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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.

Art Materials World 2015

Art Materials World - What's it all about!
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Denver Welcomes Art Materials World 2015
Craft & Hobby Association returns to Denver

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NAMTA Art Advocacy 

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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.
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Artist & Art Materials Study 2015

Thank you for supporting the NAMTA Artist Survey!
We received more than 6,400 completed responses.
Survey results will be available in January 2015.

About the 2015 Artists & Art Materials Study


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  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.
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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.


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The Palette from NAMTA

A bi-weekly collection of
art & art materials news.
December 17, 2014 Edition
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New Products
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Independent Reps

Welcome New Members
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Art Materials Legislation
Update on Kolinsky Brushes

2016 Art Materials World

Houston, TX, March 6-8, 2016
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