WELCOME to the “Hermon A. MacNeil” — Virtual Gallery & Museum !

~ This Gallery celebrates Hermon Atkins MacNeil,  of the Beaux Arts School American classic sculptor of Native images and American history.  ~ World’s Fairs, statues, monuments, coins, and more… ~ Hot-links ( lower right) lead to works by Hermon A. MacNeil.   ~ Over 200 of stories & 2,000 photos form this virtual MacNeil Gallery stretching east to west  New York to New Mexico ~ Oregon to S. Carolina.   ~ 2021 marks the 155th Anniversary of Hermon MacNeil’s birth. ~~Do you WALK or DRIVE by MacNeil sculptures DAILY!   ~~ CHECK it OUT!

DO YOU walk by MacNeil Statues and NOT KNOW IT ???


MacNeil Park ~ A Call for Sculpture Proposals. Thanks Kathryn Cervino!



MacNeil Park: Portico to the East River

156 Candles

On the 156th anniversary of Hermon MacNeil’s Birth

February 27, 2022

 updated April 7, 2022

 by the ‘Revised Call for Proposals’ 

 (changes high-lighted in yellow)  

Kathryn Cervino of College Point has been an activist and advocate for

Hermon A. MacNeil Park for 20 years. 

[CLICK HERE for History of MacNeil Park as posted in 2010]

Children and adults planting sea grass and restoring vitality and beauty to the East River shoreline along MacNeil Park (2010). Source: CPN at https://www.coastalpreservation.org/

   Kat Cervino

Kathryn Cervino’s organization, the Coastal Preservation Network has created systematic events and programs for the cleaning, preserving and keeping of this historic shoreline along the East River.  Teaching and advocating value and heritage of this historic piece of coastal NYC has been a passion that Kat Cervino has lived out and rooted in the neighborhood citizens of College Point. 

Bottles, debris, plastic trash have plagued the shoreline of MacNeil Park. Here teams of volunteers restore a beauty and pride in their neighborhood that has transformed this patch is river coastline.  Source: CPN at https://www.coastalpreservation.org/ 

The 2022 project has secured a Grant to create a:

Site-specific SCULPTURE

of recycled plastic the artist choice of materials 

and designed by a

a New York City or Massachusetts based artist.

A location in the center of Hermon A. MacNeil Park has been chosen as the site for this artwork to further beautify College Point and heighten enjoyment of the neighborhood.

Below is Page One of the newly  Revised   Call for Proposals. (Revisions are highlighted in YELLOW -April 6, 2022) For complete Eligibility, Timeline, Application, Awarding, and Background GO TO:

Coastal Preservation Network website HERE

Coastal Preservation Network

Public Art Grant 2022

 Revised   Call for Proposals

Introduction (page one)

Being launched this year for Coastal Preservation Network’s 20 th anniversary, the Coastal
Preservation Network Public Art Grant supports the creation of a sitespecific sculpture by a
New York or Massachusettsbased artist for a designated hilltop location within Hermon A.
MacNeil Park in College Point, Queens. This waterfront park is named after a renowned
American sculptor Hermon Atkins MacNeil (18661947). This grant will help transform the park
into an art destination in his honor. Funded by CPN, the grantee will receive an award of
$1,000.00 toward creation of their proposed artwork.
Previously known as Chisholm’s Park and College Point Shore Front Park, the 28acre parcel
on the East River was renamed in 1966 on the 100th anniversary of sculptor MacNeil’s birth.
Mayor John Lindsay signed his first local law to rename the park for MacNeil, whose home and
art studio were adjacent to the park. Proposed sculpture can be constructed using the artists
choice of materials and should depict a theme of nature. Examples include but are not limited
to: wildlife found in the park (squirrels, seagulls); marine life found in the adjacent East River
and/or Flushing Bay water bodies (fish, horseshoe crabs, oysters); the water itself.

The installation will be sited on the highest hill in MacNeil Park, in the park’s center, on the
paved area next to the flagpole. This location offers sweeping vistas of the East River to the
North and Flushing Bay to the west. The flagpole marks the former spot of the Chisholm family
mansion, which Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia used as his summer residence in 1937. Under the
direction of Robert Moses, the mansion was razed between 1939 and 1941 to create a public
park. Artists are strongly encouraged to visit MacNeil Park before submitting a proposal.
More information on sculptor MacNeil can be found on the Hermon A. MacNeil blog at
https://hermonatkinsmacneil.com/. More information on MacNeil Park can be found on the NYC
Parks website at https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/macneilpark and on the Coastal
Preservation Network website at https://www.coastalpreservation.org/?page_id=45.

April 5, 2022: Call for proposals
May 17, 2022: Proposal deadline
June 4, 2022: Award recipient announced
Fall 2022: Artwork installed in park

This award is open to artists in New York and Massachusetts. MacNeil was born and educated
in Massachusetts. He worked/lived in College Point, Queens, and during his career taught at
Cornell University in Ithaca, The Art Students League of New York in Manhattan and Pratt
Institute in Brooklyn. 
Artists who are eligible will have specialized training in their field (not necessarily gained in an
academic institution), who are at an early or midstage in their career, and who have created a
modest independent body of work. Proposals for previously exhibited sculptures will not be

 CLICK HERE to go to 5 PAGE PROPOSAL at CPN site.

Source credits: All photos retrieved from CPN

Photo Credits

SOURCE: All Photos property of Coastal Preservation Network   [retrieved from  https://www.coastalpreservation.org/ on February 27, 2022]

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2. Take close up photos of details that you like
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