“THE FORWARDIAN ARTS SOCIETY is a fellowship of people who share a desire to encourage, support, and love the experiences of creative individuals and groups as they go forward toward their dreams."


Who The Forwardian Are We

Learn all about The Forwardian Arts Society as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary.

Come to our Celebration Gathering on Saturday November 13th. 

RSVP by November 10th.



THE PLACES WE'VE BEEN


LUCA At The Farmers’ Market

The 40th Annual Monroe Farmers Market took place on Saturday October 16th at the Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg, PA featuring music performed by Kenny Hatt and Brittany Coleman of the band LUCA. Video and photography by Paparazzi Paul.


October Talents Grow on the Farm

The Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA for their bi weekly Open Air, Open Mic event on Wednesday October 6th. Video and Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Our Visit with Andrei and Other Things

The Pocono Arts Council’s monthly art walk took place in Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday October 2nd and included a preview of Fall for the Arts online auction at The Pocono Arts Council’s Community Gallery and a visit to The Andrei Art Gallery/Studio-Museum. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


A Collage of Art at NCC

The Northampton Community College (NCC) Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA held an Artists' Reception for their 6th Annual Pocono Arts Collage Exhibition in their Dunning Art Gallery in Keystone Hall on Thursday September 30th featuring the works from The Pocono Photo Club, The Pocono Watercolor Associates, and The Pocono Mountain Arts Council, and The Pocono Arts Council. The Exhibition will continue to be on display until December 30th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Dutot in Plein Air: Opening and Closing Receptions

The Antoine Dutot Museum/Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA held an Artist’s Reception for their Sixth Annual En Plein Air Exhibition on Friday September 17th and there was a Closing Reception held on Sunday October 3rd. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Our Septemberfest Travels

The Milford, PA Annual Septemberfest was held on Saturday September 11th as was an Artists’ Reception held at the Artery Gallery for their In Our Travels Exhibition featuring the works of Helen Yeoshin Hwang and Liza J Smith-Simpson which will continue to be on display until October 4th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Surveying 25 Years of Art at ESU

The Madelon Powers Gallery located within the Fine and Performing Arts Center on the Campus of East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of PA  held an Artist’s Reception for their “25>” Exhibition featuring the work of Joni Maya Oye Benintende on Wednesday September 8th which was on display until October 1st. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Fun and Laborious Weekend Adventures of Nancy and Paul

Stroudfest 2021 was held on Saturday September 4th throughout Stroudsburg, PA as well as an Artisans on Ann Craft Show and an Artists’ Reception at the Peen Strouds Hotel for the Origins Gallery’s Hello Autumn Exhibition along with a Robots Gone Wild Window Display. Another Artists’ Reception was held at the Andrea’s Gallery within the Renegade Winery on Sunday September 5th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.



The Shawnee Inn Community Concert Series every Tuesday evening.

The Deer Head Inn’s Open Jazz Jam every Thursday Night.

The Monroe Farmers Market every Saturday Morning.

Artists Receptions that are held at The ESU Madelon Powers Gallery on Wednesday October 20th and a Closing Reception at The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA on Thursday October 28th.

The Open Air/Open Mic Nites at The Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA on Wednesday October 20th.

The 22nd Annual Black Bear Film Festival from October 15th to the 17th.

The Pine Ridge Harvest Festival from October 22nd to the 24th.

 The first Annual Fall Festival in Milford, PA on Saturday October 23rd.



ONGOING EXHIBITIONS


The Gamut Art Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA will present their exhibition featuring the work of Art Wells, Laura Lippay, Joni Maya Oye Benintende, Heidi Hooper, Doug Gilbert, and Marilyn J. Fox until October 30th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

Andrea’s Gallery located within the Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA will present their Best of the Best Exhibition until November. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA presents their 2021 Fall Group Show until November 14th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Northampton Community College Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA will present their 6th Annual Pocono Arts Collage Exhibition until December 30th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.



THE THINGS THAT WE DO


The Online 2021 Forwardian Film Festival

The 2021 Online Forwardian Film Festival is pleased to announce that the film titled, “Bed Bugs” Directed by Matthew Hunter has received the highest number of Likes on our Facebook Page and is hereby chosen to receive The Forwardian Film Lovers' Favorite Certificate.

“Bed Bugs” Directed Matthew Hunter

(2021 Forwardian Film Festival Winner)

Watch this and Other Films that were in our Festival Here.


The Forwardian Art Gallery

The Forwardian Art (FA) Gallery is a service provided by the Forwardian Arts Society offering an opportunity for art lovers to enjoy the visual arts and for artists/photographers to show their work without any fees or commissions. 


Geometric drawing/ ink on paper 8"x 8" by Nancy Freeman


We are always doing things without having money. But....

In case we ever need money

to do something.