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2024 Convention:


  • September 30, 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Ocala FL
  • 450


  • For anyone who will be attending the Gala Awards Dinner ONLY - but will NOT be attending the Convention. Add additional tickets for each guest.

    Saturday September 30: Cocktails at 6:30pm, Dinner seating at 7:00pm. Buffet dinner and Awards Presentation and Program.


The Gala Awards Dinner is the last event of the 2023 Annual Convention in Ocala, Florida at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 SE 36th Avenue.

This option is available for those who ONLY wish to attend the Gala Awards Dinner, but not the Convention. Use this registration page if:  

  • You ONLY wish to attend the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Your guest(s) will ONLY attend the Gala Awards Dinner

If you and your guest(s) plan to attend the Convention, you may choose your Gala Awards Dinner option for yourself and your Convention guest(s) when you make your Convention order. If that is you, please return to the Convention webpage and select the Live Convention registration option.

The event will begin at 7:00pm. Dinner will be plated and served based on your selection.

Register no later than midnight September 14th. 


  • Chicken Marsala - Lightly seasoned Chicken Breast with Mushroom Marsala Wine Sauce
  • Mahi Mahi - with Fresh Fruit Salsa
  • Pasta Primavera Farfalle (VGF)Roasted Garden Vegetables, shaved parmesan-Reggiano & sun-dried tomato pesto sauce

Hotel Information: You will need to make your own hotel reservations. Hilton Ocala is offering a discounted room rate of $189/night plus tax for all FWS Convention attendees with a two-night stay. Please aware these rooms are going fast. You may not be able to get this rate for all nights you request. Hilton Ocala has set up a booking link for our group. You may click the link below or contact the hotel directly at 352-854-1400.

FWS has secured two secondary options for discounted room rates at the Best Western and at the Hampton Inn - both are less than a mile away on the west side of I-75. Rooms are available from Wednesday 9/27 through Saturday 9/29, checking out on Sunday 10/1. We suggest you may want to call the hotel directly to ensure you are getting the best rate available. Just mention that you are with Florida Watercolor Society and would like to get the discounted rate for our guests.

Best Western:  352-237-4848

Hampton Inn:  352-867-0300

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