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The Sterling and Dorothy Strauser Award was presented to Paul on Saturday September 10, 2016 by The celebration of the Arts Festival

The award is to honor those who have demonstrated excellence in the arts and has shared their insights and inspiration by encouraging creativity.

The Monroe County Image Awards presented The Forwardian Film Festival their award for Community Films on Sunday September 11, 2016.




The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents a Jazz Jam with the Bill Washer and Friends Trio every Thursday beginning at 8pm along with performances by a variety of musicians every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights . For More Information .

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA presents their Community Concert Series every Tuesday evening beginning at 7pm . For More Information.

Friday October 18 th

The 20 th Annual Black Bear Film Festival will take place throughout Milford, PA featuring a wide variety of films and special salons exploring many film genres and techniques. The Festival will continue until October 20 th. For More Information .

Saturday October 26 th

A Book Signing and Reception beginning at 3pm featuring the book titled, “Into the Garden” by Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff will be held at The Hotel Fauchère Conservatory in Milford, PA . For More Information .

Sunday October 27 th

An Artist’s Reception beginning at 4pm featuring the work of photographer Robert Keiber will be held at the Gallerie Fauchère in Milford, PA. For More Information .

Thursday October 31 st

The Reading Film Festival will take place in several theaters throughout the town of Reading, PA. The Festival will continue until November 3 rd. For More Information .

“THE FORWARDIAN ARTS SOCIETY is a fellowship of people who love the arts sharing the belief the arts can inspire our creative dreams to become magnificent worlds of our deepest experiences reminding us who we really are. Therefore, our fellowship shares a desire to support, encourage, and explore the artistic experiences of creative individuals and groups as they go forward toward their dreams.” Mission Statement


The Forwardian Arts Society Magazine which will be an Art News magazine filled with reflections upon the creative wonders of our most recent memories while listing the dreamlike experiences that are waiting for our participation and a Literary and Arts magazine filled with stories that speak to you, poetry that inspire you, and images that will captivate you.

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COTA 2019

 The 42 nd Annual COTA Jazz and Arts Festival took place throughout the town of Delaware Water Gap, PA over a three day period beginning with their COToA (Celebration Of The other Arts) Opening Night (September 6 th) events including an Artists’ Reception for their Music Motif Exhibition and an evening of experimental and contemporary music, poetry, food, and visuals at The Hall at Castle Inn. The second and third days (September 7 th and 8th) of the festival took place within The Hall at Castle Inn, The Deer Head Inn, and upon the Festival’s Main (Rick Chamberlain) Outdoor Stage featuring a weekend of Jazz. The festival also offered a variety of Food and Artisan Vendors. The festival concluded with a Jazz Jam at the Deer Head Inn on September 8 th. Prior to the festival, The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA held an Artist’s Reception for their exhibition titled, “The Muse” featuring the work of James Gloria on Friday September 6 th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul .

The Andrei Art Gallery Debut

We were at the Grand Opening Exhibition of the Andrei Art Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday September 21 st. The Opening featured the work of Andrei Protsouk as well as images created by several artists know locally and internationally. The evening also offered music performed on Keyboard by Michael Fossa and a delicatecuisine created by Chef Nicola Mersini from Momento’s Pizzaria and Restaurant. Adult refreshments were provided by Pocono Limited Winery (Le Pomme), Sorrenti Vinyards, and Renegade Winery. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

Wine, art, and Music at the Josie Porter Farm

We were at the Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA on Wednesday September25thas they held a Sip and Paint session with Anna Kaszupski, wine being offered by Audra from Eagles Rest Cellars, and an Open Mic Nite led by Ken Neth which featured numerous performers. A Potluck cuisine was offered as visitors enjoyed and toasting Marshmallows while listening to the music . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

A Fall Fashion Frolic at the Phoenix

We were at the Phoenix Gift Shop in Dingsman Ferry, PA on Saturday September 28 th as they held their 2019 Fall Fashion Show featuring clothing sold in their store. A delightful afternoon was experienced by all while Food, Wine, and Laughter filled them to their fullest as models made their way down the runway demonstrating their expertise in the art of walking. A dinner rendered to the models and friends of the event was held after the show. The event was dedicated to Arline M. Smeltz who passed away on July 24 th, 2019. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

Last Walk on Stroudsburg Main

We were in the borough of Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday October 5 th as they held their final monthly Art Walk for 2019. A number of galleries were open but we visited the Gamut and Origins Galleries whose exhibitions featured the work of many artists. We also stopped by The Renegade Winery to listen to some music and partake of the work of Marty Carr whose pieces hung on its Walls. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Assembled Flow of Art at ESU

We were at the Madelon Powers Art Gallery Fine and Performing Art Building on the Campus of The East Stroudsburg University of PA who presented the abstract collages, assemblages, and paintings from the Will Rothfuss Océan de Terre series until October 25 th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

Stroudsburg in Plein Air

The Auradell Gallery of the Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA presents the work of several artists who participated in The Pocono Arts Council’s en Plein Air project until a Closing Reception and a Silent Auction takes place on November 3 rd beginning at 4pm. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.