Local 706 - The Artisan

Spring 2019

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12 • THE ARTISAN SPRING 2019 B Y K I M M . F E R R Y | V I C E P R E S I D E N T , A N D J U L I E S O C A S H | P R E S I D E N T It was an exciting night in Downtown LA at The NOVO as A Star Is Born, Crazy Rich Asians, Vice, Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody were among the many nominees for the 6th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards. The awards highlight achievement in make-up and hair styling in movies, television, commercials and live theater. The winners were honored during our 2019 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards on February 16. The black-tie gala was a live event, with many talented peers applauding each other for their achievements in make-up & hair styling. Winners in their categories would be taking home the treasured "Artisan Award," our Local 706's highest honor. We salute all of our winners in 2019 and congratulations to all who were nominated. We would like to bring special attention to our wonderful Guild award volunteers, who are the real unsung heroes of our annual Guild award shows. We could not do this event without them. They are behind the scenes, giving their time and talents, pitching in where they can and making sure that everyone there will have a successful night. In other words, they really keep the awards show on track. Our amazing volunteers help by setting up all of your fantastic gift bags together, they hold name cards for the red carpet escorts, take care of backstage emergencies, often are getting talent ready behind stage and doing touch-ups during the show for presenters, along with check-in, helping with the talent, nominees and red carpet, there were also several people helping out on stage and backstage and all over the venue. Make-up artist Sabrina Wilson stepped in to be our "Trophy Girl" and hand out trophies to our winners and did a fantastic job. Also, fellow Local 706 make-up artist and oh-so talented singer Angie Wells performed for our tribute to members we have lost. This isn't the first year that she has lent her talent to us and her stellar performance was met with much adulation and I dare say, there was not a dry eye in the house. Backstage, we had Kenneth Edgar "K-Bobby" fly himself all the way out from New Mexico to help out, along with Margaux Lancaster and take care of our live-stream performer Frankie Grande. The fantastic make-up and hair team of Glen Alen Gutierrez, Roberta "Robbie" Gardner-Rogers took care of our host Loni Love and made sure she looked flawless from start to finish. Make-up artist Geneva Nash Jones and hair stylist Jacqueline Weiss covered backstage for all the celebrities and everyone who was on stage, including helping out all of us and the winners who were getting their photographs taken backstage and on the red carpet. Of course, we cannot forget 706 Vice President Kim M. Ferry, who for another year, worked tirelessly to help both on the red carpet and with the gift bags and many other duties in between. You may not see it, but many are running back-and-forth in case something needs attention, as things do come up when you are at a LIVE awards show! Your peers, your fellow 706 hair & make-up members, arrive at 3 p.m. to help and often stay up until 10 p.m. so they can help with handing out gift bags at the end of every Guild awards show. Our terrific volunteers go above and beyond because they care, they want to help make our show a success and we truly could not be more grateful to them every year because we cannot do the Guild awards show without them! All of our volunteers worked so hard and were so busy before, during and after the show and party. We had a difficult time getting pictures for this article. So, apologies for not enough pictures, we will make sure to rectify that next year! We would like to sincerely thank all of our 2019 Guild award volunteers: Erica Adams, Monique Hyman, John McCormick, Lillie Frierson, April Schueller, Laura Caponera, Victor Del Castillo, Sara Woolf, Angie Wells, Sabrina Wilson, Robert Wilson, Deborah La Mia Denaver, Karen Westerfield, Kenneth Edgar, Margaux Lancaster, Carme Tenuta, John Maldonado, Hailey Swartz, Lydia Milars and Peggy Teague, Roberta Gardner-Rogers, Glen Alen Gutierrez, Geneva Nash Jones and Jacqueline Weiss. Volunteers are worth their weight in gold. They share their time and talents without any compensation, so it's important to acknowledge their contributions and let you all know that you are valued. Because of you, our 2019 Guild Awards were a big success. We just want you to know that your work did not go unnoticed. Sincere thanks for your professionalism, hard work and for being a volunteer. We are privileged to work with you and wanted you to know how much we appreciate you all.• VOLUNTEERS ARE PRICELESS Clockwise from top left: "Trophy Girl" make-up artist Sabrina Wilson with Sue Cabral-Ebert; Lydia Millars, Julie Socash and Kim Ferry; Peggy Teague and Erika Adams; Karen Westerfield; Angie Wells; Geneva Nash Morgan with Linda Flowers; Stacey Morris with Robert Louis Stevenson.

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