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Read about how NAMTA members are supporting the arts in their communities.


Namta has once again became a sponsor for the Mid-Carolina Region of the Scholastic Art Awards. This is the nations' longest running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.

Our sponsorship allows for the gold key winners art work to be featured on billboards in the Charlotte NC area, Namta's headquarters. These future artists are recognized for their talent, creativity and perseverance especially during these difficult times. Their art is a testament to their passion for the arts.

See additional winners : https://coaa.uncc.edu

There is unprecedented enthusiasm among young art collectors today for discovering local artists. www.artworkarvhive.com

Namta recently received some photos from one of our 2019 Grant Recipients and wanted to share them with all of our members to remind all of you, at this difficult time, the importance to continue to keep the arts alive and thriving.  As Peter Kelly who works in Foundation Relations at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls comments – “it’s so awesome to see moments like these when our kids are having fun and expressing themselves.”  Thank you Namta members for helping to make this possible.  

 

Faber-Castell USA, known for its high -quality professional art supplies and materials, has announced a new collaborative effort with ...

Don Dow, CEO and owner of Artograph, celebrated his 39th anniversary with the company this month and looks forward to soon beginning his 5th decade in the art materials world. Coming into Artograph, a maker of tools for artists since ...

Before opening our store in 2015, I spent 40 years of my life directing community arts centers. Prior to that, I taught college level art for six years. But it was during my arts center years that I advocated for all of the arts for all of the ...

Bradford Brenner is one of many talented artists with a gallery in Healdsburg. To members of a variety of north county school communities, Brenner is much more - he’s the artist who works with local kids to create collaborative paintings he then donates to charity, paintings that will raise big bucks for Sonoma County education this year alone. Recently, a masterpiece that Brenner engineered with all of the 3-to-5-year-old students at Live Oak Preschool sold for $1,700 during the 41st annual Live Oak Preschool Dinner Dance Auction fundraiser...

Marabu was proud to be one of the sponsors for Empty Bowls - Detroit, an annual event that raises funds and awareness for families in need of food, housing, health services and job programs. Marabu provided a large shipment of paint for their community bowl-painting workshops. The painted ceramic bowls are then sold at the event. Details at The Empty Bowls Project was founded in 1990 when Michigan art teacher John Hartom, and wife Lisa Blackburn, challenged his high school ...

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