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2024 Convention:

2024 Annual Convention & Trade Show

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in the heart of downtown will host the 2024 Convention & Trade Show

Creative Pinellas in Largo, FL will host the

53rd Annual Exhibition

The 2024 Convention & Trade Show will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, FL with a kick-off session Thursday evening at 7pm, and all-day Friday and Saturday - September 20th - September 21st, 2024. In-person workshops include two 4-day workshops with our judges on September 16th - September 19th and two 2-day workshops September 18th - September 19th with FWS award-winning artists prior to Convention. As is our tradition, we will open the 2024 Convention with Stephen Quiller's demonstration at 7pm on September 19th. Stephen is our 2024 Annual Exhibition Judge and Juror. The FWS 53rd Annual Exhibition Reception will be held Friday, September 20th at Creative Pinellas in Largo, Florida. The Gala Awards Dinner is Saturday, September 21st at the Hilton St. Petersburg. Stephen Quiller's Exhibition Review will be held on the afternoon of Friday, September 20th. 

To purchase convention tickets, click here: 2024 ANNUAL CONVENTION

53rd Annual Exhibition

August 8th thru October 13th

Stephen Quiller

Judge & Juror

Call for Entry

April 10th thru May 4th

Renewing/New Members by midnight March 31st to be eligible.

Opening Reception Sept 20th

Creative Pinellas

12211 Walsingham Road

Largo, FL 33778

Call for Entry comes earlier in 2024 for a July 29th Take-in. Members must be current as of midnight 3/31/2024.

2024 Workshop Registration Opens

April 7th for Members, May 1st for Non-Members

Convention registration opens June 1st and closes September 12th

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2024 FWS Workshops

LIVE in St. Petersburg, Florida

Stephen Quiller, AWS, NWS, RMNWN, SPAC


53rd Annual Exhibition Judge & Juror
September 16-19, Monday - Thursday

FILLED -- Wait List Only

Kim Johnson Nechtman



2025 Online Show Judge & Juror

September 16-19, Monday - Thursday

Donna Duke Morrison, NWS, FWS, SWS


September 18-19, Wednesday - Thursday

Beverly Yankwitt, FWS


September 18-19, Wednesday - Thursday

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

33 1st Street South

St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Located in Downtown St. Petersburg

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront will offer a discounted room rate (amount tbd) for all FWS convention attendees, subject to availability - on a "first come/first serve" basis. Room rates subject to change without notice. You will need to make your own hotel reservations. 

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