The Artisan Group® Delights Guests at GBK’s 2015 Primetime Emmys Gift Lounge with Luxury Handcrafted Swag

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Crowd pleaser The Artisan Group® once again presented a diverse selection of its members’ handcrafted goods to attendees at GBK’s Pre-Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge. The Lounge took place September 18-19, 2015 at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

The Artisan Group GBK's 2015 Pre-Primetime Emmys Gift Bag

The Artisan Group's Swag Bag for GBK's 2015 Pre-Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge

This year’s luxury gifting suite was fabulous in every respect.

The Artisan Group® ( delighted celebrities, VIPs and members of the press stopping by GBK’s Pre-Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge. It presented an eye-catching exhibit and offered its signature black swag bag filled to the brim with a diverse selection of handcrafted goods from participating members. The Gift Lounge took place September 18-19, 2015 at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

The Artisan Group’s gift bag this year was valued at over $1,300.00. It included an assortment of artisan jewelry; bath and body products; hair accessories; candles; crocheted hats; clutches; designer stationery; nail polishes; pet products; fine art photography and other handcrafted items. The Artisan Group also gifted GBK's 2015 charity beneficiaries, American Friends of Magen David Adom, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Stray Cat Alliance.

Numerous Primetime Emmys nominees stopped by The Artisan Group’s exhibit, including Tony Hale (Winner, Best Supporting Actor, Veep); Travis Wall (Winner, Outstanding Choreography, So You Think You Can Dance); Jeremy Podeswa (Nominee, Best Director in Drama Series, Game of Thrones); Richard Cabral (Nominee, Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, American Crime); Beau Bridges (Nominee, Guest Actor, Drama, Masters of Sex); Khandi Alexander (Nominee, Guest Actress, Drama, Scandal); Barbara Corcoran (Nominated Show: Structured Reality Program, Shark Tank); Dascha Polanco, Emma Myles, and Selenis Leyva (Nominated Show: Outstanding Drama Series, Orange is the New Black); Naomi Grossman (Nominated Show: Limited Series, American Horror Story); Johnny Ortiz (Nominated Show: Limited Series, American Crime); Jim O’Heir (Nominated Show, Outstanding Comedy Series, Parks & Recreation); and Corey Fogelmanis, Ava Kolker and Peyton Meyer (Girl Meets World), among many others. said, “…the best prize of all from the GBK Gift Lounge was the brimming gift bag from The Artisan Group. The Artisan Group’s selections are always the highlight of every awards season gifting suite run.”

The Huffington Post touted their favorite TAG member gifts in their wrap-up of the event.

E! Online featured a photo of Tony Hale with TAG member e. scott originals' ManWare Nail Tie Bar in its coverage of Emmys Weekend.

"GBK's staff hit it out of the park," said The Artisan Group founder Valerie Guerrero. “This year’s luxury gifting suite was fabulous in every respect. We enjoyed reconnecting with familiar celebrity friends and press members and meeting new ones to introduce them to our members’ amazing handcrafted goods. With so many Hollywood notables in attendance, it’s no wonder this is our most anticipated event of the year.”

Participating The Artisan Group members gifting the celebrities at GBK's 2015 Pre-Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge included: Marie Chang of August + White; Caitlin Reyna of Boy Cherie; Chelsea Bond of Chelsea Bond Jewelry; Debra Jeffries of Debra's Divine Designs; Vanessa Painter of DesignMe Jewelry; Emily Scott of e. scott originals; Aileen Parks of Girl by Aileen; Bethany Schuelke of Hope Anchored Designs; Jessica Klaaren of Jessica Klaaren Jewelry; Kristen Jackson of Lit&Co. Candles; Joy Ekhator of Lovinah Natural & Organic Skincare; Mary Brooks of Mary Grace Jewellery; Stacey MacDonald of Pure! Lather Inc.; Starlene DeBord of Scarlett Sage; Susie Gainor of SmiLe Styles; Emma Mann of Soap Cauldron; Maren Misner of The Tin Owl; Catherine McDonald of wanderlustography; Judy Aussenhofer of AussenWolf Designs; Navine Acevedo of Brosily Bath and Body; Courtenay Madsen of Courtenay J Designs; Carleigh Pearce of Ellison's Organics; Mila and Payton Bartos of FizzCandy Jewelry; Erica Taylor of Paper and Place; Deborah Gray-Wurz of Bead Indulgences; Erin Pelicano Cauble of Erin Pelicano, ltd; Gretchen Hind of Gretchen Hind Designs; Christi Meshell of House of Matriarch; Joanne McKillip of JJewelry - Jewelry by Joanne; Nichelle Shaw of Necessities by Nichelle; Caitlin Brotz of Olivu 426; Melissa J. Robinson of Raven Boutique; Leslie D. Tucker of Surprise Designs and Brian Tacang of The Glossatteer.

Those individuals wishing to view all the products gifted to celebrities attending the event can review The Artisan Group’s Event Gift Guide.

To learn more about The Artisan Group’s support of the handcrafted movement, its membership and its charitable contributions, read TAGazine | VOL. 6.

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, Chasing Life, Modern Family, Baby Daddy, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Hart of Dixie, 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 (, Twitter (@theartisangroup) and Instagram (@theartisangroup) and subscribe to The Artisan Group blog (

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

The Artisan Group® ( 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.

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