THE FORWARDIAN ARTS SOCIETY
A Fellowship for People who Love The Arts
“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 Forwardian Arts Society held its 1st Forwardian Arts
Festival (known as ArtSmash of the Poconos) in the
Fall of
2009
and it proved to be an encouraging success. Several
similar events took place throughout the years in venues
both large and small never failing to enhance the event
they're a part of such as long established festivals or
gallery openings.
What The Forwardian Arts Society Offers Art Lovers
How The Forwardian Arts Society Supports The Arts
Although we are based in Monroe County, PA, The Forwardian Arts Society is a world wide fellowship welcoming everyone who wishes to become a part of it no
matter where they are or what their life’s condition may be. Never let anything become a barrier between you and your love for the arts.
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Image redone by Ray Burke
As our mission statement suggests, The Forwardian Arts Society is a fellowship for people who love the arts. We define
ourselves as a fellowship as compared to an organization because organization suggests some form of hierarchy exists
where some members would have the right (or assume to have the right) to tell other member what to do. On the other hand, a
fellowship suggests every member is equal to one another and each member’s conduct in The Forwardian Arts Society is only
governed by their love for the arts.

We invite everyone who love the arts to be a part of The Forwardian Arts Society. It’s free with the only requirements for
membership is to have a love for the arts and a desire to be a part of The Forwardian Arts Society. We have a monthly online
newsletter we would be honored to email you. We also have a survey so we can learn more about you and your love for the
arts.
Please contact to receive our newsletter and/or survey indicating which one (s) you would like us to send you.

The Forwardian Arts Society Friend and Facilitator Paul (aka The Forwardian Dude) travels all around experiencing a multitude
of adventures throughout the artistic community. You can see him almost anywhere there's an artists' reception being held, a
play being presented, or a concert being performed with his camera and note pad. He posts his articles and reviews along
with the photographs he takes on his Social Networks. He says, "The reason I do this is twofold. One is to help promote the
artist and the venue through these sites and second to help people who can't attend these events for whatever reason to still
partake of them." You'll find summaries of Paul's Recent Adventures listed below. Please feel free to read the complete article
or review as well as view more pictures by clicking on the links provided. Your comments are welcomed. Oh, and please feel
free to follow us on
twitter and “Like” us on Facebook.
The Forwardian Arts Society expresses its love for the arts by providing numerous avenues for artists of every discipline to explore. All
members of The Forwardian Arts Society and their friends are welcomed to participate. These avenues include Our
Forwardian Arts
Festivals (which include our Forwardian Film Festivals, Our Group and Solo Exhibitions, and our Literary and Arts Magazine "Forwardian."
We would like to invite and encourage you to join us in our endeavor to offer the community a variety of creative experiences. Please feel
free to read more about what we do and contact us to learn how to become part of our future endeavors.
Wednesday May 19th 2010 saw the birth of the our Literary and
It quickly became known for its meaningful literature, inspiring
poetry, and its captivating images.

Our publication is presented online and is free to all.
AS WE GO FORWARDIAN TOWARD THE FUTURE
well as enhancing our abilities to offer an outlet for the many talented individuals and groups
we meet.

Since The Forwardian Arts Society began in October 2001, we have come a long way in
fulfilling our mission to encourage, support, and love those in the creative community as
they go forward toward their dreams.
But, there is much more to be done.

We invite you to come with us on our adventures as we endeavor to enhance the creative
aspects of our community.
Please feel free to contact us and share your dreams and goals
with us.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and we'll keep a good thought for you until then.
VISIT OUR LISTINGS OF
ART RELATED
Events, Opportunities, and
Educational Experiences

LEARN ABOUT WHAT OUR
MEMBERS ARE DOING
BY VISITING OUR
Membership Page

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR
MONTHLY ONLINE
NEWSLETTER
In June of 2011, The Forwardian Arts Society began
offering the visual artists among its membership an
opportunity to present their talents in a gallery setting. The
Forwardian Arts Society continues its support of the arts
in seeking venues and opportunities to showcase the
work of its membership.

