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.