April 30, 2020

To Our Valued Namta Members,

COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on all of us, both personally and professionally. There is much uncertainty as we move toward what will likely be a new normal for everyone. With this in mind, and with the safety and well-being of our members paramount, the Namta staff and the Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to cancel Art Materials World 2020.

If you are a 2020 Namta Exhibitor your booth fees will be deferred to Art Materials World 2021. If you would like to make other arrangements, please reach out to the Namta staff. Information on exhibiting at Art Materials World 2021 will be sent out shortly.

Namta is currently exploring a number of exciting options to bring our community together in the coming months. In the meantime, if you need advice, ideas or just want to catch up with your fellow Namta members we encourage you to visit our new member forum, Namta Connect-The Gallery. Make sure to take advantage of the many resources available to you on namta.org, from financial to healthcare and much more, to help guide you through these challenging times. Most importantly, please continue to reach out to Namta with any ideas or needs you have  – we are to here to assist you in any way we can.

C.S. Lewis once said “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny,"  so mark your calendars for Art Materials World 2021 - April 11-13 in Chicago -  and together we will make it a show to remember. 

Stay safe and well,
Leah Siffringer, CAE, Namta Executive Director