? NAIA newspaper ?The Independent Artist? (mailed)
? “Updates”, monthly e-communication from the Board Chair
? Periodic e-communications on timely and important topics and issues
? NAIA Member Forum
? NAIA Advocacy Action Line
? NAIA Online Member Roster
? Over 20 arts-related discount programs to save you money!
? A hard-working board and staff!
And, of course, The Member Forum (password required) is a place where many things are discussed in the total realm of our chosen careers. From new technology in charge card processing to where we ?fit? in the total art world; no subject is too big nor too small. From serious concerns to interesting information to lighthearted entertainment, the Member Forum is a place to keep up with the inside story on our venue and our organization. As a member, we welcome you to share your thoughts on the Member Forum.
The Show Information Forum (password required) is a member benefit of great value if you want to give and get information on shows. More than a ?ratings? guide, the information here contains the ?Important Stuff? about shows posted by real identifiable members – the quality of the show, security, problems, warnings, good spaces, access, parking, attendance, demographics, etc. – the information necessary to determine if a show might be right for your work. We ask before you register that you commit to both the giving and the taking of information to this password protected site; it just won?t work if the commitment doesn?t go both ways. If you have trouble with your passwords, registering or logging in, please contact the NAIA webmaster for help.
In the future, portions of the NAIA website currently public will be available only to NAIA Members.
The NAIA has arranged discounts for its members with the businesses listed below.
The businesses must offer a discount of at least 10% and are allowed to restrict the discount to certain services or products. Businesses may wish to verify that you are a member in good standing in the NAIA before filling your order, so please be sure that your NAIA membership is up to date.
If you encounter any problems with any of the businesses who offer discounts, please let us know.
Please let the Benefits Subcommittee know if there are businesses that you think would be good candidates to offer discounts for NAIA members.
NAIA Membership Committee
1ST NATIONAL PROCESSING
10% – 20% DISCOUNTS TO ALL NAIA MEMBERS
Click Here for details on discount options.
Web site: www.1nbcard.com/artisan.html
Accept Credit Cards Anywhere!!! Increase Your Business. The #1 Resource For All Of Your Wireless & Portable Payment Processing Needs. Providing Superior Service To The Arts & Crafts Community For 25 Years. Free Equipment, Lease Financing & Short Term Rental Programs Available. Call for details or visit our website. 1st National Processing Toll Free: 866-499-5722 www.1nbcard.com/artisan.html
ADVANCED MERCHANT SOLUTIONS, INC.
PO Box 3523
Fullerton, CA 92834-3523
Advanced Merchant Solutions incorporates innovative and proprietary technology for bringing complete turn-key solutions to the mobile business community. As the leader of today’s electronic and mobile commerce technologies, Advanced Merchant Solutions, Inc. has formed alliances and partnerships with the industry’s leaders, and is a Palm Select Alliance Member, a Microsoft Mobile Solutions Partner, a Handspring Registered Developer, and is a registered and recognized developer for Sony, Nokia, and other mobile device manufacturers.
2525 N. Elston
Chicago, IL 60647
Trade Show Flooring, SoftFLOORS, SoftCARPETS, LogoFLOORS, Shipping Cases, Foamannequins, accessories, etc.
AMERICAN CERAMIC SUPPLY
2442 Ludelle St.
Fort Worth, TX 76105
Toll Free: 866.535.2651
[email protected] American Ceramic Supply is a wholesale & retail distributor for everything the ceramic artist might need. In business for over 35 years, they offer a complete line of ceramic equipment and pottery supplies. NAIA members receive a 10-15% discount off retail prices.
AMERICAN GLASS SUPPLY
2442 Ludelle St.
Fort Worth, TX 76105
Toll Free: 866.535.2651
[email protected] American Glass Supply is a division of American Ceramic Supply and offers supplies and education for glass fusing, slumping, sagging, draping, firing. COE96 glass is their speciality. NAIA members 10-15% discount off retail prices.
ART FAIR SOURCEBOOK
Greg Lawler has offered a generous 15% discount for members who are new subscribers for the excellent Art Fair SourceBook. Call 1-800-358-2045 for details.
ARTIST CAREER TRAINING
101 First St., #103
Los Altos, CA 94022-2750
Where are you on your path to success? You don’t have to leave your creative self behind while you market your work. ARTIST CAREER TRAINING can give you the information and inspiration to help you make a better living making art. No drivel here ~ just friendly, focused information to let you get back to making art. 10% discount to all members of the NAIA
PO Box 265
Russelton, PA 15076
Complete digital imaging services.
