CALL FOR ARTISTS: Request for Outdoor Sculpture Proposals
The Quincy Art Center invites artists to submit proposals for outdoor sculpture for placement in the Lorenzo Bull Park in Quincy, IL. The QAC, located in the Lorenzo Bull Park, intends to acquire one sculpture to be the first of many in the park. The QAC is working with the Friends of the Lorenzo Bull House and the Quincy Park District to create gardens and sculpture throughout the park. The Lorenzo Bull Park was once the estate of the prominent Bull family, that were the founders of the QAC and many other local non-profit organizations that still exist today. The Italianate Lorenzo Bull House, built in 1852, serves as a museum and meeting/event space. The QAC is housed in the Lorenzo Bull Carriage House designed and built in 1887 by Joseph Lyman Silsbee, a prominent Chicago architect. Silsbee was an influential mentor to a generation of architects, most notably architects of the Prairie School including the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The Lorenzo Bull Park is on the corner of Maine and 16th Street, named by ‘National Geographic’ as one of 10 most architecturally significant corners in the United States.