Wednesday, May 8, 2013

NAMTA 2013 in Minneapolis



The National Art Materials Trade Association had their annual convention and floor show last week in Minneapolis.  FM Brush attended with Jill Fitzhenry and Shar Sosh demonstrating new brushes!!  There was a beautiful display of brushes set up, including the new Urban FX which is an outdoor painting brush series and the new Smartbrush, created for touch screen devices.  

I will be sharing more details about both of these new brushes in the upcoming weeks.  But here is a sneak peek at the Urban FX ➔

Jeff Mink, FM's Vice President of Operations and Cheif Innovator, shared some details with me from the booth.  "The show gave FM the opportunity to demonstrate the net price advantages of in house made brushes compared to the re-sellers of imported brushes with artificially inflated retails," he explains.  "With the new association with The Alvin Company, there is national distribution and a nice selection of display assortments."

To get the bigger picture of NAMTA and see Fred Mink in action, check out this video from the show floor in 2012.


Fred Mink and Shar Sosh at the booth

Keep Painting, 
Karyn 

For more brush information, check out the Dynasty Brush website.