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Help the Namta Foundation by voting in the Pepsi idea challenge

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

namtalogoHelp the NAMTA Foundation Receive $250,000 Grant from Pepsi

The NAMTA Foundation is in the running to receive a $250,000 grant from Pepsi for its program to provide grants to teachers to bring art into their classrooms. Votes from the public will determine the winner!

Voting opens on Dec. 1 and runs throughout the month of December. You can vote once a day via three different voting methods.

Vote Three Ways Every Day

Remember to vote THREE times each day – one vote from each of these methods:

1. Visit Pepsi sign-up and sign up for an account on the Pepsi site. They will ask your name, email address and to create your own password. That’s it! Then you’re all signed up to vote.

2. Visit Pepsi Facebook Sign-up and choose to sign in with your Facebook account. If you already have a Facebook account, just click the button and agree to the terms and you’re all ready to go!

3. Text the number 104735 to Pepsi (73774). That’s it!

Why Should I Vote?

* To support the Visual Arts – YOUR INDUSTRY

* To help provide teachers with the art supplies and knowledge they need to teach art in their classrooms

* It won’t cost you ANYTHING!

* It only takes a minute

Spread the Word

Use our Pepsi Refresh Toolkit on the NAMTA Foundation website to download flyers, press releases and tips for spreading the word among your employees, friends and anyone else who cares about the visual arts.

Sanford Marches into Spring

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

MacPherson’s will offer special pricing on many Prismacolor, Sharpie and other Sanford displays at NAMTA. In addition to the special pricing on the displays, Sanford will also offer the following specials:

    • Display order $1,000 to $1,999 MSRP receives $25 Visa gift card
    • Display order $2,000 to $3,999 MSRP receives $50 Visa gift card
    • Display order over $4,000 to $5,999 MSRP receives $75 Visa gift card
    • Any display orders over $6,000 MSRP receives $100 Visa gift card
    • Orders must be placed at the show to receive gift cards
    • Your MacPherson’s representative can place the order at the show for you if you can not attend

  • Prismacolor will offer two BTS Value Packs this BTS in addition to a consumer rebate, further details will follow in subsequent Art Dog Blogs and from your MacPherson’s representative. Here are some of the Value Pack details:
    • The 48ct, SA3598 Prismacolor Pencil will come with a set of the SA14172, Fine Line Illustration Marker Set valued at $11.50 MSRP. This is a 15% value at MSRP to your customers
    • The SA97, 24ct Prismacolor Marker Set in a carrying case, will come with an SA1738863, 8ct. Illustration Marker Brush Set valued at $23.00 MSRP. This is a 22% value at MSRP to your customers

  • Be sure to visit the Sanford booth at NAMTA for a preview of our NEW Prismacolor Double-Ended Brush Tip Marker line. This line will feature will feature the same colors as our traditional Double-Ended Marker line with the exception of the four metallic gold and silver offerings

  • Prismacolor will soon announce details for the 2010 BTS National Merchandising Contest. The 2009 version featured a lot of creativity!

  • Be on the lookout for the new website! We have redesigned the site and incorporated innovative features. The new site will launch in late March

NAMTA Announces New “Business Innovation Award”

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

60th-logo_for_web1NAMTA has announced the creation of a new annual award within the art materials industry, called the “Business Innovation Awards”  cosponsored by NAMTA, American Artist magazine and Hart Business Research, the same sponsors of the recently completed Artists & Art Materials USA 2009 market study. The objective of the award is to recognize individuals and businesses that innovate in the art materials industry, encourage use of the new industry study, and generate thought-provoking and useful case studies for the entire industry.

The award winners and runners-up will be recognized at a keynote presentation at the 2010 NAMTA show. There are two award categories, suppliers and retailers. Each category will have a winner and two runners-up. American Artist magazine has generously agreed to provide prizes to the winners: a one-year complete advertising package from American Artist magazine (value $7,500) for the supplier winner and a $1,000 cash award and one-year’s full single-store inventory of American Artist magazines and books for the retailer winner. In addition, winners and runners-up will receive award plaques and recognition at the NAMTA show and in NAMTA publications.

Any current retailer or supplier member of the International Art Materials Trade Association-NAMTA may apply. Businesses may submit multiple applications as long as each application is for a different business innovation. Businesses may only enter for their own innovations. Businesses must have undertaken the innovation after October 1, 2009 and before March 15, 2010.

Examples of Business Innovations
– New product offered (supplier) or carried (retailer)
– New service (retailer) – framing, classes, gift wrapping, etc.
– Retail or online store makeover
– Supplier program to support retailers
– Marketing initiative to attract new group of customers
– Launch of e-newsletter, print newsletter, Web site, etc.
– Employee training program
– New business opened, business acquired, business partnership
– Improvement in terms with suppliers
– Special event for customers or partners
– Community initiatives to expand art participation

For application instructions, Click Here. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on March 15, 2010.