Kent Island Federation of Arts Kent Island Federation of Arts in Stevensville Art show in Stevensville

 Members Only Show

Chesapeake Community College / Todd Performing Arts
Wednesday, May 9 - Wednesday, June 27

People, Places & All Things Endearing”

Pick Up:  Thursday, June 28 at any time before 6pm

prospectus photo show.pdf

22nd Annual Photography Show

June 27 - July 28, 2018

​Reception, Thursday, July 12, 5-7pm


Artists Paint Stevensville 2018

A number of the mid-Atlantic region’s most talented artists are coming to Stevensville to paint the town and the surrounds of Kent Island beginning Wednesday May 30.  This four-day competition will feature the ever-popular style of “plein air” painting, where artists paint in the outdoors capturing the area’s most well-known scenes as well as many of its hidden treasures.

The public is invited to observe the artists at work as they compete to paint the very best of Stevensville’s beautiful landscapes, waterscapes and historic architecture.  Watch as they interpret each scene and put their unique vision to canvas or paper.

Best of all, these original masterpieces will be available to purchase Friday evening, June 1, from 5 to 8 PM at the Kent Island Yacht Club, 117 Yacht Club Dr., Chester, MD.  The public is invited to this exciting Awards Reception and Showing, where the judging will be done by renowned artist, David Diaz of Annapolis.  Once the awards are announced the paintings can be purchased directly from the artists. 

On Saturday, June 2, from 11 AM to 1 PM, more artists are invited to compete in a “Quick Draw” event in Historic Stevensville.  At 2 PM, the work will be judged in the historic section of Stevensville by Annapolis artist Sharon Littig, after which it will be available for sale. From 2 to 4 PM, there will be a Youth Quick Draw for young artists under 12-years of age and for artists 12-18.  All artwork will be available for “Off the Easel” sales until 6 PM, Saturday, June 2, and all remaining artwork will be on view and available for sale throughout the month of June at the Kent Island Federation of Art.

Best In Show! Watercolor "Luscious Lobster" by Stacey Sass

Office & Gallery Hours:
Tuesday: 10-1
Wednesday - Friday:
Saturday: 10-1


As KIFA is staffed by volunteers, it is always best to call ahead to ensure we are open.

405 Main Street
Stevensville, MD 21666

2017 Best-in-Show "Rust in Peace" by Paul Placek

KIFA, or Kent Island Federation of Arts, was founded in 1963 as a small non-profit community organization, built on making the arts accessible to Kent Island and the surrounding environs. 

In the Gallery


55th Annual Open Judged Show
May 2-26 2018