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Allen Schmertzler’s “Let’s Face It!"Caricaturist from Portland, OR

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 8 Reviews
  • 19 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2017
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $100 per hour

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"Let's face it"- time to return to the party, get your new classy caricature look and become a Humor Being. 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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Avg 5.0 | 8 Reviews

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Review by Esther H.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on June 21, 2022From Portland, OR

Allen was a delight to work with! He arrived early to set up, fun and witty, great conversationalist. Our guests loved working with him! His style of caricatures were phenomenal and we cant wait to book him for our next event.

Allen Schmertzler’s “Let’s Face It!":

thank you for booking me. I loved the guests, the energy and the venue. Can't wait to do another gig event for you.

Review by Victoria T.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on August 21, 2021From Salem, OR

Allen's drawings are what I think of when I think of caricature art. His style is to draw the faces a little more elongated than the actual "model" which makes them fun. If you want a true to real life portrait he's not your guy but if you want something you can look at and not take yourself so seriously his stuff is fantastic. He was a blast to work with and good at communication. He came in character and we got several comments about how friendly and engaging he is. All he needed to get going was a table and 3 chairs. We will definitely be having him back again.

Allen Schmertzler’s “Let’s Face It!":

Thank you for taking time to give me a review. I would gladly come again to your event, folks were wonderful, kind, and all kept me going without pressure from 10:45 -2:15, with a tiny break to stretch while you orchestrated the employee photo.

Review by janelle f.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on September 5, 2019From Beaverton, OR

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Upcoming Events

April 22, 2023 • Community Event
Sat11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Portland, OR
April 29, 2023 • Community Event
Sat12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Portland, OR

Past Events

February 14, 2023 • Community Event
Tue2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portland, OR
January 18, 2023 • Holiday Party
Wed5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Portland, OR
June 21, 2022 • Corporate Function
Tue5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Portland, OR
August 21, 2021 • Corporate Function
Sat12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Salem, OR
May 15, 2020 • Community Event
Fri4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sherwood, OR
January 10, 2020 • Corporate Function
Fri8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Portland, OR
December 14, 2019 • Christmas Party
Sat5:30 PM - 8:00 PM West Linn, OR
September 5, 2019 • Corporate Function
Thu3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Beaverton, OR
June 28, 2019 • Corporate Function
Fri8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lake Oswego, OR
February 12, 2019 • Corporate Function
Tue10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Tualatin, OR
August 10, 2018 • Luau Party
Fri1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Portland, OR
July 29, 2018 • Picnic
Sun1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portland, OR

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