28th Annual ARTS Awards Winners Announced

—Manufacturers, Retailers, Designers, and Sales Reps receive industry's high honor—

DALLAS – Jan. 21, 2017 –Dallas Market Center and ART announced the winners of the 28th annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Friday, January 20 at the Hilton Anatole hotel and attended by 650 guests. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program for the home industry honoring manufacturers, retailers, designers, and sales representatives and is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Awards were presented across major industry categories including manufacturing, retail, design, and sales as well as two special leadership and achievement awards.
 
“Winning an ARTS Award is an outstanding accomplishment, and we send our congratulations to the winners,” Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “There are so many outstanding individuals and companies that continue to creatively shape the home industry, and it is our honor to recognize them for their inspiring leadership.”
 
At this year’s ARTS Awards twenty industry leaders, style experts, and celebrity designers presented the awards including Kelli Ellis, Libby Langdon, Jason Harris, Caroline Hipple, and Jan Barboglio. Also in attendance were the ARTS Awards judges, the ARTS Awards committee members from ART, and members of the ARTS Awards nominating panel.
 
“By recognizing industry innovation and leadership, we hope to encourage growth and ingenuity within the community,” Sharon Davis, executive director of ART said. “The ARTS Awards are an excellent way to honor and inspire those who work so diligently to advance the home industry. In addition, honoring two business legends serves as an inspiration to the next generation.”
 

28th ARTS Awards Winners

Sales Representatives
East/Atlantic
Greg Lewis, jdouglas
 
Midwest/Southwest
Sandy Holberg, Taylors
 
West 
Patrick Slater, ENVSN Lights

Manufacturers
Green Award
Regina Andrew Design

Accent Furniture
Home Trends & Design
 
Home Accents
Phillips Collection

Lighting Fixtures
Currey & Company
 
Lamps
Visual Comfort & Co.
 
Wall Décor
Paragon
 
Area Rugs
Jaipur Living
 
Home Textiles
Lacefield
 
Outdoor Living
Klaussner Outdoor
 
Tabletop
Beatriz Ball Collection
 
Product Designer
Mark Moussa, Arteriors Home
 
Interior Designer
Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield, Woodson and Rummerfield's House of Design
 
Retailers
International Retailer
Aaron Stewart Home - San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
Furniture Store
Single Store Location
Home Crush- Beverly Hills, CA
 
Multiple Store Location
Wisteria - Farmers Branch, TX
 
Home Accents Stores
East/Atlantic
The Iron Gate - Franklin, TN
 
Midwest/Southwest
Coco & Dash – Dallas, TX
 
West
Absolutely Fabulous - Huntington Beach, CA
 
Lighting Showroom
East/Atlantic
Elements Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishing - Carle Place, NY
 
Midwest/Southwest
Metro Lighting - Brentwood, MO
 
West
Lighting Unlimited - Cameron Park, CA
 
Academy of Achievement Award
Mark Phillips – Phillips Collection
 
Legendary Leadership Award
Connie Lineberry
 
The 28th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by enLIGHTenment, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home Fashion Forecast, Home & Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Interior Design Society, Lyon Credit Services, Residential Lighting and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
 
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. 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 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, Legendary Leadership and Academy of Achievement. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry professionals. Academy of Achievement, Rising Star and Legendary Leadership 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: Beatriz Ball Collection, Arteriors Home, BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, and Seasonal Living. The ART website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.