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MEMBER NEWS


THE AWARDS WE RECEIVED

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.


HIGHLIGHTS OF

THINGS TO COME.


SPECIAL NOTICES

The ARTery Gallery in Milford, PA invites Artists to participate in their juried exhibit titled, “New Perspectives” which will be presented in their February 2019 show. The entry deadline is January 13 th. For More Information along with a Prospectus and entry forms.

The Forwardian Arts Society will begin accepting submissions for its 2019 Film Festival on Thursday January 3 rd and will continue to do so until Saturday June 1 st. For More Information and Submission Guidelines.


The Forwardian Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway, the world's #1 submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and more.


Sunday December 16 th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents The Vicki Doney Quartet. For More Information .

The Sherman Theater presents Change: A NEW Christmas Carol until December 23 rd. For More Information


Monday December 17 th

The Trinity Band/Pocono Vocal Locals Holiday Concert will take place in the Stroudsburg, PA High School auditorium . For More Information .


Tuesday December 18 th

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA presents Christmas Carols by the Fire beginning at 7pm in their Main Lobby as part of their Community Concert Series. For More Informati on


Thursday December 20 th

The Origins Gallery at the PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA presents Poetry for the Winter Solstice as part of their Poetry and Prose Series featuring Mike Wetmore and Company . For More Information .

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents their Open Jazz Jam led by Bill Washer and Friends . For More Information .

The Shawnee Craft and Brewing Company in Shawnee on Delaware, PA holds an Open Mic featuring 96.7 FM's Al the Wingman beginning at 7pm in their Tap Room. For More Information .

The Denise Bibro Gallery in New York, NY will hold an Artists Reception beginning at 5:30pm for their Art From The Boros Exhibition. The exhibition will continue to be on display until February 2nd. For More Information .


Friday December 21 st

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents Vinny Bianchi's La Cuchina. For More Information


Saturday December 22 nd

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents The Eric Mintel Quartet. For More Information .

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA presents The Messiah Sing-In Community Concert beginning at 8pm in the Worthington Ballroom. For More Information.

The Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will present their Production of A Winnie-The-Pooh Christmas Tail until December 22 For More Information

Sunday December 23rd

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents Regina Sayles. For More Information .

The Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on Delaware, PA will present their Headlined Production of “Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol” until December 23 rd. For More Information .


Thursday December 27th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents their Open Jazz Jam led by Bill Washer and Friends . For More Information.

The Shawnee Craft and Brewing Company in Shawnee on Delaware, PA holds an Open Mic featuring 96.7 FM's Al the Wingman beginning at 7pm in their Tap Room.  For More Information .

The Gallery at Chant Realtors LV Lords Valley, PA their Cacophony in Colors Exhibition December 27th. For More Information.


Friday December 28 th

The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA presents Patent Pending. See Facebook Invitation .


Saturday December 29 th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents The Nancy Reed Trio. For More Information


Sunday December 30 th

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents Jay Rattman and Billy Test. For More Information .

The Shakespeare and Associates in Milford, PA presents their Beautiful Spaces Exhibition and their Western Spaces Exhibition December 30 th. For More Information .

The Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA presents their Annual Holiday Show and 15th Anniversary until December 30 th. For More Information .

The Mill Alley Gallery located within the Stroudsburg, PA District Office of PA Representative Maureen Madden presents the Photographic works of Bob and Sarina Cook until December 30 th. For More Information.


Monday December 31st

The Soho in the Burg Gallery will hold their 5 th Annual New Years Eve Party at The Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 8pm with Music provided by by Jose Santamaria. See Facebook Invitation.

The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA presents their 15th Annual New Year's Eve Bash. For More Information



And to our friends in the arts.


We congratulate the winners of the 4th Annual Monroe County History Challenge that was held Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville, PA . The first place winner was Jake Oravec of Stroudsburg High School, the second place winner was Rebecca Thornton of Evergreen Community Charter School, and the third place winner was Harpreet Chohan of Stroudsburg High School. Please feel free to share your congratulatory sentiments with these individuals .


 We congratulate James Gloria of the Totts Gap Arts Institute in Banger, PA who completed a Mural that paid homage to the family history of Charlotte Chris Miller who are the descendants of of George Miller. You can read all about it in an article titled , “ Historic Bushkill Center scene depicted in building muralwritten by John Best. Please feel free to share your congratulatory sentiments with James.


We congratulate the winners of the 2018 Annual Shawnee Playhouse Original Playwright Series contest. The original theatrical works will be produced and performed by Worthington Players in 2019. The winners are:

The Full-Length Winner is Country Fried Murder” by Judy Klass

The One Act Winners are “The A Word” by Lisa Ellex, “Two Friends in a Bar” by David Hess, and “To Be Alone” by David Hess.

