Diane DuBois Mullaly to Judge KIFA’s Small Works Show

“Small Works” is the theme of the upcoming Kent Island Federation of Arts (KIFA) gallery exhibit beginning on Wednesday, August 3 and running through August 27, 2011. This is a non-juried show for all media where 2-D work is restricted to 8” x 10”, frame included, and sculpture or free-standing pieces to be no more than 6”x6”x6”.

The judge of the show, Diane DuBois Mullaly, was born in Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay, and grew up along the Jordan Creek near Allentown, Pennsylvania. After a childhood spent drawing and observing nature, she attended Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a graphic design major. After a varied career in graphic design, Diane now lives with her husband Russ on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. An award winning painter of miniatures in oil, Diane paints weekly with the Plein Air Painters of the Eastern Shore and has been juried into the Plein Air-Easton! competition five times. Diane teaches miniature oil painting workshops for all levels of students, most recently at the Easton Studio and School.

Awards for the show will be announced at the reception scheduled for Thursday, August 4, from 5-7 pm at KIFA, which is free and open to the public.

KIFA is a non-profit, volunteer arts organization whose mission is to expand the cultural and artistic climate of Queen Anne’s County. KIFA encourages participation in the arts by offering monthly gallery exhibits, art classes, displays of art work in area businesses, cooperation with area school arts programs, the Q A Chamber of Commerce and other organizations. For more information about the August show and reception, please visit KIFA’s website at www.kifa.us, or call 410-643-7424, or email info@kifa.us. KIFA is partially funded by grants from the United Way, CFC, & Queen Anne’s County Arts Council.