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Who Gets to Be a Goofy Faces Artist? Three Critical Questions to Ask.

By Robert Bauer | February 8, 2020 |

What do an elementary school art teacher from Ohio, a fashion illustrator from Oregon and an award-winning editorial cartoonist have in common? They are all Goofy Faces caricature artists!

While you don’t have to have a degree or specific training to be a successful caricature artist, many of our artists do. What’s important is how we evaluate each artist.

Color caricature of couple in winter coats.

Bernard’s experience as a fashion illustrator really shines through his work!

How are Goofy Faces Artists Trained?

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How to Hire a Caricature Artist for Your Party

By Robert Bauer | January 23, 2020 |

4 tips to help you get the right artist for your entertainment.

If you’re planning a party, or you’ve been asked to help with the entertainment for an event, and you want something people will remember, hire a caricature artist or face painter. Your guests will definitely be entertained, and they get to take home treasured memories in the form of a unique piece of art of or on their face!

Here are some tips to help you make the best choice. (more…)

The Face of Epic Party Entertainment in 2020 is …. Goofy Faces!

By Robert Bauer | January 18, 2020 |

We live in a world of “seen this, done that.”  If you’re looking for unique, fun party entertainment at your event this year, consider hiring a Goofy Faces caricature artist or face painter. We’re jumping in to 2020 and our calendars are booking up so check availability as soon as possible here.

Are you planning a wedding or family reunion? Did you announce your retirement? Are you celebrating a milestone anniversary? Is anyone graduating this year? All of these make great reasons to contact Goofy Faces and find the right artist for your special day. (more…)

You Made it a Great Year for Goofy Faces Caricature Entertainment!

By Robert Bauer | December 18, 2019 |

Goofy Faces Caricature Artists Entertained Thousands in 2019

Happy Girl with Caricature at Red Wings Draft Party

A happy fan gets to see herself skating at the Red Wings Draft Party.

2019 Has been a wonderful year at Goofy Faces! Thanks to you – all our wonderful event hosts, brides and grooms, party planners, birthday party parents, Senior All Night Party planners, trade show organizers, company picnic planners, family and class reunion organizers, zoo and aquarium guests and anyone else for whom we have drawn a Goofy Faces Caricature or painted your face.  All of our caricature artists and face painters thank you for letting us entertain you as part of your special events and celebrations!

Caricature Art by the Numbers:

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Four Tips For Hiring a Caricature Artist or Face Painter for Your Holiday Party

By Robert Bauer | November 17, 2019 |

Make the Most of Hiring a Caricature Artist or Face Painter for Your Holiday Party

Fun!”  “Entertaining!”  “Such a great time!”  That’s what your guests will say about your fabulous and memorable company holiday party when you hire the perfect entertainment.

Smart party planners get the most bang for their buck. Hire a caricature artist for your holiday party and you get entertainment and keepsakes all in one! How do you make sure your guests have a great experience? We asked our team of talented, fun and friendly caricature and face painting artists to answer some questions our clients have about holiday party bookings. (more…)

The Case for Caricatures at Your Next Corporate Event

By Robert Bauer | October 28, 2019 |

Caricature artists are a great form of entertainment at a wedding, anniversary, family reunion or birthday party. But caricature art isn’t just for social parties. There’s real ROI (Return on Investment) for having a caricature artist or face painter at your corporate events too.

Here are five great examples of when to hire a Goofy Faces caricature artist or face painter for your company’s next event. (more…)

5 Great Tips for Planning Your Company Holiday Party

By Robert Bauer | September 26, 2019 |

A company holiday party is a great way to celebrate successes and promote company loyalty. Of companies surveyed, credit.com says that 73% plan some sort of holiday party.  Here are a few tips to help you plan a fun and memorable event!

Start planning your company holiday party early.

Good venues get booked quickly. Weekend spots tend to fill up faster than weeknights. The holiday season is also a popular time for weddings, so have a backup location in mind when you call your favorite venue. You might need ample parking or easy access to public transportation and ride share services.

Know your holiday party budget.

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Fun Facts about (Drink) Coasters!

By Robert Bauer | September 20, 2019 |

What do you think about when someone says “coaster?” The ever-present drink coaster as we know them today has been around nearly 140 years!

A Brief History

In 1880 Friedrich Horn, a German printing company, designed the first cardboard beer mats, as they are sometimes called. Shortly after, the Robert Sputh Company of Dresden started making them out of wood pulp.

Today you can find drink coasters protecting tables and bars from condensation in nearly every bar, restaurant and home. They come in many materials, including wood, cardboard, bamboo, cork, marble, sandstone, slate and unglazed ceramics. The best drink coasters are porous and absorb condensation from the glass.

Caricaturist - Goofy Faces Caricature CoastersBut the very best coasters are by Goofy Faces Caricature Artists!

How did It Start? 

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A Family Caricature Makes Memories Last

By Robert Bauer | August 25, 2019 |

Make Memories Last Longer with a Custom Caricature

The good and the bad of having a camera that fits in the palm of your hand

If you’re of a certain age, you remember taking pictures on a camera – with film. Back in those dark ages, you waited, several days even, to see if the pictures were any good!

That Was Then

Remember how exciting it was to open that envelope and see if maybe, just maybe, there was one good family picture? Then you proudly showed it to everyone and displayed it in a photo album or frame. Every time you walk by it you fondly remember that special moment!

This is Now

Today we have some of the most sophisticated photographic tools in the palms of our hands, our smart phones. But when was the last time you printed a family picture from your phone and put it in a frame? Most people don’t.

A family caricature is fun and makes memories last longer.

Goofy Faces will be at the Paint Creek Center for the Arts Art & Apples Festival(r) September 6-8, 2019.

When you take hundreds of pictures at time, it can be overwhelming to choose just one.  Oftentimes the images live on our phones and in our social media feeds, but they rarely make it to a coveted place on the wall for all the family to enjoy.

Make it Memorable

When you and your loved ones sit down for a custom, family caricature, you get a one-of-a-kind piece of art, featuring you! It’s more than a photo, it’s hand-drawn memory you will treasure forever. As summer winds down and kids head back to school, there’s still time to make memories and get a custom keepsake caricature you’ll treasure for years to come.

Enjoy an outing to your local zoo or aquarium. Most retail stands are open daily through Labor Day weekend, then weekends only through Halloween. Click here to see if we’re at a location near you!

Or check out local events like the upcoming Art & Apples Festival® in Rochester, MI, sponsored by Paint Creek Center for the Arts. While there, get your face painted or family caricature drawn by one of our artists so you can capture the moment and remember this special time.

Hardcore Pawn Caricature

Hardcore Pawn Caricature

Les and Seth Gold from Hardcore Pawn admire their caricature by artist Glenn Ferguson.
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