I just registered for Surtex, the selling and licensing original art and design show at the Javits Center towards the end of May. Surtex’s site defines the show this way:
Artists, designers, studios, agents and licensing firms selling and licensing art and design for a multitude of product end-uses: decorative fabrics, linens and domestics, contract textiles, wall coverings, floor coverings, apparel textiles, stationery, greeting cards, gift wrap and other paper products, tabletop, giftware, toys, ceramics, packaging and publishing.
ReSource HuB - technology and business essentials. Comprised of companies offering resources for artists and designers including software, hardware, web tools, printers, publication, books, reference materials and trend services.
Profile of Attendees
Art buyers and licensees from the home furnishings, domestics, apparel, contract, gift, toy, beauty, stationery, greeting card, paper product and automotive manufacturing industries, plus publishing, private label retailers, licensing executives, buying offices, interior designers, licensing executives, advertising agencies and stock houses.
I think I will put a little book together of some of my images…in case I see someone who looks like there could be a connection…or at least as a tease that we should talk in the future. I have my new cool cards with the watermelon on them….None of this could hurt. Quite a few of my fellow alumni from Hartford are engaged in this arena—and my new work seems to have legs here and I know Christmas well (thanks to the work with Steuben etc). Plus, I have two advent calendars and bees (that no one has)…. It should point to the portfolio I need to build to really have a shot at this work.
Today is a day of work— on the probiotic and big client. We will see what will happen. One thing for sure, its going to rain (you should see the grass…!).