KIFA’s Got Talent

Art is Alive at Kent Island Federation of Arts! For ‘KIFA’s Got Talent’, eight influential community leaders have been paired up with eight professional artists to produce unique works of art. The artists are working with their guest-artists for a period of 2 1/2 months, then, when complete, the finished works will be auctioned to raise funds for KIFA. Lots of excitement is being generated while guest artists are meeting with host artists to work in secret on their art pieces.

The teams include (guest artist + artist): Q A County Sheriff Gary Hofmann + Carole Cascio (clay), Reverend Melody Sutherland, Deacon, Christ Church Parish + Jack Ehmann (photography), Karen Oertel, Owner, Harris’ Crab House +Ellen Sullivan (fiber art), Gail Kalvaitis, Owner, Club One +Wende Woodham (ribbon collage), Richard Sossi, Former MD Delegate + Sally Clark (painted furniture), Nikki Randolph, Commander K I American Legion Post # 278 + Candace Liccione (mosaic), Linda Friday, Executive Director, Q A County Chamber of Commerce + Emie Andrulewich (jewelry), Kimberly Kratovil, wife of former US Representative Frank Kratovil +Maureen Wheatley (painting).

On Friday, December 2, 2011, the finished works of art will be auctioned off during a live auction fund raiser event to benefit the Kent Island Federation of Arts at Kentmorr restaurant at 7:00 p.m. Also included in the evening’s festivities will be a silent auction, music, food and cash bar. Ticket prices are $35 per person, $60 per couple and can be purchased online at or by calling 410.643.7424.