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Become the Artist In Residence at Moxy Times Square, NYC

Creators Selected On
June 19, 2017
Update From The Moxy Judges
Quote From The Moxy Judges:

“Nicholas’ work appealed to me because it’s graphically strong and alludes to the feverish pulse of the city; alive and always in motion at a caffeinated pace.”
~ Glenn Pushelberg

You seem like the talented type. Let Moxy give you a place to show it. Created for a new generation of travelers with insightful design and infectious energy, Moxy is a hotel brand where you can get away with play. Rules were made for breaking anyway, right? This summer Moxy Times Square will step onto the New York stage and wants to give one amazing artist the opportunity to become its very own Artist in Residence!

HEY GORGEOUS, WE HEARD YOU’VE GOT TALENT. Moxy Times Square invites street artists, illustrators and graphic designers from around the world to design a large wall panel inspired by New York City that captures the spirit of Getting Away With It.

Moxy and its panel of judges are looking for artwork that embodies the spirit of getting away with it, captures the true cultural vibe of New York and entertains our fun hunting travelers. The more fun, spontaneous and playful, the better. Before submitting, please read the 'Things to Consider' section below and check out this mood board.

To mark the opening, Moxy Times Square is offering one global visual artist the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their work live on as part of the hotel’s art collection. The selected art piece will be printed onto two large mesh panels (116 inches x 120 feet each; 232 inches by 120 feet total design space) that will be hung from the ceiling along the atrium wall of the hotel that spans 14 stories and can be seen from several floors and vantage points inside the hotel.

The Selected Artist and their work will also be featured at the hotel’s grand opening party on September 7, 2017, attended by international media, bloggers, influencers, and VIP's from New York’s pulsating cultural scene. The Selected Artist will be flown to New York to attend the grand opening (travel and accommodation provided) and will receive $8,000. Three Finalists will receive $500 each and potential exposure across the @MoxyHotels and @MoxyTimesSquare Instagram channels.
things to consider
Before submitting your work, please consider the following:
  • Dimensions of the space: The wall extends from floor 3 up to floor 17. The proposed work should be 232 inches (approx. 5.9m) wide x 120 feet (approx. 36.5m) long, but please consider that this will be printed onto two mesh panels hanging next to each other. The panels will be printed with full bleed, edge to edge, so keep this in mind when creating your design. You may use this Visual Reference Guide for guidance.
  • The space is an open air atrium that is able to be seen from multiple vantage points. Photos of the wall space can be viewed here.
  • The interior walls of the hotel will be a neutral, beige color, and the décor in the hallways will have a muted palette. Moxy and their panel of judges are looking for mural designs that pop with bold colors or patterns.
  • Check out this mood board for inspiration.
  • When creating your work, you are encouraged to keep the Moxy brand's bold, playful spirit in mind along with New York's iconic, cultural style.
  • The Selected Artist must be available to travel to New York for 3 - 5 continuous days between September 3 - September 8, 2017. The Grand Opening event will be on September 7, 2017.
  • You must include your Instagram @handle within your description or Talenthouse profile to ensure you are credited whenever your submission is showcased on the @MoxyHotels and @MoxyTimesSquare Instagram channels. Also if you are selected, you will be asked to share 10 posts on Instagram using #MoxyBlankCanvas and #MoxyTimesSquare so don't forget to get your profile up to date.
  • UPDATE: Please do not submit airbrush style nor photo realistic pieces.
The Moxy Times Square Artist In Residence
The Artist In Residence will work together with Moxy to bring culture, art and the hotel together into a bigger experience for the millions of people who pass through the Moxy hotel in New York Times Square.

The Selected Artist/Artist In Residence will work with Moxy to:
  • Become a cultural tastemaker who works with Moxy to tell the story of art in New York
  • Share the story of the artwork on their Instagram
  • Bring to life a space within Moxy Times Square using their artwork
  • Be part of an interview at the Grand Opening of the Moxy Times Square and have their work exposed to the media
about moxy hotels
Moxy is a fun, vibrant and stylish hotel designed for “always-on guests” who are turned on by new experiences and price is just a pleasant surprise. Our lively communal spaces and energetic crew help our guests have a good time – while they serve themselves when they want to. Smaller doesn’t mean reduced – but concentrated.


