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The International Art Materials Association - NAMTA® is dedicated to promoting the art/creative materials industry. Members include retailers, manufacturers, distributors, importers, and independent reps from around the world. NAMTA's mission is to provide members with the products, services and information needed to grow and prosper. 


We Want To Hear From You

If you are attending Art Materials World in Salt Lake City, March 5-7, please stop by the NAMTA Booth and complete a very short survey regarding those art advocacy initiatives upon which you would like to see NAMTA focus and we'll give you a free Art Matters lapel pin. If you won’t be in Salt Lake City, you can click here to complete the survey and we'll mail you a pin (Members Only).


Opens March 5th in Salt Lake City

Online Registration is still open, but will be closing soon . . .

Art Materials World is a unique opportunity for art materials dealers
and suppliers from around the world to connect.

FAQs about Attending   •  Exhibitor Rules & Regulations


Members can view the online Show Directory

Art Materials 2017 Show App available for download at the App and Play Stores.
Search for NAMTA

A Cornhole Tournament is going to happen during Art Materials World 2017 in Salt Lake City. All you need to do is find someone to be your partner and enter. Each team will consist of two players in a single elimination tournament. Sign Up Now!

eNEWS - February 15 Issue

NAMTA's e-newsletter for members featuring industry, membership, and member news.
See the eNEWS Archives.
NAMTA Members - Submit you Company News for eNEWS here.

The Palette - February 22nd Issue

A colorful collection of art and industry news from websites & publications.
Available to all interested with an e-Subscription.  See The Palette Archives

 Artists Survey Results: Results from over 6,000 US and Canadian artists that can help you shape your business and have a better understanding of the needs, desires, trends and thoughts of your customers. 

Artists and Art Materials Market Summary: The only data available on the 2015 size and growth of the art materials market in the USA and Canada. Includes data on market size, number of artists, and growth from 2012 to 2014. 

Retail Survey Results: Get the results of a 2015 survey of 150 art materials retailers in the USA and Canada: core financial metrics, growth trends, product trends, marketing and business best practices, challenges, and feedback for suppliers.

Studies were independently conducted in 2009, 2012, and 2015. They are the ONLY current national survey of artists in the USA and Canada. Studies are FREE for NAMTA members.

Retail Merchandising

This manual explores target marketing, selecting vendors, shipping issues and costs, planograms, inventory control, managing your product mix, pricing strategies, working with sales reps, and so much more. 

Visit the Resource Page to see all 3 manuals. 
Retail Operations Training Manuals are FREE for NAMTA members.


NAMTA members have an advantage in the art and creative materials industry - the products, services, networking and information they need to grow and prosper.

The Resource Advantage       The Networking Advantage      The Savings Advantage



Visit MITRA the NEW website about Materials Information and Technical Resources for Artists - and all who are interested. MITRA will be Art Materials World 2017.

Art Advocacy

Supporting the Arts is a key objective for NAMTA members and the Art Advocacy website helps them find the resources and tools they need to address a wide range of Art Advocacy issues that can develop in their community. You can show your support by displaying the NAMTA Art Advocacy Logo and the link to www.NamtaArtAdvocacy.org on your website and in your newsletters. 

Art Advocacy in Canada
Canadian News and  Canadian Resources on namtaartadvocacy.org.

Art Advocacy News Past Issues


FREE Posters


Two colorful and informative posters.
Download and print for you, your customers, schools, and/or art organizations.

Art Matters

T-Shirts - Pins - Mugs

Purchase Art Matters Items.