“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


Please feel free to contact The Forwardian Arts Society and ask any questions or share a thought you have about us. We promise to read your words with interest and to tell you everything  there is about us. We'd make terrible spies.


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.



Throughout the Month

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 Sango Kura Sake Brewery and Bistro in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present an Open Mic Nite every Sunday Evening beginning at 6pm. 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

February and March 2020


Wednesday February 26th

The Film “THE MORE THE MERRIER” (1943) with Glorious Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn will be presented at The TriVersity - Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity in Milford, PA beginning at 7pm as part of their Winter Film Series with John DiLeo. For More Information.

Saturday February 29th

RUNA will perform at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church in Penfield, NY as part of the Golden Link Folk Singing Society Concert Series. For More Information.

Saturday March 7th

An Artist’s Reception will be held at The Office/Gallery at Chant Realtors in Lords Valley, PA beginning at 5pm featuring the work Lisa Hannick titled “Hello Spring - a Painterly Approach.” The exhibition will continue to be on display until April. For More Information.

The moe-tion dance theater under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon Clayton will present an evening of work in the Sitnik Theatre within the Lackland Performing Arts Center Hackettstown, NJ beginning at 8pm. For More Information.

Sunday March 8th

The Ronny Whyte Trio with Boots Maleson on bass and Sean Harkness on guitar will perform at The Columns Museum in Milford, PA beginning at 4pm as part of their Sunday Soirees to benefit the restoration of the Hiawatha Stagecoach. For More Information.

Act III: A Musical Journey featuring Tim Smith will be held in the Sitnik Theatre within the Lackland Performing Arts Center Hackettstown, NJ beginning at 2pm. For More Information

Friday March 13th

Dana and Susan Robinson will perform at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church in Penfield, NY as part of the Golden Link Folk Singing Society Concert Series. For More Information

Saturday March 14th

Dweezil Zappa will perform at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg PA beginning at 7pm. For More Information.


The Forwardian Arts Society is seeking a new logo to express it's purpose and it's love for the arts more fully. All are invited to participate. Entries will be received from Sunday March 1st until Wednesday March 25th and voting will take place from March 26th until the 31st. The winner will be announced on April 1st.


The Forwardian Arts Society Logo Competition is open to all visual artists everywhere.

Images submitted can have some resemblances to the current logo but new designs are welcomed.

All Images created in colors must translate well to black and white depictions.

All images must be posted on our Facebook invitation to be considered for voting which will be the sole determining factor on which image will be chosen.

All images must be consistent the The Forwardian Arts Society Mission Statement.

The Forwarian Film Bestival

We are attempting to present The Forwardian Film Bestival which we hope to do so in numerous venues in various locations beginning in June 2020. The films would be those chosen by our judges for best Feature, best Short, and best film in festival Awards. There will also be a Viewer Choice Award given to the film who receives the most votes by those who visit a facebook group specially created for them during the month of May 2020. We are in need of individuals who can help us secure or offer venues to present the films in. It need not be a theater but it should be a venue where films can be shown through a projector, can house a number of people, be darkened for cinematic viewing, and is WiFi accessible. So, if you know or have a place where we can present up to eight hours of films, please let us know by April 20th. You can contact us through our email. We look forward to hearing from you soon and we’ll keep a good thought for you until then.


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.

Our new publication will be available through our website at no charge. To receive a free copy of our magazine in your email along with weekly updates of events, contact us with the words "Subscribe me to The Forwardian Arts Society Magazine " in your message.

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Recent Works at a New Venue

The Pocono Arts Council held an Artists' Reception for their Recent Works Exhibition on Saturday December 7th at a new venue for the organization in Nai's Merlot and Picasso Studio Gallery in Tannersville, PA. Awards were presented during the event. The exhibition was on display until January 3rd, 2020. 

A Black Canvas and a Maker Market Tradition

 The Origins Gallery located within the School for The Visual and Performing Arts in Stroudsburg, PA held their Annual Maker Market which featured 10 area artists who displayed their creations, fine craftworks, and more that were available for purchase and an Artists’ Reception for their Annual Black Canvas exhibition with works on black canvas or framed in black with black matting by a variety of artists on Saturday December 14th. The evening included live music with Barry Field, Steve Hauser, and others along with their famous Art Raffle and refreshments. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.