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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. 


March 5th - 7th, 2017 - Salt Lake City, Utah  

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NAMTA's Art Materials World is a unique opportunity for art materials buyers and sellers from around the world to connect.


Art Materials World is once again co-locating with CAMEX for 2017.
Attendees from both shows will have access to all exhibitors.

Brede Exposition Services - ksmith@brede.com or 781.741.5900



Visit MITRA , the new website about Materials Information and Technical Resources for Artists - and all who are interested.
MITRA will be Art Materials World 2017.


eNEWS - Jan. 18th Issue
NAMTA's e-newsletter for members featuring industry, membership, and member news.
eNEWS Archives

The Palette - Jan. 11th Issue
A colorful collection of art and industry news from websites & publications.
Available to all interested with an e-Subscription.  
See The Palette Archives

Member Advertising Opportunities


Artists Survey ResultsResults 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 SummaryThe only data available on the 2015 size and growth of the art materials market in the USA and Canada. Includes data on market size, number of artists, and growth from 2012 to 2014. 

Retail Survey ResultsGet 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.

Retail Merchandising

This manual explores 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. 

Visit the Resource Page to see all 3 manuals. 
Retail Operations Training Manuals are FREE for NAMTA members.

NAMTA Membership

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

NAMTA's 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 MattersT-Shirts

Purchase Art Matters T-Shirts for you or your company or organization.