Shorts plays that were chosen are “Longshot” by Aren Haun and “The Dementia Monologues” by Marylou Ambrose

The Full Length Winner will be produced at The Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on Delaware, PA on September 14 th, 15 th, 21 st, and 22 nd and The One Act and Short Plays will be staged together August 16th, 23 rd, and 30 th. Please feel free to share your congratulatory sentiments with the winners.


“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 December 2018 issue of our Art News magazine titled, "The Forwardian Gazette" is filled with reflections upon the creative wonders of our most recent memories and a listing of the dreamlike experiences that may occur this month.


The Volume II Issue 2 Edition of our Literary and Arts magazine titled, "Forwardian" is filled with stories that speak to you, poetry that inspire you, and images that will captivate you.

Our publications are available through our website at no charge. To receive a free copy of our magazines in your email, contact us with the words "Subscribe me to (Name of Magazine)" in your message.


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NOW, WHERE THE FORWARDIAN WERE WE?


A Parade for the Vets and others.

We were at The Monroe County Veterans’ Day Parade that took place in Stroudsburg, PA on Sunday November 4th. See what we saw. Photography Provided by Paparazzi Paul.

The Day of the Mac and Cheese

We were at The Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA as they hosted The PoconoArts Council’ s 6th Annual Mac and Cheese Bake-Off on Sunday November 4 th. See what we saw . Photography Provided by Paparazzi Paul.

Dinkle, Dinkle Little Cloud Dude

We were at The Sherman Showcase in Stroudsburg, PA who held their weekly Open Mic Nite on Sunday November 4 th featuring Dinkles and The Cloud Dude. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

A Frisky Goat with Emerging Voices

 We were at the Emerging Voices Open Mic Nite hosted by Veronica Coyne on Saturday November 10 th at the Frisky Goat Coffeehouse in Milford, PA. The evening featured Guitarist Darian Rivera who was followed by a variety of stellar performances given by talented individuals and groups. See What We Saw Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

The Pocono Center for the Arts Lights Are Bright…..

We were at The Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, PA as they hosted The Pocono Center for The Arts program titled, “Broadway Spotlight” on Sunday November 11th . See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

It’s Snowing 60s

We went to The School of Visual and Performing Arts in Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday November 24 th to experience the Theater Studio: A Confidence Theater production of “Snowmen of the Indian Queen” as part of their “Snowmen of Stroudsburg” Play series. See What we Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 

Chatting, Chatting, Chatting at the CDE

A Business Card Exchange was presented by Sistah Chat Radio as part of their Get Seen in the Poconos Program at the CDE Career Institute in Tannersville, PA on Wednesday December 5 th. See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul


An Awarding Year in PoconoArts

The PoconoArts Council he ld their PPA Grant Awards Ceremony and Annual Meeting at The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA on Thursday December 6 . See what we saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


An Indie Film Festival is Born

The 1 st Annual Pennsylvania Indie Shorts Film Festival took at The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA featuring a variety of short film s on December 8 and 9. See what we Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul .


THINGS CURRENTLY BEING PRESENTED


Making Happy with the Holidays

The Origins Gallery at the PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA held an Artists’ Reception for their Holiday Market IV on Saturday December 1 st. The evening showcased the creativity of several local artists, the incomparable musical skills of a guitarist simply known as “Willie,” and the gallery’s famous Art Raffle. Many of the artists created ornaments and other holiday related items during the reception and work related to the season populated the entire center. The Holiday Market IV was on display until December 12 th while the other items that inhabit the establishment will be available to explore and purchase until December 31 st. See what we saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul


From Shakespearean Spaces to the Beauty of Arteries

We were at the Artists’ Receptions that were held in Milford, PA on Saturday November 10 th at Shakespeare and Associates for their Beautiful Spaces Exhibition that features the work of Rena Hottinger and Yolanda Gaolsack until December 30 th and The ARTery Gallery that featured the work of Laura Dudes and Thomas Denaro until December 5 th. See What we Saw at the receptions. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

Preparing for the Holiday Arts

We were at the Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA who held an Artists’ Reception in their SOHO in the Burg Gallery on Wednesday October 31 st for their Holidazzzz Exhibition . The exhibition will continue to be on display until January 2 nd See what we saw. Photography by Paparazzi Pau l.

Rescuedogs at The Dunning Art Art Gallery


We were at the Dunning Art Gallery at Northampton Community College (NCC) Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA on Thursday September 13th during an Artists’ Reception for their Rescuedog Fall Exhibition. The Reception was followed by a panel featuring service dogs and their owners. The exhibition will be on display until January 4th. See what we saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

The Snows of Hotel Fauchere

We were at The Hotel Fauchere in Milford, P A who held an Artists’ Reception on Sunday November 18 th for their Snow Exhibition. The exhibition will continue to be on display until March 31st. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.