Renowned 3D print artist Bathsheba Grossman has agreed to participate in 3D Printer World Expo as a speaker, exhibitor and judge in two of four design contests offering $100,000 in cash and prizes.

Ms. Grossman was an early innovator in 3D printed art and has been very influential in popularizing direct-metal printing as an art medium, inspiring many artists and designers to further experiment with the technology. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the London Times and Der Spiegel as well as Wired and Discover magazines, among others.

"We are thrilled to have a creative talent like Bathsheba joining us in Burbank," says Bob Titsch, content director for 3D Printer World Expo. "She has graciously agreed to showcase her current prints and personal collection on the exhibit floor, give a presentation in one of our seminars for artists and designers, and join the panel of judges to select the winners of our 3D printed jewelry and abstract art contests."

3D Printer World Expo is an exhibition and conference taking place at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2014. The two-day event will feature an amazing selection of 3D printers, 3D scanners and software products as well as demonstrations, case studies, tutorials and networking events specially designed for artists, educators, entrepreneurs and executives with small and medium-sized businesses who want to learn more about the burgeoning ability to use 3D printing to create, enhance and customize products.

"This event could not be more timely," says Ms. Grossman. "Although there are industrially and academically oriented trade shows on 3DP, as well as heavy participation in general maker events, there isn't really anything big targeted on the user side, which is now a burgeoning field all its own. I'm looking forward to participating in this event. It's needed and it's going to be fun too."

The 3D Printer World Expo website is scheduled to launch in the middle of October. To sign up for show updates and announcements, please click here.