trade shows

After Show Meetup - NYC

Hello Rise Design and Shine friends, we are fast approaching Trade Show season and as many of you will be heading to NYC for Surtex and Blueprint, we thought it would be great to arrange a little meetup. 

This will be a chance to celebrate a successful first day of the Surtex and Blueprint over a drink or two, mingle and swap notes about the two shows. It's a gorgeous venue with pretty NYC skyline views, perfect for catching up with old friends and meeting new ones :)

Please add anyone coming to either show to this invite yourselves, and feel free to share in other groups. All are welcome to join us (exhibitors, walkers, partners friends, the more the merrier).

The lounge operates on a first come, first served basis, so check back a couple of days before to see if anything has changed. Guests must be 21 and over

Hope to see you there!

BLUEPRINT Preview Part 2: Surface Design and Print Trade Show May 2017

It's May and the print and surface pattern trade shows are coming up fast! Here we have some more luscious art in the second part of our Blueprint show preview. Enjoy! And best of luck to to everyone showing, we can't wait to meet you :) 

Emma Jayne Designs

Agency: Brenda Manley Designs


Kaz Lammie

Exhibiting at Blueprint Show 1 & 2  with Cinnamon Joe Studio 

Natalie Williamson Design

Blueprint Show2: 21st-23rd May, represented by Dot and Flow Design

Lucinda Kidney

Blueprint 18 - 20 May 2017

Exhibiting at Blueprint Show 1  with A Fresh Bunch

Olivia Gibbs

Exhibiting at Blueprint Show 1 & Show 2 with Cinnamon Joe Studio

Pencil Parade Art Collective

Blue Print Show #2, May 21-23

Betsy Siber, Brooke Glaser, Katherine Lenius, and Megan Dunagan

Rachel Schafer

Exhibiting at BluePrint May 21-23

Sareka Unique

Blueprint 21-23rd May

Kimberly K Carter

Blueprint Show 2: 21-23rd May

Cindy Willingham

Blueprint Show #2

Revel Designs

BLUEPRINT Preview Part 1: Surface Design & Print Trade Show, New York

Angel Gerardo

Blueprint May 18-20

with Brenda Manley Designs

Exhibiting at Blueprint 2
Zesti - Ine Beerten

Metka Hiti - Hiti Design represented by Dot&Flow

Exhebiting at Blueprint May 21-23

Nastja Holtfreter

Exhibiting at Blueprint Show 2: May 21-23

Dot and Flow Design

Exhibiting at Surtex, 21-23rd May

Designs from:

Natalie Williamson

Metka Hiti

Sareka Unique

Gabriella Buckingham

Hollie McManus


SURTEX Preview Part 2: Art Licensing Trade Show May 21-23

Shannon Hays Design & Illustration

Showing at Surtex

Show exhibiting at: Surtex Booth #2723

Emma McGowan

Surtex Booth #2723

Exhibiting with Four Corners Art Collective


Surtex Booth 2723


Kimberly Shrack: Manayunk Calligraphy

Exhibiting at Surte

Lisa Kirkbride
Showing with Finch & Foxglove Art Collective at Surtex

Leticia Plate

Surtex, NYC 2017 Booth 3235

Shannon McNab

Surtex Booth 3037

SURTEX Preview Part 1: Art Licensing Trade Show May 2017

Good Morning, as the countdown to Trade Show season continues, it's our pleasure to give you a taste of the eye candy that will be on display (and available for licensing and purchase) this May from our insanely talented design community! Two key shows: Blueprint and Surtex, will be running next month in New York City.

We're kicking off today with some designers showing at Surtex - enjoy! 


Agency: Brenda Manley Designs


Courtney Beth Keller

Surtex: booth 3026

Member of the Finch & Foxglove

Elizabeth Silver

Exhibiting at: Surtex (#2917) and Licensing Expo (#H94)
Represented by Jewel Branding

Finch & Foxglove members showing at Surtex booth 3026: 

  • Adriana Bergstrom
  • Bryony Clarkson
  • Courtney Beth Keller
  • Laurence Lavallée
  • Lisa Kirkbride
  • Natasa Kaiser
  • Sharon Montgomery

Angel Gerardo

Surtex May 21-23 with Brenda Manley Designs

Lizzie Clark Designs

Exhibiting at SURTEX

The Pattern Social: Jessica Hogarth and Jules McKeown

Exhibiting at Surtex

The Patterned Peacock

Exhibiting at Surtex

Ask an Agent: Interview with Brenda Manley

Today we have another great interview for you! I had the pleasuring of chatting with Artist Agent, Brenda Manley to ask her about her agency, projects and working life. We talk trends, portfolios and tradeshows!

Grab a cuppa, tune in and enjoy :)


If you would like to see more from Brenda and her studio, check out the following links:


Instagram: @brenda_manley_designs

Ohn Mar Win and Harriet Mellor are no longer represented by Brenda Manley Designs but you can find them on the following links: Ohn Mar Win  and  Harriet Mellor.