GOLDEN President & COO Receives NAMTA Hall of Fame Award

April 10, 2023

Barbara Schindler Recognized for her Service to the Arts Industry 

We’re incredibly excited to share that on April 1, Barbara Schindler received the NAMTA® – International Art Materials Association – 2023 Hall of Fame Award!  NAMTA’s highest honor, The Hall of Fame Award, is to recognize those who have been supporters, volunteers and champions of the association.  This year’s award presentation was held during the annual NAMTA Creativation Art and Creative Craft Materials Tradeshow in Columbus, Ohio.

During the celebration, Schindler was recognized for her enthusiasm to serve NAMTA and the broader fine arts community.  From 2010 to 2015 Schindler participated on the Board of Directors for NAMTA, fostering efforts to conduct a triennial Artist Survey, develop art advocacy initiatives, and establish strategic and financial planning.  From 2016-2017 she was the President of the Board of Directors.  As a deeply respected leader in the arts world, Schindler’s eagerness to support NAMTA mirrors her dedication and commitment to employee-owned Golden Artist Colors, where she is passionate about leading staff, growing the business, developing corporate strategy and positively impacting the lives and work of countless artists.

According to GOLDEN CEO & Co-Founder Mark Golden, “While our entire arts industry celebrates Barbara for all her efforts to promote and strengthen the value of Fine Arts around the world, we here at Golden Artist Colors celebrate her dedication to a truly values centered leadership every day.  One that promotes honesty, openness and a place where respect for all persons is treasured.”

NAMTA is The Association of the art / creative materials industry members.  NAMTA strives to provide members with the products, services and information needed to grow and prosper.  NAMTA is an International Association recognized as a leader and a unifying force in the support, sustainability and advocacy of the Fine Art, Craft, and Creative Materials Industry.  You can learn more about the organization at

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GOLDEN President & COO Receives NAMTA Hall of Fame Award