PROCESS

“I believe the ARTS Awards is the highest honor the industry offers.”

-Mark Phillips, Phillips Collection
How it all works...
SIMPLE
1

Nominations
April 1 - June 30

ARTS Awards is a peer-nominated program open to anyone in the home accents industry. The ease of the online ballot allows for multiple nominations across all categories. Read more.

2

Finalists
August - November

Finalists are announced in August and compete by submitting an online presentation highlighting category specific criteria established by the ARTS Awards Committee. Read more.

3

Judging
November

A panel of judges independently reviews and scores each online presentation. Scores are verified by an independent accouting firm and the list of winners is revealed at the gala. Read more.

4

Gala
January 20, 2017

The culmination of the ARTS Awards process occurs the night of the gala. Finalists are recognized and winners receive the highest honor in the home industry—the ARTS Award. Read more.

Nominations
April 1 - June 30

The ARTS Awards program seeks to recognize and promote the excellence and achievement of home industry leaders and professionals. Nominations are received online from April 1 – June 28. Home industry professionals nominate manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives to compete for the highest honor in the home industry—the ARTS Award. This is a peer nomination program, and nominators/nominees are not required to be an ART member nor exhibit at the Dallas Market Center.

Award Categories

  • MANUFACTURING

  • Accent Furniture
  • Area Rugs
  • Home Accents
  • Home Textiles
  • Lamps
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Outdoor Living
  • Tabletop
  • Wall Decor
  • RETAIL

  • Furniture Store
  • International Retailer - Furniture/Home Accents/Lighting showroom eligible
  • Home Accents Store
  • East Atlantic Region
  • Midwest/Southwest Region
  • West Region
  • Lighting Showroom
  • East Atlantic Region
  • Midwest/Southwest Region
  • West Region
  • SPECIALTY

  • Sales Representative
  • East Atlantic Region
  • Midwest/Southwest Region
  • West Region
  • Product Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Academy of Achievement - Individual that has made a significant impact on the home industry

Finalists
August - November

Finalists are announced in August and receive comprehensive promotion via industry advertising, public relations and social media campaigns. The ARTS Awards brand carries sweeping recognition so finalists and winners are always encouraged to promote their affiliation. Between mid-August to early November, finalists prepare and submit creative presentations online that highlight their award-winning attributes for the panel of judges to independently review and score. Criteria and point values for the digital presentation vary based on the category.

Judging
November

The panel of judges, comprised of home industry experts, convene in November for an intensive review of finalists submissions. They spend hours carefully evaluating each submission based on category specific criteria. In addition to industry judges there is also peer voting from current ART membership which constitutes approximately 5% of finalists scores. After judges submit their scores and ART members vote, the results are tabulated by an independent accounting firm and the list of winners is kept confidential until the ARTS Awards gala.



30th Annual ARTS Awards Judges

Beatriz Ball
Beatriz Ball Collection

Beatriz Ball was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in Mexico where she began collaborating with local metal artisans as they transitioned from working with high-priced silver to a new and durable metal alloy.

Based in New Orleans, Beatriz operates an eponymous tableware company and maintains her own foundry in Mexico. Her acclaimed products, including items in metal, wood, melamine, glass, acrylic and linen, are available in over 1500 independently owned shops, as well as Neiman Marcus, Harrods and Selfridges, and through her company website, www.beatrizball.com. A five-time winner of the ARTS Award in the Tabletop category, her products were chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2017.

Beth Krupa
Beth Krupa Interiors

Beth Krupa Interiors is an award-winning interior design firm whose mission is to provide high end collaborative experiences with her valued and respected residential and commercial clientele that surpass all expectations.

Beth and her team rely on experience, expertise, and impeccable integrity to complete projects on time and on budget with consistently strong results. Beth has a decidedly global perspective, which comes from living abroad for many years. Beth’s life and experiences living in London, India, Hong Kong and New York City continue to influence her firm’s design. To Beth and her team, great style is all about editing well…it’s true in fashion where she worked as a buyer for years with Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Calvin Klein. Beth, along with her design team, work out of Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

Rhonda Reinhart
Modern Luxury Interiors Texas

Rhonda Reinhart is the editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas, a luxury shelter magazine focused on high-end architecture and interior design across the state. She has a degree in journalism from Texas A&M University and was previously managing editor of D Home and D Weddings in Dallas. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys perusing online real estate listings and hopes to be a home stager in her next life.


Connie Lineberry
Connie Lineberry & Associates

Connie Lineberry’s career in publishing began with Knight Ridder newspapers, followed by stints with Landmark Newspapers and Gannett. Lineberry was hired by Steve Pond, founding publisher of Furniture/Today, in 1981 to launch a marketing services department.

Over the years Lineberry has worked as a marketing executive in partnership with countless furniture and home accent companies to help develop advertising and marketing content for a range of industry publications as the family of trade publications continued to expand. She served as the publisher of Home Accents Today on two separate occasions, as vice president of marketing, and as executive vice president of creative brand services.

Today she runs a successful consulting practice that advises a range of home furnishings companies on industry best practices including product development and marketing.

Susan Inglis
Sustainable Furnishings Council

Susan Inglis, executive director of Sustainable Furnishings Council and founder of From the Mountain, has over 25 years of experience working with artisans and promoting sustainable manufacturing in the home furnishings, fashion, and gift industries. Under Inglis’ direction, SFC has gained national attention and brought the organization widespread recognition as the primary source for verified sustainable home furnishings. She received the 2009 WithIt WOW Award for Education. Inglis exclusively serves as the Green Award judge and reviews only the manufacturing finalists’ submissions.

Patti Carpenter
carpenter + company

Patti is principal of carpenter + company, and an award winning Creative Director in globally sourced home accents, personal accessories and gifts, with extensive experience in product design and development, merchandising, and color + trend forecasting.

As a Micro-Enterprise specialist with U.S. presidential recognition for domestic and international expertise in artisan development, entrepreneur training, and economic development, she was successful in international sourcing and creating innovative products for her eponymous home textiles brand, carpenter + company, sold internationally. Additionally, Carpenter has designed, sourced and created strong private label collections that add revenue and enhance the image of brands including Bloomingdale’s, Sferra, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, The Phillips Collection, ABC Carpet and Home, Donna Karan Urban Zen and Ralph Lauren. She has traveled and worked in fifty-six countries and has spoken and written on Color + Trend and Design around the globe. Patti is a trend consultant with Pantone and is the Global Trend Ambassador for Maison & Objet in America and Paris.

Gala

The formal ARTS Awards gala is held during the January Total Home and Gift Market in Dallas and is attended by hundreds of industry leaders including the major trade media. The evening begins with a networking cocktail hour followed by dinner and then the recognition of finalists and announcement of winners. It’s an incredible and inspiring evening full of pride and celebration. Reservations for the event open October 1st.

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