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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

WHAT COLORS SPELL SUCCESS IN 2017? Trendspotter Stacy Garcia Knows

Design success goes to those who stay on top of what’s trending, says design visionary Stacy Garcia. She should know: Stacy’s eponymous firm wins applause and awards for designing fabrics, wallcoverings, and other products that […]

NEW EXHIBITORS HEAD FOR SURTEX 2017 With Art That’s ‘Cartoony…Fresh…Fun’

Hear that? It’s the seasonal shifting of gears, from Summer’s ease to the renewed energy and ambition that comes with the cooler, crisper days of Autumn. It’s the sound of rising exuberance. It’s the sound […]

SURTEX: Beyond the Art

SURTEX: Beyond the Art by Jeff Grinspan Grinspan & Co Hungry for advice and direction on building vibrant and profitable operations from licensing and sale of your art? SURTEX helps hundreds of attendees jumpstart their […]

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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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