for NAMTA Members



Creative Professional members are an essential part of NAMTA, and we value the passion and energy they bring with them.

NAMTA's Mary McLane (pictured front row center with Creative Professionals in Columbus) has been working with them, creating more opportunities for them to network and collaborate in New Orleans.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the exciting activities we have planned!

And - check out this page to see who they are.


EDUCATION: March 23-24
TRADE SHOW: March 25-27

Canal Street, New Orleans
Canal Street serves as a place for parading, shopping, and seeing shows at the city's newly restored theaters. 

"Excellent show, great venue and everyone seemed energized. Outstanding job by the NAMTA staff and the NAMTA Board of Directors in delivering a successful and informative trade show. Whether you were a buyer or a vendor, it seemed everyone left Columbus with excitement and positivity for the year ahead."
- Tim Hopper, HK Holbein


Creativation by NAMTA 2024 Host Hotel

New Orleans Marriott
"the only NAMTA-endorsed hotel"

The headquarter hotel for Creativation by NAMTA 2024 is the New Orleans Marriott. The hotel places the best of the French Quarter within your reach. It is located near the Warehouse District, Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and the Convention Center.

CLICK HERE for more details and link to book your room(s).
Or, go straight to reservations.


Creativation by NAMTA 2024
Things to Know

Submit proposals by December 1st, 2023. All information, images, attachments for your Workshops and Business Seminars must be submitted via proposal form.

Sign up to exhibit by November 1, 2023
 and you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to Win a Show Promotional Packages that includes 4 floor clings at the show to direct attendees to your booth, and a pre-show social media post on NAMTA’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

"This show is like no other. The organizers really think about the event instead of it being a traditional tradeshow. We exhibit at several tradeshows and Creativation 2023 is a clear stand out for sales and experience." 
- Mark Callaby, Ohh Deer and Artful


Member News


Coming in Spring 2024 for NAMTA Members

Creative Products Certification Program (CPC)

The 10-part dynamic video education series will include Pigments+Colors to Papers to Fibers+Yarn to Adhesives+Cutters to Brushes to Watercolors, Oils, and Acrylic, Plus, these training videos will present essential elements that every staff member needs in order to fully support customers, and demonstrations on how paint is made, permanence and lightfastness, cutters and adhesives and more.

Each video will have a web-based assessment (a quiz!) to be completed before moving to the next segment to ensure that key concepts have been addressed and remembered.


A 2024 Creativation by NAMTA Exhibitor

In 2023 Bob Ross Inc. honors Television's Favorite Painter in Smyrna Beach, Florida, to celebrate:

  • The 30th Anniversary of The Bob Ross Art Workshop & Gallery
  • The 40th Anniversary of The Joy of Painting on Television

The event will include a special opening ceremony, massive Bob Ross style painting class (300+ people!) and other fun surprises throughout the morning.
Ticket price – just $30.40! – includes meet-n-greet, painting class, raffle ticket (win Bob Ross swag!), brunchy snacks and commemorative t-shirt. DETAILS HERE

100% of the proceeds will benefit NAMTA's Art and Craft Advocacy and Grants program! - Thank You Bob Ross Inc.!


Congratulations! to Catskill Art and Office Supply, with locations in Kingston, Woodstock and Poughkeepsie, NY, for being the recipient of the 2023 Ulster County NY, Small Business of the Year Award by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Catskill  Art has been a NAMTA member for over the past three decades.
"A Cool Shop to Shop"


Hello New Members


Cavallini Papers & Co.  Supplier 

Products include: Paper, Posters, Puzzles, Tote Bags, Pouches, Notebooks, and Gift Items.

A 2024 Creativation by NAMTA Exhibitor


Epson Associate
Products to help you in business include Printers, Projectors, Robotic - and more!


Sew This!  Retailer
A creative sewing center located in Abita Springs, Louisiana. Offering sewing and embroidery machine sales, fabrics, notions, classes... and more!


Sew Winner Co. Supplier 
This company has been in the haberdashery and the craft business for decades, specializing in hand tools and accessories for hobbyists.
A 2024 Creativation by NAMTA Exhibitor


Crafts on the Move Retailer
Offering papercrafting supplies and tools at brick and mortar store in November, and DIY scrapbook kits online. Store will also host assortment of craft classes.


NAMTA supports that advocating for the visual crafts and arts enhances communities and makes good business.


NAMTA Art and Craft Advocacy Grant Program awards projects and programs representing in one of more of the following categories.

  • Community Enrichment
  • Art & Craft Education
  • Art & Craft Therapy for the Military and the Veterans
  • Art & Craft Therapy for Physical and Mental Health & Healing

Thank you Bob Ross, Inc. for your generous donation!
Thank you to our Judges for donating your time. to the Grant Program.


2023 Recipients!

Flint Handmade Yarn Brigade Operation Warm Up Flint - $1,350

Community Center Art Programs- $2,000

Art Therapy Cancer Support Program
at Loyola Marymount University Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic - $2,000

Higher Order Thinking - Arts for Learning Connecticut - Schools at Roxbury Elementary - $3,000

Forging The Future, Metal Museum - $3,000

NAMTA Connect keeps Members in touch with Supplier Demos, Business Presentations, and Member Meetings
- all on the ZOOM platform.

Supplier Members, sign up to Do-a-Presentation - this benefit is included (no extra fee) in your membership.
Sign up to present your products to membership in DEMO ALLEY VIRTUAL SESSIONS on Namta Connect!
Contact Rick Munisteri with questions.

Tuesday, October 31
3 pm Eastern Time

My Biggest Success
with Gail Pasquier

Chief Commercial Officer for Colart, hosted by David Pyle.

Click for more session information.

A 2024 Creativation by NAMTA Exhibitor

The Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI) is an international association of more than 200 art, craft and creative material manufacturers seeking to promote safety in art and creative products through its certification program.


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