The Kalamazoo Abraham Lincoln Institute
Begins its Search for a Sculptor
On January 24, 2022 the Kalamazoo Abraham Lincoln Institute (KLI) published its call to artists
. This is the first step in identifying a sculptor to create a statue commemorating Lincoln's 1856 visit to Kalamazoo. The call to artists was published in ArtOpportunities
, a national forum for public art commissions.
The call to artists includes a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The RFQ is an opportunity for interested sculptors to submit their qualifications to the KLI by March 4, 2022. The RFQ is open to experienced artists who have completed at least one commissioned outdoor art piece. The KLI will review the submissions and select finalists. The finalists will submit their proposed designs to the KLI which will choose the winning design.