SURTEX…….selling & licensing art Marketplace

This year was the 26th edition of this showcase for artists from around the world.

Jacob Javits Convention Center here in New York is the site of this show.

The grand promonade inside the Javits Center.……….is a hugh soaring space.

35,000 buyers from around the globe show up for this show.

Artists making the scene……..or rather………….part of the scene !

The stairway to the show.  American Greetings [one of my clients]…..took out an ad for there Booth #255o.

The National Stationery Show coincides with the Surtex Show………and the shopping bags are free. [ Collecting those catalogues .......they do get heavy] !

The LOUIE AWARDS recognize the best in the Greeting Card Industry. There were 54 winners in 28 Categories.

The artists exhibiting in the Surtex Show rent a booth [$7,OOO TO $20,OOO] to display and sell their latest original art.

There are miles of aisles…………300 booths…….showing original art from over 1000 artists.

It was a pleasant surprise to run into friends……..Dennis Kendrich and Andrea Brooks…………showing their latest designs.

Andrea is a watercolorist…….famous for her beautiful and fluid “wet on wet” technique.

Click on her website to view her new floral collection.

Andrea Brooks

Tai Lin Hsieh.…….a talented younf designer………..one of four winners of the International Student Design Competition.

I was there.  Looking for the next Picasso!  All I found was a poster !

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