Finalists Announced for 29th ARTS Awards

DALLAS – September 8, 2017 – Dallas Market Center, producer of the ARTS Awards, and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the finalists for the 29th annual ARTS Awards.


The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier awards program in the U.S. honoring top manufacturers, retailers, designers, and sales representatives in the home industry. The 29th annual ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 19, 2018.

“These finalists are the industry’s best representatives and reflect the highest level of creativity, passion, innovation, and dedication,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We congratulate all of this year’s finalists and look forward to a wonderful evening of celebration.”

“The 29th ARTS Awards finalists include legends and impressive new leaders,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “We look forward to working with each of them on the submission process and to honoring all of them in January."

The finalists each submit a creative digital presentation to a panel of independent judges. Digital submissions vary based upon 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 tabulates and secures the scores until the winners are announced for the first time at the ARTS Awards gala.
 
29th ARTS Awards Finalists
 
Manufacturer:
Accent Furniture
- Noir
- Phillips Collection
- Bliss Studio
- Abbyson
- French Heritage

Area Rugs
- Loloi Rugs
- Company C
- Nourison
- KAS Rugs

Home Accents
- ZUO
- Regina Andrew Design
- Sagebrook Home
- Jan Barboglio
- A&B Home Group, Inc.
- The Howard Elliott Collection

Home Textiles
- Villa Home Collection
- Lacefield Designs
- in2green
- Daniel Stuart Studio

Lighting Fixtures
- Currey & Company
- Visual Comfort & Co.
- Varaluz, LLC
- Feiss (Generation Brands)
- Progress Lighting

Outdoor Living
- PALECEK
- Brown Jordan Company
- Castelle
- Kannoa

Lamps
- DIMOND Lighting (ELK Group International)
- John-Richard
- Couture Lamps
- Port 68, LLC

Tabletop
- Abigails
- Juliska
- Vietri
- Montes Doggett
- Caskata

Wall Décor
- Oliver Gal
- Paragon
- RFA Décor
- Design Legacy by Kelly O’Neal
- Uttermost

Retailer:
Furniture Store
- Furnitureland South, Inc., Jamestown, North Carolina
- Lovelace Interiors, Miramar Beach, Florida
- Atchison Home, Mobile, Alabama
- IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Frisco, Texas
- Jonathons Coastal Living, Fountain Valley, California
- The Arrangement, Dallas, Texas

Home Accent Store
East/Atlantic
- Candelabra, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
- Redefined Home Boutique, Atlanta, Georgia
- Bountiful Interiors, Easton, Maryland
- Clive Daniel Home, Naples, Florida
- Mitchell Hill, Charleston, South Carolina

Midwest/Southwest

- Coco & Dash, Dallas, Texas
- Homeology, McKinney, Texas
- Urban Farmhouse Designs, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

West
- Bella Casa, Portland, Oregon
- Slifer Designs, Edwards, Colorado
- Homefest, Fort Collins, Colorado

Lighting Showroom
East/Atlantic
- Capital Lighting, Columbus, Ohio
- Shades of Light, Midlothian, Virginia
- Hermitage Lighting Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
- Pace Lighting Inc., Savannah, Georgia

Midwest/Southwest

- Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, The Woodlands, Texas
- Lightology, Chicago, Illinois
- Passion Lighting, Grapevine, Texas
- Lights Fantastic, Dallas, Texas

West
- Elume, Park City, Utah
- Light Bulbs Etc., Montclair, California
- Accent Lighting, Lake Oswego, Oregon

International Retailer
- Living Lighting on King, Toronto, Canada
- Ma Maison, Mexico City, Mexico
- Casa Studio Europa Sa de Cv, Mexico City, Mexico
- Living Lighting at Station12, Dartmouth, Canada
- Montreal Lighting & Hardware, Mount-Royal Canada

Product Designer:
- Dann Foley, Dann Inc.
- Aimee Kurzner, Currey & Company
- Libby Langdon, Libby Langdon Interiors
- Jason Phillips, Phillips Collection
- Michelle Workman, Michelle Workman Interiors

Interior Designer:
- Denise McGaha, Denise McGaha Interiors
- Erinn Valencich, Erinn V. Design Group
- Kerrie Kelly, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
- Kim Scodro, Kim Scodro Interiors
- Shay Geyer, IBB Design Fine Furnishings

Sales Representatives:
East/Atlantic
- Gary Bice, Gary E. Bice Mfg. Reps
- Orlando Cancel, Ivystone Group, LLC
- Martha Graham, Martha Graham and Associates
- Amy Lynn Schwartzbard, Life Designs Group

Midwest/Southwest
- Joann Crawford, In Detail
- Steve Day, CODARUS
- Pamela Tresp, Progress Lighting

West

- Laura Fast, Ivystone Group, LLC
- David Michael, Lite Quest
- Nancy Williams, Nancy Williams, LLC

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.
 
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, Green, and more. 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: 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.