26th Annual ARTS Awards Winners Announced

DALLAS – Jan. 17, 2015 – ART and Dallas Market Center, co-founder and producer of the ARTS Awards, today announced the winners of the 26th annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Friday, Jan. 16 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program for the home industry honoring designers, manufacturers, retailers and sales representatives and is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

Internationally recognized star Donny Osmond served as the master of ceremonies for the night and the ARTS Awards presenter slate was composed of more than 15 industry stars including Mad Men actor Bryan Batt, along with designers, retailers and industry pioneers.

“Congratulations to all the winners of the 26th annual ARTS Awards,” said Dallas Market Center President and CEO Bill Winsor. “It’s an honor to celebrate your achievements in retail, manufacturing, design and representation, and we look forward to your continued success in the industry.”

This year’s Academy of Achievement Award was presented to Mac Hoak of Mecox. Under the guidance and vision of Hoak, Mecox has energized the home industry with its unique selection of home and garden furnishings unmatched in quality, texture and form, and dedication to providing the tools necessary to achieving an overall balance between the indoor and outdoor living environment.

Home and Garden Trading Company of McKinney, Texas, an emerging resource for home furnishings and interior design, received the Rising Star Award, which recognizes innovation and modern excellence demonstrated by a home industry company that has been in business less than three years, selected by a panel of industry peers.

The 26th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by enLIGHTenment, FANDECK, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home Fashion Forecast, Home & Textiles Today, Residential Lighting and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

26th ARTS Awards Winners

Sales Representatives

Brian Slater – Brian Slater & Associates

Rinda Clinard – In-Detail

Doug Glassman – The Glassman Group

Product Designer

Jason Phillips – Phillips Collection

Interior Designer

Sherry Hayslip – Sherry Hayslip Interiors


Furniture Store
IBB Design Fine Furnishings – Frisco, Texas

Home Accent Store
Trovare Home – Cos Cob, Conn.

Paul Michael Company – Lake Village, Ark.

Slifer Designs – Edwards, Colo.

Lighting Showroom
Yale Appliance + Lighting – Dorchester, Mass.

Northwest Lighting and Accents – Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Elume – Park City, Utah

Outdoor Lifestyle Store
Big Grass Living – San Antonio, Texas

International Retailer

Casa Studio – Mexico D.F., Mexico


Accent Furniture
Phillips Collection – High Point, N.C.

Area Rugs
Loloi Rugs – Dallas, Texas

Home Accents
Rojo 16 America – Culver City, Calif.

Home Textiles
Lili Alessandra – San Antonio, Texas

Lighting Fixtures
Crystorama Lighting – Westbury, N.Y.

Outdoor Living
Orlandi Statuary – Chicago, Ill.

Portable Lamps
Arteriors Home – Carrollton, Texas

Caskata Artisanal Home– Sherborn, Mass.

Wall Décor
Uttermost – Rocky Mount, Va.

Green Manufacturer
Annieglass –Watsonville, Calif.

About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.

About ART
ART is the creative home furnishings network representing manufacturers, retailers, representatives and other individuals and companies interested in promoting and enhancing the market position of the home furnishings industry. Each year ART sponsors programs such as the ART conference, regional educational seminars, the ART card and the ARTS Awards. The ART website is available at www.accessoriesresourceteam.org.

About the ARTS Awards
The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to the home industry. Up to 27 categories exist under the headings Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Representative, Rising Star, Green and Academy of Achievement. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry officials. Academy of Achievement and Rising Star honorees are selected by an ARTS Awards committee each year. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame members are: BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Robb & Stucky and Schonbek Worldwide Lighting.