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

Artist & Art Materials Study 2015

You have until Tuesday, November 25th,
to complete the
Artists & Art Materials Survey.
Receive a free digital issue of The Artist's Magazine and Professional Artist; and get the chance to win one of five $100 art supply store gift cards.

About the New Study
The authoritative study of artists in the USA and Canada, the survey covers kinds of art created, favorites, materials used, digital and print media use, purchasing habits, creative life cycles, and demographics.

Retailers - help promote the study.

NAMTA Art Advocacy 

Supporting the Arts is a key objective for NAMTA members.Study after study shows that including art-related activities in a child’s education produces a smarter, more creative and successful student.

Pro-Art Congressional Candidates
NAMTA Members - Order Art Advocacy T-SHIRTS
Add the Art Advocacy LOGO to your Website

Why Art Matters 

NEW - Art Advocacy Posters
FREE to download and print

Retail Operations Manual

Advertising and Marketing

NEW for 2014, NAMTA Members can download Advertising and Marketing, volume 2 of the Retail Operations Manual Series.



The Palette

A bi-weekly collection of
art & art materials news
FREE e-subscription

November 19, 2014 Palette


November 12, 2014 Edition
Read the Archives

The  Membership Advantage

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


Membership Directory



NAMTA's Who's Who Membership Directory is available to members to download and save or print a copy.

Members can also search for other members with the Online Membership Directory.

MembershipWatch Video > to hear from NAMTA Members!

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Art Materials World
What's it all about!

Reserve your Hotel Room
at the Hyatt Regency

Denver Welcomes
Art Materials World 2015

Craft & Hobby Association
Pavilion returns to Denver

Registration opens
December 15th




NEW Products

The latest products
to hit the shelves

Independent Reps

Welcome New Members
Who's New at NAMTA

Art Materials Legislation
Update on Kolinsky Brushes

2016 Art Materials World

Houston, TX, March 6-8, 2016
What's New for 2016

Member Savings Programs
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