The Convention will be held at The Ocala Hilton. The hotel is located at 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala, Florida, 34474. The Hilton is located at the intersection of state Rd. 200 and interstate 75, exit 350. While visible from the interstate it is set back off from SR 200 which adds to its charm.

The convention dates are Sept. 23th -25th, 2016.

Timeline:

  • Convention Registration opens late afternoon September 22nd
  • Juror Ted Nuttall Demo/Presentation September 22nd 7:30 pm
  • Breakfast with the Societies Presidents September 23rd (hosted by 2015 President Libit Jones)
  • Convention Opens September 23nd
  • Reception 5:00- 7:30 pm September 23nd
  • Gala Dinner: Cocktails September 24th 6:30 pm
  • Gala Dinner: September 24th 7:00 pm
  • Sunday Breakfast September 25th 8:00 am
  • Annual Members Meeting September 25th 9:00 am

Awards Gala Dinner

Images of award winning paintings will be shown, along with special entertainment. A truly memorable night.

GALA DINNER MENU

  • Roasted Herb Chicken: Rosemary: Thyme, Brined Chicken & Maple Pecan Demi
  • Smoked Island Pork Tenderloin: Pineapple Brined Pork Tenderloin & Orange-Sweet Onion Mojo
  • Farfalle Alla Primavera: Farfalle Pasta, Roasted Garden Vegetables. Shaved Parmesan-Reggiano & Sun dried Tomato Pesto Sauce

All meals: Twice Baked Potatoes with Cheese. Chef’s Vegetable Mélange.

Dessert: Fruit Mosaic Tartlet

The chef will be glad to accommodate your health needs or food choices.

One on One Critique: Ted Nuttall

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient.

Digital Critique by Ron Thurston

Ron Thurston will be leading a critique of art images that have been submitted to the digital director at fws.show.entry@gmail.com specifically for this critique. All artists, members or non members, are welcome to submit up to 2 images by deadline date of September 15, 2016. Each image is $3 which can be paid in online checkout. Images should be cropped and sized according to standard submission rules of 300 DPI and longest edge 1800 pixels. You may have your images prepared for you by the digital director for $5/image, payable at checkout.

One on One Critique: Pat Weaver

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient.

Exhibition Slide Critique by Ted Nuttall

There is a $6 attendance fee to attend the Ted Nuttall critique on Friday, Sept 23rd, as space is limited. Please pay the attendance fee with your convention registration. Those registering for this critique by September 15 may also include 2 images in the critique. Please e-mail your digital images to FWS.show.entry@gmail.com by that date. One image per e-mail. The file must be in jpeg format under 5 MB, 300 ppi resolution and 1800 pixels on the longest dimension and oriented correctly (vertical or horizontal).

Register For The Convention Now!

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