Article Number: 9901
Judges announced for Bostik and Artaic's Design N Gather Competition
Bostik, Inc. (bostik-us.com), a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, and Artaic Innovative Mosaic, (artaic.com) creator of architectural mosaics using its patented American robotic production, have announced that ten esteemed, 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

DNG is the much-heralded, annual global tile mosaic design competition created by Artaic and sponsored by Bostik. It invites forward-thinking 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. Those who enter will qualify to win various attractive prizes, including the Grand Prize, an all expenses- paid, trip for two to Paris, France!

“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,” declared 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!”

All designs submitted must be created using Artaic’s mosaic design software, and Artaic’s newly updated and expanded ?” vitreous glass tile materials, consisting of over 140 vibrant colors. The winning mosaic will be fabricated in Boston USA using Artaic’s robotic manufacturing technology… and, Bostik’s Dimension® RapidCure™ Glass-Filled Grout, made of 60% recycled glass that allows light to pass through the grout joint and further illuminate adjacent tiles.

DNG 2017 is quick, easy and FREE to enter. Registration is required, and participation is open to applicants from all design backgrounds. All submissions must be received not later than March 24, 2017. For more information on the event in general, please click on http://designngather.com below. For information regarding registering for the competition, click on http://designngather.com/2017-las-vegas/competition/ below.

A highly visible gallery consisting of ten DNG finalists will be on display at AIA Convention 2017 in Orlando, April 27-29. This same collection will also be showcased at HD Expo in Las Vegas, May 3-5. Ultimately, the Grand Prize Winner will be unveiled at an exclusive, VIP event sponsored by Bostik at Hyde Bellagio on May 4th.

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

About Bostik, Inc.
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €1.6 billion, the company employs 4,900 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. For the latest information, visit www.bostik.com/us

Contact information
Chris Eichman. Marketing Communications Manager, Consumer & Construction Business Unit
Phone: 414-607-1265 Email: christopher.eichman@bostik-us.com

About Artaic
Artaic designs and fabricates custom, award-winning tile-work. Combining modern technologies with an established art form, Artaic modernizes the creation of architecturally compelling mosaics. Through fast design iterations, free sampling and robotic production in the USA, the process of customization is made as simple and painless as purchasing stock products. Artaic’s software enables their skilled design team to easily collaborate with the robotic manufacturing systems, easing the creation of modern mosaics by increasing design flexibility and decreasing lead times and costs. Artaic’s Mass-Customization technologies enable the production of any size project, from small to large-scale production. For more information, visit www.artaic.com