Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Artisan Group, Backstage at the CMA Awards Gift Lounge

Here's a look at some of the fabulous pieces made by talented members
of The Artisan Group for some of the biggest names in Country Music! 
Participating in the CMA Awards gift lounge was such an honor! I would like to say Thank you to the CMA's for your support and approval, to The Artisan Group's Founder, Valerie Propst Guerrero for her tireless efforts in getting The Artisan Group to the CMA's and representing us with such dedication and zeal! To Ashley Berthelot, a fellow member and All-star who did an amazing job representing all of the participating artisans at the event.

To the awesome musicians who stopped by The Artisan Group table backstage and posed with the members' displays. Thank You, it means so much to us artisans! (Kelly Clarkson! ;)

I hope that all of my 85 Original Feather studies have flown to new homes where they will be treasured and appreciated!

One Original Watercolor Feather was included in each swag bag from The Artisan Group.
I really wonder who received each feather, and like to think if some of the band members put them together,
they'll have a small collection of my art! :)
If you want your own collection, click HERE

Kelly Clarkson with my Mallard Feathers painting, backstage at the CMA Awards Gift Lounge

"Dancing Mallard Feathers"

The Artisan Group Founder, Valerie Propst Guerrero,
 showing off some of the display pieces to Clay Cook of
the Zac Brown Band
One of the All natural, vegetarian, hand crafted soaps from Nashville, Tennessee's
Music City Suds
I loved the genius names given these babies. This one is "I Walk the Lime"
Other great names include: "Friends in Aloe Places",  "Stand by your Mandarin",
"A Bar Named Sue" and " If Tomato Never Comes" among others! LOL!
It looks like Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band thought the names were awesome, too!
I want some of that soap!!
Chris Fryar of the Zac Brown Band looking stoked with a colorful dog toy guitar
from Wags and Wiggles

The Wags and Wiggles Display
If you want a Dog Toy Guitar click HERE
Jimmy DeMartini holding Wags and Wiggles' guitar and wearing
the Guitar Pick Necklace by River Valley Designs
A hand-stamped aluminum guitar pick from River Valley Designs
Buy Yours HERE
Country Music Royalty came through the gift lounge in the name of
Vince Gill! Here he is with one of the pieces from Popnicute's
"Studded Glory" Collection.

Southwestern Fusion Collection Necklaces and Bracelets
were in the swag bags. I am so amazed by the attention to detail
and originality of Kharisma's work. Exceptional.
If you are interested in any of these pieces,
click HERE 
Fellow TAG team member, representing us at the CMA's was Ashley Berthelot of  Fancy Designs
Here she is, showing off display pieces to the legendary Mickey Raphael and his lovely wife.

Fine Art Notecards from Paper Angels Photography 

Mickey Raphael with "Teardrops on my Guitar" photo by Beth Engel
Willow Creek Jewelry Studio's Copper Cuffs display.  

Daniel de los Reyes of the Zac Brown Band was totally diggin' this copper cuff by Willow Creek Jewelry 

Valerie explaining The Artisan Group to Coy Bowles and Daniel de los Reyes of the Zac Brown Band
These gorgeous blank Photo Notecards by Biff Rendar Photography were included in  every bag. 

Coy Bowles of Zac Brown Band with "Beauty" A fine art photography print by Biff Rendar
on display at The Artisan Group table.
Will Hoge with the Lone Star Brown and Brass 12 Gauge Cuff
by SureShot - Shotgun Casing Jewelry and Accessories

A few of the awesome pieces displayed by SureShot - Shotgun Casing Jewelry and Accessories
Jon Jones of the Eli Young Band, holding the display piece from Java Jane Designs

A collection of "Alphabet Art Prints" from Java Jane Designs

Brantley Gilbert with a great leather bracelet by SariBlue

The SariBlue CMA display
Chris Thompson of the Eli Young Band with some delightful soap
from Barefoot Bath and Body

Some of the soaps included at the CMA's "Wide Open Sky", "Margarita" and "Juniper Aloe"
Jana Kramer with some bling from Trinkets N Whatnots

Some of the many rings gifted backstage. Love the little cowboy hat boxes!
James Young of the Eli Young Band with Sparetire Design

Display from Sparetire Design
Scotty McCreery with Kiki Bird Jewelry's gorgeous display pieces

The "Bright Lights Swarovski Crystal and Brass Necklace" gifted to 85 lucky celebs
from Kiki Bird Jewelry 
John Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band with a Wee Bindery leather bound journal

For a look at some great bound books by Wee Bindery, click HERE
Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band with Four Black Paws

Collar and Leash by Four Black Paws on Display 

"Gone Country" Dog Collar available HERE
It doesn't end here! More to come in another blog post! Stay Tuned!!!

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