The Artisan Group® Puts Spotlight on the Best in Handcrafted Luxury Goods at GBK’s Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge in Honor of 2016 Nominees & Presenters

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The Artisan Group® will be a sponsor at GBK’s 2016 Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge, which takes place January 8-9, 2016 at an exclusive location in Hollywood, California. The Artisan Group’s exhibit is a highlight for those attending the award show gift lounge circuit and the handcrafted arts collective is prepared to exceed expectations with an engaging display of showcase pieces and celebrity and press swag bags filled to the brim with member-created artisan goods.

The Artisan Group® Swag Bag

The Artisan Group®'s signature black swag bag, packed to the brim with handcrafted luxury goods.

The Artisan Group is thrilled to sponsor GBK's Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge for the fifth year in a row.

The Artisan Group® ( will be present at GBK’s Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, with a star worthy selection of luxury handcrafted goods prepared by its members especially for attending celebrities, VIPs and select members of the press and media. The Gift Lounge takes place January 8-9, 2016 at an exclusive location in Hollywood, California.

The Artisan Group’s swag bag this year is valued at over $1,100.00 and includes 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 will also be gifting GBK’s 2016 charity beneficiaries, to be announced in the coming days.

“The Artisan Group is thrilled to sponsor GBK’s Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge for the fifth year in a row,” said The Artisan Group founder Valerie Guerrero. “Our members look forward to this event for its incredible guest list and the high level of energy and enthusiasm. We are excited to visit with everyone and share the stories behind these incredible handcrafted goods.”

At GBK's 2015 Golden Globes event, The Artisan Group members gifted best actress winner Gina Rodriquez (“Jane the Virgin”) and Best Screenplay winners Alexander Dinelaris and Nicolas Giacobone (“Birdman”), as well as cast members from “Boyhood,” “Birdman,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Selma,” “How to Get Away with Murder, “Vanderpump Rules” and “Black-ish,” among many others. The Artisan Group received numerous media mentions, including from, Spywitness, E! Online and

Participating members gifting the celebrities at GBK’s 2016 Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge include: 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 (, 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.

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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