Surtex 2014 was a success! And by "success" I am very, very pleased with all of the great contacts with new, and current manufacturers I've wanted to work with and have previously or currently worked with. It was also a fantastic opportunity to meet so many artists I know from online groups and social media!
Now, the most important part of the show is upon me, the Follow Up. The whole reason I went to the Art Licensing Surtex show was to put my art in front of manufacturers who might not be aware of my art. Now that I have made those contacts, it is of the utmost importance to connect with them and provide them with more information about me and my art and how my art can be beneficial to their products and company. And if needed, create new art for new product lines and/or work with current designs I already have.
At this earliest stage after the show I am focused on organizing my contact list and prioritizing everything. The VERY first thing I am doing is taking all of the notes from my little book and backing them up on my computer, if something were to happen to my book the whole show would be in vain, all of my contact information would be gone and I cannot, will not let that happen!!
I hope the show was a great success for everyone who exhibited and attended. I made notes during the show of things that worked for me and of things I can improve upon next year, and will write a new blog post once I'm caught up on all of the current demands from the show :)
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