Events

Join us for one of our upcoming speaking engagements, art exhibits, or webinars. If you are interested in having us speak to your group about the Design Pool library and on-demand printing, please contact us.

Photo of Kristen Dettoni's punch needle art piece, Residency.

Text • Pawtucket, Rhode Island • September 15, 2022

Kristen Dettoni has two pieces of original artwork on display in Text. This exhibit will be on display at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative in Pawtucket, Rhode Island from September 15 – October 30, 2022. The opening reception is Thursday, September 15, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Handwoven square with a razor clam shell woven into a pocket. Made by Kristin Crane.

36th Annual Rhode Island Open Exhibit • Warwick, Rhode Island • October 1 – November 5, 2022

Kristin Crane will have original artwork on display in the 36th Annual Rhode Island Open. This exhibit will be on display at the Warwick Center for the Arts from October 1 – November 5 in Warwick, Rhode Island. Opening reception on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

Punch needle art piece with white wool in a black frame. Art work is braille text that reads "touch and go"

Common Threads • Geneva, Illinois • October 7 – November 4, 2022

Kristen Dettoni and Kristin Crane will have original artwork on display in Common Threads. This exhibit will be on display at the Geneva Center for the Arts from October 7 – November 4 in  Geneva, Illinois. Opening reception on Friday, October 7, 2022, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

IIDA NE Fashion Show • November 3, 2022

Design Pool is teaming with Paul Designs Project to participate in the IIDA NE annual fashion show. The theme of this year’s show is Emerge. The event takes place on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 6:00 – 11:00 PM in Boston.

Logo for Boutique Design Trade Fair in New York

BDNY in New York City • November 13 – 14, 2022

Design Pool will be exhibiting at BDNY in New York City. The event takes place November 13 – 14, 2022 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Find Design Pool in Booth 1679.

Past Events

Wide-format Summit in Florida • July 25 – 27, 2022

Kristen Dettoni will be speaking at PRINTING United Alliance’s 2022 Wide-format Summit. She will present, To B2B or to B2C: That’s the Question in Building a Successful Digital Textile Printing Business Plan. The event takes place July 25 – 27, 2022 at the PGA National Resort in Florida. This is an invitation-only event.

Handweavers Guild of America Logo for Convergence 2022

Symphony of the Mountains, Mixed Media Exhibit at Convergence • Knoxville, Tennesse • July 15 – 18, 2022

Kristen Dettoni will have original artwork on display in the Symphony of the Mountains, a mixed media, juried exhibit. The exhibit is part of the Handweavers Guild of America biennial fiber art conference. The event takes place July 15 – 18, 2022 at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennesse.

NeoCon 2022 in Chicago, Illinois • June 13 – 15, 2022

Design Pool will be exhibiting at NeoCon from June 13 –15, 2022. Find them on the 7th floor of theMART in Booth 7-3050.

Outside In at Warwick Center for the Arts in Warwick, Rhode Island • March 5 – April 2 2022

Kristen Dettoni has art featured in the exhibition Outside In at the Warwick Center for the Arts in Warwick, Rhode Island. Outside In is “a juried exhibit featuring plein air artworks that capture that feeling of our natural outdoor environment.”

The show will run from Saturday, March 5 – Saturday, April 2, 2022.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 3 PM

Digital Textile Printing 2021 in Durham, North Carolina • December 8, 2021

The Digital Textile Printing Conference explores the new state of digital textile printing with industry experts and leaders. Kristen will be presenting Textile Print-on-Demand Design, Product, and Production Opportunities at 3:30 PM on December 8. She will also be on a panel discussion, Designing for the Future, at 4:00 PM.

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Color Excellence for Digital Textile Printing Webinar • December 6, 2021

Join industry expert David Zwang and two panelists, Kristen Dettoni, Founder of Design Pool and accomplished textile designer, and Felix Wijaya, President/Owner of Chroma Imaging digital textile printing shop, for an informative discussion about achieving color excellence in digital textile printing at 2:00 PM on December 6. Presented by X-Rite and Pantone.

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Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Cleveland, Ohio • October 23 – 26, 2021

Design Pool will be exhibiting at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference October 23–26 in Cleveland. Find them in Booth 6073 to view the award-winning Cryptology Collection, including a special group of designs created specifically for healthcare interiors.

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NeoCon 2021 in Chicago, Illinois • October 4 – 6, 2021

Design Pool will be unveiling The Cryptology Collections at NeoCon2021 from October 4–6 in Chicago. Find them on the 7th floor of theMART in Booth 7-4049.

Eight at The Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath, Maine • August 13 – September 25, 2021

Kristen Dettoni and Kristin Crane each have eight pieces of original artwork in this exhibition, Eight, an exhibition with eight artists telling the story of hope, friendship and connection.

Opening reception: August 13, 5 – 7pm

New Market Opportunities at the Printing United Series • Dates TBD

There are numerous product opportunities for commercial and residential interiors. The traditional business model includes high inventory, multiple layers, and limited custom opportunities. Our next generation of designers, the iGen, expect their needs to be met on their terms. Print companies are well-positioned to offer custom products designed and made to their client’s specifications. I will share with the group current and future product possibilities and how to capitalize on the “Print on Demand” market.

