January 2, 2013
For immediate release
Moncton, N.B. – Nancy Allen of Moncton’s SNAZ Jewelry Designs is the first New Brunswick artist to be invited to the prestigious gifting suites being organized by Dubois Pelin and Associates (DPA) being held previous to the Golden Globe Awards. Hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the annual Golden Globe Awards recognize excellence in American and foreign film and television. The show will be telecast live in Canada on CTV on Sunday, January 13, at 9 p.m. (Atlantic Time).
From January 10-12, Allen will be ensconced in a Los Angeles hotel with a host of other artists and businesses welcoming Golden Globe Award nominees and presenters with gifts of high quality artisanal and unique products. Gifting suites are growing in popularity at film festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Awards “For SNAZ, it’s a phenomenal opportunity and a big marketing venture,” Allen said from her new studio at Artisan Village on Main Street in Moncton. “DPA is always looking for new, exclusive and unique products for their world-famous gifting suites. It’s very prestigious to be invited. I received an email invitation in September after having a sample of my work evaluated. And then I realized, ‘Oh! I’m going to the Golden Globe Awards!’”
Since 2007, Allen has been producing a line of hand-crafted lamp-worked glass, Swarovski crystal and sterling silver jewelry collections for galleries across Canada. She will be sharing her products with more than 250 invited guests, mostly nominees, their entourages and partners.
“You just never know what new business relationships might grow out of this opportunity,” she said. “If a star gets a piece of SNAZ jewelry and I get a picture with them wearing it in front of the media, who knows where that will lead? I’ll be rubbing shoulders with all kinds of other businesses and people, it’s very exciting! It just might put this New Brunswick artist on the map.”
Click here for a photo of Nancy Allen creating one of her pieces.