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An unexpected blizzard at Sunday night’s President’s Reception, a new and popular 16-team Cornhole tournament on the show floor (winners Bill Hartman and Seth Golden pictured), and a reformatted Welcome Reception and Awards Ceremony all contributed to a memorable Art Materials World in Salt Lake City last week.
The reformatted, 90-minute Opening Welcome Reception included the election of new officers and board members and comments by NAMTA’s outgoing and incoming presidents, Barb Schindler, COO of Golden Artist Colors and Jim McDermott, VP and General Manager of Strathmore Artists Papers, respectively. Robert Gamblin, founder of Gamblin Paints was presented NAMTA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Richard Goodban was inducted in the NAMTA Hall of Fame.
“The Salt Lake show was a success, said NAMTA Executive Director, Reggie Hall. “We had great feedback from our first-time exhibitors with most of them saying they would return to next year’s event in Dallas. The co-location with CAMEX continued to work and, overall, there seemed to be a positive vibe across the show.”
NAMTA will be sending its post-conference evaluation online survey to all exhibitors and attendees later this week. Please take time to complete and return it. Results will be shared with members in a few weeks.
NAMTA will be posting scores of conference photos online soon. Check back to NAMTA’s website – namta.org – for updates.
President - Jim McDermott, Strathmore Artist Papers
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