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How Namta Connect on Zoom can work for You!

These sessions are a great way for YOU and YOUR STAFF to learn about products, and can help make your staff more confident and knowledgeable for your customers.


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Artist & Art Materials and Retail Studies

FREE for NAMTA Members

Retailer Study - 2018

Namta’s 2018 Retail Study, the second piece of the association’s tri-annual Artist and Art Materials Survey, is now downloadable here.  The 36-page report is free to Namta members.Conducted by The Olinger Group of New Orleans, the study is the fourth report of art materials retailer research (previously studies were done in 2009, 2012, 2015) designed to identify and monitor current and future trends in the art industry. Both US (153) and Canadian (15) art materials retailers participated in the study, which was conducted between February 15 and March 9 of this year.

Artist & Art Materials Study - 2018

NAMTA’s 2018, tri-annual Artist & Art Materials Study is another of NAMTA’s great member benefits and represents the fourth in a series of valuable survey data about the Art Materials business and its customers. The Survey was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2017 for NAMTA by The Olinger Group of New Orleans.

The Namta study was based on an online survey of 7,090 professional artists, student artists, and art hobbyists.  This very large sample size yields a very low margin of error of ± 1.1%.  Every survey involves some degree of error – that is, some difference between the survey result and the actual population result if every member of the relevant population were measured.  A margin of error ± 1.1% means that we are 95% confident that the survey result is within only ± 1.1% of the true population value.  This extremely high degree of precision ensures that the survey-based estimates presented in this report are accurate and trustworthy.
Because the population was sampled by inviting respondents to self-select to participate, we are unsure which sources participants came to the survey from.  But considering the large number and variety of participant sources, there should be no particular bias toward respondents from any one particular sample source. - The Olinger Group

The 2018 Artist & Art Materials Study is packaged in 3 reports:
  • Tables and Trending
  • Artists & Art Materials Survey Report
  • Artists & Art Materials Survey Comments
All three reports are FREE to download for Namta members.

101 Tips for Art Materials Retailers (2013)

101 Tips (that don’t include pricing) for Art Material Retailers


♦ Essential Reference Guide (ERG) Art Materials Training

The Essential Reference Guide (ERG) was written in 2004 and is still used for staff training by some Namta members. After studying the files, members are encouraged take the online test.


Congratulation to these members who recently passed the ERG Test in 2022.

Emrys Toti - Art Supply Wareshouse
Kendall Coyer - Art Supply Warehouse
Xane Chandler - Art Supply Warehouse
Linh Do - Art Supply Warehouse
Dezirae Blaue - Art Supply Warehouse
Miranda Eddy - Grimstad Comerford Del Valle Group

Take a look at  MITRA, a website about Materials Information and Technical Resources for Artists - and all who are interested.

ART Matters Posters

Two colorful posters, three different sizes to download and print for your office, store, or to give to your local schools and art organizations.  Download for Free


Art Advocacy

Art Advocacy Website
Along with, NAMTA also offers a site with facts, information and tools about and for Art Advocacy for everyone. 


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
6 Make-You-Think Statistical Points
by David Pyle - Pyle Creative Studios


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Resources that are being updated
Supplier Product Guide
The Palette
Member to Member Mentoring Program for New Retailers