Join us in Ocala, Florida at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 SE 36th Avenue, for our 2023 Annual Convention & Trade Show. On September 28th, Thursday evening at 7pm, we kick off the Convention with a demonstration by Andy Evansen, our judge/juror for the 52nd Annual Exhibition. The Exhibition Reception at 7pm on September 29th, Friday evening at the Webber Gallery is free of charge.
Order your Live Convention tickets and options on this registration page. At the end of your order, you will be asked whether you have any guests. Add each guest(s) and order options for them. You will pay once for your completed order. Please be aware that the hotel does not allow food purchased elsewhere to be brought into the Convention venue. Please review your order prior to paying to make sure you have all the options you need.
Register no later than midnight September 22nd.
(extra charges apply)
Exhibition Review by Andy Evansen will be held on Saturday afternoon. Must have a ticket to enter. ($10 each)
Not Attending Convention in Person? You may return to the Convention page and choose the Replays ONLY option to order Convention Replays only. All Convention attendees will also receive access to the Replays. (same price as Convention)
Walk-ins: The registration desk opens Thursday evening at 4pm; however, if you wait to purchase your ticket at the Convention, you will pay an additional $10 more for each ticket.
Hotel Information: You will need to make your own hotel reservations. Hilton Ocala no longer has any discounted rooms available, but you may still find available rooms there. Please call 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 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