May 20-22, 2018

About The Show

Creative Minds inspire Products at SURTEX

Suzanne Blanck, owner/designer of Blanckslate & New exhibitor in Art & Brand Licensing

Collaboration with buyers and licensees is a part of the business, but also makes it rewarding. “As the owner of Blanckslate, I am exhibiting at SURTEX because it is the best outlet to show new buyers our capabilities as a surface designer and illustrator…we are a brand that can be trusted to help our clients increase their sales and reach within their own demographics.


Creative Designs brought to life


Jessica Thomas, owner/designer of EttaVee New exhibitor in Design District “My Little Muse” Title of Floral Art: “Vive les Fleurs”

“Two of my favorite things in one photo; my little muse and the colorful artwork she inspires me to create. I’m excited to exhibit at SURTEX this year, sharing my colorful designs with the world and connecting with fellow color lovers.”

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

To optimize your show experience, you will be able to Connect™  directly with Exhibitors through our show planner.

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

Discover Something New at SURTEX® 2018

Connect, Explore, and Find Something New For over thirty years, SURTEX® has been the best place for artists, designers, art agencies, retailers and buyers to connect. The show is an unparalleled platform to find what you’re […]

New Year, New Show, New Goals: SURTEX® 2018

Introducing Randi Mohr My name is Randi Mohr and I’m the incoming SURTEX® Show Director. While I’m new to the SURTEX team, I’ve been with Emerald Expositions (and formerly George Little Management) since 2003 working […]


Happy Holidays? Or Holi-Daze? Warm and fuzzy? Worn-out and frantic? It all depends on how you look at the holiday season that’s just now descending upon us. To retailers all across America, it looks green, […]

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Art Licensing for Designers, Manufacturers, and Retailers
Now in its 32nd 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.

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