Allen Schmertzler’s “Let’s Face It!”

Caricaturist from Portland, OR - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
On his birth certificate the attending doctor made this notation, "Let's Face It, born with pencil in left hand!" Never one to fit as a cookie-cutter type artist drawing quickie-cookie-cutter caricatures, Allen, as a one-of-a-kind professional has masterfully engaged his audiences as a beloved educator and an award-winning artist for many years. Gifted with creative, colorful, gentle, respectful, humorous, intuitive and trickster character traits, Allen continues to entertain, enrich, and "tickle our humor being" as a live, studio, exhibiting and publishing caricature artist. When you watch and listen to Allen's "tongue Fu" as he spirits your caricature into existence, you quickly understand why he was awarded the "black belt carbon pencil award" in the "farcical art of Caricature." Allen also accepts commissions for live and or studio work. He asks for consulting time with clients prior to formalizing a contract to ensure that quality is taken from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Allen is an active current member of the International Society of Caricature Artists, regularly attends their yearly convention to upgrade his skills, keep innovating, share professional experiences with the world's best caricaturists, and manages his business aligning with the organization's highest standards in the trade. Allen is also a member of the Society of Illustrators and the Oregon Society of Artists. Allen guarantees flawless responsibility and attentiveness to his clients and promises to never leave his clients disappointed or without a funny face. So, Let's Face It, Hiring Allen is getting you the highest standards. He comprehends the expense to hire him and respects the competitiveness in the caricaturing world, so when you book him, no one will work harder to please, and, Allen always shows up early for the gig ready to work, dressed for the role and adorned with his famous full coif of kinky wavy hair that his sitters marvel at while getting caricatured. Allen is unique in that he can draw caricatures in the more traditional style, or upon request and with just a few extra minutes, he can spirit in a colorful mixed media effect that adds structural and personality dimensions for each caricature. These caricatures break into fresh boundaries beyond your traditional black marker renderings and will become one's memorable portraits. Allen is also competent speaking Spanish for bi-cultural events.
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Corporate Function

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Luau Party

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Allen Schmertzler was fantastic for our company picnic. Fun and friendly demeanor, professional attitude and did great work. We were very pleased. Thank you Allen!!

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Allen Schmertzler’s “Let’s Face It!”’s Response:

Thank you for Shannon following up with a review. This is a huge guide for me and my future clients. I loved the folks I got to draw, everyone was so supportive, fun, and gave me encouragement with their laughs. I am always thrilled to give at least 100% especially for organizations that work so hard for the public good.

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Allen was a dream to work with! He was extremely accommodating for our very large project. We needed 36 portraits done for all the staff members at our school. We also wanted there to be a vintage circus theme. He was very flexible and fun to work with. The art was amazing! Our community of parents, teachers, students, etc. were all so impressed. I had many people ask for his contact information. Our teachers were overjoyed with their gifted portraits. I couldn't believe the likeness! So impressive! I'm already racking my brain for ways to work with Allen again....Birthday parties, family portraits, etc!

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Holiday Party

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Allen Schmertzler was the perfect addition to our Corporate, 2017 Holiday Party. He provided excellent customer service to our employees and guests by making wonderful small talk and providing excellent caricature drawings. He was the main topic of discussion as people watched his drawings come to life during the event. My only complaint is that I did not book him longer! I recommend Allen Schmertzler to anyone planning an event who is looking for a professional, friendly, punctual, reliable and over all amazing artist. Our caricature drawings will be the main topic of discussion when concerning our 2017 Holiday Party for years to come. Thank you Allen Schmertzler!!!

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Allen Schmertzler’s “Let’s Face It!”’s Response:

Evelyn, thank you for this wonderful and immediate review. I loved the party and the “sitters” as folks were so appreciative and warm. Please, again extent my special appreciation to “El Jefe” and his wife.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Community Event

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Allen was just wonderful! He is professional and punctual. He had great communication before and during the event. He emailed me to confirm he would be there and what time he would be there. He worked for 3 straight hours with a smile and lots of good conversation. He worked well with all the personality types we have in our community and overall we are very happy with our choice. Thanks Allen, you were a true professional and we will keep you in mind for future events and recommendations to others. Ashley from the linc

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Allen Schmertzler’s “Let’s Face It!”’s Response:

Thanks again Ashley. You are a great host, so very accommodating and generous, and you arranged the sitters perfectly, eliminating hard feelings for those left out. The folks who sat to be drawn were kind and appreciative. I hope you book me in the future so I can work my way through the entire clientele. This was my favorite gig this year!

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2019
Sep
5
Corporate Function
Beaverton, OR
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Jun
28
Corporate Function
Lake Oswego, OR
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2019
Feb
12
Corporate Function
Tualatin, OR
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2018
Aug
10
Luau Party
Portland, OR
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
Jul
29
Picnic
Portland, OR
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Feb
10
Fundraiser
Portland, OR
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Dec
7
Holiday Party
Portland, OR
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Oct
19
Corporate Function
Portland, OR
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Aug
28
Birthday Party (Adult)
Portland, OR
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Aug
19
Community Event
Portland, OR
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Please note Allen Schmertzler’s “Let’s Face It!” will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose.
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