American Society of Contemporary Artists
The American Society of Contemporary Artists, originally the Brooklyn Society of Artists, was established in 1917 by forty-four Brooklyn artists. These founding members were committed to creating new opportunities for local artists to exhibit their work. Membership was initially limited to artists working in Brooklyn, but in 1919 was extended to artists living elsewhere. ASCA provides its members opportunities to exhibit and sell their art. Networking and community are also part of the ASCA experience. At various receptions, meetings, and studio visits, exchanges of ideas and friendships occur, adding to the vitality of the organization. ASCA is comprised of approximately 100 professional artists who strive to advance painting, graphics, and sculpture. This objective is achieved in works that range from traditional representation to the completely non-figurative.
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!
My clay was very useful, and I put it to work a lot; however, after a month, you could tell it was drying out. It's as hard as a rock now. I reccomend getting a smaller container to use in a small period of time!
These are some of the best watercolors out there. The range of colors make choices almost endless, and the quality is fantastic. Creamy and wets easily, mixes and blends well, vibrant and nonfading. Love Daniel Smith!
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