Texas Society of Sculptors
The Texas Society of Sculptors (TSOS) is a sculptors' guild based in Austin, Texas, and was chartered in 1971 by the State of Texas as a non-profit organization. Objectives of the society include educating the public about sculpture and the many media of this art form, promoting the work of sculptors, and serving as a liaison between sculptors everywhere. Although Texas-based, membership is open to sculptors and sculpture lovers anywhere in the United States. A newsletter is published at least five times a year to inform members of sculptors' activities, sculpture events, and professional opportunities. TSOS sponsors at least one exhibit per year, alternating a juried show (with a theme and outside juror) with an all-membership show (in which the artist chooses the piece(s) displayed). In addition, TSOS hosts Sculptfest, an annual outdoor festival celebrating the wonders of sculpture.
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!