The International Art Materials Association - NAMTA®   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.  NAMTA's Board of Directors

2018 NAMTA Membership Renewal  Contact Sue Cohen if you need help renewing or call 704.892.6244.


Register Online for Art Materials World 2018

RETAILERS take this Survey

NAMTA has launched its tri-annual 2018 Art Materials Retailer Survey and art materials retailers can click here to access and complete the survey.

Whether or not you are a NAMTA member . . . when you complete this survey you will automatically be qualified to receive a FREE copy of the results, and also have the option to enter a drawing to win one of five $100 gift cards.

Every Art Materials Retailer wants to know how the industry is doing as a whole and, more specifically, how their business compares to other art materials stores. By completing this survey you can find out so please open the link now and complete the survey.

Thank You for participating and supporting your industry!

SUPPLIERS post this message and link

On February 15, NAMTA launched its tri-annual 2018 Art Materials Retailer Survey. Please post this message and link in your e-communications today and continue the promotion until March 15th.

NAMTA appreciates your support!


March 4 - 6, 2018

Online Registration

Show Schedule

Social Events

Hotel & Travel

Presentations & Demos

Cornhole Tournament


Floor Plan


All Information

Art Materials World, NAMTA's annual convention and trade show, will bring a unique opportunity to Dallas, Texas in 2018 for art materials dealers and suppliers from around the World to connect.

NAMTA is co-locating with CAMEX again in 2018! Art Materials World and CAMEX attendees will have access to both shows.        

Please Be Aware - NAMTA does not contract with, or authorize anyone to contact our members regarding hotels for the conference and trade show. Should you be contacted by anyone offering incredible deals for hotels in Dallas, please remember, if it seems too good to be true it probably is. You should never give your credit card information to anyone who contacts you. If you do reserve through one of these companies you probably won't have a reservation when you arrive in Dallas.

2018 Membership Renewal
The grace period for access to NAMTA.org and Online Registration for 2017 memberships ended on January 31.
If you need help renewing for 2018, contact Sue Cohen or call 704.892.6244.

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February 14
Featuring industry, membership, and member news items for NAMTA Members.     Past Issues   

The Palette

February 7
A colorful collection of art and industry news from websites & publications.    Past Issues     Subscribe

Members  - ADVERTISE in eNEWS, in The Palette, and at Art Materials World.

2017 Survey / 2018 Study

Thank you NAMTA members, art educators, and everyone in the art materials industry who helped NAMTA get the word out to the artists who took the 2017 Artists Survey.Thank you to all the artists and students who participated by taking the survey. You spoke directly to the art materials industry with your answers.
The results of the survey will be the 2018 Artists & Art Materials Study. Release date will be announced.

2015 Studies

Artists Survey Results from over 6,000 US and Canadian artists.
Artists & Art Materials Market Summary has data on 2015 size and growth of the art materials market in the USA and Canada.
Retail Survey Results from 150 art materials retailers in the US and Canada - core financial metrics, growth and product trends, marketing and business best practices, challenges, and feedback for suppliers.
Studies have been independently conducted in 2009, 2012, and 2015 with surveys of artists in the USA and Canada. Studies are FREE for NAMTA members.

is the newest manual in the NAMTA Retail Operations Manual series. Your business plan is not a one-time exercise. While the first time that you create your Business Plan will likely be the most intense, re-reading and tweaking it annually is necessary to keep it relevant and useful. Each year there are likely to be changes to the retail landscape: new niches of retail open up; competition moves in and out of your trade area; art trends change.

Free-for-members. Click here to see them all.



NAMTA provides a website, www.NAMTAartadvocacy.org, dedicated to advocating for the arts. NAMTAartadvocacy.org includes information and stories - Resources, Facts, Member News and Canadian News, Canadian Resources, and more.

Art Advocacy NEWS

December 2017  A quarterly enewsletter with stories and information about advocating for the arts.   See Past Issues     Subscribe

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

Americans for the Arts
study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's impact on the economy. Study & Video

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

Art Materials Retailers, Suppliers, Independent Representatives, and Industry Associates.

Visit the Membership Page to join today - online or by mail!


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