Boston, Mass. -- There is only one month left to enter Artaic’s annual Design ‘N Gather competition. This year, the jury-selected winner will have their digital artwork translated into a permanent mosaic installation set inside the rooftop cupola of Sydell Group’s The NoMad Hotel, a historic landmark property in New York, N.Y. The contest, which is free to enter, is accepting online entries now through September 1.

Teaming up with The Sydell Group on selecting the Manhattan site for the contest and Boutique Design magazine, Design ‘N Gather will unveil the winning design inside the Cupola during Boutique Design New York (BDNY) 2018.

The annual competition, which was founded by Artaic in 2013, encourages designers from all disciplines to create a one-of-a-kind piece that will have a lasting impact on the space and on the individuals that experience it. Participants are asked to download Artaic’s design software, Tylist, which will arm them with a design template for the inside of the cupola, as well as background and inspiration to help with the creative journey. Utilizing Vitreous Glass, entrants can choose from over 100 different tile colors, as well as any of Bostik’s Dimension RapidCure Grout color variations, to create a design that includes the ceiling and the walls, up to the existing cabinetry of the cupola. There is also an option of extending this scope to include the sidewalls of the ribs.

Through a blind judging process, 10 finalists will be selected in September based on the originality, execution, and successful interpretation of thematic elements relating to The NoMad Hotel’s iconic rooftop cupola. Each of the finalists will receive a personal tour of Artaic facilities with Ted Acworth, founder and CEO of Artaic, during their next visit to Boston; decorative sample booklet of their design; and two tickets for the Design ‘N Gather 2018 unveiling event in November.

One winner will be chosen from the grouping of finalists and have their mosaic permanently installed and unveiled at a private event at The Nomad Hotel on November 11 in conjunction with this year’s BDNY tradeshow and conference. In addition to having their mosaic installed, the winner will also receive a trip for two to Paris, courtesy of Bostik.

This year’s panel of judges include Joanne Yong, senior vice president and principal of Wilson Associates' NY Studio; Jean-Gabriel Neukomm, principal at JG NEUKOMM Architecture; Rob Polacek, chief creative officer at Puccini Group; Joyen Vakil, senior vice president of design and development for MGM; Jake Lamstein, senior vice president and chief development officer at The Sydell Group; Michelle Finn, president of Hospitality Media Group; Scott Banda, director of marketing and business development for Bostik North America; and Ted Acworth, CEO and founder of Artaic.

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