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SURTEX Welcomes More Than 80 First-Time Exhibitors From Around the World to Launch New Art and Designs

SURTEX Welcomes More Than 80 First-Time Exhibitors From
Around the World to Launch New Art and Designs

Manufacturers and designers from varying industries will be in attendance to source designs
for next season’s finished goods and product lines

San Juan Capistrano, CA— APRIL 13, 2016— SURTEX®, North America’s premier event for the selling and licensing of original art and design, with more than 250 exhibitors, will welcome more than 80 new exhibitors, launching new designs and brands, when the show stages May 15-17, 2016. SURTEX attracts thousands of manufacturers and brands that license art for finished products in industries such as, home goods, stationery, furniture, giftware, toys, housewares, home textiles, electronic accessories and more.

Designers from countries including the UK, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and Argentina, to name a few, have contracted to show their work at the upcoming SURTEX event at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The exhibitors will display their work in one of SURTEX’s four key sections: Art + Brand Licensing, Atelier, The Design District, and the ReSource HuB.

Art + Brand Licensing represents the largest section of the event with more than 125 exhibitors offering creative for license. Atelier features designs exclusively for sale and represent a multitude of product categories. The new Design District, is home to individual artists. The Design District welcomes new artists, giving them the best opportunity to showcase their art to a targeted attendee audience looking to source new designs for use on finished products. SURTEX also features the ReSource HuB, with technology and business resource providers. Among these four areas on the show floor, exhibitors and attendees alike will have the best chance to connect and meet with new business prospects, trade press and industry thought leaders, all under one roof.

“SURTEX is a thriving business platform facilitating the selling and licensing of original art. We are pleased to be welcoming both returning and new exhibitors to what promises to be an outstanding edition of SURTEX,” said Liz Crawford, Vice President and Group Show Director. “Attendees can expect to find unique designs and art to serve all their manufacturing needs. Whether it is the licensing of art for home goods or stationary products, or the purchasing of art for fashion design or flooring, show attendees will find the industry’s best art and design at this 3 day, annual event.”

Newcomers include: Misha Zadeh Illustration & Design, Kate Tortland Arts, LLC, Esther Bley Designs, The Pattern Social, Rigel Stuhmiller, Jennifer Nelson Artists, Simply Shelly Designs, Nerida Hansen Print and Textiles, Miriam, Claudia Long Studios, Anais Lee Creative, Finch & Foxglove,, Pat Sutton Designs, Black Studio, Leeds College of Art, Bitte Stenstrom Design, YUNHO CHO, Studio Kelkka, Kaleidotex, Symposium Design, Arai Design and many more.

Beyond exhibits, the SURTEX Conference will feature three days of programming that will be presented in three distinct educational tracks: Essentials; Advanced Strategies; and Business Enhancements, providing attendees with design intelligence, trend sessions and business topics to help them grow their businesses. SURTEX’s complete 2016 conference program information and registration are available online at

Artists interested in exhibiting at SURTEX should contact John Erich, SURTEX Sales Manager at 914.421.3286 or via email at Registration to attend SURTEX May 15-17, 2016 is now open. Access online registration.

About SURTEX SURTEX is the annual tradeshow for the surface design industry, bringing together owners and creators of surface design (artists/designers/studios/agents/brands/licensors) with manufacturers, retailers 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 2016 edition, slated for May 15-17, will connect some 300 exhibitors featuring the work of over 1,200 artists and designers from around the world, with over 6,000 attendees.  For information and registration, visit

SURTEX is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 50 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).

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