Our Honorees

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Bridgit M. Crider
Honoree - Television Maqui

Atlanta based, self taught makeup artist and beauty trend adept Bridgit Crider has been working in the beauty and entertainment industry as a professional makeup artist for over 15 years. In that time she has made a name for herself by working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry and with some of the top modeling agencies in the country. Bridgit thrives from working on great grassroots projects and also making the everyday woman more beautiful.

She is a member of the Southeast National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is also an I.A.T.S.E 798 Makeup & Hair Union member. Bridgit also holds the positions as key makeup artist for HGTV's Property Virgins, new show Flipping Virgins and cover makeup artist for Fayette County's own Fayette Woman Magazine.

With an acute eye for detail, Bridgit has been noted for her work with editorial, commercial, film, fashion and in the music world both big and small. "I love the art of makeup. I love a clean flawless look and believe makeup should enhance a face, not overtake it." Her belief is that a client should feel comfortable and not masked. View her portfolio here: http://bridgitc.wix.com/makeup

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Stephen Moleski
Honoree - Print Maqui

Stephen Moleski's meteoric rise in the makeup industry can be attributed to his notable body of work and A-list celebrity clients. His work in the film, music, television, fashion and glamour realms have paved an impressive career, contributing to his demand and stature Internationally, thus making him the go-to for celebrity glamour on every red carpet. A featured artist on multiple top-rated E! Network shows, Moleski is widely-credited as the means that firmly placed style queen Kim Kardashian on the beauty scene. His signature “smokey eye” has become synonymous with his name while his appearances on “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, “E! News,” “Girls Next Door,” “Extra” and “The Insider” have made his face as recognizable as his talent. Stephen has also been named “Best Makeup Artist” By Atlanta Magazine 2015. Jezebel, Atlantan Magazine 2014 and named “Top 100” Makeup Artist in the world by Shear TV.Moleski’s clientele base is as varied and vast as his credits— America's Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars(US,AUS), Xfactor(AUS,US), American Idol, Vanity Fair, People, Details, FHM, Radar, Maxim, Playboy, Women's Health.

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Alex Lucas
Honoree - Fashion Maqui

Alex Lucas, 25 year veteran in the art of makeup application and design, believes in bringing out the unique qualities of each client by blending shadow and light to capture their individual allure. Alex perfected the looks of countless faces during his years working at Fashion Week in both New York and Miami. As a fine artist, Alex has had art exhibitions from the mid-west and the southeastern US. He works in acrylics, watercolors, pastels, pen and ink, as well as mixed medium. The artwork spans the range from fantasy, portraits, abstracts, landscapes and caricatures. His make-up artistry career has taken across Japan, the Caribbean islands and throughout the United States, Alex’s signature style as a trainer and lead makeup artist has appeared in several arenas including print, television, runway and pageantry. He served as Lead Trainer and International Make-up artist for NARS Cosmetics and works his magic with the cosmetic brands of Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani.

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John Blake
Honoree - Iconic Maqui

John Blake is an American makeup artist. He has been nominated for one Academy Award, for the film Hoffa. He shared the nomination with Ve Neill and Greg Cannom.[1] He has worked on films for directors like Oliver Stone and the Coen Brothers as key makeup artist on Nixon, U Turn, and Fargo.[2] In more recent years, he has worked on The Avengers, the Iron Man trilogy, There Will Be Blood, Tropic Thunder, and many other films over a 30 year career

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Derrick Rutledge
Honoree - Legendary Maqui

Derrick Rutledge (born February 24, 1961) is an American celebrity stylist and makeup artist, singer and entrepreneur. He is most notably makeup artist to Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama.[1] Derrick was born and raised in Washington, DC. His early education was at the prestigious Georgetown Day School in Washington. After which he received a music and academic scholarship to Webster University in St. Louis. Rutledge returned to Washington in 1984 and began working as a makeup artist. He began his rise to prominence as a celebrity makeup artist when under the recommendation of former Miss USA and Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore, he became her makeup artist at BET while she guest hosted Video Soul.. While at BET, Derrick Rutledge worked with many legendary divas of Black music and Hollywood. Including Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Beyonce, Yolanda Adams and Cece Winans. His work has been featured on the covers of Essence Magazine, AARP, and Oprah Magazine.[2] In September 2014, Mr. Rutledge was featured on Entertainment Tonight as part of the team creating a glamorous four cover shoot for the September issue of O! Magazine Derrick currently resides in his hometown of Washington

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Stephanie Anderson
Honoree - Body Art Maqui

Stephanie Anderson Award Winning Body Painter, Theatrical MUA, Special Effects and Fine Artist based in Atlanta.

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Fawn Ortega
Honoree - Philanthropic Maqui

Known for Captain America: Civil War and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2, Fawn exceeds 20 years of industry experience as a make-up, hair and wardrobe stylist. This experience includes extensive work in TV, commercials, episodic and Independents as well as major motion picture films. Fawn not only has a strong work ethic but approaches projects in a timely and stealthy manner. She is quiet and attentive while working, setting specific goals to achieve the message for each project.

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Kimberly Jones
Honoree - Movie Maqui

Working extensively in the music industry, she has done work for MTV and VH1, that has included projects with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Behind the Music with Kid Rock, VH1 One on One with Aretha Franklin, Behind the Scenes- ‘Up In Smoke Tour’ with Eminem, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube and Xzibit. Kimberly is credited with a Rolling Stone Magazine cover with the White Stripes, and then again for Rolling Stone Magazine with Uncle Cracker and Die Trying. One of her favorite projects was for Chevrolet in conjunction with the Country Music Association; artists have included: Charlie Daniels, Joe Nichols, Musik Mafia, Phil Vassar, Emerson Drive, Bucky Covington, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Trick Pony, Trace Adkins, and Blake Shelton among others. Kimberly has worked with the following athletes: Chauncey Billups for Adidas, Rip Hamilton for Nike, WWE wrestler Dave Batista for Maximum Fitness Magazine. Also included are: WWE wrestler John Cena, WWE wrestler The Undertaker, and WWE wrestler Bobby Lachley for WWE Magazine, and Jenny Finch for the MLB All Star Game. Kimberly is also proficient in special effects and airbrush makeup. Her abilities include: full body tattoo transfers, aging, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns, slashes and scars, blisters, blood and bruising, frostbite to frozen effects. Her blood FX can be seen in the video Like Toy Soldiers by Eminem.

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Charles Gregory
Honoree - Decade Maqui

​​Charles Gregory is well known for his trend setting creations , and his expert skill in haircutting, coloring, weaving, editorial hair and makeup. Mr. Gregory presently one of the most sort after hairstylist and makeup artist in the industry He has been Department Head of Hair for numerous Tyler Perry Productions. Charles designed the signature wig look for Tyler Perry’s character Madea, show casing his expert skill in custom full lace wig design Emmy nominated for Best Hair Styling for the HBO Production of 'Lackawana Blues" Starring Epatha Merkerson, and Terrence Howard which he received . Charles is currently Department Head of Hair for the Starz hit Sitcom “Survivor’s Remorse” Labron James Executive Producer. In it’s 3rd season this July 2016. Mr. Gregory’s Impressive client list has included: His impressive client list includes actresses Halle Berry,Octavia Spencer, Tichina Arnold, Kimberly Elise, Viola Davis, Robin Givens, , Kathy Bates, Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Regina Taylor, Raven Simone, Ruby Dee, Brenda Wood,11alive .

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