Youth

Left to right: Show Judge, Michael Bell, Queen Anne’s County Public Schools Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts|Category E, First Place winner, artist Karen Jury, “Black and White Smith Island Building”, Photography | Category D, First Place winner, artist Judy Tucker, “Lunch Outside”, Collage. | Category A, Honorable Mention winner, artist Sally “S Kress” Prascus, “Lowery’s Old Milk Shed”, Acrylic.

Left to right:  Category A, Honorable Mention winner, artist Georgette Toews, “Rustic Cabin”, Oil. | Category B, Honorable Mention winner, artist Georgette Toews, “Tucker House Smokehouse”, Watercolor. | Category B, Honorable Mention winner, artist Carol Poist, “Timeless”, Watercolor. Category E, Honorable Mention winner, artist Maureen Bannon, “Old Route 40”, Photography.


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 info@kifa.com or 410-643-7274.

KIFA's NEW MEMBER LUNCHEON
June 8, 2024

KIFA’s New Members Luncheon was held on June 8, 2024.  Bravo to Susie Eleazer, Membership Chair, who hosted this wonderful event! Susie presented the following gifts to new members: (1) No Entry Fee to any show, winners were:  Wendy Peer, Suzanne Dolan, and Laura Weeks. (2) Two $25 gift certificates to My Little Studio/Island Arts, winners were: Brian Sutton and Karen Slade. (3) Tiny canvases, winners were: Carol Poist and Ray Moldenhauer. (4) Six raffle tickets for a chance to win the June Fundraiser Basket, with winners:  Sharon Harvey, Karen Saunders, and Joan McGarry.

Left to Right:  Artist Ken Clark created an oil painting of a historic house. Artist Amy Mollman created an oil painting of Kent Island Federation of Arts (KIFA). Artist Ronaldo Dorado, created a watercolor painting of the Stevensville Train Station and Caboose. Artist Santy Gibson created a painting of the new street mural on Love Point Road.

Photos by Rebecca Placek.

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The June Fundraiser Raffle is a “For The Home” Basket to benefit KIFA.  It was donated by Judy Tucker and has an estimated value of $157! Stop by the Art House and get your tickets. $5 for 1 ticket or $25 for 6 tickets. A new basket will be available each month making it easy for everyone to support KIFA.

Left to Right: Artist Yik Chek Phan created a watercolor painting of Peace of Cake.. Artist Santy Gibson created a watercolor painting of a historic house. Artist Susan Thau created an acrylic painting of a historic house. Artist Pam Chase created a watercolor painting of the Stevensville Bank.

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Category F, Honorable Mention winner, The Art Clique, “KIFA Art House” Assemblage 3-D.


All photos by Rebecca Placek​​

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Left to right - winners of the Younger Youth age 12 & under Quick Draw Competition:: 2nd Place Georgie McManamay (age 9), 1st Place, James McManamay (age 7), and 3rd Place  Frankie McManamay (age 4).

Events

Left to right: Artist and Chair of Paint Stevensville Maureen Wheatley with her three pastel paintings and one mixed Gouache painting. Artist Ken Clark’s two oil paintings. Artist Brian Sutton drew the winning ticket for the May Fundraiser Basket.  Maryann Buckley was the winner of the basket!

We are on the home stretch for the Clay Center Build. The Site Plan has been approved and as soon as a couple more signatures are gotten, we will soon be submitting  for a building permit.  

Meanwhile we will continue on to offer a Clay Workshops in creating unique hand built Flower pots and Clay Jewelry pieces, and hold four Clay Camps this Summer. If anyone is interested in any clay workshops in handbuilding using different techniques let me know.

-Maureen Wheatley

Congratulations to artist Lee Butera on winning the People's Choice Award for her painting “Legadema, Botswana 2006” (from KIFA's show Pet Party Animals That We Love which ended on June 2). Photo by Rebecca Placek

Left to right:  Lunch in the back gallery, left to right, Ray Moldenhauer, Carol Poist, and Darlene Conley. | George Hall entertained by playing favorite songs on his guitar. | New KIFA member artist Carol Poist, was excited to learn that she won an Honorable Mention for her Watercolor painting “Timeless”. | Melissa Craig (right) purchased Artist and new member Karen Saunders (left) oil painting, “Hidden”.

All photos by Rebecca Placek

Left to right:  Leslie Parreco, Stephanie Parreco and Melissa Mackey (left to right) attended the event. | Melissa and Jason Craig attended the event with their cute dog Cybil. | Tom and Judy Tucker attend the event. Tom gives Judy a sweet kiss!

All photos by Rebecca Placek

Left to right: Artist Stacey Sass won a Merit Award for her watercolor painting “Heading Out to the Chester”. Artist Nancy Thomas won a $100 Merit Award for her group of four oil paintings. Artist Erin Geiger with her two watercolor and ink paintings. Artist Susan Thau with her four acrylic paintings.

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June Fundraising Basket Raffle

Gallery Shows

Wet Paint Sale and Viewing of Artwork Reception
May 31, 2024


The Wet Paint Sale and Viewing of Artwork Reception for KIFA’s 8th Annual Plein Air Paint Stevensville and the surrounds of Kent Island was held on May 31, 2024. The participating painters judged the show. Photos by Rebecca Placek.

