Annual Convention & Trade Show
FWS has a different theme for each Convention year to energize and inspire our fellow artists.
In the Fall of every year, FWS holds an Annual Convention & Trade Show in conjunction with our Annual Exhibitions. We move the venues to various locations around Florida so we can spread the love of watermedia around the state. These events are planned years in advance so we may contract with hotels, exhibition halls, and workshop artists. A lot of planning goes into these events. In 2024, we will be curating our 53rd Annual Exhibition. Each Convention is different and full of one-of-a kind memories.
In 2022, our Convention & Trade Show was held in Punta Gorda, Florida - in 2023 we were in Ocala, Florida. Next year in 2024, we will be in St. Petersburg and in 2025 we will return to Orlando - our last Convention there was 2018. In 2026, we plan to be in Bradenton at ArtCenter Manatee's new facility now under construction. Watch our newsletters for future plans as they develop.