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Artist Call: Union Station Lenticular Artwork

The City of Raleigh is seeking an artist to create a large lenticular artwork depicting historical images of the Warehouse District in an artistic way

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Project Overview


  • Create a large lenticular artwork depicting historical images of the Raleigh Depot District (colloquially known as the Warehouse District) in an artistic way to represent the change in architecture and urban space over time
  • Collage, mixed media artists, and painters are encouraged to apply. The artist will be asked to design the artwork and the City can provide guidance and a list of local fabricators and printers with the ability to create the lenticular structure
  • Artist design fee $5000
  • Artist fabrication oversight fee $2000
  • Fabrication budget of up to $30,000
  • Up to three semi-finalists will be selected for interview and will interview remotely via Zoom and be paid a $100 stipend
  • Applications must be submitted by October 24, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. There is no fee to submit an application
  • Read the complete artist call document
  • Apply Online


  1. This opportunity is open to individuals and teams who live or work in North Carolina
  2. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and have unexpired documents that establish employment eligibility
  3. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  4. Applicants must have at least a three-year history of professional practice
  5. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in design through the creation of high-quality work

Project Details

  • Create a large lenticular artwork that depicts the historical architecture of Union Station and the surrounding built environment. The artist can choose the dimensions based on the space, but possible sizes include 6’ x 20’ or 10’ x 10’
  • The artwork will depict different images on each side with a lenticular effect so that the image seen changes as the viewer moves through the space.
  • The artwork will be hung just inside the eastern entrance of the Union Station building
  • Artist will be asked to work with State and city Historians and incorporate their feedback into the design
  • Artists are welcome to explore digitally printed panels, mixed media, and/or hand-painted techniques. Artists can choose to hand paint/assemble the imagery or design it digitally and then have it printed
  • Artists are encouraged to hire a local fabricator to create the 6’x20’ lenticular structure. City staff can share a list of local fabricators with the skill set to create the structure and/or print the artwork

Public Art Goals and Opportunities

  • Create artwork using historical imagery and themes from the Depot District
  • Artistically educate the public about the architectural history of the area
  • Potential to bring in additional colors and imagery into black and white historic photographs
  • Imagery could include paintings of previously existing buildings and/or incorporate collage
  • Create a dynamic artwork that can be enjoyed upon multiple visits

Read the complete artist call document to learn about the timeline, selection process, and more. 


All application materials must be received no later than October 24, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Incomplete or late submittals will not be considered.


  • Artist design fee $5000 
  • Artist fabrication oversight fee $2000 
  • Fabrication budget of up to $30,000 

The budget is inclusive of all expenses including design, correspondence, fabrication, installation, travel, taxes, and fees.

How to Apply

Those wishing to be considered must submit the following materials online:

  1. Statement of Interest
    Outline how your work might translate to this project, and the experience you have working on public projects. You can submit this information as either a 500-word (or less) written statement or a one-minute or less audio or video clip. We will only play the first minute of audio for the panel. 
  2. Biography
    A biography of no more than one page that includes information regarding your practice, experience, and education. If applying as a team, submit a single file containing separate biographies for each team member.
  3. Three Professional References
    Contact information for two references: including name, title and affiliation, phone number, and email address. References should be able to speak to your ability to provide services for a public project or artwork of similar scope.
  4. Previous Work, Digital Images
    Eight digital images of recent work. Each image should include title, year, media, location, project budget, dimensions, collaborators, or design professionals (if applicable). You can also choose to submit renderings/sketches of how their work could translate to a public project. Please do not submit specific proposals for this project as any

Fill out the online application


Read the complete artist call document or contact Jenn Hales, Public Art Coordinator, Raleigh Arts, at jenn.hales@raleighnc.gov.



Jenn Hales
Public Art Coordinator, Raleigh Arts

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