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28th ARTS Awards Presenters Announced

—Distinguished List Includes World-Renowned Designers, Manufacturers, Retailers—
 DALLAS – November 30, 2016 – Dallas Market Center, the largest and most successful open-daily home décor  marketplace in the country, and ART, the Creative Home Furnishings Network, today announced the list of 17 presenters for the 28th Annual ARTS Awards. The distinguished list includes world-renowned product designers, interior designers, manufacturers and retailers. This year’s presenters include:
Susan Andrulis, national sales manager, IMAX
Jan Barboglio, founder of Jan Barboglio
Barclay Butera, founder of Barclay Butera Interiors agency and showrooms
Dwayne Clark, president of Dwayne Clark Interior Design Management Group
Sharon Davis, executive director, ART
Kelli Ellis, interior designer, artist and lifestyle expert
Jack Fleischer, president, Hermitage Lighting Gallery
Bob Gaynor, vice president of Dwayne Clark Interior Design Management Group/accomplished Broadway actor
Jason Harris, founder, The Design Network
Caroline Hipple, president, Norwalk Furniture
Susan Inglis, executive director, Sustainable Furnishings Council
Russ Jones, sales representative, Ivystone
Libby Langdon, interior and product designer, author and makeover television personality
Cindy Morris, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center
Brad Smith, CEO, ELK Group International
Shelley Wald, president, WAC Lighting
Josh Weiss, CEO, Generation Brands
“Many of the most creative and talented leaders in the business will help host a very special evening of recognition,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Together, we are honoring highly respected companies and individuals working tirelessly on behalf of a vibrant and thriving home industry.”
The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement. This year the program is recognizing top manufacturers, retailers, product designers, interior designers and sales representatives from around the world in 23 categories as well as Academy of Achievement recipient Mark Phillips and a special Legendary Leadership Award being presented to industry icon Connie Lineberry. The finalists, winners and special honorees will be recognized during a gala event on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.
Reservations are available online via the ARTS Awards website:
Sponsors for the 28th ARTS Awards include Accent Décor, Botanical Mix, enLIGHTenment, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home & Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Interior Design Society, Lighting & Décor, Lyon Credit Services, Residential Lighting and Sustainable Furnishings Council.
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
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
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, Legendary Leadership and Academy of Achievement. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry professionals. Academy of Achievement, Rising Star and Legendary Leadership 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, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting and Seasonal Living. The ARTS Awards website is available at