The Artisan Group Salutes 85th Academy Awards with Swag Bag of Luxury Handcrafted Products at GBK’s 2013 Oscars Gifting Suite

The Artisan Group, a juried promotions group specializing in handcrafted products, saluted the 85th Academy Awards at GBK’s 2013 Oscars Gifting Suite with an eye-catching display and a swag bag filled to the brim with luxurious, artisan-made goods. The Oscars Gifting Suite took place February 22-23, 2013 at The Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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The Artisan Group 2013 Oscars Celebrity Gift Lounge Swag Bag

The Artisan Group 2013 Oscars Celebrity Gift Lounge Swag Bag

As always, GBK Productions put on a great party and we had a blast meeting and gifting many celebrities.

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2013

The Artisan Group (http://www.theartisangroup.org), a by-invitation-only art promotions group specializing in handcrafted products, saluted the 85th Academy Awards at GBK’s 2013 Oscars Gifting Suite with an eye-catching display and a swag bag filled to the brim with luxurious, artisan-made products. The Oscars Gifting Suite took place February 22-23, 2013 at The Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Fine art photography, jewelry, spa and bath products and more from select members of The Artisan Group were showcased on display and included in celebrity and press swag bags at the GBK 2013 Oscars Gifting Suite. The Artisan Group also gifted GBK’s 2013 charity beneficiaries, including The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, Beat Liver Tumors, City of Hope, The Creative Coalition, Guard A Heart, Pledge to Quit and Global Green USA. The Artisan Group’s gift bag was valued at almost $1,600.00.

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“Of the various elite award show gift lounges The Artisan Group participates in throughout the year, the GBK Oscars Gifting Suite is probably the most looked forward to by our members,” said The Artisan Group Founder Valerie Guerrero “As always, GBK Productions put on a great party and we had a blast meeting and gifting many celebrities. Our members’ products wowed attendees and participants received a record number of thank you Tweets and notes from celebrities and press after the event.”

Fans of The Artisan Group call it, “an elite, beautiful band of talented and innovative artists” and say, “This is one group you do not want to miss.”

Celebrity attendees at The Artisan Group’s exhibit at GBK’s 2013 Oscars Gifting Suite included Chris Tucker ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Wendy McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”), Bruce Greenwood (“Flight”), Franco Nero (“Djano Unchained"), Terry Crews (“Scary Movie 5”), Sarah Rafferty (“Suits”), Jimmy Bennett (“Movie 43”), Khandi Alexander (“Treme”), David Costabile (“Lincoln”), Tempestt Bledsoe (“Guys with Kids”), Gregg Henry (“Scandal”), Ralph Prosper (“War Witch”) and many more.

Participating members gifting the celebrities at GBK’s Luxury Gift Lounge for the 2013 Academy Awards include Judit Blumenfrucht, JuditB Jewelry; Brandi Bowen, Ever So Lovely®; Cindy Brunetti, SoapyBliss Bath & Body Bakery; Kirah Campbell, A Pretty Shoppe; Brandi Collins, Villain Accessories; Maureen Connor, Meant 2b Cherished; Kristin Fraser Cotte, The Grapeseed Company; Jessica Grauert Croft, The Prismatic Peacock; Sandy & Stevie D’Andrea, Jewels For Hope; Vickie Barber-Ellis, Sunshine Jewels; Jessica Falcon, The Falcon Soaperie; Marcia Fleming, Essentials Etc.; Beatriz Fortes, Contemporary Jewelry by Beatriz Fortes; Janet Galla, Trinkets N Whatnots; Colleen Johnson, 2 Sisters Handcrafted; Cindy Kassebaum, Rock & Hardware Jewelry; Heidi Kinnally, HeidiLee Design; Courtenay Madsen, Courtenay J Designs; Michelle McLaughlin, Motherbored; Cheryl Zambataro & Mischa Mileman, Sapone Di Bronte; Anita Miller, Nature’s Images By Design; Sandra Miller, Beaded by Sandra; Rachel Mulherin, Rachel Mulherin; Cindy O’Neill, YesterYear Soap Company; Jennifer Racette, Alison Julien Collection; Renee Rokero, Kolohe Gurl Jewelry; Holly Rota, Primadonna Pieces; Christi Schimpke, Minabea Jewelry; Lisa Smith, LKS Originals; Kimberly Spector, Nair & Bjorn; Liz Stechschulte, Ethereal Energy; Margarita Sunderland, Rita Sunderland; Julie Jakum Ter Borg, Julie Ellyn Designs; Maleah Torney, Maleah Torney Photography; Cami Tout, Camilee Designs; and Jeannie Vianney,

The Artisan Group's Official 2013 Oscars Event Guide detailing all participating members is available online.

To learn more about The Artisan Group and its upcoming celebrity gifting events visit the website, like the Artisan Group on Facebook, become a fan on Twitter and subscribe to The Artisan Group blog. Select products are available to view on The Artisan Group’s Pinterest boards. Direct press inquiries to Valerie Guerrero via the Group’s website, http://www.theartisangroup.org.

About The Artisan Group

The Artisan Group (http://www.theartisangroup.org) is an elite art promotions group representing talented small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The MTV Movie Awards and The Primetime Emmys. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by-invitation-only. The Artisan Group also offers its members guidance in the areas of sales, marketing, social media and public relations.

The Artisan Group is in no way associated with MTV, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association or The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.