EXHIBITS AND EVENTS

Eastern Shore Nostalgia Reception
June 6, 2024


The reception for KIFA’s Eastern Shore Nostalgia: Rustic Buildings and Structures with floral creations by the Kent Island Garden Club was held on June 6, 2024.  The judge was Michael Bell. There are 42 pieces in this unique show. This show closes on July 21. The public may view this art Thursday-Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm at 405 Main Street, Stevensville, MD.

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Left to right: KIFA’s New Members, left to right: Sharon Harvey, Ray Moldenhauer, Carol Poist, Suzanne Dolan, Brian Sutton, Karen Saunders, Joan McGarry, Karen Slade, and Wendy Peer. | Attendees at KIFA’s New Members Luncheon, left to right: George Hall (KIFA member and musician), Sharon Harvey, Ray Moldenhauer, Joan McGarry, Carol Poist, Suzanne Dolan, Karen Slade, Brian Sutton, Susie Eleazer (KIFA Membership Chair and luncheon hostess), Darlene Conley (KIFA President), Karen Saunders, Melissa Mackey (KIFA member), Wendy Peer, Melissa Craig (KIFA Board Member), and Margaret Tessier (KIFA Executive Director). | A delicious summer lunch was served. | Lunch in the front gallery, left to right, Joan McGarry, Susie Eleazer, Brian Sutton, Karen Saunders, Sharon Harvey, and Karen Slade. Back row: Melissa Mackey and Margaret Tessier.

CLAY CENTER UPDATE

28th Annual
Photography Show
July 25 - August 25

Non-members

CHASE MORGAN PHOTOGRAPHY
GUEST SPEAKER AT KIFA

AUGUST 1, 2024, 7PM

Left to right: Artist Brian Sutton with his three oil paintings. Artist Pam Chase with her three watercolor paintings. Artist Garrett Richardson with her three acrylic paintings. Artist Mona Birmingham with her three oil paintings.

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Artists participated in KIFA’s Plein Air “Quick Draw Competition” in Historic Stevensville.

It was held on June 1, 2024, and the judge was Maureen Bannon.

Left to right: "Let the Music Play on”—a worldwide celebration of music. | Jesse Droter (left) and George Hall (right) on guitar. George was Chair of this event. Penny and Joel Purcell enjoyed some pizza. | Kathy and Tom Dove played their guitars.

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Musicians Annie Williams, on guitar, and Sue Shumaker, on fiddle, of “Fine Times” played a wonderful mix of traditional music.

61st Members Show
Eastern Shore Nostalgia: 
Rustic buildings and structures

with floral creations by the 
Kent Island Garden Club


Show Dates: June 6 - July 21

MAKE MUSIC DAY AT KIFA

Left to Right:  Artists participated in KIFA’s Plein Air “Quick Draw Competition” in Historic Stevensville. It was held on June 1, 2024, and the judge was Maureen Bannon. Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District Board Member Becky Jones, at right, presented a check to First Place winner, artist Yik Chek Phan, for her watercolor of Peace of Cake. Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District Board Member Becky Jones, at right, presented a check to Second Place winner, artist Ronaldo Dorado, for his watercolor of the Stevensville Train Station and Caboose. Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District Board Member Becky Jones, at left, presented a check to Third Place winner, artist Amy Mollman for her oil painting of Kent Island Federation of Arts (KIFA).

Oregon’s Big Blue
Photography by Michael Clemens


Reception July 25th | 5-7pm





ENTRY FEES

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Left to right:  The Curtis Family enjoyed the music. | Hal and Susie Eleazer (KIFA Membership Chair) and Margaret Tessier (KIFA Executive Director). | All enjoyed the music!Susan Mayberry attended, and she will be teaching Summer Camp Session 2 “Go Wild with Animals”, June 24-27 at KIFA.

Left to right: Co-chair of the Eastern Shore show artist Pat Spinella stands with one of her two floral creations that she made for the show. Pat is a member of the Kent Island Garden Club. | Artist Pat Spinella stands with her second floral creation for the show. | Kent Island Garden Club member, Bobbie Bell, stands with her floral creation for the show.  | Kent Island Garden Club member, Linda Elias, stands with one of her two floral creations that she made for the show. 

Left to right: Category D, Honorable Mention winner, artist Susan Eleazer, “Buzzard’s Roost”, Mixed Media. | Artist Maureen Wheatley stands by her painting “President’s House Chestertown”, Gouache. Floral creation by Bobbie Bloom. | Artist Maureen Wheatley stands by two of her paintings “Faces in Denton”, Acrylic and “Church House Easton”, Gouache. | Artist Fitz Turner stands by his photo “Grandma’s Attic”, Photography.

Left to right: Kent Island Garden Club member, Linda Elias, stands with her second floral creation that she made for the show. | Category A, First Place winner, artist Maureen Bannon, “Red House II”, Oil. | Category B, First Place winner, artist Stacey Sass, “No Tickets Today”, Watercolor. | Category F, First Place winner, artist Mimi Swigert, “Unlocked Crustacean”, Jewelry 3-D.

The Second Annual Make Music Day was held at KIFA on June 21, 2024. Make Music Day is a worldwide one-day event bringing musicians and audiences together in cities and towns the world over. It was a well-attended event with great music, pizza, and good company!