The Artisan Group® Delights Guests at GBK’s 2014 Primetime Emmys Gift Lounge with Top of the Line 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 Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Primetime Emmys Nominees & Presenters. The Lounge took place August 22-23 at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

The Artisan Group's signature black swag bag.

The Artisan Group's signature black swag bag.

“We love helping our small business members by getting their handcrafted products into the hands of celebrities and press members.

The Artisan Group® ( delighted celebrities, VIPs and members of the press stopping by GBK’s Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the 2014 Primetime Emmys Nominees & Presenters. 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 August 22-23, 2014 at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

The Artisan Group’s gift bag this year was valued at over $900.00. It contained handcrafted earrings, bracelets, necklaces, hair accessories, designer stationery, fine art photography prints, pet accessories, bath and spa products, skincare products, a sewn coffee cozy, crocheted cotton washcloths, hand-stamped silverware and a variety of nail polishes.

Greer’s OC said The Artisan Group exhibit was its “favorite.” said, “Crowds formed around The Artisan Group's booth as veterans of GBK's gifting suites know that that is the place to be to receive beautiful handcrafted items…” Lucire described The Artisan Group gift bag as, “Particularly delightful…” Press member Karen Salkin of remarked, "This group of artists is practically a gifting suite all by themselves! If we got nothing else at this suite, The Artisan Group's gifts would be enough. Actually, more than enough!"

E! Online featured The Artisan Group at the top of their "Shopping With The Stars" list, with Golden Globe winner and Emmy & Oscar-nominated Angela Bassett striking a pose with TAG member Four Black Paws' adorable doggie collar.

"As always, Gavin Keilly and the GBK staff set us up for a very successful gift lounge," said The Artisan Group founder Valerie Guerrero. "Our members look forward to GBK’s Primetime Emmys Gift Lounge each year with great anticipation, knowing they will have a chance to get their beautiful handcrafted products in front of Hollywood’s best and brightest.”

The Artisan Group also gifted GBK's 2014 charity beneficiaries, GO Campaign, Cops 4 Causes and the Environmental Media Association.

Stopping by The Artisan Group’s exhibit were cast members from “Orange is the New Black,” “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men,” “Fargo,” “True Blood,” "Ray Donovan,” "So You Think You Can Dance," and “Dancing with the Stars,” among many others.

Participating members displaying their products and gifting the celebrities at GBK’s Luxury Gift Lounge honoring the 2014 Primetime Emmys Nominees and Presenters included Jennifer Racette of Alison Julien Collection; Andrea Wagner of Andrea Designs; Ivy Ho of AngsanaSeeds Photography; Caron Williams of Bubbles Bath Boutique; Camilee Tout of Camilee Designs; Catherine McDonald of Wanderlustography; Sarah Struett of Four Black Paws; Christi Meshell of House of Matriarch; Janice Stevenson of Janice Stevenson Jewelry; Karla Wheeler of Karla Wheeler Design; Michelle Provencher of The Love, Mich Collection; Shelly Pompey Leonard of Mei Faith Studio; Michelee Scott of MScott-Photography; Staci Chheo Stella Shen of NailNation 3000; Anita Miller of Nature's Images By Design; Caitlin Brotz of Olivü 426; Rachel Hughes of Saressa Designs; Christine Lorenzo of SariBlue®; Emma Mann of Soap Cauldron; Tara Reid of Starletta Designs; Leanne Gaumont of Wristicuffs.

Members gifting their products to the celebrities included Gari Anne Kosanke of Bead Lovers Korner; Kathy Dannel Vitcak of The Blissful Dog; Andrea Clem of Glitterfied Nails; Hope Quartuccio of Jungle River Jewels; Lorelei Vella of Lorelei Vella, Inc.; Marie Chang of Marie Chang Designs; Terry Moon of Moon's Harvest Bath & Body Shop; April Maglothin of pop-in-greetings; Marisa O'Brien of primlark; Laura Hudson of Simply Paperie; Kelly LaRoche of Specifically Random; Holly Mandarino of Sweet Ties Hair Ties & Headbands; and Krys Resendez of Vapid Lacquer.

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

To learn more about The Artisan Group’s support of the handcrafted movement, its membership and its charitable contributions, read TAGazine | VOL. 2.

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Members of the press can direct inquiries to Valerie Guerrero at (408) 203-6727.

The Artisan Group ( is the premiere entertainment marketing organization 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. The Artisan Group also coordinates product placement of its members' handcrafted products on such hit television shows as "Rizzoli & Isles", "The Young & The Restless", "The Voice", "The Vampire Diaries," "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 MTV, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association or The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (The Emmys or The Primetime Emmys).

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