What is SURTEX about?

This article includes general information about SURTEX

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Would you like to network key manufactures, leading retailers and businesses who are discovering trends and sourcing original designs? SURTEX® is that place – it brings together the owners and creators of surface art design with business owners and brand licensing companies looking for unique art, patterns and prints for commercial use.

Nerida would like to invite Patternfield subscribers to show their work at SURTEX® which gives you an opportunity to show your work on the worlds best stage for Art Licensing. This is an exclusive invitation, that is not compulsory but highly recommended.

The Patternfield booth is a collective space at the show, which runs over 2 days on the 9th and 10th of May, 2023 at the Metropolitan Pavillion in New York City.

If you want your own branded booth, we can help you with that too. But at over $3600 for a single small booth, the expense is sky high. Even though taking part in the Patternfield space is shared, it will be a very large, beautifully curated space to capture the imagination of every buyer who attends Surtex.

Each artist gets a chance to present 24 large A1 prints, and can double their experience by registering on a choice of 2 booths, in the Atelier (Buyout Area) or the Art Licensing Space. You do not even have to attend, our experienced Patternfield staff, who are seasoned Trade Show Attendees will be there to represent you.

You can also have up to 48 prints on our digital show, which will run for 45 days after Surtex closes, to ensure you can close deals with interested buyers, AND expose your Surtex work to new buyers who cannot attend.


  • 24 x A1 Prints (or double that if you sign up for Atelier AND Art Licensing Areas)

  • Inclusion in the Patternfield@Surtex Digital Art Show online

  • 30 Postcards for display at Surtex

  • Individual Social Media Post leading up to the event

  • Free Trade-Show e-Guide to help you with pricing, client negotiation and portfolio presentation

  • Live Q & A sessions for participants

  • Free Trend & Colour Direction to 2024 including all the key colour directions across fashion & home

  • Contacts of all buyers who visit the booth during the Trade Show

What ticket to buy.

  • Pay just your deposit by 30 November, or

  • Pay the full amount now to save you having to pay the balance later

Pay the balance by 31st January.

  • If you just pay the deposit now, we will send you another event link to pay the remainder of the balance by 31st January.


  • If Surtex is cancelled, any amounts you have paid will be refunded less the costs of the prints and postcards and any postage and handling costs.

  • If you withdraw from the show due to unforseen circumstances before 31st of January, your deposit is non-refundable. You can find someone else to replace you at the show.

  • If you withdraw after the 31st of March, all fees are non-refundable, we will send you your prints and postcards and cover any postage and handling costs.

  • If Patternfield cannot attend the event due to urgent health or medical conditions, participants will receive a full refund.

Please note that only Patternfield subscribers can buy ticket.

Date and time: Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 7:00 AM – Wed, May 10, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT

Location: Metropolitan Pavilion - 125 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011 United States

Last day to get tickets: December 16th, 2022

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