We welcome all  artists and photographers to share their
work with us for possible exhibition.
"My kind of town in honor of
Frank Sinatra"
by James “Mitso”
Hanzimanolisz
appears on
the front cover of
the current issue of
Forwardian.
FORWARDIAN EXHIBITIONS NEWS:

The
Forwardian Exhibition featuring the works of
Susan Washington, Stephen Washington,
James Chesnick, Kelly Ann Klee (aka Girl From Mars),
Laurinda Faye Rubin, and Patricia A Griffin
was on display at
The Castle Inn Gallery* in Delaware Water Gap, PA
From January 5th until February 28th, 2014.
The Stroud Township in PA
Presented
The Trinity Centennial Band
Sunday June 29th
You’ll find more photographs
in
The Concerts in the Park
2014 Gallery.
Eastern Monroe Public Library
Presented
Pete Gumbo and
The Hot Peppers
Friday July 25th
You’ll find more photographs
in
The EMPL 2014 Gallery.
The Sherman Theater
held their
6th Annual
Pocono Raceway Festival
Saturday June 7th
You’ll find more photographs
in
The Pocono Raceway
Festival 2014 Gallery.
The Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship of the Poconos
Presented
Moving Forwardian
Sunday June 29th
No Photographs were taken
during the service.
The Living Room
Presented
Their weekly Open Mic Nite
Sunday June 8th
You’ll find more photographs
in The Living Room 2014
Gallery
Part 3 and Part 4.
FORWARDIAN NEWS:

We welcome all writers, poets, artists, and photographers to
share their work with us for possible publication with us.
Submission of your work can be made from
Tuesday August 5th until Wednesday October 15th.
Read our Submission Guidelines.
ArtSmash of the Poconos co
founder,
Debbie Burke,
talks to the media
during the first
Forwardian Arts Festival.
FORWARDIAN ARTS FESTIVALS NEWS:

Due to many factors, The Forwardian Film Festival
has been postponed.

We invite Artists, Poets, Performing Artists, and Musicians to
participate as well as venues to host our next
Forwardian Arts Festival.
Susan Washington, James
Chesnick, and Kelly Ann Klee
(aka Girl From Mars) share
their creative insights during
Artists' Reception for
The
Forwardian Exhibit on
Saturday January 25th,  2014
Read Our Article About
The Artists Reception.
Are you an Artist or Photographer who would like to see their work displayed in one of our exhibitions?

Or

Do you have a venue in which we could present an exhibition?

Please feel free to contact us.
The Presbyterian Church
of the Mountain
Presented
The Lost Ramblers
Sunday June 8th
You’ll find more photographs
in
The PCOM 2014 Gallery.
The Celebration of the Arts
held its general meeting
Monday July 14th
The next meeting will be
Monday August 11th
You’ll find more photographs
at
The COTA Meetings 2014
Gallery
.
Apartment 84
Held
A house concert
Friday July 18th
You’ll be able to find more
photographs in
The House
Music 2014 Gallery.
THE FORWARDIAN ADVENTURES
Although much of what we offer to Artists
and Art lovers are free, maintaining this
website is not. Please give what you can
to help us continue to serve the creative
community through this website
.
Delaware Water Gap, PA
Celebrated
Founder’s Day  
Saturday June 28th
You’ll find more photographs
in
The DWG Founder’s Day
2014 Gallery.
The Sistah Chat Radio Show
Held a Launch Party
Saturday July 26th
You’ll find more photographs
in
The Special Events 2014
Gallery.
The Living Room Gallery
Presented
Art Under The Big Top
Until July 30th
You’ll find more photographs
in
The Living Room 2014
Gallery Part 4.
Project Street Art: Part 1-
A Mural Wall
Was installed
Saturday May 24th
You’ll find more photographs
in
The Special Events 2014
Gallery.