30th Anniversary ARTS Awards Recipients Announced
—Industry’s highest honor extended to more than twenty companies and leaders—

DALLAS – January 20, 2019 – Dallas Market Center, the largest and most successful open-daily home décor marketplace in the country, and ART, the creative home furnishings network, announced the recipients of the 30th Annual ARTS Awards. Following a judging process guided by a panel of independent industry experts, category winners were announced at a black tie gala at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

In addition, the Legendary Leadership Award was presented to Sharon Davis, and the Academy of Achievement Award was presented to David Gebhart.

“Congratulations to this year’s ARTS Awards recipients and to our special honorees,” said Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “It was an evening of surprises and joy but most importantly it was an opportunity to celebrate our community of entrepreneurs and artists, sales leaders and legendary figures.”

At this year’s ARTS Awards seventeen industry leaders, style experts, and celebrity designers presented the awards. Guest presenters included Lois Del Negro, Shay Geyer, Caroline Hipple, Barrie Livingstone, John Loecke, Jason Oliver Nixon, and Wynne White among others. Also in attendance were the ARTS Awards judges, the ARTS Awards committee members from ART, and members of the ARTS Awards nominating panel.

30th ARTS Awards Recipients

Lighting Showroom

East/Atlantic: Elements at Home, Carle Place, NY

Midwest/Southwest: Southern Lights, Burnsville, MN

West: Urban Lights, Denver, CO

Sales Representatives

East/Atlantic: Martha Graham, Martha Graham and Associates

Midwest/Southwest: Brad Krieger, BC Lights

West: Lauren Lee, Ivystone Group

Green Award
: Hubbardton Forge

Home Accents Store

East/Atlantic: Bountiful Interiors, Easton, MD

Midwest/Southwest: The Design Bar, Burr Ridge, IL

West: Jonathans Coastal Living, Fountain Valley, CA

Furniture Store—Single Location
: Blue Print, Dallas, Texas

Furniture Store—Multiple Location: HW Home, Denver, CO

Product Designer: Aimee Kurzner, Currey & Co

Interior Designer: Denise McGaha


Area Rugs: Jaipur Living

Home Accents: Two’s Company/Tozai Home

Accent Furniture: Currey & Co

Home Textiles: Aviva Stanoff Design

Tabletop: Caskata Artisanal Home

Outdoor Living: PALECEK

Wall Décor: The Oliver Gal Artist Co.

Lamps: Regina Andrew

Lighting Fixtures: Hubbardton Forge

Legendary Leadership Award
: Sharon Davis

Academy of Achievement Award: David Gebhart, Global Views

30th Annual ARTS Awards winners HW Home and Elements at Home enter the ARTS Awards Hall of Fame honoring companies that have accepted the award five times.

Dallas Market Center offers buyers from around the world the only complete marketplace of best-selling and unique products in temporary and permanent showrooms including the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; the largest and most successful open-daily design center; dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; and the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories marketplace featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers.

The marketplace serves retailers and interior designers from all 50 states and 85 countries and is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers.

To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Daily Dose.

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, 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: 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: 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, Bella Casa, BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Elements at Home, Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, HW Home, Loloi Rugs, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., PALECEK, Paragon, Phillips Collection, Robb & Stucky, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, Seasonal Living, and Vietri. The ARTS Awards website: dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.