Exact day and time of Kristen’s presentation to be determined.

In Tandem Exhibit at The Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, Massachusetts • June 10 – July 10, 2021

Kristen has two pieces of original artwork in this exhibition, In Tandem, an exhibition about counterparts.

Pieces included:

Stacked Leaves
Needle Punch with Wool

Watercolor Leaf
Bead Weaving with Silica Beads and Wood Frame

Print-On-Demand Design and Production Opportunities at the Digital Textile Printing Conference • June 30 – July 1, 2021

Starting an e-commerce business has never been easier. With this comes the opportunity for on-demand products and great design. There is an exciting shift in manufacturing from an inventory model to on-demand. I will share with the group the programs, systems, and organizations in place to service this new business model, explaining the process from start to finish. We will explore the growing market and the opportunities for additional products and improved service.

This is an in-person and virtual event taking place in Phoenix, Arizona.

Exact day and time of Kristen’s presentation to be determined.

Looking Up Exhibit at Gallery Twist in Lexington, Massachusetts • June 11 – July 4, 2021

Kristen has two pieces of original artwork in this exhibition, Looking Up. 

Pieces included:

Sky Swatch
Needle Punch & Embroidery, Wool and Natural Dyes

Skyward
Needle Punch, Wool

Cranbrook Connections Exhibit at Studio Place Arts in Barre, Vermont • May 11 – June 26, 2021

Kristen has three pieces of original artwork in this exhibition, Cranbrook Connections. About the show, “The Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan is known as one of the preeminent centers of education in fine art, crafts, design, and architecture.   SPA is honoring the late Marc Awodey, local artist, art critic, and friend, who attended Cranbrook, with an exhibit of work by artists in the greater Vermont area who also attended Cranbrook.”

Pieces included:

Aerial Grid 1
Needle Punch with Wool

Cactus
Bead Weaving with Silica Beads and Wood Frame

Stylized Feather
Bead Weaving with Silica Beads and Wood Frame

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Meet Design Pool – A Pattern Resource for the Interior Design Market, Hosted by Lindenmeyr Munroe • June 8th, 11:00 AM

Whether you just bought a new digital printer or are looking to grow your existing business into the interiors market, you will need high-quality pattern designs to succeed. Kristen Dettoni, Founder of Design Pool, will share her expertise about the growing opportunities for digital printing in commercial and residential interiors. She will demonstrate how easy it is to use Design Pool as a pattern resource to achieve all your design needs. Her pattern library contains over 600 seamless designs in multiple colorways and a vector file format. All designs were created with the interior design market in mind and are available for licensing. In addition, Design Pool has the capability to work individually on custom colors and custom designs.

How Direct-to-Consumer is Transforming the Supply Chain March 24th, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Online

Kristen has been invited to participate in a panel discussion. The session, How Direct-to-Consumer is Transforming the Supply Chain, will discuss the evolution of the supply chain and how print-on-demand is altering the traditional business model.

Industry 4.0 and the Evolution of Printing, panel discussion at Texprocess Americas Symposium October 2nd Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Kristen has been invited to participate in a panel discussion at Texprocess Americas Symposium at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The session, Industry 4.0 and the Evolution of Printing, will focus on how printing technology has changed over time and where it is headed in the future.

Design Pool at the Warwick Art Gallery in RI

"Full Circle" Digital Arts and Photography Juried Exhibit Warwick Center for the Arts November 13th - December 19th Reception: November 21, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

Kristen has three art pieces in the show: Illustrated Flowers, Indigo Quilt and Cut Paper Floral

Created in Illustrator, Printed on Vynil and Stretched on Canvas. The designs were inspired by a project for Kwickscreen.

Hope to see you at the reception!

Digital Textile Printing US 2019 “Commercial Interiors - The Untapped Market” June 7, 2019 11:45 - 12:15 AM EST Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL

Join Kristen for a half hour presentation.

We will explore how “Print on Demand” technology is shifting the traditional paradigm of commercial interiors and opening up the market to amazing opportunities.

Inprint Ad Conference

InPrint “Print on Demand - Exploring Decor Market Opportunities” April 10, 2019 10:15 - 11:00 AM EST

Join Kristen at InPrint for a forty-five minute presentation.

Kristen will share her experiences and the companies that she has encountered that offer different types of products and how they are capitalizing on the “Print on Demand” market.

Fabric Rolls Patterns

ISCC February Webinar “Print on Demand: Exploring the Market Opportunities February 19, 2019 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

Join Kristen for a one hour webinar about “Print on Demand” opportunities.

Learn about different companies that offer custom services and explore graphic options for custom products and learn the differences and nuances between copyrights, licensing and personal use.

AATCC Event Image Pattern on Shower Curtain

AATCC/SGIA Digital Textile Conference 3.0 "Print on Demand: Exploring the Market Opportunities" December 5, 2018 9:45 - 10:15 AM Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, NC

Kristen will be presenting at the conference and will have a table during the cocktail hour.

Kristen will discuss the opportunities that exist in the print on demand market. Learn about why this trend is growing and how a select group of companies are using the on demand process to drive additional business.