Kent Island Federation of Arts, Inc.


Come join or watch artists from all over the region, draw and paint the marshes, coves, fields, nature trails, boatyards and marinas, restaurants, store fronts, and historic sites from sunrise to nightfall - plus Quick Draw on Saturday.
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Left to Right:  Lee Butera, “Legadema, Botswana 2006”. Maryann Buckley “Picasso Puppy - Blue''. Dave Murphy, “Ouches”. Maryann Buckley, “The Joy of Our Horses''.

Kent Island Federation of Arts Presents:

“8th Annual Paint Stevensville”
And Kent Island Surrounds

Now Accepting Applications!!

May 29th – June 1st, 2024

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KIFA's Pet Party - Animals We Love

The reception for the Kent Island Federation of Arts (KIFA) “Pet Party Animals We Love” was held on April 13, 2024. Sixty-five pieces were entered in this show.  This judged art show will be on display, Thursdays through Sundays, 1pm - 4pm, at KIFA through June 2, 405 Main Street, Stevensville. Photos by Rebecca Placek.

KIFA Gallery Show Guidelines

All work must be original, created within the last two years, not previously shown at KIFA, and must not infringe upon any copyright. No reproductions accepted.

Sculptures must include their own base or fit on a KIFA pedestal. Sculpture artists must be prepared to assist in placing their work in the gallery. Maximum size including base: 6’ high x 3’ wide and deep.  

2-D works must be dry, suitably framed, wired and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers.  (Artwork not wired properly will not be accepted.) All works on paper must be under glass.  No exposed glass edges. Maximum size framed varies by show. Please see appropriate prospectus for sizes.  

KIFA reserves the right to reject works deemed unsuitable. All entered works must remain on display through the end of the show. Reasonable care will be taken to ensure the safety of your artwork. KIFA is not liable for loss or damage to artwork. KIFA's commission on all sales is 30%. KIFA reserves the right to use images of the winning artwork for up to eighteen months.  

Please contact KIFA for more information at or 410-643-7274.

Left to right: Rita Myers, First Place: Category A, “Cat & Mouse”. Susan Eleazer, First Place: Mixed Media, “Ready To Snuggle”. Mimi Swigert, First Place: 3D/Sculpture, “Horse Play”. Pamela Chase, Chair Award, “I Kissed A Manatee (And I Liked It!)”.

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Left to right: Wendy Peer, New Member Award, “I’m Not Lucy”. Maureen Wheatley, Honorable Mention “Duchess Blossom”.
Karen Saunders, Honorable Mention “Pirouette”. Karen Saunders, Honorable Mention “Hidden”.

Entry Fees

Quick Draw Only - $10

Youth Quick Draw - $5

Left to right: Allison Moffatt, Honorable Mention “Hawthorne”. Laura Weeks, Honorable Mention, “I’ve Been Waiting For You”.
Art Clique, Honorable Mention, “Toddler on the Run” In photo, left to right: Susan Thau, Sally “S. Kress” Prascus, Becky Jones, Lee Butera, Carol “Caz” Bateman. Missing is Karen Pavlik. Maureen Wheatley, Honorable Mention, “Jonathan’s Gyrfalcon”.

Gallery Shows

Left to right: Patricia Spinella, Honorable Mention “Lucy”. Rita Myers, Honorable Mention “Enjoying My Dinner”. Susan Eleazer, Honorable Mention “Did You Say Treat”. Lucia Calloway, Honorable Mention “Lilly”.

Karen Saunders, BEST IN SHOW, “Lavender Nap”.

Left to right:  Melissa Mackey, Co-Chair of Show and Ann Crane Harlan, Show Judge. Ann Crane Harlan, Show Judge; Co-Chairs of Show Melissa Mackey and Melissa Craig. Cake and cookies from Peace of Cake.


Individuals - $45

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KIFA ​Members - $40

Left to Right:  Melissa Mackey, Honorable Mention, “Frankie”. Mimi Swigert, “Black & Bubbly”.
Doug Bishop and Show Judge Ann Crane Harlan. Ann Crane Harlan, Show Judge.