DALLAS – April 1, 2019 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, announce that nominations are officially open for the 31st Annual ARTS Awards.
The ARTS Awards, presented each January in concurrence with Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design and sales representation.
“For three decades, the ARTS Awards has recognized the innovation and vision of countless industry leaders,” says Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We welcome all nominations to create a strong list of inspiring finalists for 2020’s 31st Annual ARTS Awards.”
“We look forward to receiving all the nominations for the 31st Annual ARTS Awards and can’t wait to celebrate the accomplishments of the home industry finalists,” says Sharon Davis, Executive Director of ART.
Nominations may be submitted online at dallasmarketcenter.com/ArtsAwards/nominations/ now through June 26, 2019. After nominations are received, a committee of industry peers will evaluate the entries and determine finalists. A separate judging panel will then convene in Dallas in the fall to review and score finalists’ materials. Winners will be announced during a gala event on Friday, January 10, 2020.
Neither membership in ART nor representation at Dallas Market Center is necessary to nominate or to be a nominee.
Nominations are being accepted in the following ARTS Awards categories:
•Designer (Interior and Product)
•Academy of Achievement
Sponsors for the 31st annual ARTS Awards include Aspire Design and Home; Designers Today; enlightenment; Furniture, Lighting and Décor; Furniture Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Home Accents Today; Home Furnishings Business; Home Furnishings News; Home Textiles Today; the Interior Design Society and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
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 28 categories exist under the headings Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Representative, Green, and other specialty honors. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants, and other industry officials. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Current 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.
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.