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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.
In 2016, for the first time ever, NAMTA held its annual conference and trade show in conjunction with another association – CAMEX . . . the college bookstores. The overall reaction from NAMTA members and exhibitors was positive and you can read a synopsis of their post-conference evaluation survey results here.
Artists Survey Results
Artists and Art Materials Market Summary
Retail Survey Results
Studies were independently conducted in 2009, 2012, and 2015.
NAMTA’s 3rd Retail Operations Training Manual, Retail Merchandising, is written specifically for art materials retailers. Explore the changing dynamics of art materials sales, you’ll learn more about how this important facet of retailing can be managed in both brick-and-mortar and online environments. Target marketing, selecting vendors, shipping issues and costs, planograms, inventory control, managing your product mix, pricing strategies, working with sales reps, and so much more.
Retail Operations Training Manuals are FREE for NAMTA members.
Art materials retail buyers see the latest fine art supply products, attend educational sessions and social events, and network with the industry at NAMTA's annual trade show - Art Materials World.
2016 Houston Art Materials World Show Pictures, Award Winners, and more.
Next Art Materials World
Salt Lake City, Utah Visit and 'Like Us' on Facebook
March 5 - 7, 2017
Supporting the Arts is a key objective for NAMTA members and www.namtaartadvocacy.org 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.