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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

Start Planning Your Show: View exhibitors’ art & designs, save your favorite designs, schedule meetings with exhibitors, view show specials, contact exhibitor’s directly and more.

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On The Surface

SURTEX: Beyond the Art, by Jeff Grinspan Grinspan & Co

SURTEX helps hundreds of attendees jumpstart their art businesses with a wide range of educational opportunities…including three days of Conference Sessions aimed at demystifying the business of surface art design, licensing and sales. This On […]


We’ve rephrased an old saying —“The proof of the pudding is in the after-tasting” — and asked a handful of SURTEX exhibitors how things are going two months after the final bell. Who’s enjoying the […]


New is not the only magic word heard in the aisles at the 30th anniversary edition of SURTEX.  Attendees, colleagues, and the media also liked the sound of words like renowned and reliable, trustworthy, and […]

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Art Licensing for Designers, Manufacturers, and Retailers
Now in its 30th 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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