GigMasters’ Rising Star Awards Recognizes Silhouette Artist Cindi Harwood Rose as the Nations’ Top Event Artist.

Awards were given to highest earning, most booked event vendors and entertainers in 142 categories including Top DJ, Top Comedian, Most Popular Wedding Band, Most Popular Corporate Event Entertainer and more.

Cindi Rose named Top Event Artist in the NationSouth Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) January 31, 2013:

The web’s #1 event booking service, has announced the winners of the sixth-annual Rising Star Awards recognizing the top event musicians, entertainers and vendors in the U.S. and Canada.

Silhouettes by Cindi Rose
Silhouettes by Cindi Rose

“I personally want to congratulate all of this year’s winners,” says Marissa Latshaw, GigMasters’ VP of Marketing. “It’s great to see how the 2012 winner list honors not only our most successful entertainers but also the many party vendors that make us a one-stop service for event hosts and planners.”

Here are a few of this year’s winners:

Top Bartender – Custom Party Bars (Torrance, CA)
Top Costumed Character – Bubbles Productions (Bowie, MD)
Top Cover Band – Nick Carver Band (Murfreesboro, TN)
Top Event Artist – Cindi Harwood Rose (Houston, TX)
Top Photographer – Magical Memories Entertainment (Thornwood, NY)
Top Singer – Marieann Meringolo – Romantic, Standards & More (New York, NY)

To see the complete list of winners visit:

Watch a video of Rising Star winner Silhouette Artist Cindi Rose showing appreciation for her award:

Cindi Rose named Top Silhouette Artist in the Nation
Watch the Video is the web’s number one event booking service, guiding party planners and hosts to the right entertainment and vendors for every event. By combining the efficiency of the web with the personal touch of a private event planner, GigMasters has helped facilitate more than 180,000 event bookings: weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions and more. With the largest nationwide database of client-rated vendors and entertainers, GigMasters boasts 10,000+ members including live bands, DJs, wedding musicians, event photographers, celebrity impersonators, balloon twisters, stand-up comedians, jazz trios, photo booths, string quartets, soloists, limousines and more. The site, founded in 1997 by Kevin Kinyon and Michael Caldwell, attracts over 30,000 daily visits throughout North America.

Bride & Groom Silhouettes
Bride & Groom Silhouettes

The world famous silhouette artist—Cindi Harwood Rose—will be at For Heaven’s Sake Beaumont, Tuesday, Feb. 12, from noon to 5:30 doing the lost art of hand-cutting paper profile portraits called silhouettes by the French as part of Silhouettes for Survivors & the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation to benefit cancer survivors.

At “For Heaven’s Sake” silhouettes will be only $35 each person, with extra copies available for each person at $10. Lovely frames and mats will be on hand from $4 to $50.  Great Valentine gifts if you’re looking for something very special and different this year!  Thus, you can get one for yourself, a loved one, and grandparents. Engaged couples can do one together, and people can have one done to use as a logo!

See Cindi snip silhouette art on Television on KBTV Fox 4 News on Monday February 11 at 4pm,
& Tuesday February 12 on KBMT-NBC Channel 12News at 12:30pm!

paper profile portraits
Paper profile portraits

Cindi (formerly Harwood) Rose began doing this art, after discovering at 8 years old that her portraits of animals and people were in high demand.  At nearly 16, she answered an ad in a local newspaper that a Disney owned art concession was looking for a cashier.  Taking her portraits to the interview, she immediately was hired to be a portrait artist, at the then, Astroworld.  While taking a park tour, she saw a “real silhouette artist” who did not use a light, projector, or pencil, who merely looked at a person, and in a few minutes, cut out their likeness from 4 x 5 thin, black paper.  “I can do that” she said out loud.  The art manager laughed at her, handed her the scissors and paper, and said for her to try her luck at it.  The then, teen, cut out his profile, and to the manager’s surprise, it was better than the silhouette artist they had working for them.  They immediately fired the other artist on the spot, and told Cindi, she was to be the new silhouette artist.

Cindi’s work was so exceptional that they flew her to renown Disneyland Anaheim Park to work some in the summers, throughout high school and college.  After graduating The University of Texas with honors in art and communications, Cindi worked at Disneyworld, as the silhouette artist.  She has silhouetted presidents of many countries, ambassadors, prime ministers, movie and rock stars, and has made the world record in speed, and accuracy.  Currently, Ripley’s Believe it or Not is talking to her about doing an art show for them.  In addition, the top historian on silhouette collecting, Peggy McClard, only recognizes Cindi Harwood Rose’s profile silhouettes as collectable.  Those done over 40 years ago, often go for many hundreds of dollars. There are only a few extraordinary silhouette artists in the world, and in the United States Cindi Harwood Rose is considered the top.

Silhouettes by Cindi Harwood Rose
Children’s Silhouettes by C.H. Rose

Paper is considered a great Valentine’s Gift, but a Cindi Rose silhouette shows much thought into your gift, that will be an heirloom, and family keepsake, to last generations to come.  C. Rose can also do silhouettes of pets from photos e-mailed to the store ahead of time, or computer printed and brought in. Cindi does people in person, as the camera does “lie” and Cindi sees more than a camera does.  The art was popular before photography, and the greatest silhouette artist capture personality and profile, as C. H. Rose does.

To assure a spot with the talented silhouettest Cindi, call For Heaven’s Sake located at 4190 Calder at 409-898-3340 or e-mail them at

Children do not have to sit still, and hair and clothing can be “fixed” in the silhouette.  Cindi will also graciously leave off a double chin when asked in her artwork.  Check out to see her work, videos, and many articles about her.

cindi-harwood-rose silhouette artist
Cindi Harwood Rose Renowned Silhouette Artist