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.

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.
Why Art Matters
NAMTA Members - Order Art Advocacy T-SHIRTS
  *  Art Action Fund helps identify “Pro-Art” Congressional Candidates
  *  Add the NAMTA Art Advocacy LOGO to your Website

Retail Operations Manual

Advertising and Marketing

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

Advertising and Marketing focuses on the wide array of digital marketing channels available to a business today, including important information on branding, creating an advertising budget, and sensible marketing planning.


The Palette

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October 8, 2014 Palette

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October 15, 2014 Edition

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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.

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Denver Welcomes
Art Materials World 2015

Craft & Hobby Association
Pavilion returns to Denver



NEW Products
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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

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