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Atrium Health Lobby Mural

1 copy


Applications open for:

  • Full-scale mural for renovated Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), Atrium Health flagship hospital

Application Deadline: June 3, 2022

Atrium Health is renovating their flagship hospital, Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) in Charlotte, NC.

As part of this exciting initiative, local artists are invited to submit their digital designs for consideration to be reproduced as full-scale murals and prominently displayed as a permanent feature of the main CMC entrance inside Dickson Lobby.

In partnership with the McColl Center, Atrium Health will review all submissions specific to the following themes:

  • The Atrium Health Mission:

       To improve Health, elevate Hope, and advance Healing – for all.

  • The Atrium Health Tree of Life logo has nine branches, depicting nine spiritual principles:

    Gentleness – to be gentle with ourselves and others with our words and actions.

           Justice – to treat everyone fairly and with respect.

           Generosity – to take the time to acknowledge others in the midst of our busy lives and give them our undivided attention.

           Humility – to recognize we do not know everything, and that others have much to teach us.

           Prudence – to be intentional in what we take from others and what we give off to others.

          Wisdom – to owning what we do know and sharing that.

          Kindness – changes chemistry whenever we experience it. All thoughts and actions are experienced by others, and this gives us countless opportunities to practice kindness.

         Loyalty – to our Atrium Health Mission that is key to our personal and corporate success.

          Courage – to work with those in acute pain, to come to work some days given other happenings in our lives, and to practice all these principles on a regular basis in our earthly walk.

    Every day more than 3,000 people walk through the CMC Dickson Lobby; a fantastic opportunity for local artists to showcase their talent while gaining tremendous exposure. Proposals for the four, 40-foot-wide vinyl murals should inspire positive reflection with a focus on the health, hope and healing provided by Atrium Health. Truly original, unexpected and “outside of the box” interpretations are welcome.


    • Artists will be paid $1500.00 for each selected design.
    • The deadline to apply is June 3, 2022.
    • There is no application fee.
    • Submissions will only be accepted via Slideroom.

    Please do not email submissions to Atrium Health or McColl Center.

    • Artists must be 18+ years old and live in Gaston, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, or Union Counties.
    • Artists are invited to submit up to two original designs.
    • Designs must be scalable, to be reproduced to 40’ long (width) x 5'4" height.
    • Selected artists will be assigned one of the four panels inside CMC Dickson Lobby.
    • Each selected artist will be credited with a plaque in Dickson Lobby with their interpretation.
    • All selected designs must be able to be photographed and printed clearly on vinyl for mural installation.
    • If selected, artists must provide a high-resolution file.
    • Selected artists will agree to all marketing and communication with a signed authorization release.
    • For questions, email Jonell Logan at

    Artist Site Walkthrough

    Atrium Health Dickson Lobby | 1000 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

    Wednesday, April 27th, 6 pm - Register Here

    Friday, May 6th, 12 pm - Register Here


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    Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education, and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope, and advance healing - for all.

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    McColl Center is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art hub in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. McColl Center is where artists and people who care about them converge, connect, and thrive. As a hub for creativity and a catalyst for growth, McColl Center is committed to putting artists first by supporting them throughout their careers with subsidized artist studios, modern equipment and tools, entrepreneurship programs, and 5,000 square feet of gallery space to exhibit and sell work.