Haven Ministries’ Art for Your Home Program

Five years ago, Haven Ministries initiated a program to provide original artwork to its clients, especially those individuals and families making the transition from being homeless or living in a shelter to permanent housing. This program is called “Art for Your Home.”   We likely would all agree that when money is tight, purchasing art is probably not a high priority. But Haven Ministries strongly believes that art can help to create a powerful sense of home.

A wonderful opportunity for artists. Paint a live model at Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio at the art studio on Thompson Creek Road. Paint live models in an open studio workshop. No instruction. Beginning January 8th on Thursdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The cost is $20 for a three hour session. To reserve a spot, contact Judy at jdspechtart@gmail.com Easels provided.

Under this program, recipients get to select artwork that they want -- something that is meaningful for them.  The artwork is provided at no cost to these less fortunate members of our community here in Queen Anne’s County.

As an Artist, How Can I Help?
Simple: Donate artwork! Framed items that are ready for hanging are preferred. These can be pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors, drawings, photographs, and other media.

If you would like to donate your artwork to this cause, please contact Phil Stapleton (email at marganphil@gmail.com) or call 410-827-7232 to arrange for pick-up from KIFA, your home or gallery. Haven Ministries can provide a letter for your donation for tax purposes if desired.

If you have any questions, please contact Phil Stapleton (marganphil@gmail.com). Many thanks for your support!
Haven Ministries website: http://haven-ministries.org/
Haven Ministries is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

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Available Studio Space offered by Melissa Kay-Steves - Thompson Creek Road - in a beautiful building below Melissa Kay-Steves' jewelry studio there are five offices of different sizes for rent ($395-$625). There is a shared kitchen space and bathroom and utilities are included, including trash pickup. Melissa is looking to fill each office with an artist, maker or small business. If you know any artist looking for a space outside their home to work in, please email Melissa at charmtree@verizon.net or call 443-249-3338. She will be showing the spaces by appointment.


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My Little Studio at 321 Old Love Point Road offers KIFA members 10% off art supplies including the miniature canvases! Be sure to come to 3rd Fridays, 5-7 pm, each month, come meet the artists, live music, and refreshments.

MODELS: Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio needs models. Contact Judy Specht at jdspechtart@gmail.com if you would like to model. Models are paid.

If you are a KIFA member and would like a link to your website,

please email the office at info@kifa.us.

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Artists interested in participating in the Art Market in Historic Stevensville in the Christ Church Parking lot which will run 11:30 - 4:00 on First Saturdays April - November, check out the link:



KIFA Plein Air Artists Group

Looking for artists who are interested In getting together to sketch or paint Plein Air at local destinations, learning from each other and our combined experiences, with convenience and safety considered. We are now meeting at local destinations on selected mornings from 10 to 12 for 2 hours painting followed by critique (or show & tell). Other days and times to be considered.

Contact: Maureen Wheatley
410-739-0850 or arthousekifa@gmail.com

KIFA Member Raymond Moldenhauer's Work to be Featured in 2 Maryland Federation of Art Shows

The Maryland Federation of Art invited submissions for their Gallery Show – ART IN ABSTRACTION 2024 - that will be featured at the Maryland Hall, a regional center for the arts, with several fabulous gallery spaces. The Exhibition was open to artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. 

Raymond is very excited to announce that from nearly 500 entries, 2 of his paintings were selected for the show: “RIVER OF LIFE” and “THE DEEP”.

A 2nd show, ​OFF THE WALLS 2024 - will also be featured at the Maryland Hall. 

Raymond's submitted sculpture was selected for that show: “BE STILL”.

THE ARTISTS’ RECEPTION for both Gallery Shows is JULY 18th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

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