Bostik and Artaic Announce Judges for DNG 2017

Bostik, Inc. a manufacturer 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 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 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 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,” 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!”

All designs submitted must be created using Artaic’s mosaic design software, and Artaic’s newly updated and expanded ⅜” vitreous glass tile materials, consisting of over 140 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 no later than March 24, 2017. For more information on the event in general, please click on For information regarding registering for the competition, click on

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 4.

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