Today, I’m sharing a bit about an upcoming event that I co-founded in New York with a group of other talented women! Field Trip is a pattern and illustration event conceived of by a small, diverse group of established artists. It takes place on Monday, May 21, 2018, in a beautiful, light-filled loft, just a stone's throw from other Design Week events taking place on the same day at the Javits Center.
Our goal in starting Field Trip three years ago was to depart from trade show norms. We wanted to show our work in a more curated and intimate setting, where artists and clients could relax and really enjoy the experience of engaging with one another. The concept was successful from the outset, resulting in many exciting collaborations with leading retailers.
The show gives clients and artists the chance to get together, review new artwork for purchase or license, and discuss collaborations. Clients can expect to see beautiful prints, patterns and illustrations, in a variety of different styles — from clean and organic, to bold and graphic, to quirky and hand-painted.
The show is fun and informal. Guests can sip cocktails, sample nibbles, and listen to great music, while browsing through stunning artwork from artists with well-established brands.
The event was conceived by artists, and is totally planned by the artists participating — it’s a really inspiring collaboration for all of us. This year’s artists are Ampersand Design Studio, Bikini Sous La Pluie, Carolyn Suzuki, Elizabeth Olwen, Kelly Ventura, Nottene, Suzy Ultman, Jillian Phillips, Sara Boccaccini Meadows, Victoria Johnson and Monika Forsberg.
Field Trip is a trade-only event, and attendance is by invitation only. For more information or if you are an Art Director, Buyer, or potential collaborator interested in attending future events, please request an inviteon our website. Hope to see you there!