Monday, July 28, 2014

25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
A cutout paper entryway, designed by paper engineer Isabel Uria, graced the entrance to The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Guests admired the beautiful and dramatic entryway as they headed toward the terrace for cocktails.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Cocktails were served on the terrace, where guests mingled amid the Finalists Gallery.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Beautiful paper decorations were visible throughout the venue.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Calypso owner Nicky Burton enjoyed drinks with members of her team.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
The Finalists Gallery showcased the top three entries in each category.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Co-presidents Glen Biely (2nd from left) and Brian Jacobsen (far right) with members of their Madison Park Group team.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Stationery Trends editor Sarah Schwartz (left) and GCA marketing director Melissa Gray (right).
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Tables were adorned with exquisite pop-up centerpieces.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Writer and comedian David Crowe, from Compendium, kicked off the evening.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Monika Brandrup-Thomas, chair of the 25th Anniversary LOUIE Awards, welcomed everyone.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
GCA president Susan January and GCA vice president Steve Doyal delivered opening remarks
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Susan Hare accepted Sunrise Greetings’ Consumer’s Choice LOUIE Award.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Glasses are raised in honor of artist Marjolein Bastin (center), recipient of a LOUIE Award for Lifetime Achievement.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Susan January and Marjolein Bastin.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Artist Mary Engelbreit, recipient of a LOUIE Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Susan January.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Brad Woods, of Maginating, accepts the LOUIE Award for Card of the Year Above $3.50.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Monika Brandrup-Thomas, Brad Woods and Patti Stracher.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Leslie Kolk (center) accepts the LOUIE Award for Card of the Year $3.50 & Below from Patti Stracher and Monika Brandrup-Thomas.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Smitten Kitten owner Amy Kwong won three LOUIE Awards.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Gakken–Ginko Papers won its first LOUIE.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Ladyfingers Letterpress won for Print & Production Excellence.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Compendium was a multiple award winner at this year’s gala.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Plum Blossom Press won a LOUIE for Wedding Invitations Between $3.50 & $10.00.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
The team from Up With Paper poses with its LOUIE for Everyday Boxed Notes Above $2.50.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
1canoe2 letterpress took home three LOUIE Awards.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
9th LETTER PRESS won in the Rising Star Above $3.50 category.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Quillingcard won the LOUIE Award for Birthday (General) Above $3.50.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Oh My Word owner Leslie Kolk won two LOUIE Awards, including Card of the Year $3.50 & Below.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Card of the Year winners Brad Woods and Leslie Kolk.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Special honoree Marjolein Bastin, winner of a LOUIE Award for Lifetime Achievement, and her husband, Gaston.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Special honoree Mary Engelbreit, winner of a LOUIE Award for Lifetime Achievement.
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
25th ANNIVERSARY LOUIE AWARDS GALA
Cambria Evans (left), chair of next year’s LOUIE Awards, and Patti Stracher.
LOUIE AWARDS DISPLAY AT NSS
LOUIE AWARDS DISPLAY AT NSS
Centrally located, in the Javits Center’s highly-trafficked Crystal Palace Lobby, the display offered tremendous exposure for all finalist cards.
LOUIE AWARDS DISPLAY AT NSS
LOUIE AWARDS DISPLAY AT NSS
Passersby took note of which cards they liked and which publishers’ booths they wanted to visit.
 
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