Call for Submissions: Portrait of Chancellor, University of Saskatchewan



Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
Start Date: July 1, 2021

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) Portrait Committee has the opportunity to put forward this Call to Artists for the delivery of a portrait of our Chancellor, Grit McCreath. This portrait will become part of the University collection of paintings of other distinguished members who have served the University.

In the past, portraits have been commissioned in a larger ¾ length, in a traditional style, and are displayed in traditional frames. The final portrait should measure 40” wide x 50” in length. Although all previous portraits have been in oil, other disciplines and mediums may be considered. In consultation with the chosen Artist, the University will approve the supplies and medium to complete this Commissioned Work. As portraits are displayed throughout the university and often outside of environmentally controlled spaces, artists are strongly encouraged to prime their canvas with either artist grade acrylic or oil gesso. The intent of this Call to Artists is to obtain offers to perform the Commissioned Work to complete the portrait as specified in the Contract documents.

Terms and Conditions:

Open to all Canadian artists, who have not previously commissioned artwork for the university in the past five (5) years.

To maintain the integrity of the University collection, the University reserves the right to award based on the option that offers the University the best overall value and ensures that all the requirements will be met.

Submission Format:
For more information regarding this opportunity, Artists are to go to RFP CP-182703 Call to Artists – Portrait of Chancellor to download the Call to Artists CP-182703 document.

Upon receipt of Appendix B, Artists will be provided instructions for submitting proposals.

The closing date for submissions is March 31, 2021.

The submission, including all addenda and pre-closing related documents shall be posted to RFP CP-182703 Call to Artists – Portrait of Chancellor. It is the sole responsibility of Artists to download the submission documents as they become available.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 31, 2021 2:00 p.m. CST (Saskatchewan)
START DATE: July 1, 2021
COMPLETION DATE: January 29, 2022

Please direct all inquiries to:
Valerie Plummer – Senior Procurement Officer
University of Saskatchewan

Electronic submissions must be received no later than 2:00 PM CST (Saskatchewan), on March 31, 2021. Emailed or mailed/couriered submissions will not be accepted.