Maleah Torney Photography Part of Official Celebrity Gift Lounge at The 46th Annual CMA Awards

Maleah Torney Photography, in association with The Artisan Group, will participate in the official celebrity gift lounge in honor of The 46th Annual CMA Awards on October 29 – November 1, 2012 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Online PR News – 30-October-2012 – Roseville, California – Maleah Torney Photography (http://www.maleahtorney.etsy.com), in association with The Artisan Group, will participate in the official celebrity gift lounge in honor of The 46th Annual CMA Awards on October 29 – November 1, 2012 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Roseville, California based studio, owned by fine art photographer Maleah Torney, will have its business cards in celebrity gift bags and its photography gifted to members of the press backstage at the CMA Awards.

Celebrities stopping by The Artisan Group exhibit backstage at the Awards will find Maleah Torney Photography business cards nestled amongst their swag bag goodies. Press members visiting with The Artisan Group will receive a special press bag that contains one of Torney’s signature photographs titled “The Red Barn.”

“The Red Barn” depicts a historic western Gable Barn, its deep red paint showcased against winter bare trees and a steel gray sky. Torney discovered the barn while driving along a country road in western Oregon, where she resided for many years. “The Red Barn” measures 5” x 7” matted. It is beautifully packaged and ready for framing.

“The red barn photograph just feels ‘country’ to me,” remarked Torney. “I drove by this barn for years and every time the scene just stopped me and made me take in the calm quiet of country living and this beautiful earth we live in. I think that’s why I love it so much.”

Torney, who enjoys country music acts from Faith Hill and Tim McGraw to Lady Antebellum, is pleased to have her photography represented at The CMA Awards. “Participating in an event that is so celebrated in the music industry is an honor and even more so because all press and celebrity gifts had to be approved by the CMA Awards Board,” said Torney.

In addition to providing business cards for the celebrity gift bags, the photographer was asked to prepare "The Red Barn" photograph to include in 35 Press Bags. According to Torney, the process went smoothly, especially since she was in the midst of a move from Oregon to California at the time. “I will admit there was a moment of panic when I had to locate the post office in my new town,” laughed Torney.

Torney’s nature, travel and landscape photography is a popular choice for celebrity gift bags. She recently participated in GBK’s Luxury Gift Lounge for the 2012 Primetime Emmys, where her “Ocean Dreams” photo notecards were included in celebrity gift bags. “It was exciting to receive Thank You tweets from Hugh Bonneville and Stephanie Drapeau,” commented Torney. Nia Peeples, Kaley Couco, Jenny McCarthy and Paula Abdul have also been recipients of Torney’s photography.

To learn more about Maleah Torney Photography and its participation in The 46th Annual CMA Awards and other celebrity gifting initiatives, visit the website (http://www.maleahtorney.etsy.com), like Maleah Torney Photography on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/maleahtorney) and follow the company on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/maleahtorney) and Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/maleahtorney). For press inquiries about The Artisan Group, visit http://www.theartisangroup.org.

ABOUT MALEAH TORNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Whether capturing intimate scenes of nature, old buildings or expansive landscapes, Maleah Torney’s photo imagery (http://www.maleahtorney.etsy.com) evokes memories of places seen, people loved, trips taken. Urban dwellers favor Maleah’s work when they seek photographic art with a softly modern edge. Moms love her imagery for decorating baby nurseries. Maleah has been interpreting the world around her through the lens of a camera since childhood and made her passion a profession in 2008. Maleah’s photographs are collected from New York to Norway and she is frequently commissioned to create custom work. Maleah’s photographs are the focus of a new, nationally distributed 2013 calendar and can be seen in the movie “The Roommate.”

ABOUT THE CMA AWARDS
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC Television for the first time—making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The Awards aired on NBC through 1971, on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005, and has aired on ABC since 2006. ABC will be the network home of the CMA Awards through 2021.

Watch The 46th Annual CMA Awards LIVE on November 1 at 8p/7p Central on ABC.

ABOUT THE ARTISAN GROUP
The Artisan Group™ (http://www.theartisangroup.org) is an elite art promotions group representing talented small-business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges. 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. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by invitation-only. The Artisan Group also offers its members guidance in the areas of sales, marketing, social media and public relations.

For press inquiries regarding The Artisan Group, please visit http://www.theartisangroup.org or email press@theartisangroup.org.

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