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SURTEX Partners with ModernAdvocates Inc. to Give Exhibit Space to High School Senior, Alleina Dee

SURTEX® Partners with ModernAdvocates Inc. to Give Exhibit Space to High School Senior, Alleina Dee 

New York, NY – SURTEX, the premier trade show for art licensing for designers, manufacturers and retailers, in partnership with ModernAdvocates Inc. announced the exhibition of the Alleina Dee Collection of Digital Art. Alleina Dee, a high school senior from Gateway Academy, is the youngest exhibitor at SURTEX, taking place February 2-5 at the Javits Center in New York City.

SURTEX’s Sales Manager, Awanda Booth, said, “Alleina is an incredibly young and talented artist, and we are very thankful that she will be displaying her work at SURTEX. Through our partnership with ModernAdvocates Inc. we have learned that employment is the primary transition goal of students with disabilities, and we hope to play a small role in helping creative students reach their goals. By donating a booth to ModernAdvocates Inc. and Alleina, SURTEX hopes to encourage young artists on the Autistic and Aspergers Spectrum to seek opportunities that help promote their talents, expression and a possible means to self-sufficiency.”

To learn more about SURTEX – now co-located with the National Stationery Show® and the NY NOW® Winter Market – see the Alleina Dee Collection of Digital Art, hundreds of trend-setting artists, and thousands of pieces of original art and design, please visit

About MordernAdvocates Inc.
ModernAdvocates Inc. is a nonprofit corporation pending 501(c)3 status, formed to assist creative artists of underserved communities, the opportunity to gain access to gainful employment or income revenue streams based on their art. In the future, should you like to contribute toward our mission, we thank you in advance.

SURTEX is the annual trade show for the surface design industry, bringing together owners and creators of surface design (artists/designers/studios/agents/brands/licensors) with manufacturers, retailers, licensees and marketers utilizing surface design for product development needs. Since 1986, SURTEX has been the single event and global resource offering the full scope of art selling and licensing under one roof. The show connects nearly 200 exhibitors featuring thousands of creative works by artists and designers from around the world, with thousands of total attendees, including crossover attendance from the co-located National Stationery Show® and NY NOW®.

SURTEX is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2019, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

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Meg Estevez
VP, Marketing