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ISCA Convention 2014

By Robert Bauer | November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today is the most exciting week of the year…if you make a living as a caricature artist, that is. Artists from all over the world assemble once a year to enjoy an entire week of seminars, competitions, camaraderie and a ton of drawing at the International Society of Caricature Artists Annual Convention. ISCA (formerly known as the National Caricaturist Network or NCN) has been around since 1992 with a handful of American caricature artists gathering in Mexico for a get-away as well as a cozy convention. 22 years later and the organization has grown into a worldwide trade association with over 500 members from as far away as Mongolia! To find out more and to see who are this year’s top winners, check out ISCA’s public Facebook Page for the latest news.

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Art of Achievement Awards eSketches™

By Robert Bauer | November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Art of Achievement Awards recognizes outstanding business and community leadership and the artful ways in which successes are achieved in the greater Flint area. They held their awards ceremony at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint last night and Goofy Faces was on hand with 4 eSketch™ artists to draw guests for 2 hours. It was a unique way to entertain attendees that went with their theme of creative arts. Many guests enjoyed having their eSketches™ drawn live while many more enjoyed watching each sketch take shape.

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eSketches™ at the Palace!

By Robert Bauer | November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Detroit Pistons had their 2014 home opener at the Palace of Auburn Hills on November 1st and Goofy Faces was there. The Pistons hired 2 eSketch™ artists and a face painter to entertain fans who arrived before the opening tip off. Both eSketch™ artists provided live color digital caricatures to guests at The Palace that featured a Pistons basketball player wearing their home jersey. Fans passing by enjoyed seeing each caricature take shape on a large display screen while those modeling for their caricature received a free 5X7 IN color print to take home as a souvenir from their evening at The Palace.

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Annual MCPA Conference

By Robert Bauer | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Macomb County Provider Alliance brings together organizations which operate residential, vocational, and related services programs for individuals with disabilities in Macomb County. All activities of the MCPA are built around the common interest of improving the business conditions for their membership organizations that provide support to persons with disabilities in Macomb County. Each Fall, they host a conference for providers who work in Macomb County. The conference is an uplifting event that features a catered lunch, prizes, music and entertainment. Goofy Faces has provided caricature entertainment for the past 3 years and each year, they become more popular with the attendees. This year’s theme was Superheroes. Guests had a choice to be drawn as Wonder Woman, Superman or Supergirl just in time for Halloween. IMG_6754 IMG_6757 IMG_6759 IMG_6768

Caricatures at Ford Field

By Robert Bauer | October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here are a few photos from last night’s event for Title Source held at the Breadstick Bar & Grill inside Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The 2 artists drew #caricatures of happy attendees for 2 hours.IMG_6740 IMG_6743 IMG_6745

Goofy Faces Showcase Video

By Robert Bauer | October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whimsical Occasions Bridal Show at The Inn at St. John’s

By Robert Bauer | October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

 

 

 

Here are some more examples from a recent bridal show we drew at over the weekend.  This time it was held at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI.  It’s a beautiful venue for weddings. Dozens of guests waited to be drawn for FREE by Robert during the show.IMG_6729IMG_6730 IMG_6731

Red Wings HockeyFest 2014

By Robert Bauer | September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wing Nuts were out in full force on a busy Sunday afternoon the Fall to celebrate everything about the Detroit Red Wings. Goofy Faces was there with 4 artists drawing guests of the event non-stop for 4 straight hours. Fans were able to choose between a forward or goalie pose which Goofy Faces preprinted for the event. In total, the four artists drew over 200 guests of the event.  Go Wings!

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Drawing Caricatures for Ben B. Schwartz at Spartan Food Show 2014

By Sarah Worsham | September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
 2014 marked the 5th straight year that Ben B. Schwartz has hired Goofy Faces to draw caricatures of attendees at the annual Spartan Food Show held in Grand Rapids, MI. It goes without saying that Ben B. Schwartz is one of our favorite clients, but I’ll say it anyway. We love drawing for them and many of the same attendees stop by for an annual caricature each time the show occurs in mid July. One of my favorite caricatures to draw each year is the Michigan Apple Queen (top right). There is a new queen every year and I draw them each time. This year’s queen was delightful but got scared when I told her that every new queen was required to sing the Michigan Apple Song in front of all the attendees by the end of the show. The Michigan Apple board would hit her up with this surprise at some point during the show and I was just giving her a heads-up. Bob, Paul and I drew for 5 hours each. Toward the end of the 5th hour, the Apple Queen came back to inform me that she just learned that there was no such thing as a Michigan Apple Song and she had been sweating the whole affair all day long for nothing. I really didn’t think she believed me until that point. Really? You took me serious? Never trust a caricature artist!
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Goofy Faces Celebrates 10 Years as a Sponsor at Art & Apples Art Festival

By Robert Bauer | September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

For 49 years, the Art & Apples Festival® has transformed the 30-acre Rochester Park in Rochester, MI into one of the nation’s top fine art fairs with over 290 exhibiting artists from across the country. Goofy Faces has been a proud sponsor of this event for the past 10 years. Each year I enjoy drawing close to home for 3 days and seeing so many of our customers and clients drop by to say hello or get their caricature drawn by me or the other artists I ask to work with me at the festival. This year’s festival was our busiest one to date!  We added a face painter for the first time this year and Michelle was busy all day long.

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