405 Main St.
Stevensville, MD 21666

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

Cynthia Golding/ Director

Amy Jacocks, Director

Laura Keene/ Director

Linda Paez, Director

Joel Purcell, Director



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Call for Artists for ARToberfest

Artists are invited to exhibit & sell their work at ARToberfest-- October 11, 2014, 10am to 4pm
 at Gibson's Grant, Kent Island.
Space is available for paintings, photos, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, and fine crafts. 
Contact KIFA at 410.643 7424 for more information!

On Display Now
No Holds Barred–Avant Garde

Thinking Outside the Frame

 KIFA currently has on display this themed, open art show thru August 30, 2014. "No Holds Barred – Avant Garde" reflects the inspiration of the non-traditional artist as they "think outside the frame." 

This is a non-juried show. All media was accepted including:  paintings, hand-pulled prints, sculpture, photography, mixed media, fiber art, pastels, colored pencil, collage, recycled and repurposed materials, along with fine crafts, such as glass and jewelry.

Plein Air – Summer Reflections
KIFA helps keep the fading memories of summer alive with its "Plein Air – Summer Reflections" show from September 3 to October 11, 2014.
En Plein Air
, a French expression, means 'in the open air' and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors, without using photography.
This is a judged show, open to all artists using the following accepted mediums:  oil or acrylic, watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, charcoal, pencil & graphite.

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The Printer's Mark
An Open Art Show of Handmade Prints
Intaglio, Monotype, Lithography
and more....

KIFA will present this show from October 15 to November 22, 2014. This is a non-juried show which will exhibit all techniques of hand-pulled prints in dry point, intaglio, collage, lithography, woodcut, relief and more! 

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KIFA 18th Annual Photography Show Awards

Please join KIFA in congratulating the following winners from our annual photography show, which is currently taking place, until August 2nd. Stop by and see their beautiful works of art.


Abstract and Experimental
First place: Ted McCauley, "Moonlight Drive"
Second place:  DL Callaway, "Blood Moon"
Third place:  DL Callaway, "Three Falls"

Black & White
First place:  Robert Madden, "Winged Reflections"
Second place:  Ted McCauley, "Gone Fishing"
Third place:  Richard Hall, "Hooper's Island Afternoon"

First place:  Joseph Gruver, "Pride II"
Second place:  Robert Madden, "Look Homeward Angel"
Third place: Joseph Gruver, "Sultana"
Honorable mention:  Marcie Wachter, "Before Sunset"

First place:  Robert Madden, " Chess Queen and Milky Way"
Second place:  Robert Madden, "Wary Cormorant"
Third place:  Dale Hall, "Catch of the Day"
Honorable mention:  Marcie Wachter "Cypress Swamp"

People Plus
First place:  Robert Madden, " Peruvian Face Powder"
Second place:  Dale Hall, "Hitchin' A Ride"
Third place:  Richard Hall, "Dance on Federal Hill"


Abstract & Experimental
First place:  Andrew B. Rusnak, "Who Knows?"
Second place:  Michael Rhian Driscoll, "Selfie"
Third place:  Nicholas Mychajluk, "Das Boot"
Honorable mention:  Chris Jewett, "Rocks and Roots"


First place:  Chris Jewett, "October Sunrise"
Second place:  Joyce Feldman, "Bridge--Duomo River"
Third place:  Chris Jewett, " Storm Warning"
Honorable mention:  Janet DiNapoli, "Stairway to Dusseldorf"

First place:  Chris Jewett, "Some Velvet Morning"
Second place:  Donna Wadsley, "Golden Silhouette"
Third place:  Rebekah Li Feng, " Joshua Tree"
Honorable mentions:  Nicholas Mychajluk, "Pick Me" and Chris Jewett, "Prancing Egret"

People Plus
First place:  Linda Schuerholz, "Age and Innocence"
Second place:  Rebekah Li Feng, "Fire"
Third place:  Joyce Feldman, "Hatton"

The Artist's Garden People's Choice
Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the People's Choice Awards from the Artist's Garden Show:

First place:  Maureen Bannon, for "Daisy Assembly"
Second place:  Caroline Weiss, for "Wings in Airy, Fairy Flight"
Third place: Rebecca Jones, for "A Bird's Eye View"

Offsite Art Installations 

Ready for Entries!

Opportunity to spotlight KIFA artists at  Queen Anne's Heritage Center,
and local medical offices.  Ready now for July entries. 
Contact Cindy Golding (cyn@phaecyn.com) if you are interested. 

Registration Form 2014.pdf
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Artist Agreement 2014.pdf
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Hanging Guidelines 2014.pdf
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5th Annual Gardens By the Sea Garden Tour 

A Great Success! 

As planned, the KIFA Garden took place June 7 & 8th. The weather could not have been more perfect. More than 30 artists, including plein air painters, a ceramicist, and a stone sculptor exhibited their talents.  More than 100 visitors came from as far as Pennsylvania to enjoy the art and gardens.  A special thanks goes out to the garden hosts and hostesses, the tireless docents who helped visitors and artists, and the event organizers. 



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.



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.

Kent Island Federation of Arts

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