Hope. Passion. Resilience. Change. Words like these often fail to capture the ineffable bounty of the human spirit without devolving swiftly into banality or cliche. The artists supported by the Forward Thinking Museum transcend language itself; they capture in the click of a shutter, in the composition of a moment, the fullness of what it means to be a part of humanity.

We at the Forward Thinking Museum seek to support visual artists who use their talents not just to expose the harsh realities of the present, but rather to engage with the future. We espouse neither manifesto nor doctrine, instead welcoming diverse view points of artists –both professionals and amateurs – each holding strong to a vision, images far stronger than words: not of the world as it is, but of the world as it could be.


JGS Quarterly Photograohy Contest

Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS) established in 2009 an ongoing international photography contest that encourages artists 18 years and older to share their work. Next submission deadline: Sept. 30, 2012

• Quarterly winners will receive $1,000 and their work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Forward Thinking Museum.
• Annual winners will receive the JGS Artist Award in the amount of $5,000 and their work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the FTM.
• All entries must exemplify a “Forward Thinking” frame of mind
(see left column) and be accompanied by a brief artist statement.