Art Licensing for Designers, Manufacturers, and Retailers
SURTEX® is the global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & design—where artists, art agents, designers, licensors, art agencies and global design studios connect with manufacturers and retailers to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable. Wall coverings, patterns, decorative accessories, bed linens, stationery, giftware, apparel and so much more…if it’s any product with a surface or textile design of any kind, there’s a good chance it originated at SURTEX.
Each year some thousands of buyers, licensees, manufacturers and retailers, with crossover attendance from the co-located National Stationery Show® and ICFF®, converge on the SURTEX show floor to buy or license the newest designs and patterns from approximately 200 exhibitors representing independent artists, agencies and global design studios – hundreds of trend-setting artists. It’s a veritable who’s who of manufacturers and retailers seeking first dibs on the best original art & design being created today.
There’s no other show like SURTEX in North America. And no better location than New York, a city with endless inspiration for artists, surface designers, product manufacturers and retailers. See who exhibits at SURTEX, who attends, and learn more about Trend Theatre, 30-minute flash talks from surface design industry experts.
The Marketplace for Buying and Licensing Original Art & Design
SURTEX is the global sourcing destination for retailers, manufacturers and licensees seeking unique art, designs, patterns and prints for commercial use on home textiles, paper products, bed & bath, lifestyle giftware, décor, apparel, beauty, juvenile, trend services and more.
Nowhere else can you see the trend-setting work of some 1,000 professional artists (200 artist/agent/licensor exhibitors) under one roof.
The leading trade show for surface and textile designers
SURTEX is the annual trade show for the surface design industry, bringing together the owners and creators of surface and manufacturers, retailers, marketers, brand licensing companies, etc. that utilize surface design for their product development needs.
Who should exhibit?
Any artist with designs or patterns that can be used on finished merchandise, including photographers, textile designers, illustrators, art agents.