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About The Show



SURTEX is the ideal sourcing event for retailers, licensees and manufacturers looking to license or purchase original artwork, prints and patterns as part of their product development process.

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SURTEX 2016 a success


The 30th edition of SURTEX featured 200+ exhibiting artists and drew top retailers and manufacturers from across the globe.

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The SURTEX Show Planner

Planning Your Show: Once registered, you will be able to view exhibitors’ art & designs, save your favorite designs, schedule meetings with exhibitors, view show specials, contact exhibitor’s directly and more.


On The Surface


Attendees love the expressions of imagination that SURTEX exhibitors bring to the forefront. Hear what SURTEX loyal and new licensees have to say… Loyal attendee: Charles Gallagher, PTS Fabric — “We keep coming back to […]


Christmas may still be top banana in retail sales — contributing some 30 percent of many stores’ profits —but the stats say Halloween is increasingly a holiday for the surface design industry to howl about. […]


Greetings, In last month’s column, I introduced myself and shared information about new key staff within the SURTEX management/marketing team. There’s more to tell!  In addition to Kelly Bristol, group sales director, and Dianne Oplinger, […]

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Art Licensing for Designers, Manufacturers, and Retailers
Now in its 31st year, SURTEX® is the global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & design—where artists, art agents, licensing agencies and licensors connect with manufacturers and retailers to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable. Wall coverings, fabric prints, 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.


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