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