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St. Mary's Hospital Watercolour Painting and Limited Edition Prints

St. Mary's General Hospital invites local artists to submit their interest to create a watercolour painting of St. Mary's General Hospital (SMGH).

The subject of the artwork is to be a recognizable portrayal of the existing SMGH building, at 911 Queen's Boulevard, Kitchener. 

Art Requirements:

  • We are seeking an original watercolour painting, and limited reproduction series of fifteen (15) of the painting
  • The art piece must be no smaller than 8.5x11 in., and no larger than 11x17 in.
  • The front of the artwork, not the matte, must be visible signed, dated and the edition numbered on all reproductions
  • Five (5) of the reproductions must be framed with matting, on an agreed upon style and size between the artist and the hospital, not to exceed 18x24 in. The framing must include acid-free matting, and non-glare glass.
  • The five framed reproductions, 10 unframed reproductions and the one original artwork must all be delivered on time. The framed reproductions must be framed and matted as agreed upon, with hardware secured, ready to hang.

For this project, we are seeking artwork suitable to be presented as a gift for members of our Board of Trustees, and other stakeholders as identified. This art will allow invested Board members to reflect on their time serving the hospital, before SMGH and Grand River Hospital relocate into a new, joint acute care institution.


The budget for this commission is up to $1500, including the original watercolour, framing of five reproductions and 10 unframed reproductions. Payment will be provided upon delivery on or before February 28th, 2023.

Request for Proposals Open: September 9th, 2022 - October 7th, 2022

Final Artist Selection: October 14th, 2022

Art Delivery: On or before February 28th, 2023

Artists must submit the following, prepared as described below, in order to qualify for consideration:

  • Submission Form - please download and complete
  • Artist Statement and Bio
  • Concept Design and Project Timeline
  • References 
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Previous Works 

For full details about each requirement for application, please review the full Project Guidelines Document.

Please download the submission form, complete all application requirements and submit in one single email to sfarwell@smgh.ca by 4:30 pm on Friday, October 7th, 2022. Please use the subject line: St. Mary's Watercolour Application - [Your Name].

Images of previous work that are larger than 2MB in total must be submitted through a file-sharing device like Dropbox or otherwise.

St. Mary's General Hospital welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please contact sfarwell@smgh.ca.

All eligible proposals received by October 7th, 2022 will be reviewed by a selection committee, and the successful artist will be notified on or before October 14th, 2022.

The evaluation process of submissions will be guided by, although not limited to, the following:

  • Understanding of project
  • Artistic excellence and creativity
  • Relevant experience completing public art projects of a similar scope
  • Potential impact of proposed artwork


For full project details and a review of the application requirements, download a copy of the Project Guidelines Document. Please reach out to sfarwell@smgh.ca if you have any questions about the project, or requirements for submission.