Are You The Next Original?

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Get your artwork in Times Square on NYE!

Every artist needs an audience—this is your chance to get discovered and get your artwork in front of millions in New York City on New Year’s Eve.

The Kessler Collection is looking for the next great artist.
At Kessler, we believe that people want to be inspired. It’s why each of our hotels is a gallery in itself, with every detail carefully curated. And now we’re looking for The Next Original. This emerging artist will be handpicked by Richard C. Kessler’s panel of prestigious judges to win the grand prize, including a feature in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, an exclusive one-year partnership with Grand Bohemian Gallery, and more.

The Next Original will receive: 

  • A feature billboard in Times Square on New Year’s Eve
  • A one-year partnership with Grand Bohemian Gallery 
  • Artwork featured in The Kessler Collection’s newest properties

How to Enter

For a chance to be named The Next Original, artists are required to submit the following information along with 3 pieces of original artwork.

Submission Deadline: December 10, 2022

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    Inspiration artwork

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    Inspiration around every corner.

    Founded by Richard Kessler in 1984, Kessler Collection® is a visionary hospitality brand curating art, music, cuisine, culture and design throughout each hotel and experience, inspiring guests from around the world.

    Richard Kessler

    Richard C. Kessler

    Chairman & CEO, The Kessler Collection

    Richard C. Kessler is a visionary who has combined his creativity and vast entrepreneurial knowledge to build The Kessler Collection and its many brands. Kessler has been an avid art collector for more than 50 years and is passionate about discovering lesser-known artists, adding their work to his ever-growing eclectic collection. Each of Kessler’s hotel properties feature hundreds of pieces of artwork from his personal collection, adding ambiance and setting the stage for guests to create memorable moments. 

    Contest Rules

    Eligibility

    The Next Original is open to emerging artists over the age of 18 years old by the date of entry. Submitting artists should not be considered a master by curators or gallerists. At this time, only artists from the United States are welcome to submit. Must submit a minimum of 3 pieces. Third-party submissions are not permitted. Submissions must be original artwork thus the artist must own the intellectual property.

    Submissions

    We’re looking for your best contemporary and original artwork. From traditional to experimental, all styles may be submitted, including both 2D and 3D works, paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media, fiber, printmaking and more. All submissions must be received by December 10, 2022 by 11:59pm EST. Only electronic submissions through The Next Original’s official website will be accepted. Entries received by email, mail or physical delivery will not be accepted.

    Finalists

    Finalists will be contacted no later than December 12, 2022 by phone. Finalists will need to be available to travel to Savannah, GA on December 15 – 17, 2022 for final selection and naming of The Next Original grand prize winner. On December 31, 2022, the grand prize winner’s artwork will be featured on a billboard in Times Square in New York City. 

    Winner

    The decision of the judges is final. Winner will be notified in person on December 16, 2022 in Savannah, GA.

    Artists Rights

    Grand Bohemian Galleries will offer the winning artist a consignment contract with 50% split for a minimum of one year. By entering, you agree to Kessler’s right to use the images of your artwork for marketing and promotional purposes.

    Award Timeline

    The Next Original will open on November 7, 2022 with submissions running until December 10, 2022. Finalists will be contacted no later than December 12, 2022 by phone. Winner will be notified in person on December 16, 2022 in Savannah, GA.

    THE NEXT ORIGINAL OFFICIAL RULES – NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

    1. HOW TO ENTER: 
    Beginning at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on November 7, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. EST on December 10, 2022 (the “Contest Period”), you may enter “The Next Original” (the “Contest”) by visiting the Contest website ( https://www.thenextoriginal.com ) (the “Website”) and completing and submitting the online entry form. All entries must be received by the end of the Contest Period to be valid. There is a limit of one (1) entry, per valid email address, per eligible person. If more than one (1) entry is received from the same person or email address, the entries may, at the Kessler’s sole discretion, be disqualified. Note: In order to access the Website and in an effort to optimize the Website user experience, ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled.

    2. ELIGIBILITY: 
    This Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 18 years of age or older as of the Contest start date, except employees and members of their households and immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) of Kessler (as hereafter defined). Void where prohibited.

    3. PRIVACY: 
    In connection with the Contest entry process, Kessler will be collecting personal data about entrants on the Website in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review Kessler’s privacy policy located at: https://www.kesslercollection.com/privacy-policy/. By participating in the Contest, you hereby agree to Kessler’s collection and usage of your personal information and acknowledge that you have read and accepted Kessler’s privacy policy.

    4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: 
    Kessler Enterprise, 4901 Vineland Road, Suite 650 Orlando, FL 32811 and its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent, legal counsel, advertising agency, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, “Kessler”) and any and all Internet servers and access provider(s) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers, or software, including any injury or damage to your or any other computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest; inability to access the Website; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site; printing or human or other errors. By entering, you agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Kessler from and against all claims and damages or liability arising in connection with your participation and/or entry in the Contest. Except where prohibited by law, the winner’s entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Kessler to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and city and state address on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation.

    5. SELECTION OF WINNER / ODDS OF WINNING: 
    On or about December 19, 2022, Kessler Judge’s Panel shall select one (1) entry from all valid entries received. The selected entry is considered a potential winner pending verification of his/her eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules at which point he/she shall be declared the official winner (the “Winner”). The potential winner will be contacted by phone or email within three (3) business days following the selection. The potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of prize notification. If Kessler is unable to contact the potential winner within three (3) days from first notification attempt, if the potential winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date, or if the potential winner fails to comply with any of the requirements or is otherwise determined ineligible, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner shall be selected and the same procedure shall be followed until an official Winner is declared. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

    6. PRIZE:
    The Winner will receive the following (the “Prize”): A feature billboard in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, A 1-year partnership with Grand Bohemian Gallery, and Artwork featured in The Kessler Collection’s newest properties.

    7. DISPUTES / GOVERNING LAW:
    All issues and questions concerning the rights and obligations of any entrant or of Kessler in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Any action concerning the Contest shall take place exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction in Orange County, Florida.

    ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS CONTEST. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, IDENTIFIABLE PERSONS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTICIPANTS, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.

    8. WINNER’S NAME:
    Beginning on or about December 30, 2022, you may obtain the name of the Winner by going to the Website.