“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.



THE PLACES WE'VE BEEN


Dutot in Plein Air

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. The exhibition will continue to be on display until October 3rd when there will be a Closing Reception beginning at 1pm. More photographs and details of our experience during the event will be added to our photo collection soon afterwards. 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. The exhibition will be 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.


A Crafty Festival in a Quiet Valley

The Pocono State Craft Festival was held at The Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg, PA on August 28th and 29th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 


Making Connexions in Easton

The Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA held two Artists’ Receptions  on Saturday August 28th. One was for their Outside In Exhibition featuring the work of Nancy Bossert which will be on display until October 3rd and the other for their 2021 Fall Group Show which will be on display until November 14th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 


A Josie Summer Night

The Josie Porter Farm in Stroudsburg, PA held their bi monthly Open Air, Open Mic Nite on Wednesday August 25th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 


Beyond The Bears of Milford

The Black Bear Film Festival’s Annual Artful Bears Picnic at the Milford Community House and The Kindred Spirits Arts Program presented Empire Wild: Americans in Paris at the Grey Towers National Historic Site’s Pool Pavilion in Milford, PA were held on Saturday August 21st. The Artery Gallery’s Artists’ Notes Exhibition was also visited that day. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 


Even Bushkills Get The Blues

The 2021 Bushkill Blues Festival took place at The Lehman Community Park in Bushkill, PA on Sunday August 15th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 


Summertime and the Fashion is Easy

The Phoenix Gift Shop in Dingmans Ferry, PA held their Summer Fashion Show on Saturday August 14th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 


An August Art Walk

The Pocono Arts Council held their Monthly Art Walk in Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday August 7th. 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.

The Josie Porter Farm’s Open Air/Open Mic Nites on September 22nd.

The Hanna Q Dance Company’s Perseus and Andromeda on Saturday September 25th.

An Artists’ Reception at The NCC Monroe Campus on Thursday September 30th.



ONGOING EXHIBITIONS


The Origins Gallery located with the Penn Stroud Hotel in Stroudsburg, PA will present their Hello Autumn Exhibition until September 28th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Pocono Art Council will present The Robots Gone Wild Window Display featuring the photographic work of Jack Swersie at 610 Main Street until September 30th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Create and Be Studio will present their exhibition featuring the photographic work of Marcus Natt until September 30th. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Madelon Powers Gallery located within the Fine and Performing Arts Center on the Campus of East Stroudsburg University of PA will present their “25>” Exhibition featuring the work of Joni Maya Oye Benintende until October 1st. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Antoine Dutot Museum/Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present their Sixth Annual En Plein Air Exhibition until October 3rd. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA presents their Outside In Exhibition featuring the work of Nancy Bossert until October 3rd. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


The Artery Gallery in Milford, PA will present their In Our Travels Exhibition featuring the works of Helen Yeoshin Hwang and Liza J Smith-Simpson until October 4th. 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 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.