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About The Show

Creative Minds inspire Creative Products at SURTEX

SURTEX is the largest market for licensing original artwork, prints and patterns as part of your company’s product development needs within our Art & Brand licensing section. As demand grows, so does SURTEX, from our distinguished Atelier section attracting globally refined design studios for private label purchase needs, to our Attendee’s increased momentum seeking emerging artists within our Design District section. New beginnings, endless possibilities.

See who’s already exhibiting in 2017

Designs come to Life

 Kimberly, owner, founder of Manayunk Calligraphy, and SURTEX 2016 exhibitor spots her design brought to life, as a fellow shopper snaps her picture at HomeGoods.

Network among thousands of key manufacturers, top retailers and entrepreneurs seeking surface design project work at SURTEX.

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The SURTEX Show Planner

NEW for 2017,
a brand new planner platform enhanced to optimize your SURTEX experience. Beginning in April 2017, once registered, you will be able to Connect™  directly with Exhibitors.

View exhibitor profiles, preview their art, save your favorite designs, identify exhibitors that match your categories of interest, contact exhibitor’s to schedule meetings and view show specials. All features will also be available through our mobile app in advance of the show.


On The Surface

Winds Of Change: New Technologies Offer Artists New Options

Remember Hal? Anyone who’s ever seen “2001: A Space Odyssey” may never forget “him,” Hal, the only computer we know on a first-name basis. For many of us, that name may be fear. Fear that […]

Winds Of Change: Tapping New Techonologies… Or Not

It’s about time to update our image of working artists: isolated in an icy garret, struggling to master the traditional tools of their trade — paper and canvas, paint and clay, recalcitrant computers. The instruments […]


See what’s in bloom at SURTEX   Preview our Design Image Gallery, get a sneak peek at the next big trends and styles as SURTEX artists debut their newest and best work of the year. […]

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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, retailers and licensees to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable. Home décor and furnishings, apparel, automotive accessories, beauty, bed and bath, fabric prints, floor coverings, juvenile, giftware and novelties, stationery, tabletop, wall treatments, private label 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.


Check out what people had to say about SURTEX 2016 in NYC!