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Create visual artwork for Moxy Hotel New Orleans

Creators Selected On
April 5, 2016
The new Moxy Hotel New Orleans invites visual artists from around the world to create contemporary work that will become the cornerstone of the art collection at the hotel.

One Selected Artist will be chosen as the ‘Artist-in-Residence’ and travel to Moxy New Orleans (travel & accommodation provided) for the official launch event on May 6, 2016 attended by local and international media, art industry and society members (please note that the original date for the grand opening event on April 22 has been moved).

What we’re looking for:
  • Any type of contemporary artistic work inspired by the city of New Orleans: illustration, photography, installation, sculpture, hand-drawing, short-film, street art, graffiti etc.
  • Work that captures the "style and soul" of this historic American city; music, culture, architecture, food, etc.
  • Contemporary/modern artwork that captures the unexpected, spirited and fun attitude of Moxy Hotels
  • Artists can draw additional visual inspiration from this mood board
Selected works will be displayed throughout the Moxy Hotel New Orleans and be featured as part of the official launch event.

One Selected Artist will receive $2,500 and one Popular Choice artist will receive $500.
about moxy hotels

Forget what you know about budget hotels. At the Moxy, we've ripped all that up and started over. We kept premium comforts, convenient services, and, made it chic, modern, with a vibrant social scene. Because why shouldn’t you have it all? (Hint: You should.) We tossed out stodgy suits and forever check-in lines and created a stylish atmosphere where self-service means you can do what you want, when you want without holding you up. Because you know how you take your coffee – or your Manhattan – and you have places to be.

It’s this attitude and style that sets us apart. The Urban Dictionary says it best: “If you’ve got guts, you’ve got moxie...”


about moxy new orleans

Like the city that boldly reinvented itself, Moxy Hotels cheekily reinvents the select service hotel experience to fully embrace today’s millennial traveler and to show the world what “moxie” really means. Moxy New Orleans, located steps away from the French Quarter in downtown New Orleans, will welcome guests with its style, design and attitude.

Hotel features will include 108 smart and stylish tech-enabled rooms with keyless entry, motion sensor lighting and abundant power and USB outlets; 24/7 self-service eats; a quiet zone to plug in and tune out; and furiously fast and free Wi-Fi for ultimate connectivity. Moxy New Orleans mixes bold design and affordable style that is centered on communal engagement with a buzzy atmosphere. The design aesthetic will embody the ethos of the brand and the personality of the local area.

the career opportunity
One Selected Artist, as chosen by Moxy New Orleans and their guest judges, will:
  • Have their original work displayed and featured within the Moxy New Orleans for guests to enjoy every day
  • Be invited to the Moxy New Orleans for it's grand opening event on May 6, 2016 (travel & accommodation provided - please note that the original date for the grand opening event on April 22 has been moved)
  • Receive press and social media coverage via regional media partners of Moxy
  • Receive $2,500
Moxy New Orleans is giving $500 to the Popular Choice submission (the host will select out of the top 10 most shared submissions), so be sure to upload your entry and share your submission page with your friends on Facebook and Pinterest.

Don't forget to include your Instagram @handle within your description along with your submission to make sure you are credited whenever your submission is showcased on Moxy's social channels.
meet the judges
Diana Pavlov
As the Director of Entertainment Marketing for Marriott’s Lifestyle brands-- Moxy Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Autograph Collection-- Diana Pavlov develops brand marketing campaigns, identifies and secures strategic partnerships, while producing high profile hotel openings and events on a global level. Diana has an extensive background in hospitality, entertainment and event marketing. She has produced full-scale events and marketing initiatives for and in collaboration with high profile celebrities, philanthropies, brands and Fortune 500 Companies, including the likes of Billboard, Mercedes Benz, AXS.TV, Moët Hennessy, Art Basel, FOOD +WINE and music festivals including Coachella, Life is Beautiful and Lollapalooza.
Scott Simon
Simon is the founder of and primary blogger for iHeartNola.com, a New Orleans-focused lifestyle blog that was founded after Hurricane Katrina as a resource to expose the cool and eclectic happenings of the city. Scott is also a photographer specializing in editorial, street, as well as urban exploration photography. Scott can be found mainlining coffee in many cafes around town, really digs a fine cheeseburger, and has never feared the reaper.
Lauren LeBlanc
Fleurty Girl, a retail experience celebrating all things New Orleans, was born out of a vision of native, Lauren Thom to celebrate New Orleans fun and quirky spirit within a retail experience. One of New Orleans’ most successful entrepreneurs and NOLA cultural advocates, Lauren now owns 5 Fleurty Girl retail locations.
steve martin
Steve Martin is an acclaimed artist and the publisher of ART+DESIGN Magazine New Orleans. Born in a city forged by time, resilience and unexpected connections, ART+DESIGN’s story is culture as viewed through an artistic lens. From its perch in New Orleans, each quarter it inspires more than 80,000 readers around the world with its finely crafted, highly collectible vision. Steve and ART+DESIGN join the Blank Canvas campaign on behalf of Marriott Rewards.
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.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials) but can be pre-existing or created especially for this opportunity.
  • If you are submitting a design or photograph you should retain your original artwork files but work must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max. size 10 MB.
  • If you are submitting a video, you must submit your video to YouTube or Vimeo then paste the video URL via the "Participate" tab on Talenthouse.
  • Artists should share their Instagram @handle in the description accompanying their submission to make sure they can be credited.
  • All submissions will feature as part of a global gallery with public sharing on Facebook and Pinterest during Open Review.
  • When sharing submissions on social media platforms, please use the hashtag #BlankCanvas and/or #atthemoxy (#NOLA optional).
  • The Selected Artist must have a valid passport and valid ESTA visa to travel to the USA. Click here to find more information. Artists that do not have a valid ESTA visa or who are unable to travel to New Orleans may still participate and be considered for the Popular Choice. The Selected Artist must be available to travel between: May 5 - May 7, 2016. The grand opening event will be on May 6, 2016 (please note that the original date for the grand opening event on April 22 has been moved).
  • All 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 one year to use your submitted work across their various marketing platforms in association with Moxy New Orleans. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • The Selected Artist grants Moxy a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to use their submitted work across the various marketing platforms for the Moxy New Orleans. The selected submission will also be on display at the Moxy New Orleans during the hotel's grand opening part and later in the hotel's living room. The Selected Artist will have to sign a License Agreement.
  • The Selected Artist’s involvement in the event will be discussed directly with Moxy dependent on their final piece.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • Selected Artists 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 or guidelines.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
how moxy new orleans will choose
Moxy New Orleans and their guest judges will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules. Their selection will be independent of social shares.

As soon as you have submitted your work, feel free to start sharing your submission page on Facebook and Pinterest. These shares will count towards the Popular Choice award. Please note, it does not impact your chance of being chosen as a Selected Artist if you choose not to share.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    February 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    March 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Open Review Starts:
    March 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    March 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    April 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.