The Artisan Group Gifts the Nominees and Presenters of the 2011 Emmy Awards at Luxury Gift Lounge on September 16-17, 2011 in Hollywood

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Our exclusive swag bag of handcrafted gifts and products was received by many Emmy winners, nominees, presenters, and other top celebrities.

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The Artisan Group, an exclusive art promotions group specializing in handcrafted gifts and products, was recently a sponsor at GBK's Luxury Gift Lounge honoring the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees and Presenters on September 16th and 17th, 2011 at The W Hotel in West Hollywood, California.

The gifting suite also served to raise awareness and funds for CancerCare, an organization focused on supporting cancer patients, caregivers, family members and those who have lost loved ones to cancer. Actor Eric Stonestreet and actress Bailee Madison, presented CancerCare with a check in the amount of $100,000 to help further their fundraising efforts. GBK's Gift Lounge event also helped raise an additional $27,000 for other featured charities including The Art of Elysium, A New Way of Life Reentry Project™ and Teach For America.

The Artisan Group gifted attending celebrities with an exclusive swag bag containing an array of handcrafted jewelry, bath and body products, hair accessories, fine art photography, designer stationery, journals, and other accoutrements, valued at over $800. Members of the press and media also received an assortment of handcrafted products.

Some of the celebrities who took home The Artisan Group's exclusive swag bag include James Woods, Aidan Quinn, Jeff Probst, Alan Cumming, Nia Peeples, Cloris Leachman, Penny Marshall, Beau Bridges, Eric Stonestreet, Loretta Devine, Lorraine Bracco, Mayim Bialik, Jennifer Carpenter, Janina Gavankar, Beverley Mitchell, Brenda Strong, Anthony Anderson, Ana Gasteyer, and Rico Rodriguez.

Participating members in GBK's Luxury Emmys Gift Lounge event included Valerie Guerrero of The BeezKneez Designs (The Artisan Group’s Founder); Nikki Cutro of 13 Black Cats Designs, (Managing Partner); Amy Croushorn of Make It Mine Parties; Ashley Berthelot of Fancy Designs; Autumn Bradley of Autumn Bradley Jewelry Design; Crystal Evans-Pradhan of Little Free Radical; Deb Soromenho of AWE Jewelry; Denise Mancuso of AJ Sweet Soap; Diana Pelliccia-Mueller of Bellaroma; Gary Hirsch of Doodle House; Heather Sennabaum of Re-Zip It!; Ilene Price of Ilene Price Design; Kristal Lee and Jennifer Lee of Atutudes Handmade Tutus; Lindsay Van Cleave of LCVintage and Company; Lindsey Afton Dufoe of Afton Dufoe Photography; Lisa Howath of The Lonely Pixel Photography; Lisa Sieczka of Elle Moss Photography; Mandy Bryant of The Light Fantastic; Michelle Bousley of OC Styles Creations; Michelle Reynolds of Aromatic Health; Natalie LeBlanc of Papermuse Designs; Pamela Petry of Seeing Is Believing Artistry; Sarah Mercer of Geekgirly Photography; Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei of Sweet Stella’s; Sharlene Maher of Stranded Treasures; Shawna Ziemer of Wags and Wiggles; Tamecka Sandifer of Honeyprint; and Tina Dean Allen of Tina Dean Designs.

A juried, close-knit community of talented artisans, The Artisan Group provides a sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at major award show Gift Lounges leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, and The Primetime Emmys.

Members of The Artisan Group showcase a broad spectrum of specialties, including handcrafted jewelry; spa and bath products; designer stationery and paper goods; crocheted apparel; children’s tutus, apparel and toys; ceramics; purses and totes; hand-poured candles; book binding and journals; illustrations and paintings; hand-dyed scarves; fine art photography; hair accessories; pet apparel and toys; and woodworking products.

The Artisan Group also offers members guidance in the areas of sales, marketing, social media, and public relations.

A collection of The Artisan Group's handcrafted products may be found in our Official 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. All products on display at GBK's Emmys Gift Lounge can be found in The Official Event Guide, distributed to all celebrities and members of the press at the event.

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Press inquiries may be directed to press(at)theartisangroup(dot)org.


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