DALLAS – Sept. 1, 2015 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the 27th annual ARTS Awards finalists.
The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, honors top manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives. The 27th annual ARTS winners in 26 categories will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
“This year’s finalists exemplify the hard work and commitment that inspires the entire home furnishings community,” Cindy Morris, CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “We congratulate all the finalists and look forward to an exciting evening at the awards gala in January.”
“Every year we have the honor to recognize the abundant talent within our industry,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “We appreciate their passion for excellence, and we know the judges will have a very difficult task.”
The finalists each submit a streamlined digital presentation to a panel of distinguished judges. Digital submissions vary based on category and may consist of product development, marketing, merchandising or company differentiation examples. In November, the judges will convene in Dallas for two days to review each individual or company submission. Once all components of judging are complete, a designated accounting firm will tabulate and secure the scores until the winners are announced for the first time at the ARTS Awards gala.
The 27th 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, Sustainable Furnishings Council and Lyon Credit Services.
27th ARTS Awards Finalists
Greg Lewis – jdouglas
Kevin Gannon – Gannon Sales Agency
Russ Jones – Ivystone Group
Joann Crawford – In-Detail
Richard Alan – Richard Alan & Associates, LLC.
Charlotte Urban – CODARUS
Andrea Combet – Art & Function
Doug Gould – California Lighting Concepts
Leslie Taglio – Taglio & Co.
Ashley Childers – Emporium Home
Dann Foley – Dann Foley Lifestyle
Jason Phillips – Phillips Collection
Ron McIntyre – Square Feathers
Sandra Hernandez Yedor – Lili Alessandra
Aimee Miller, DTM Interiors
Allison Paladino, Allison Paladino Interiors
Erinn Valencich, Erinn V. Design Group
Traci Connell, Traci Connell Interiors
Aaron Stewart Home – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Design Lighting – Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Robinson Lighting – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Station12 – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Single Store Location
24e Design Co. – Savannah, Ga.
Donna’s Home Furnishings – Conroe, Texas
Palette & Parlor – Chapel Hill, N.C.
Multiple Store Location
Interior Illusions – West Hollywood, Calif.
Louis Shanks – Austin, Texas
The Arrangement – Dallas, Texas
Home Accents Store
Outrageous Interiors – Suwanee, Ga.
The Blue Octagon – Malvern, Pa.
J Banks Design – Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Dwell Home Furnishings – Coralville, Iowa
Leon & Lulu – Clawson, Mich.
SummerHouse – Ridgeland, Miss.
Bella Casa – Portland, Ore.
Urban Chic Home Furnishings – Las Vegas, Nev.
Jonathons Coastal Living – Fountain Valley, Calif
Hermitage Lighting Gallery – Nashville, Tenn.
Pace Lighting Inc. – Savannah, Ga.
Progressive Lighting – Duluth, Ga.
Hinsdale Lighting – Hinsdale, Ill.
Passion Lighting – Grapevine, Texas
The Collection on 5 – Minneapolis, Minn.
Accent Lighting – Lake Oswego, Ore.
Illuminations – Tucson, Ariz.
Home Trends & Design
Jaipur Rugs Inc.
GO Home Ltd.
Bella Notte Linens
Coral & Tusk
Currey & Company
Fine Art Lamps
Visual Comfort & Co.
Janus et Cie
Jamie Young Co.
Light & Living
Beatriz Ball Collection
Spicher and Company
Wendover Art Group
Keep up-to-date on all ARTS Awards information by visiting dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards
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.
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 dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.
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: Arteriors Home, 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.