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25th Annual ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

DALLAS – Sept. 20, 2013 – Dallas Market Center and ART – the creative home furnishings network, today announced the 25th annual ARTS Awards finalists. The manufacturer finalists were previously announced during a taped broadcast.

ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 15-21, 2014). The awards will be presented during a gala event on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

The finalists submit a digital presentation to a panel of distinguished judges previously announced, including Ronda Rice Carman, founder of “All the Best Blog” and author of Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living; Ignaz M. Gorischek, vice president of store development at Neiman Marcus; Dr. Nancy Kwallek, director of the interior design program at the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin; Kris Lindsey, previous president and COO of Kinder-Harris and product and process development consultant for Paragon; and Gale C. Steves, creator of Open House Products, a home industries consulting company for retailers and manufacturers.

Digital submissions vary based on category and may consist of product development, marketing, merchandising or company differentiation examples. In November, the panel of judges will convene in Dallas for two days to review each individual or company’s submission. Once all components of judging are complete, a designated accounting firm will tabulate and secure the scores until the winners are announced in January.

The 25th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by enLIGHTenment, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home Fashion Forecast, Residential Lighting and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

For additional information regarding the ARTS Awards, visit dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.

25th ARTS Awards Finalists

Sales Representatives

East/Atlantic
Lauren Miller – CODARUS
Chas Lassoff – CRL Lighting Agency
Greg E. Lewis – jdouglas

Midwest/Southwest
Cherry Bernish – In-Detail
Richard Alan – Richard Alan & Associates
Rose Rovick – Western Reps

West
Lucha Bott – Lucha Bott Sales
Doug Glassman – The Glassman Group

Product Designers

Beatriz Ball – Beatriz Ball Collection
Mandy Shanahan – Phillips Collection
Nikki Chu – Villa Home Collection
Paul C. Grϋer – Paul Grϋer Design

International Retailers

Casa Studio Europa – Mexico D.F., Mexico
Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre – Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Retailers

Furniture Store
IBB Design Fine Furnishings – Frisco, Texas
Jonathons Coastal Living – Fountain Valley, Calif.
La Maison Interiors – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Leon & Lulu – Clawson, Mich.

Home Accents Store
East/Atlantic
24e Design Co. – Savannah, Ga.
duh - for garden and home – Pensacola, Fla.

Midwest/Southwest
Bella Dimora – Bee Cave, Texas
DH Collection – Fort Worth, Texas
Room 22 – Oklahoma City, Okla.

West
Bianco – Los Gatos, Calif.
The Tin Roof – Spokane, Wash.

Lighting Showroom
East/Atlantic
Pace Lighting – Savannah, Ga.
Southern Lighting Gallery – Augusta, Ga.
Wolfers Lighting – Allston, Mass.

Midwest/Southwest
Grand Rapids Lighting Center – Grand Rapids, Mich.
Hinsdale Lighting – Hinsdale, Ill.
Northtown Lighting Center – Appleton, Wis.

West
City Lights – San Francisco, Calif.
Crescent Lighting – Kirkland, Wash.
Illuminations by Design – Littleton, Colo.

Outdoor Lifestyle Store
East/Atlantic
Bay Breeze Patio – Destin, Fla.
Petitti Garden Center – Oakwood Village, Ohio

Midwest/Southwest
Stone Creek Nursery – Hesston, Kan.
The Garden Gates – Metairie, La.

West
Orchard Nursery & Florist – Lafayette, Calif.
Rolling Greens – Culver City, Calif.

Manufacturers

Accent Furniture
Avenue B – Dallas, Texas
Phillips Collection – High Point, NC
Selamat Designs – South San Francisco, Calif.
Worlds Away – Memphis, Tenn.

Area Rugs
Company C – Concord, NH
Dash & Albert – Pittsfield, Mass.
Delos Rugs – Calhoun, Ga.
Loloi Rugs – Dallas, Texas
Surya – Calhoun, Ga.

Home Accents
Arteriors – Dallas, Texas
Foreside Home & Garden – Vacaville, Calif.
GO Home – Flushing, NY
Interlude Home – Trumbull, Conn.
Uttermost – Rocky Mount, Va.
Waylande Gregory Studios – Houston, Texas

Home Textiles
French Laundry Home – High Point, NC
Peacock Alley – Dallas, Texas
SFERRA – Edison, NJ
The Bodrum Group – New York, NY
Villa Home Collection – Vernon, Calif.

Lighting Fixtures
Corbett Lighting – City of Industry, Calif.
Currey & Company – Atlanta, Ga.
Eurofase – Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Van Teal – Miami, Fla.
Visual Comfort & Company – Houston, Texas

Outdoor Living
JANUS et Cie – Carpinteria, Calif.
Seasonal Living – Austin, Texas
Skyline Design – Miami, Fla.

Portable Lamps
Barbara Cosgrove Lamps – Kansas City, Mo.
Flambeau – Baton Rouge, La.
Jamie Young Company – Gardena, Calif.
Light & Living – Oxnard, Calif.
Thumprints – Little Rock, Ark.

Tabletop
Montes Doggett – Greensboro, NC
Rosanna Imports – Seattle, Wash.
VIETRI – Hillsborough, NC

Wall Décor
Benson-Cobb Studios – McKinney, Texas
Paragon – Albertville, Ala.
Ren-Wil – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Oliver Gal Artist Company – Hollywood, Fla.
Wendover Art Group – Clearwater, Fla.

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. As a result, more than $8 billion in estimated wholesale transactions are conducted annually within the Dallas Market Center complex. 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 awards program dedicated to the home industry. Up to 27 categories exist under the headings Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Sales Representative, Rising Star, Green, Academy of Achievement and Visionary. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry officials. Academy of Achievement, Rising Star and Visionary 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: 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. Visit dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards for more information.