audiences. As an advocate for contemporary art, as well as for artists' rights, we pay professional fees to artists in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule. 

Submission Call for participation in our 2018 Members’ Show and Sale RE:MEMBER...

This exciting exhibition-fundraiser will be held from November 7 to December 7 at Modern Fuel, with an Opening Party on Friday, November 9, 2018, from 7-10pm.

Deadline: Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Modern Fuel invites Members to submit works of any medium for consideration. A jury composed of the Artistic Director and Programming Committee will then select the works for exhibition. All works will be for sale with at least 50% of sales supporting Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre. The works should have a cap value of $1000. While there is no submission fee, applicants must be members of Modern Fuel in good standing (memberships available online at

All works will be sold through a silent auction. The starting bid will be set by the artist (it should be the price at which they would want to sell the work). Bids will be taken in the gallery and online. The physical sheets in gallery as well as online will be updated to reflect the current top bid. Online bidding will close on Thursday December 6. People attending the closing party on December 7 will then be able to put in the final bid (and take the work home with them that night if they won). 

To submit your work to RE:MEMBER..., you will need to provide the following:

1) A brief description of the work (150 words max.)

2) A short bio and an artist statement

3) Images of the work*

4) Medium and dimensions

5) Your starting bid

6) What percentage of the sale you will be donating to Modern Fuel (min. 50%). 

*Images should be no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels, or over 1MB. Please ensure each image is labeled as follows: “First Name_Last Name_Title of Work_Medium_Year_Price.jpg”  

The deadline to submit is Saturday, October 27, 2018. The deadline to drop off your work at Modern Fuel, once the submission has been accepted, is Friday, November 2, during gallery hours. 

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