December 15, 2021

Welcome to Monica Partridge, "Addicted Crafter and Owner" of Pear Tree Treasures located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Pear Tree Treasures offers Craft and Mixed Media supplies, and more. Monica is a former AFCI member and we hope to meet her in Orlando in the Spring.

Welcome to the team at Martin’s Framing, located in beautiful downtown Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada, serving the greater Muskoka region for over 25 years, and offering custom framing, a gallery, and art supplies for the professional artist and those aspiring to one day become one.


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Daran Bair, CEO & President at American Sales & Marketing in Plymouth, Michigan, passed away on November 24th. He leaves behind his wife Christine, three children, two grandchildren, family members, friends and business associates. Daran was a Namta member for many years. He represented art, craft, hobby, gift, school supply, and office products. He worked with many dealers, distributors, chain stores, mass merchants and wholesalers.

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Tombow’s Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship is available to high school seniors graduating by July 2022 and college freshmen and sophomores in the United States. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship, and one runner-up will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

“We are excited to assist two more up and coming art students with their tuition costs,” said Chief Marketing Director Cathy Daniel. “We were blown away by last year’s applications and can’t wait to see even more talented artists apply this year.”

Tom Eichenger, a longtime member, is retiring. Tom started CER & Company in 1995, formally Rhodes & Company, which was founded in 1981. Tom said "It has been a great ride", with his first 20 years in Office Products, and the last 30 years in Arts & Crafts (25 years with AITOH.) Happy Golfing Tom!

If you missed your 2022 Membership Renewal in your email, paper invoices are being sent out next week.

Have questions, or want your renewal invoice sent to your email again - contact Susan Cohen at [email protected]

Supporting the arts has always been a key objective for NAMTA members but never has Art Advocacy been more crucial than it is today. Study after study has shown that including art-related activities in a child’s education will produce a smarter, more creative and successful student.

Advocating for the arts enhances communities and makes good business sense.




- 3L Corp

- Activa Products

- Adhesive Technologies

- The Airbrush Institute

- Aitoh Co. (WCG Group)

- Altenew

- Alvin Drafting/ Ascendant

- Art Materials Retailer Magazine

- Artesprix

- Arteza

- Artgecko Sketchbooks

- Artist Supplies & Products

- Artograph

- Bob Ross

- Chroma

- ClearBags

- Clover Needlecraft

- colart

- The Color Wheel Company

- Colored Pencil Society

- CRAFTalytics

- Crafter's Workshop, The

- Cranfield Colours

- Creative Art Materials

- Crescent Creative (formerly Crescent Cardboard)

- DecoArt

- DEMCO EnCouleurs

- Derwent -ACCO Brands

- Dixon Ticonderoga Company

- Eco-House

- Educational Art and Craft Supplies

- Electronic Merchant Systems

- Exaclair

- EZ Easels

- F.M. Brush Company

- Faber-Castell

- Federal Foam Technologies

- Fredrix Canvas

- Gel Press

- Gelli Arts

- General Pencil Co.

- Giftsland

- Global Creative

- GoEasel

- Golden Artist Colors

- Golden Global Sales

- Grafix

- Grex Airbrush

- Hahnemuehle USA

- Handy Art

- Hero Arts

- Himal Design

- HK Holbein

- Imagine (TI Acquisition Co.)

- Itoya ProFolio

- Iwata

- Jack Richeson & Co

- Jacquard Products

- JJC Industries

- K&S Precision Metals

- Koch Industries

- Legion Paper

- Leisure Arts

- Life of the Party

- Lineco/University Products

- Logan Graphic Products

- M. Graham & Co.

- MacPherson's

- Manufacturers

- Manuscript Pen Company

- Mariposa USA dba Angels Craft

- Natural Earth Paint

- New Wave

- Newell Brands

- PA Distribution

- Paint Puck

- PartnerShip Shipping

- Pentel Arts


- Picket Fence Studios

- Pink and Main

- Pinnacle Colors

- Pioneer Photo Albums

- Product Evolutions / Big Squeeze

- R&F Handmade Paints

- Rain Retail

- Ranger Industries

- Royal Brush Mfg.

- Royal Talens North America

- Sakura of America

- Sargent Art

- Scrapbook Customs

- Sew Ready

- Silver Brush

- Simple Stories

- SLS Arts


- Stamperia International

- Studio Designs

- SUPERTITE Adhesives

- Tape Technologies

- Today is Art Day

- Toss Products


- Uchida of America
- United States Postal Service
- Wise Elk Holdings
- Xyron, an ACCO Brand
- Yasutomo
- Zebra Pen


Exhibit at Art Materials World featuring Creativation in 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Contact Rick Munisteri, [email protected] to set up a virtual meeting.


Book Your Room for Art Materials World featuring Creativation in 2022 in Orlando, Florida at the host hotel at the Rosen Centre Hotel, located directly across the street from the South Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center!


Submit your Proposal for a Business Seminar or Workshop at Art Materials World featuring Creativation 2022 before December 24th.

BOGUS HOTEL OFFERS: Namta does not contract with, or authorize anyone to contact our members regarding hotels for the conference and trade show.

BOGUS DISTRIBUTION LISTS FOR SALE: Namta does not sell membership or trade show attendee lists - ever!


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