Frequently asked questions

Is Marietta insured?


Marietta carries entertainer's insurance through Acension Benefits. A certificate can be provited upon request.




What forms of payment are accepted?


Invoicing is provided through Paypal, which can be paid with either a Paypal account or a debit or credit card. Marietta also takes cash, check, money orders, and can accept cards through Square if Paypal is not an option for you. Upon arrival, your final balance is due. That can be paid by card, cash, check, or money order, or you can request an invoice and pay it ahead of time.




Where is Marietta located?


Marietta lives in the Kansas City metro area, but can service all areas in the 48 contiguous United States. Travel fees outside of 45 miles from 64133 are required.




What is the cancelation policy?


A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date. That deposit cannot be returned. The remaining 50% will be due upon artist arrival and is waived if the event is canceled for any reason. If your event is rained out, your deposit can be applied to a reschedule within one calendar year based upon Marietta's availability.




Is there an age limit on caricatures?


Absolutely not! Marietta can draw all ages, including babies and adults.




Can I book multiple caricature artists?


Yes! Marietta works with a number of artists nationwide and can likely find a second, third or even fourth artist to add to your event if needed!




How long should I have Marietta draw?


It depends on your event! Marietta draws at a rate of 20 faces per hour in black and white traditional caricatures - the most common service offered. Not everyone at your event will want to be drawn, so aim to have about 70% of your event guests drawn based on your estimated attendance. If you're not sure, you can always ask Marietta what she suggests based on the number of guests in attendance and she will let you know!




Can I make a copy of a caricature I had drawn at an event?


Absolutely! As long as you're not copying it for commercial purposes (ie to use as a logo or put on business cards), you can make as many copies as you like! In fact, caricatures from events can make great holiday greeting cards, coloring pages for children, and artwork for multiple homes! If you find your local print service store will not copy your caricature without written permission, simply e-mail Marietta at artist@mdartist.com and she can e-mail you a signed letter.




How soon do I need to book?


The sooner the better. Events are not secured until a 50% deposit is paid and a contract is signed. Because Marietta works with multiple agencies and clients, her availability can change mere hours after a quote is given. Usually, once quoted, Marietta will check with you if she receives an inquiry for a conflicting event.




What kind of travel fees can I expect?


If you are within 45 miles of 64133, then you'll have no travel fees. After 45 miles, Marietta charges .55 cents per additional mile of driving, along with any tolls. A hotel may be required if the event is a distant drive and early in the morning, late at night, or all day. Hotels can either be booked by the client or paid to Marietta and she can book it herself. If the event is further than a drive, all travel requirements must be accomodated. This includes plane tickets, rental cars, and hotels. If you have any questions on these requirements, please ask!




Can I book if my event is only a few days away?


If Marietta has the availability, absolutely! She has even booked same-day events. Even if she can't work it, she may be able to find another caricature artist for you!




Can Marietta draw from photos at the event?


If she doesn't have a line, Marietta doesn't mind drawing from pictures! She would much rather stay busy and ensure you get your money's worth out of her. That being said, she also doesn't want to make guests wait for people who aren't attending, so if there's a lengthy line or it's expected to be very busy, she impliments a no-photo rule to ensure everyone's best experience.




Can Marietta draw caricatures of pets?


Absolutely! In fact, she's worked entire events drawing just pets for pet-oriented stores like Petco and dog parks. She can even draw pets from photos, but only if she doesn't have a line waiting.




What telecommunication platforms can Marietta work with for live remote events?


Marietta is equipped to handle Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facebook Live, Join.Me, Twitch, and more. If you don't see your platform of choice listed here, ask! Marietta is flexible and can find a way to link up to any service you choose.




How do live remote events work?


Live remote events operate across a telecommunication or video streaming service, such as Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facebook Live, Join.Me, Twitch, and more. Marietta will join you and your guests on the call or stream, then draw you each as you chat. She can either draw quietly to allow an important meeting to occur or she can engage with each guest as the highlight of the event. Guests will get to see her draw in real time, as well as see their final product on the video. How you receive your caricatures depends on the type of caricature you hired Marietta for. For traditional events, Marietta will mail the caricatures to the contract holder or other designated individual on the next business day and provide a tracking number. For digital events, Marietta can either e-mail all of the images to the contract holder or other designated individual, or she can set up a download page for guests. Either would be available within a few hours after the end of the event.




How does payment work for live remote events?


A 50% deposit and signed contract secure your event date, with the remainder due 24 hours before the event. The final payment must be made prior to Marietta joining the event.




What if I just want a caricature of one person or a few people?


Marietta offers livestream services! Check out the "LIVESTREAM" tab for details!




Do I get an actual drawing during a livestream or live remote event?


Yes! After a livestream session, images for printing are e-mailed to the clients. For traditional remote events, Marietta will mail the caricatures to the contract holder or other designated individual on the next business day and provide a tracking number. For digital remote events, Marietta can either e-mail all of the images to the contract holder or other designated individual, or she can set up a download page for guests. Either would be available within a few hours after the end of the event.





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