The Artisan Group® Dazzles with Luxury Handcrafted Swag at GBK’s 2016 Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge

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Crowd pleaser The Artisan Group® presented a diverse selection of its members’ handcrafted goods to attendees at GBK’s Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge in Honor of 2016 Nominees & Presenters. The Lounge took place January 8-9, 2016 at the W Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.

The Artisan Group® Swag Bag

The Artisan Group®'s Signature Black Swag Bag packed to the brim with handcrafted luxury goods.

Our members look forward to GBK’s Golden Globes Gift Lounge, knowing they will have a chance to get their beautiful handcrafted products in front of Hollywood’s best and brightest.

The Artisan Group (http://www.theartisangroup.org) caught the eye of celebrities, VIPs and members of the press attending GBK’ Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge in Honor of 2016 Nominees & Presenters with a dazzling exhibit and its signature black swag bag filled to the brim with a diverse selection of handcrafted goods from participating members. The Gift Lounge took place January 8-9, 2016 at the W Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California.

The Artisan Group’s gift bag this year was valued at over $1,100.00. It included an assortment of artisan jewelry; bath and body products; hair accessories; clutches; designer stationery; nail polishes; pet products; fine art photography and other handcrafted items. The Artisan Group also gifted GBK's 2016 charity beneficiaries, The Creative Coalition, Lambda Legal, Food on Foot and the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation.

Numerous Golden Globes nominees stopped by The Artisan Group’s exhibit, including Viola Davis (Best Actress nominee, Television Drama, “How to Get Away with Murder”); Gina Rodriguez (Best Actress nominee, Television Comedy, “Jane the Virgin”); Adrienne C. Moore (series nominee, “Orange is the New Black”); Aly Mawji (series nominee, “Silicon Valley”); Annie Ilonzeh (series nominee, “Empire”, “Graceland”); Cas Anvar (motion picture nominee “Room”); Elvis Noscalao (series nominee, “American Crime”); Emily Robinson (series nominee, “Transparent”); Jimmy Jean-Louis (motion picture nominee, “JOY”); Joanna Christie (series nominee, “Narcos”); Johnny Ortiz (series nominee, “American Crime”); Rebecca Bloom (motion picture nominee, “The Peanuts Movie”); Richard Cabral (series nominee, “American Crime”); Sam Richardson (series nominee, “VEEP”); Ta’Rhonda Jones (series nominee, “Empire”); Todd Charmont (motion picture nominee, “Son of Saul”); W. Earl Brown (series nominee, “American Crime”) and many others.

Oscar-nominated and Emmy winner Viola Davis remarked when visiting The Artisan Group's exhibit, " "I love your group! I use and wear everything you guys gift me."

The Artisan Group drew raves from attending press. ItsNotAboutMe.com said, “…As always, this artists’ collective gifted each guest with a bag of many treats.” LA.com noted, “The Artisan Group drew a rapt crowd... This consortium of extraordinarily talented artists is always on trend…” The Huffington Post also called out a few of their favorite TAG member gifts in their wrap-up of the event.

"Our members look forward to GBK’s Golden Globes Gift Lounge each year, knowing they will have a chance to get their beautiful handcrafted products in front of Hollywood’s best and brightest,” said The Artisan Group founder Valerie Guerrero.

Participating members gifting the celebrities at GBK’s 2016 Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge included: Allison Benson, Bonne Amie Boutique; Bethany Schuelke, Hope Anchored Designs; Chelsea Sullens, Loud Waterfall Photography; Cindy Brunetti, Soapybliss; Cristen Breuer, Bad Tags; Emma Mann, Soap Cauldron; Heidi Kinnally, HeidiLee Design; Jamie Estelle, Jamie Estelle Jewelry; Jennifer Carlson, Metal & Maille; Kathleen Quinlan & Phaedra Charlton, Fiore Botanica; Kim Jakum, Kim Jakum Designs; Laurie Calkins, Bare and Me; Lori Ferguson, Nature With You; Madeline Tsai, One Leaf Soap; Marie Chang, August and White; Mila and Payton Bartos, FizzCandy Jewelry; Patricia Desselle, Tanglewood Soap Company; Amy Masuhara, My Sweet September; Amy Schofield, POLISH Artisan Nails; Anju Khanna, anjuSparks; Caitlin Brotz, Olivü 426; Candice Yagmin, Yagmin Designs; Carol Raeburn, Carol Raeburn Jewelry; Deborah Foley, Coastal Charms; Jessica Hope Prince, Lady J Arts; Julie L. Cleveland, Blue Morning Expressions; Mary Brooks, Mary Grace Jewellery; Monica Sargeant, Delia's Delight Jewelry; Pat White, Essential Body Pleasures; Renee O'Brien, So Splashy Designs; Sheri Dusseault, Jasmine Thyme Designs; Toni and Lily Perez, SimplyCaprine.

The Artisan Group’s official 2016 Golden Globes Event Guide detailing all participating members is available to view online. See photos of gifted items on Pinterest. To learn more about The Artisan Group’s support of the handcrafted movement, its membership and its charitable contributions, read TAGazine | Vol. 7.

The Artisan Group members come from all over the United States, Canada, and around the world. They represent a varied group of individuals who are dedicated to the handcrafted movement. With the help of The Artisan Group, members gift their products to celebrities, VIPs and members of the press at elite Hollywood and New York City gift lounges.

The Artisan Group also assists with placing member products on popular television shows like Law & Order: SVU, Bones, Jane The Virgin, Modern Family, Baby Daddy, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce, Scandal, The Voice, and many others. The Artisan Group® also donates to charitable organizations by providing gift bags that can be auctioned off to raise funds; to date, TAG has helped raise over $10,000 for organizations including Let’s Move Together, One World Foundation and The Joyful Child Foundation.

Follow The Artisan Group® on Facebook (facebook.com/theartisangroup), Twitter (@theartisangroup) and Instagram (@theartisangroup) and subscribe to The Artisan Group blog (theartisangroup.org/blog/).

Select products are also available to view on The Artisan Group's Pinterest boards (pinterest.com/theartisangroup). Direct press inquiries to press(at)theartisangroup(dot)org.

ABOUT THE ARTISAN GROUP®
The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org) is a premier entertainment marketing group dedicated to representing small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges and press events. 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.

The Artisan Group also coordinates product placement of its member's handcrafted products on such hit television shows as The Voice, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Modern Family, Parenthood and Scandal, among others. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by invitation only.

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

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