405 Main Street
Stevensville, MD 21666

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


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.  We host exhibits and hold classes, member events, fun fundraisers, and summer art camps for children.  We pride ourselves on friendliness and inclusiveness.



June 1 - 25
The Artist's Garden - An Open Show

This themed show presented by KIFA reflects the inspirations tha
t artists derive from gardens of all types. The show is non-juried, and all media will be accepted including painting, hand-pulled prints, sculpture, photography, mixed media, fiber art, pastels, colored pencil, collage, and fine crafts such as glass and jewelry. 

Dave Murphy "It Bloomed"

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The Artist's Garden Prospectus

June 3 & 4
Paint Stevensville & Wet Paint Sale

Paint Stevensville:  Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4, 9:00-3:00
Wet Paint Sale:  Saturday, June 4,  3:00 - 5:00

This event has been expanded to two days of painting and drawing around Stevensville and the Historical center with views of historic buildings, gardens, streetscapes, and water and marsh. It is a non-juried event open to all working in acrylics, oil, watercolor, pastels, and graphic media. KIFA encourages beginners and accomplished artists alike. 

Georgette Toews

Each day begins at 9:00am with a light breakfast at KIFA and time to scout a location. Painting and drawing will be held from 10:00 - 3:00. At 3:00pm on Friday, artists can gather at KIFA for refreshments and storage of wet paint items.

Cash awards will be given for: “Excellence,” “Best in Show,” and “Youth Best in Show” based on the criteria that best captures the “feeling of the day.” Honorable Mentions will receive ribbons. Award categories are: Oil & Acrylics, Pastels, Watercolor, & Drawing.

Coinciding with the "Artist's Garden" Show reception, the Wet Paint Sale reception will be held at KIFA or in Historic Stevensville (weather permitting) on June 4 from 3:00 - 5:00pm.

A portion of all Art & Gift Sales are donated back to KIFA to support their activities! 

Contact KIFA at for more information.

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Paint Stevensville 2016 

June 29 - August 1
20th Annual Photography Show

KIFA's annual open photography show runs from June 29 - August 1.  A reception to meet show judge Jennifer Casey, and the photographers, will be held on July 14 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  
This show is one of KIFA's largest shows of the year, attracting a wide range of talent and expertise from amateur to National Geographic photographers.  There are 5 categories this year:  People Plus (people & pets), Nature, Abstract & Experimental, Black & White, and General (any images not fitting into other categories).  

2015 “Best in Show” by Robert Madden

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Photography Show 2016


Congratulations to raffle winner Clinton Blake Squitieri!

Judy Wolgast, President of Kent Island Federation of Arts presents the PRS Torero Electric Guitar to 
raffle winner, and local musician, Clinton Blake Squitieri.

Having been invited to perform, Blake was very excited to discover he also had the winning ticket.  He expressed his gratitude to both Paul Reed Smith Guitars for being so philanthropic to the community and to KIFA for supporting arts and artists in the local area.

A Kent Island resident and Maryland native, Blake has also studied in Southern California.
He has been playing guitar for over 30 years with concentration on
Rock/Contemporary music.  This summer Blake will be sharing his talents
with KIFA and will be giving guitar instruction for both youth and adults at KIFA.  
Please contact us at or 410.643.7424 for more information.  

Thank you to everyone for your ticket purchase and for your support of KIFA!


May 4 - 28
53rd Annual Open Judged Show

Winner Best in Show, 2016 
"The Mysterious Francoise"
Josephine Beebe

This event highlights a number of works from artists 
who are members of KIFA, who work in several 
mediums, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, 
sculpture, and mixed media.  
Art is available for sale to the public.

The Garden Club has also created interpretative flower arrangements of
several artworks in this show to complement individual pieces of art.