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Melissa Almariei

 

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Membership level
Gold Membership
First name
Melissa
Last name
Almariei
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City
Gulfport
U.S. States
Florida
Country
United States
Area you would travel for gig
Tampa, St. Petersburg, Gulfport, Clearwater, Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Savannah, Biloxi, New Orleans and all over.
Tell Us About Yourself
My name is Melissa Sarieka Gigi Holmes Almariei.

I offer caricatures, cartoons, portraits, and silhouettes. Live, performance and studio art...I'm adaptable if you want another style, just ask!

I am also a hat/headress maker, my pieces have been published and in shows under my middle name "Sarieka Headdresses".

I used to feel like my name was too long, but there are many other artists with long names:

Salavdo Dali = Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech

Frida Kahlo = Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón

Pablo Picasso = Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso

You can call me Melissa or Gigi.

See you real soon!

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Published:
beauNU Magazine - Summer Issue June 2018 Page 58-63
IMIRAGEmagazine #203 May 2018 Pages 4-5 and 22-23
Dark Beauty Magazine - October 2017
Tappa Tribune Magazine - Cover / and page 8 May 2015
Images Magazine- Cover and spread, May 2015
Blur Magazine - Cover and spread, November 2013
"Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night" featured Costume designed by Melissa on pages 28-29. Book By Lesley Pratt Bannatyne, October 2009LK

Awards:
2019 PPA Best of Show "Maiden of the Mist" Headdress by Melissa Sarieka Almariei Photographed by Erich Caparas with assistant Myra Baldwin Thiessen
2019 WPPI Honors of Excellence "Bearded Individual" Headdress Melissa Sarieka Almariei photographed by Erich Caparas with assistant Myra Baldwin Thiessen
2019 The Art Lofts St. Petersburg, 1st Place Best in Show and People's Choice Award

2019 - Cartoon Illustration:Southern Hospitality September 2019
2018 "Dead Files" show on The Travel Channel - Season 10/Episode 9 Pinellas Park - Featured Artist - Aired October 2018
2018 Bozouls Caricature Festival Guest Artist - France
2013 Tampa Bay Mayhem Magazine - cover illustration
"Paper Wars" Military Gaming Magazine Cartoon Illustration: Issue #56 Nov/Dec 2004
"Paper Wars" Military Gaming Magazine Cartoon Illustration: Issue #53 Jan/Feb 2004
"Paper Wars" Military Gaming Magazine Cartoon Illustration: Issue #57 Jan/Feb 2005
"Paper Wars" Military Gaming Magazine Cartoon Illustration: Issue #58 Mar/Apr 2005
"Paper Wars" Military Gaming Magazine Cartoon Illustration: Issue #56 Nov/Dec 2004
"Paper Wars" Military Gaming Magazine Cartoon Illustration: Issue #54 Mar/Apr 2004
Omega Games "Safety Cardz" Illustrated / Edited 82 playing cards 2004
 

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