Arizona Watercolor Association
The Arizona Watercolor Association (the AWA) was founded in 1960 by professional watercolor artists and instructors. The AWA is growing in stature and membership. It hosts a National Watercolor Exhibition, and two Membership Exhibitions, all juried by nationally acclaimed artists. Fueled by the energy of enthusiastic members, the AWA is actively elevating the Fine Art of Watercolors to new heights. The AWA is affiliated with the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and the Arts Council of Phoenix. A nonprofit organization, the Association has become a major influence throughout Arizona. Membership extends across and beyond state boundaries. Many in the AWA are signature members of the prestigious American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society.
Not the world's greatest, but nice, especially given the price. More than adequate for practice pieces, and students. I pay more per tube for the professional quality paints I use now, than for this entire 18-piece collection, so if you need paints for practice, go for it! Not especially great for making custom colors- mixes tend to get muddy. Stays wet in tubes for years!