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.  NAMTA's Board of Directors

Retail Operations Manuals

NAMTA introduces BUSINESS PLANthe fourth volume 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.



Art Materials World

Salt Lake City, Utah - 2017 Memories       


    2017 Show Awards       2017 Photo Album

Dallas, Texas - March 4 - 6, 2018

Co-locating with CAMEX

Art Materials World 2018 Dallas, Texas will be a unique opportunity for art materials dealers and suppliers from around the World to connect.
Reserve your 2018 booth today. Contact Rick Munisteri for details.

Reach Industry Buyers
Discover What’s New in The Industry
Introduce New Products
Develop New Sales Leads
Expand Distribution Channels
Create New Relationships
Nurture Existing Relationship

Don't Wait - Book Your Rooms Now  
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Reservations must be made by February 6, 2018 to receive the group rate.


June 21st Issue
   News for NAMTA members featuring industry, membership, and member news items.    See Past Issues     Share Your News

The Palette  
June 14th Issue  
The Palette from NAMTA is a colorful collection of art and industry news from websites & publications.    See Past Issues

Art Advocacy NEWS
April 2017 Issue
    Art Advocacy NEWS is emailed quarterly with stories and information about advocating for the arts.  See Past Issues

Subscribe to receive The Palette and Art Advocacy NEWS by email.
Both enewsletters are available to all interested.   
 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 2015 size and growth of the art materials market in the US and Canada. Includes data on market size, number of artists, and growth from 2012-14. 

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.



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, and Independent Representatives

Join NAMTA Today


RESOURCE Advantage     NETWORKING Advantage         SAVINGS PROGRAMS Advantage



Visit MITRAthe NEW website about Materials Information and Technical Resources for Artists - and all who are interested.

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.

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.