Penguin Hotel Looks at The Big Picture


The Penguin Hotel, located in the Art Deco District of Miami’s South Beach district, invites emerging and accomplished artists, hotel guests, South Beach fans and creative minds in all areas of the world to submit works of their own to The Big Picture, Interiors at The Penguin Hotel, a juried art contest.

The contest provides artists the opportunity to utilize their art to transform each one of the hotel’s 43 rooms. Work from winning artists will be printed on canvas to completely cover a wall in each room. Multiple artists will win and rooms will feature different art. Selected artists win $500 and a two-night stay at The Penguin Hotel.

Each artist who enters the competition, which has a registration fee of $20, will receive a $10 bar credit and a 10% discount on hotel stays at the hotel. To enter the contest and read guidelines, visit . Through Jan. 30, artists may submit up to four digital images. Judges will select 10 finalists whose art will be displayed on the Penguin Hotel’s Facebook page. Online public voting will take place Feb. 3.

The jurors will select the final winners on Feb. 6. Winning art will be installed in the hotel rooms starting in the spring.

Nestled on Ocean Drive, The Penguin Hotel faces Miami Beach with its white sand beach and blue Atlantic Ocean and Lummus Park with tall coconut trees and green grass.

Each room at Penguin Hotel has a wall completely covered in a wall-paper like canvas with an image. The hotel will be replacing the wall canvas in each room and created the art contest as a way to involve the community in finding new art to feature on the canvas.