I spent three days walking the floors of my first artist materials trade show in Orlando in May. Any working artist would love it, as you feel like a kid in a candy store: literally! the brightness of color spectrums everywhere combined with the smells of pencils and paint. As the newest member of NAMTA [National Artist Materials Trade Association] I was welcomed by everyone I met. This is a really nice group of people to work with, many of whom are artists and certainly everyone there loves art supplies and making artists happy. Picked out many displays for ARTspot and they are on order: from Golden, Canson, Faber Castell, Jacquard, Sanford, Sakura, Fabriano, R&F.... sound good?