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Surtex Seminar to Feature Veteran Licensing Artists

Three industry art license experts will share their perspective on the business during the conference program at the Surtex surface design show on May 18.

Kate McRostie, owner of Design Works, Beth Logan, owner of Artstuff Ltd., and Dena, who owns Dena Designs and goes only by the one name, will present a session dubbed, “The 'Art' of Success - A Dialogue with Artists Who are Making It Happen.” It is scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m., and is the first of 11 total conference sessions scheduled at this year's show from May 16 to18.“Bring your notebooks,” advised Penny Sikalis, GLM's vice president and manager of the Surtex show. “These three artists are industry giants whose own success stories are blueprints for making it in the art licensing industry. This program is not for beginners only. The artists' advice and insights will also be invaluable to designers and manufacturers who are already established.”

Logan started her career in l992 licensing her art with a small publisher of posters and prints in Seattle. McRostie specializes in textural acrylic paintings. And Dena, who was trained in industrial design, is known for coordinated collections built from a single design.

Admission to the session is $75 in advance, $85 on site. For information, visit

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