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Bostik and Artaic Announce Judges for Design ‘N Gather 2017


March 15, 2017

Bostik, Inc., maker of specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, and Artaic Innovative Mosaic, creator of architectural mosaics using its patented American robotic production, have announced that 10 industry-specific judges will comprise the panel deciding upon the Grand Prize Winner of Design ‘N Gather (DNG) 2017. These judges are:

  • Joyen Vakil, Senior Vice President of Design & Development, MGM Resorts International
  • Carl Ross, President & CEO of Clear on Black
  • Dezirae Janowicz, Director of Operations/Interior Designer, Tandem Interior Design
  • Lauren Rottet, Founding Principal, Rottet Studios
  • DeeDee Gundberg, Director Product Development and Design, ANN SACKS Tile & Stone
  • Randy Morton, President & COO, Bellagio
  • Edie Cohen, Deputy Editor, Interior Design magazine
  • Dee Dee Taylor Eustace, Principal Architect, Taylor Hannah Architect Inc.
  • Dr. Ted Acworth, Founder & CEO, Artaic Innovative Mosaic
  • Scott Banda, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Bostik

“Bostik, Artaic and MGM Resorts International are now partnering even more closely, focused on taking Design ‘N Gather 2017 to an even higher, more globally promoted level,” said Scott Banda, Bostik’s director of marketing & business development. “MGM has provided DNG one of their most prestigious, globally recognized resorts to permanently showcase our 2017 winning design!”

DNG is the annual global tile mosaic design competition created by Artaic and sponsored by Bostik. It invites architects, designers and mosaic design enthusiasts to submit “beyond the threshold of imagination” designs for a larger-than-life mosaic “Selfie Studio” mural to be permanently installed at the “Height of Decadence,” Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas. Those who enter will qualify to win various attractive prizes, including the Grand Prize, an all expenses- paid trip for two to Paris!

“The winning DNG mosaic really has to be more than just outstanding,” said Dr. Ted Acworth, CEO/founder of Artaic. “Ultimately, it will be the centerpiece of the most highly visible Selfie Studio in the entire world!”