—Industry’s Highest Honor Extended to Innovative Leaders—
DALLAS – January 20, 2018 – Dallas Market Center, the largest and most successful open-daily home décor marketplace in the country, and ART, the Creative Home Furnishings Network, announced the recipients of the 29th Annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Friday, January 19 at the Hilton Anatole hotel and attended by more than 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.
“Congratulations to this year’s ARTS Awards recipients who are quite simply the best of the best,” Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “This program is a year-round initiative to identify and then recognize individuals and companies for their innovation and hard work, and we applaud this year’s amazing honorees.”
At this year’s ARTS Awards eighteen industry leaders, style experts, and celebrity designers presented the awards. Guest presenters included Beatriz Ball, Julia Buckingham, Corey Damon Jenkins, Donna Moss, Greg O’Neal, Tamara Day, and Nancy Price. Also in attendance were the ARTS Awards judges, the ARTS Awards committee members from ART, and members of the ARTS Awards nominating panel.
“The ARTS Awards serve to honor and inspire, and this year’s winners are an incredible list of leaders,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “No other group personifies the strength of innovation and creativity. We congratulate them after a well-deserved evening of celebration.”
29th ARTS Awards Recipients
East/Atlantic: Hermitage Lighting Gallery – Nashville, Tennessee
Midwest/Southwest: Lightology – Chicago, Illinois
West: Elume – Park City, Utah
East/Atlantic: Martha Graham, Martha Graham and Associates
Midwest/Southwest: Joann Crawford, InDetail
West: Laura Fast, Ivystone Group
Home Accents Store
East/Atlantic: Candelabra – Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Midwest/Southwest: Coco & Dash – Dallas, TX
West: Bella Casa – Portland, Oregon
IBB Design Fine Furnishings – Frisco, Texas
Living Lighting on King – Toronto, Canada
Jason Phillips, Phillips Collection
Erinn Valencich, Erinn V. Design Group
Area Rugs: Loloi Rugs
Home Accents: Regina Andrew Design
Accent Furniture: Phillips Collection
Home Textiles: in2green
Outdoor Living: PALECEK
Wall Décor: Oliver Gal
Lighting Fixtures: Currey & Company
Academy of Achievement Award
Randy Eller, Eller Enterprises
Houston Furniture Bank
Sponsors for the 29th annual ARTS Awards include enLIGHTenment, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home & Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Interior Design Society, and Lighting & Decor.
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 www.dallasmarketcenter.com.
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, Green, and specialty awards. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry professionals. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame members are: Phillips Collection, Vietri, Loloi Rugs, Arteriors Home, Beatriz Ball, 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, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting and Seasonal Living. The ARTS Awards website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.