SURTEX will be here before we know it!

Mar 13, 2014


Despite the recent winter storm, SPRING officially starts next week! Spring is a beautiful season… fragrant flowers, birds singing their sweet songs, fresh air, longer days annnnd SURTEX


The ALI team is working very hard to finish our last minute “to do” list for the show. Surtex is our busiest show of the year, so this is when we reveal our newest catalog. This year we are super excited to show off some of the new additions to our catalog. For example, each sales representative gave a “thumbs up” to their top 10 artists. We also added theme sections so you can take a quick glance at one genre at a time. For example, if you are looking for Christmas images, you will be able to just turn to the Christmas spread to see the variety we offer!


We are also working on our panels. The sales team and the art department spend countless hours gathering  the perfect images to be displayed on our panels.  Our booth is the first thing our customers see, so we want to make sure we have imagery that will draw people into our space.  We are very proud of the way our panels will look, so if you are at the show, be sure to stop by our booth.  At the show, we will be meeting with many manufactures from all over the marketplace, so we want our booth to stand out! We have a surprise for all of our appointments and everyone passing by- it is going to be AWESOME!


If you are interested in attending the show, there is still time to get your badges! You can register online until May 13, 2014.  If you cannot make it, no worries! We will definitely be posting photos of the show on our website and all of our social media sites. 

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Spotted at the recent 2012 Toy Fair Show at Javits in New York City

Feb 24, 2012

Traffic at the recent toy fair was super busy and the atmosphere was electric.
Buyers were buzzing about - trying to spots new and innovative products.

Mega Brands has launched a line of "Garden Delights" puzzles and images by our artist, Ms. Nancy Wernersbach are featured in this series. The new packaging is brighter and more colorful with the image and info displayed on the side of the box – easy to view and identify when stored.  Image featured is titled "Twilight Romance Garden".


Ceaco has also selected two more images by Mr. Bill Bell for their Christmas collection.  The images are "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Rockefeller Center".


Ravensburger is launching a new 3D puzzle line of famous landmarks around the world.

These puzzles are available at many retail locations, such as walmart and an online stores, such as

Wishing all happy puzzling!

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Licensing International 2011 in Las Vegas

Jun 21, 2011 showcases new artists and best selling properties at the Licensing International show in Las Vegas. We had one of the busiest booths in the art & design section with a completely packed schedule, thank you to all that attended.

For all those that did not attend. We featured art by new artists such as Dennis Lewan (who was in attendance), David Russo, Jodi Berlin, Sara Catena, Tine Wiggins and Allen Jimmerson. New works by our best sellers were represented along with wildlife artist, Cory Carlson in person signing prints. In the spirit of Vegas, a giclée print of his was given away on a lucky draw to Ms. Jane Trumble of Leanin' Tree.

Michael Katz and myself, Nick Virgilio, were there to provide comic relief for Hong and Ryan and to attend the Disney company's annual North American sales event. McGaw Graphics is a licensee of Disney for poster & prints, framed art, canvas and other décor based products.

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The World of Surface Design all in one place

May 03, 2011

The whole world of surface and textile design will converge on New York City May l5-l7 to observe the 25th anniversary of SURTEX, the only business-to-business marketplace in North America devoted to the sale and licensing of original art & design for product development across all categories.

ArtLicensing, (representing artists from Applejack Art Partners, McGaw Graphics, Interlitho, Soho Editions, Washington Green and New Box Licensing), has been exhibiting at SURTEX as one of the show staples since the late 1980's. Attending the show this year will be CEO Jack Appelman, Director of Licensing Hong Campbell, and Licensing Associates Ryan Cameron and Ray Phelps. We will be showcasing our latest Artist Porfolio catalog with over 300 artists (featuring 40+ NEW). Our full archive available for viewing on iPads.

Feel free to drop by our booths 463-465 but it's best to setup an appointment with Ryan, Ray or Hong (please call 802.362.3662). Do hurry as time slots are filling up fast.

Over 2800 new images have been added to our archive in preparation for the event. Visit our "what's new" page weekly for an update.

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Atlanta Market - July

Jul 21, 2009

Atlanta, Georgia was definitely the place to be last week for the gift & home industry. The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market at the America’s Mart displayed an amazing collection of products that featured the hottest colors, themes, and patterns in today’s décor. We were able to peruse the show to check out the latest products and to view our own Art Licensing artwork in these showrooms. We had a great presence at the show; many of our customers featured artwork by our talented bevy of artists and it looked great. We went in and out of showrooms speaking to sales reps, viewing their products, and getting feedback on the show.

One of the most prominent themes that appeared throughout most of the showrooms was religious artwork.  It was everywhere!  Nearly every showroom had some presence of religious imagery - some only had a few items, and others had entire sections of the showroom devoted to it.  The art was a mixture of everything from traditional religious symbols, like crosses and angels, to more modern takes on it, like decorative artwork with scripture added.  All of the work had a strong presence, which makes sense in an unstable time, and all of it was very beautiful.

Overall, the show traffic was a bit down, but people seemed somewhat optimistic. We walked the show during the last few days, and there were still buyers floating around looking for product, but it seemed that most were on a hunt for a bargain. There were many price drops and volume deals to be had in an attempt to stimulate orders.

The show was just so vast and the products were really lovely. It seemed that there was nothing that wasn’t included in these showrooms. Everything from décor and accessories to toys and gourmet foods was out on display. It truly was the largest collection of merchandise in one place and it was fabulous!

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