the career opportunity
One Selected Artist, as chosen by Moxy Times Square and their panel of guest judges, will:
  • Have their work hung from the roof along the atrium wall of the hotel which will be revealed at the Grand Opening event of Moxy Times Square on September 7, 2017
  • Be flown to New York to attend the Moxy Times Square Grand Opening (travel and accommodation provided)
  • Become the official 'Artist in Residence' for Moxy Times Square
  • Receive potential exposure across the @MoxyHotels and @MoxyTimesSquare Instagram channels
  • Receive $8,000
Three Highly Commended Artists, as chosen by Moxy Times Square and their panel of guest judges, will receive:
  • Potential exposure across the @MoxyHotels and @MoxyTimesSquare Instagram channels
  • $500
Please include your Instagram @handle within your description or Talenthouse profile to ensure you are credited whenever your submission is showcased on the @MoxyHotels and @MoxyTimesSquare Instagram channels.
meet the judges
Audra Tuskes

VP of Design & Creative Director, Lightstone (Moxy)

Audra heads design and brand experience for Lightstone’s emergent stateside development of Marriott’s micro-format brand, Moxy. Audra’s expertise in the architectural, hospitality and residential development arenas brings a creative edge to Lightstone’s top-branded products, across all sectors.

Previously with Commune Hotels and Resorts, Audra led all design-related aspects for the company’s portfolio of 50 hotels, including Thompson Hotels, Joie de Vivre, tommie and the conceptual development of a 5-star brand collection. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, Audra's past positions include Director of Design for Starwood Hotels, and Associate Design Professor at Pratt Institute. She currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Hospitality Design Magazine. Audra holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.

Glenn Pushelberg
Yabu Pushelberg

Founded in 1980 by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, design firm Yabu Pushelberg is now one of the most recognized design firms worldwide. The firm’s multidisciplinary approach is informed by an endless curiosity and driven by partnerships with thoughtful, creative like-minded people. Evolving to encompass all aspects of design, and now also including many product collaborations, each new venture reflects an edited approach that is imaginative, thoughtful and honest; continuously shifting between the rational and the intuitive.

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg have been recognized as design industry innovators and have earned countless accolades for their work and for their contributions to design excellence internationally. With studios in Toronto and New York, and current projects in over 16 countries, attention to detail and a spirit of exploration remains a hallmark of the firm.
diana pavlov
Global Director of Entertainment Marketing, Moxy Hotels

"#BlankCanvas embodies a fun and innovative business approach to curating art and style - much like the Moxy brand," said Diana Pavlov, Global Director of Entertainment Marketing, Moxy Hotels. “In addition to creating a platform for emerging artists to explore their creativity and showcase their work, the program aims to reinvent the conventional hotel guest experience and encourage new conversations around art and culture."
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Multiple submissions (up to 10) and artist teams are allowed.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright and/or stock materials) but can be pre-existing or created especially for this opportunity.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files in the highest quality possible but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max. size 10MB. If selected you must be able to provide the artwork as a high-res vector file.
  • Please read the "THINGS TO CONSIDER" section above carefully.
  • All non-selected artists retain ownership in their work. There is no assignment of any intellectual property rights in your work to Moxy. However, by submitting you hereby grant to Moxy a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license for three months after announcement of the Selected Artist to use your submitted work across their various marketing platforms in association with Moxy Times Square. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • The Selected Artist must be available to travel to New York for 3 - 5 continuous days in the period September 3 - September 8, 2017. The Grand Opening event will be on September 7, 2017.
  • The Selected Artist must have a valid passport and visa or visa waiver (ESTA) to travel to the USA. Click here to find more information.
  • The Selected Artist may be required to modify their submission to accommodate production requirements.
  • The Selected Artist assigns all rights, title and interest in and to the selected work to Moxy. The selected work will be on permanent display at Moxy Times Square and used across the various marketing platforms of Moxy. The selected work may also be used on items for sales and giveaways. For the incentives set forth above, the Selected Artist will have to sign a Copyright Assignment Form.
  • The Selected Artist will also be required to share 10 posts on Instagram using #MoxyBlankCanvas and #MoxyTimesSquare from the opening (2 posts), in the 3 months after opening (4 posts) and for the remaining 10 months of the year (4 posts).
  • Artists should share their Instagram @handle in the description accompanying their submission to make sure they can be credited.
  • When sharing submissions on Instagram, please use the hashtag #MoxyBlankCanvas and #MoxyTimesSquare
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • The Selected Artist must respond to Talenthouse within two days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, guidelines or Official Rules.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
How Moxy will choose
Moxy Times Square and their panel of judges will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    May 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline:
    May 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    May 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    June 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM
All times are in Pacific Time.