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

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 12 Reviews
  • 29 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2017
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • 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 | 12 Reviews

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Review by Fred B.

Birthday Party (Kids)Reviewed on July 6, 2024From Lake Oswego, OR

Allen was great, easy personality and a great talent. I'll hire him again.

Allen Schmertzler’s “Let’s Face It!":

Thank you for hiring me to draw a full color birthday gift commission caricature for 10 year old Makayla, and inviting me to do live caricatures of your lovely family during her birthday party, and it may have been super hot in your home, but everyone was so cool! I feel honored.

Review by Charles B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 31, 2023From Portland, OR

I only gave allen 5 stars because i couldn't give him 10 stars. What a plesent and awesome person to chat with . He has an incredible talent .

Review by Gloria L.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 16, 2023From Vancouver, WA

Allen was personable and my guests enjoyed the banter along with the portraits. Good experience all round.

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Upcoming Events

July 25, 2024 • Corporate Function
Thu1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Portland, OR
August 3, 2024 • Picnic
Sat12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Sherwood, OR
September 14, 2024 • Corporate Function
Sat12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Brush Prairie, WA

Past Events

July 13, 2024 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Portland, OR
July 5, 2024 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Fri5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Lake Oswego, OR
May 23, 2024 • Community Event
Thu12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portland, OR
July 16, 2023 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Portland, OR
July 15, 2023 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Vancouver, WA
June 24, 2023 • Anniversary Party
Sat5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Portland, OR
June 17, 2023 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Portland, OR
April 29, 2023 • Community Event
Sat12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Portland, OR
April 22, 2023 • Community Event
Sat11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Portland, OR

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