Special Events

Scholarship and Contest Winners

Dear Fellow Painters,

The Face Painting & Body Art Convention has committed to giving away a scholarship in Pat Newton’s honor.  Pat, a beautiful and talented woman who gave much to children and the face painting world, passed away this past December.  It is an honor for us to be able share her memory with you so please read her biography below.

Well it is the time to announce our 2012 Pat Newton Scholarship winner!!!

FIRST PLACE:  $350.00 Scholarship

Doreen Peck

Once again this year, we had so many applications of deserving individuals it was VERY hard to choose a winner.  I wish I could give away a scholarship to all that applied, but that is simply not possible.  We decided to choose 12 for second place and an additional 17 for third place, allowing us to give away 30 total scholarshipsA big congratulations to all that won and for those that didn’t place we thank you for applying and hope that maybe you can join us anyway and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!!!

SECOND PLACE:  $250.00 Scholarship

Danielle Poulter

Manja Warner

Rosemary Hoops

Allyson Grant

Timothy Weiss

Mike Meyers

Melissa Domogala

Robin Brennen

Toni North

Charlene Barker

Deborah Nazigian

Shawna Delreal

THIRD PLACE:  $200.00 Scholarship

Michelle Read

Herwi Kurniadi

Penny Bryd

Maria Hicks

Crystal Knight

Tess Dube’

Daphne Vandenhende

Tamina Ling

Carmen MacDonald

Tess Shimko

Bonnie Love

Tamara (dazzling designs by tamara)

Suzanne Waite

Paty Billings Malone

Lous Erikson

Brandy Esparza

Melissa Bertrand

Scholarship Winners Registration Area

$250 scholarships winners register at $100
$200 scholarships winners register at  $150

Scholarship FAQs

1. First step after winning:
Register via eventbrite – there is a special ticketing section at the bottom for scholarship winners.

2. Book your hotel under YOUR name at the Flamingo, code SFFBA2, 1800-223-7277.

3. Your scholarship covers the regular convention classes, challenges, jams and the dinner banquet and after-party.  Your out-of-pocket expenses would include Pre/post classes, hotel, flight & meals and any shopping in the vendor room!

4. General convention FAQs

Any further questions please contact Karen Owens: 636 734 7769 or email KarenFPBA@gmail.com


Pat “PitterPat” Newton, was born in Newmarket, Ontario Canada to Ed and Jacqui Chadwick. She spent her early years moving four times a year do to here Father’s hockey career. Eventually they settled in Fort Erie Ontario. Upon high school graduation she moved to Toronto to attend and graduate from the Ontario College of Art.

After graduating she worked as a freelance graphic artist in Toronto, eventually getting job at Telemedia Group in their graphics department. She worked my way up the latter and designed and art directed a number of posters and promotions that adorned billboards, buses and other high visibility venues. She was awarded employee of the year in 1993.

Pat moved to Black & Decker to head their advertising and promotions department and handled the transition of GE house appliances into the Black & Decker name. She was involved in numerous projects including several national advertising campaigns, both print and television.

In 1986 she met Tom and dated between Toronto and Englewood, FL. After six months of long distance dating they decided to get married. She left the Toronto and moved to Englewood and immediately started a graphic arts business. The business grew and she landed a job putting together a community newspaper. The paper became successful and the Newtons acquired it. They also edit and produce an international magazine for Clowns of America International.

Pat began face painting in 1999. In 2002 she was diagnosed with Leukemia. After seven months of chemotherapy she was cancer free. That experience set her free, and she became passionate about face and body art. She acquired many gigs and corporate accounts and became the featured face painter for Circus Sarasota and the Waterloo, Ontario Buskers Carnival. She produced a video “A Beginners Journey”, started instructing face painting and started an internet business selling face painting supplies.

In March of 2010 she was stricken with bacterial meningitis and after 10 month of fighting infections she lost her battle.

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