VOLUNTEERS REGISTRATION Reduce your registration fee to only $200 Are you traveling on a tight budget? If you are ready to work behind the scenes in helping run an exciting bodyart and balloon convention, take this incredible opportunity to get to be in classes, help decorate, provide guidance to fellow delegates and have fun meeting loads of new people and making new friends! Qualify to be a volunteer by registering here: Volunteers jobs include: Classroom Monitors Balloon Décor Registration Desk Setting up Banquet Banquet Tickets Welcome Committee Locals as Information Guides Raffle Tickets Sales Vendor Room Support Hospitality Room General Office Helper Competition Room Monitors Pre & Post Class Room Monitors Be a Field Trip Leader! Not available in combination with any other discounts Offer only available to new registrants You must be at least 17 years of age to qualify as a volunteer. You must complete a minimum of approximately 15 hours of volunteer work. Call Karen Owens directly at 636-734-7769. Thanks.
PAT NEWTON SCHOLARSHIP
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 December, 2010. 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 2014 Pat Newton Scholarship winner!!! FIRST PLACE: $325.00 Scholarship
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.