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.
I really like the frame. It's sturdy and well made. In the one I've opened, there's a little imperfection in the glass that's not noticeable if it's set at the bottom (horizontal) side of the frame. It showed a plot more at the top.The mat is off white. I was expecting white. I can still use it, though. For the price, it can't be beat.
I'm going to go ahead and give this product 5-Stars, even though it's not what I was looking for in a pastel paper. I'm into photo-realism and fine details ,and there is too much texture for that, even after blending. The quality is right up there, and there is plenty of tooth as I did do some practicing on a sheet. I'm sure I'll find a use for it. It's just too nice to return.