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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 Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA will present music throughout every weekend along with special performances throughout the week. For More Information.

Artisan Jewelers and Bead Artists are invited to submit their works to be considered for inclusion in a three-day show and sale titled,“Bead-azzled” to be held at The ARTery in Milford, PA. The Submissions Deadline is Sunday April 14 th and the show will run from May 3rd to the 5th. For More Information.

Filmmakers are invited to share their Cinematic work to be considered for inclusion in the 20 th Annual Black Bear Film Festival that will take place throughout Milford, PA from October 18 th to the 20th. The submission deadline is Friday August 9 th. For More Information and to enter .

Filmmakers are invited to share their Cinematic work to be considered inclusion in The Annual Pennsylvania Indie Shorts Film Festival that will take place at the Pocono Cinema Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA beginning November 1st. The submission deadline is September 15 . For More Information and to enter.

APRIL 2019

Sunday April 14 th

A special screening of the first three episodes of a limited series titled, “Price of Faerie Tales” that is written and directed by: Brandon C. Lay will take place at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas in Bethlehem, PA beginning at 7pm. This screening will include a brief talk-back. See Facebook Invitation .

Joe Piscopo will perform in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ as a special fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Jersey. For More Information


Monday April 15

The play titled, “Whippoorwill” by Ruth Kirschner will be performed in the Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ beginning at 7:30pm as part of their Women Playwright Series (WPS). For More Information .


Thursday April 18 th

Granger Smith performs at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA. See Facebook Invitation


Friday April 19 th

Twiddle performs at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg PA with special guests Gatos Blancos. See Facebook Invitation


Saturday April 20 th

An Artists’ Reception for the Origins Gallery’s Llovin' It Spring Exhibition will take place at Llama Ice Cream in East Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 5pm. The Exhibition will be on display until May 7 th. See Facebook Invitation

The film, “The Wizard of Oz” will be shown at The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA with an additional viewing on April 21 stas part of their Madeline Doyle Film Series . For More Information .

Candlebox will perform at The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA beginning at 7pm. See Facebook Invitation


Saturday April 23 rd

The MOE-TION Dance Theatre will perform in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of The Centenary Stage College in Hackettstown, NJ beginning at 8pm. For More Information


Wednesday April 24 th

The play titled, “Across the Aisle” by Alyssa Haddad will be performed in the Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ beginning at 7:30pm as part of their Women Playwright Series (WPS). For More Information


Thursday April 25th

The 3rd Annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival will be held at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA featuring hundreds of films from around the globe. The 4 day festival will continue until April 28 th. See Facebook Invitation.

A Poetry Night Out will take place at the Fairway Grillein Buck Hill Falls, PA beginning at 6pm as part of The Buck Hill Book Club Celebration of National Poetry Month . See Facebook Invitation

Jibberjazz Presents a Music and Camping Festival as part of their Some Kind of Jazz Series in Schuylkill Haven, PA until April 28 th. See Facebook Invitation .

A production of the play “Avenue Q” will be presented by NEXTstage Repertory and be presented in the Sitnik Theatre of The Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ. The Production will continue until May 5 . See Facebook Invitation. 

Saturday April 27 th

A Book Signing event featuring the work titled, “ Unlikely Friends” by author Sahar Abdulazziz will take place beginning at 1pm at The Adam’s Art Gallery located within the Stroud Mall in Stroudsburg, PA. For More Information .

Artists’ Receptions for The PoconoArts Council’s Earth Speaks V Exhibition and The Origins Gallery’ s A Voice for the Earth Exhibition will be held at the Dunning Art Gallery at Northampton Community College (NCC) Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA beginning at 4pm . The Exhibition s will continue to be on display until May 28th. See Facebook Invitation . The Pocono Mountains of Art Open Studio Tour in which Monroe County, PA artists will open their studios and give visitors a first-hand glimpse of their creative process until April 28th. See Facebook Invitation. Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime will perform at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg PA. See Facebook Invitation. 

Monday April 29 th

The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra as directed by Matt Vashlishan will perform at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA. 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 April 2019 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.

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We’re Accepting Submissions for The 2019 Forwardian Film Festival until June 1st. Here is one of our most recent Entries. We look forward to seeing yours. Read Our Submission Guidelines.

The Submission Fee is $10.00.

Certificates will given to filmmakers who are chosen by the audience and a panel of Judges for Best Short Film, Best Feature Length Film, and the film determined to be the Best of the Fest (Best of Show).

Cash Awards for films selected by our Panel of Judges:

Best Short Film - $200
Best Feature Length Film - $250
Best of the Fest - $500


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.


If you would like to help select the films that will be in our 2019 festival, email us at forwardian@hotmail.com and you'll be able to see and evaluate films as they come in.

NOW, WHERE THE FORWARDIAN WERE WE?


A PCA Cabaret

We were at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA who hosted a Special Inaugural Cabaret presented by The Pocono Center for the Arts on Monday March 11 th that featured Majeste Pearson who sang to the gathering. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul .


The PoconoArts they are a Changing

We were at The PoconoArts Council’s send off event held on Thursday March 21 which featured music by Neil Morris, Poetry readings, and new information regarding the future of the PoconoArts Council. See what we Saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 

A Jazznamic Duo at the Shawnee Inn

We were at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA who presented The Jazz Duo of Lisa Ellex and Terry Klinefelter on Tuesday March 26 th by t he Fireside of the ir Main Lobby as part of their Community Concert Series.  See What We Saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul .


Being Cinder Seen Exchanging Cards

We were at the Cinder Inn Bar and Grill in East Stroudsburg, PA who hosted The Be Seen in the Pocono s’ monthly Business Card Exchange on Wednesday March 27th. See What We Saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul .


A WYLD Time for a Fast Hart

We were at the UniWorld Music Media studios (aka WYLD FM) in Stroudsburg, PA as they celebrated the launch of a new magazine titled, “Fast Hart” on Saturday March 30 th. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul .


A Walk With The Arts

We were at the Opening of the First Saturday Art Walks Season which took place at various galleries throughout the town of Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday April 6 th. These galleries included The Gamut Gallery and Kevin Cormier Art Gallery who offered their Just A Quickie. See What We Saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


THINGS CURRENTLY BEING PRESENTED


De Leeuw in de Hall

We went to The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware, PA who will present the paintings of Lauryn de Leeuw in the Inn’s Permanent Gallery created for The Pocono Center for the Arts until April 30th. See What We Saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul .


Going Beyond the Limitations of Imagination

 We were at The Renegade Winery in Stroudsburg, PA who will present the Soho in the Burg's Stretching the Limit: Spring Art Exhibition until April 30th. See What We Saw. Photography by Paparazzi Paul.


Kicking off a Bon Apitit week

We were at the Middle Smithfield and Smithfield Townships’ Restaurant Week Kick off event on Sunday March 31st in the Whispering Pines Banquet Hall at the Country Club of the Poconos in East Stroudsburg, PA. The event included an Opening Reception for the Pocono Photo Club’s 6 th Photography exhibition which will continue to be on display until April 30 th. See What We Saw . Photography by Paparazzi Paul.