405 Main St.
Stevensville, MD 21666
410.643.7424

Gallery Hours
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wed -  Fri 10 a.m. -  4 p.m.
Sat. 10 am - 1 p.m.

KIFA is partially funded by grants from the United Way and CFC

Board of Directors

Judy Wolgast, President

Judy Friis, Vice President

Carole Tulip, Treasurer


Ginny Schrenk, Recording Sec'y

Leigh Papa, Corresponding Sec'y

Susan Ayres, Past Co-President
Nancy O'Brien, Past Co-President

Stephen Bardsley, Director


Jack Ehmann, Director

Laura Keene, Director


Lee Butera, Director

Linda Paez, Director

Joel Purcell, Director





    

 

 KENT ISLAND FEDERATION OF ARTS
 
K  E  E  P  I  N  G    A  R  T     A  L  I  V  E                                 
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NEW!WINTER SATURDAY
Brush up on your Painting Skills with Cynthia G. Miles! Saturday January 31, from 10am to 1pm. Call KIFA to reserve space. 410 643 7424. Free to members, $5 for nonmembers. Bring your own supplies-- acrylics or oil !

FRIDAY NIGHT KIDS ART WORKSHOP&
PARENTS' NIGHT OUT February 13, from 5:30-8:30 pm 

Carol Dreyfus Stone Pendant/Jewelry Carving! 
Kids will learn how to use files, sandpaper and lacquer to make wearable art. 
Call KIFA to register 410.643.7424 or use Paypal by clicking on the menu below. All materials will be provided. Pizza dinner included. $28.  

NEW! Lee Butera will teach "Landscapes From Memory"
Escape into your inner self and unlock a wonderful memory of a landscape, seascape or dream and paint it so you can enjoy viewing it all the time!
Saturday, March 7, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lee will supply wrapped canvas and acrylics. Students who wish to work in oil should bring their own. Cost: Members $35, Non-members $40.

NEW! SAVE THE DATE 
Against the Odds: America, The Monuments Men,
and Saving European Cultural Heritage
Lecture & Book Signing
Dr. Michael J. Kurtz
Thursday, March 12 from 7-9 pm 
at Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio
Free to Members
Call KIFA to Reserve a Spot
Snow date March 19, same time, same place





HUMAN FORM 2015 WINNERS!

Best in Show – “Bearded Man” by Hai-Ou Hou

Oil/Acrylic media:
First Place- Recruit by Dennis Young
Second Place- Josh by Sandy Cohen
Third Place-Once Bitten by Dennis Young
Honorable Mention-Nude (Reclining) by Hai-Ou Hou

Water media:
First Place-Emma by Virginia Perram
Second Place-Long Mountain by Amy Maddox
Third Place-Alii by Amy Maddox

Pastel:
First Place-The Aspirant by Judy Specht
Second Place-Standing Figure by Andree Tullier 
Third Place-Figure with Ponytail by Leslie Sater
Honorable Mention-Happiest by the Water by Maureen Wheatley

Other 2-D Media
First Place-Pink by Ron Ward
Second Place-Dreams by Ron Ward
Third Place- Izabella by Josephine Beebe
Honorable Mention-Kris by Stephen Bardsley

Photography/Lithography
First Place-Divine Rhythm by Taylor Berman
Second Place-Brahmin-Atman by Taylor Berman
Third Place-The Eyes Have It by Rebecca Placek

Sculpture/3-D Media
First Place-Woman in Blue by Carol Dreyfus
Second Place-White Clay Nude by Laura Keene

Peoples Choice-Bella by Carol Dreyfus


The reception was a resounding success! More than 60 people attended the event. Judy Specht, the show chair, did a great job. Thanks go out to Laura Era, the judge and Maureen Wheatley, Gallery Committee Chair, Laura Keene who helped with the goodies to eat and drink, Art Things of Annapolis, who gave a generous gift cert as a prize, and too many others to mention here!  Some of the award winners shown here, left to right,  Dennis Young, with Recruit, Carol Dreyfus, with Woman in Blue, Virginia Perram with Emma, and Judy Specht with The Aspirant. 




                          Winter Saturdays!
       Join us for artistic fun from 10 am to 1 pm

February 14, Brush Up on Your Painting Skill
March 14, Have a Fling with Pastels! 

Free to members, and $5 for non members. 
There will be an artist guide here to help you if you need it. 
KIFA! 405 Main Street, Stevensville, MD 




















 KIFA - THEN & NOW

FOUNDED IN 1963

Art Is Alive.

Celebrating 51 years during 2014

KIFA is a non-profit (501c3) all-volunteer organization, funded by donations and memberships. Our programs continue to grow, offering art classes in various media, including; painting, children's art classes, wood carving, photography, precious metal, clay, and more. We have specialized workshops for children and young adults. We continue to work with the county schools by hosting our Annual March Student Showcase--held
for the past 23 years.

Our goal for the next decade is to expand the cultural and artistic climate of Queen Anne's County by encouraging participation in, and promotion of, the visual arts. We approach these goals through educational programs, exhibits, competitions, events, and cooperation with the public schools, the Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.

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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Kent Island Federation of Arts (KIFA) is to enhance the cultural and artistic climate of Queen Anne’s County by encouraging participation in and promotion of the visual arts, and to provide an opportunity for people of all ages to better appreciate the visual arts and develop their own creative and artistic skills. This is accomplished principally through educational programs and the public exhibition of art.



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