Budget Rental will now provide a corporate discount to our members on their trucks and cars. Here are PDF files with information, phone numbers, and code numbers. Here is the corporate agreement.
The NAIA is pleased to announce we have qualified for a special non profit association discount with Choice Hotels International. This program is called Significant Organization Savings Rates or “S.O.S. Rates”.
The discount is 15% off published rack rates at Participating Choice Brand Hotels (this discount should work out to be about 10% better then any other discount available).
All you need to do to participate is to book your rooms through the dedicated 800 number and use the NAIA’s special membership ID Code.
Choice Hotels International®: Save 15% over 58000 participating Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® brands and Ascend Collection® properties worldwide.! Call 800.258.2847 or go to ChoiceHotels.com. Book in advance and reference NAIA Special Rate Identification #. If you are an NAIA member and have not received the ID Code and 800 number, contact contact Cynthia
Now save even more! Sign up for the Choice Privileges® rewards program today to start earning points towards free nights or flights in addition to your 15% discount! It?s fast, free and easy to join. Earn points at participating hotels. Go to ChoicePrivileges.com/signup/NAINDART or call 888.770.6800 today! Remember to give your NAIA Special Rate ID along with your Choice Privileges member # when making your reservation to receive your discount while earning Choice Privileges points!
Subscribe to the SOS Sentinel, a complimentary e-newsletter, to get the news about promotions, Choice Hotels International property information, new choicehotels.com features and more! Please make sure to note that you are an NAIA member. Where are you traveling? Choice Hotels is probably there! To subscribe click on this link, then enter your email address to the right of the yellow “GO” arrow which is in the “Search Hotels” reservation box.
Choice Hotels has 5,000 locations across the globe. Our ID code can be used for your personal travel as well! Choice Hotels include:
Clarion, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Mainstay Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Roadway Inn and Flag.
Please Note: due to the fact that these are franchises we may from time to time run into a hotel that will not honor this program especially during a special event. Save yourself a hassle and always use the 800 number to make your reservation.
To receive a book listing all locations go to the Choice web site and check the “contact us” box. Be sure to familiarize yourself with special “hot deals” that may fit your travel plans.
A note from a member:
Made another rez using my NAIA Choice Hotels discount. I compared the rates to the other rates they had, including AAA, corporate, and internet user. NAIA deal was better than all of those. I checked hotwire, but the offers were not that good, especially after you add their “fees and taxes” (which I always check to get the true cost). Didn’t make any priceline offers, it just didn’t seem like the locations were going to be reliable for being close to the show.
Also, thought I would mention that the Choice hotels website is really good, very informative, easy to navigate, it worked well, etc.
6225 University Ave. Suite 201
Middleton, WI 53705
Picture Salon offers giclee printing services for artists and photographers. We offer a wide range of fine art papers and canvas and are capable of making prints as wide as 60?! Scanning and proofing services are also available. We do not require a minimum order, there are no setup fees and volume discounts are available.
NAIA members receive a 15% discount on first time orders.
Reservation information, maintenance, contacts (PDF file).
Sanders Visual Images
Sanders Visual Images offers complete photographic services to artists in all
media. From the smallest to the largest artworks, Larry works with artists to get them what they want, when they need it. He has a full service digital photo studio including high resolution photography, digital retouching and enhancements, Zapp, Juried Art Services and all other digital applications. He also offers the unique roll-up cloth display banners as well as convention photo enlargements; booth photos on location, at shows or in my studio; special web site photography pricing, and postcards all at reasonable prices. They will be offering a 10% discount to NAIA members on studio time. Be sure to tell him you are a member to get the discount.
Sanders Visual Images
1522 W. Pierce St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
877 SANDERS (877.726.3377)
15% off “Solo Roller.”
The Solo Roller allows for quick, neat, and easy roll up of canopy side walls. Made for single person use, the Solo Roller will accomadate side panels from 5’6″ to 10’6″ wide. More information, including pictures and instructions, can be found on their website at Blue Sky Glass.
PO Box 103
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
NAIA members now can sign-up with TeaMac with ‘0’, that’s Zero! application fee! NAIA members also receive a 10% discount on all equipment.
Call for details 800-873-1192.
Guy McDonald, owner
430 Sawmill Road
Pt. Matilda, PA 16870
Vibrant Image is a Photographic and Digital Design Studio specializing in jury images and websites for artists. Serving artists nationwide, award winning photographer and designer David Romero is offering all NAIA members a 15% discount on In-Studio Photography. Please visit his website to view samples of his work and to request a quote. Be sure to mention NAIA membership to receive the discount.
David F. Romero
301-724-0016 (in Maryland)