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Create visual artwork for Moxy Phoenix Tempe Hotel

Creators Selected On
June 22, 2016
Moxy Phoenix Tempe Hotel invites artists of various mediums (illustration, photography, installation, sculpture, hand-drawing, street art, graffiti) from around the globe to create an installation to be featured within their new Tempe, Arizona hotel.

What the judges are looking for:
  • Any type of contemporary artistic work inspired by the locale of Arizona
  • Contemporary/modern artwork that captures the unexpected, spirited and fun attitude of Moxy Hotels
  • Potential property-specific installations including, but not limited to:
    • Sculptures for the outdoor pool
    • Art for the walls of the terrace
    • Art for the public restrooms– think art for the stall doors or the ceiling
    • An art installation for the walls in pre-function meeting spaces
  • Artists can draw additional visual inspiration from this mood board
One artist will be chosen to be the official Moxy Phoenix Tempe 'Artist-in-Residence,' with their installation becoming a permanent fixture on-property and receive $2,500. One Popular Choice artist will also be selected to 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 phoenix tempe
Launched by Newport Beach, California-based Twenty Four Seven Hotels, Moxy Phoenix Tempe features 186 industrial chic, yet comfortable, bedrooms and an abundance of free-flowing indoor/outdoor space enabled by modern roll-up garage doors off the lobby. Smart and tech-savvy details include peg walls for clothing rather than rarely-used closets, motion sensor lighting, 49-inch LED TVs, abundant power and USB outlets, along with furiously fast and free Wi-Fi for ultimate connectivity. Additionally, Moxy Phoenix Tempe is one of the first Marriott International hotels to use Bluetooth radio frequency identification (RFID) for keyless room entry. Catering to today’s social and connected traveler, Moxy Phoenix Tempe’s living room is the energy hub of the hotel.

From the swanky bar offering the signature “Got Moxy” cocktail, local beers, and pick-up bites, to game tables and an interactive digital wall streaming the #atthemoxy Instagram feed in The NOW public space, Moxy Phoenix Tempe appeals to both the millennial and young-at-heart traveler. The hotel’s lively pool scene, state-of-the-art fitness center and custom Moxy city cruiser bikes ensure guests will want to extend their stay. Unique onsite events and ongoing programming also will be held in Moxy Phoenix Tempe’s stylish public spaces, setting the vibe for what will soon be the new place to see and be seen.

the career opportunity
One Selected Artist, as chosen by Moxy Phoenix Tempe and their panel of guest judges, will:
  • Become the official artist-in-residence for the Moxy Phoenix Tempe, with potential for future commissioned work
  • Receive exposure for their work across Moxy Hotel's digital channels
  • Receive $2,500
Moxy Phoenix Tempe 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 or Talenthouse profile to ensure you are credited whenever your submission is showcased on Moxy's social channels.
meet the judges
brian hill
Brian Hill (Executive Director, Phoenix Fashion Week) began his love of fashion & business at Arizona State University where he launched his first t-shirt line. Choosing to follow his creative voice, Brian now has 16+ years in the fashion industry, including owner/designer of women’s activewear brand, Femme Athletic. Brian began his career in the apparel catalog sales business with brands that included Nike & adidas. Brian later joined the Phoenix Fashion Week team as a ‘volunteer’ with the goal of simply gaining more sales for his designs. Brian worked his way through every job in the company to the top, while creating the overall vision. Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events, and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week is gaining rapid acclaim for its community-service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest.
Raymond Clearwater
Energetic and dynamic are just a few terms used to describe the art of Raymond Clearwater. His dramatic contemporary works incorporates jewel palettes with juxtaposing texture and patterns, lending a luxurious quality to his paintings. In the winter months, the artist resides in Phoenix, Arizona. For the warm summer months he resides in Burgenland, Austria. The artist incorporates into his art, his vast travel experiences from traversing the Sonoran Desert to exploring the vibrant jewel toned countryside of Burgenland. Born a Leo/Monkey, his works have been characterized as strong, sensitive, expressive with a balance of structure. Raymond Clearwater’s paintings have been sought after by corporate, institutional and private collectors worldwide.
Cari Koch
Cari Koch joined the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Dance at Arizona State University (ASU) after many years as a professional Stage Manager and Lighting Designer. Ms. Koch toured nationally and internationally for companies such as Alvin Ailey, American Festival Ballet, American Players Theatre, and "Beauty and the Beast." Ms. Koch stage manages the Dance Annual, is the Production Manager for the School, serves as one of the School's Lighting Designers, co-teachers Dance Production, and mentors student Stage Managers and Lighting Designers. In addition, Ms. Koch serves as the Lighting Designer and Stage Manager for several local dance companies. Her love of art and design transcends all mediums.
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.
  • Limit ten (10) submissions per artist or artist team.
  • 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.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files but work must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max. size 10MB.
  • If any persons appear or are referred to in the submission, the artist is solely responsible for obtaining, prior to submitting, all necessary usage rights and permissions for the contents of their submission. Proof will be required if selected.
  • Artists should share their Instagram @handle in the description accompanying their submission to make sure they can be credited.
  • Artists may be asked to partake in media interviews as part of the campaign, and by submitting to the Creative Invite they agree to be considered for such interviews.
  • 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 Phoenix Tempe. 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 Phoenix Tempe. The selected submission will also be on display at the Moxy Phoenix Tempe hotel. The Selected Artist will have to sign a License Agreement.
  • 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 hashtags #BlankCanvas, #atthemoxy and/or #MoxyTempe.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to disqualify artists who we believe are cheating the sharing system as this is against the spirit of the Creative Invite.
  • 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 (2) 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 tempe will choose
Moxy Tempe and their panel of 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:
    April 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    June 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Open Review Starts:
    June 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    June 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    June 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.