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. We are up to our 52nd Annual Exhibition this year. Each Convention is different and full of one-of-a kind memories. 

In 2022, our Convention & Trade Show was held in Punta Gorda, FloridaIn 2023, we return to Ocala, Florida - we were here last in 2016.  Next year in 2024, we will be in St. Petersburg and in 2025 we will return to Sarasota - our last Convention there was 2018. Watch our newsletters for plans as they develop for future Conventions.

Each year since COVID, we have prepared video replays of our artists' demonstrations. Last year, when we returned to in-person Conventions for the first time since COVID shut us all down, we began selling the Replays Only at the same price as the in-person Convention tickets for those who could not join us. Anyone who buys a ticket for the in-person Convention also gets the Replays exclusively available for those who purchased them through the month of June. While we hope to see you in Ocala this year, the Replays are the next best thing. 

2023 Convention Registration NOW OPEN

2023 Convention registration OPEN NOW THRU September 22nd (excluding Lunch Boxes): We hope you will join us for this year's Annual Convention & Trade Show in Ocala, Florida. We have lots to look forward to.  

2023 Workshop Registration NOW OPEN

2022 Convention Replays

Replays for 2022 Convention are still available through July 1st to those who purchased 2022 Convention tickets. Click here for 2022 replays

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