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27th Annual ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

DALLAS – Sept. 1, 2015 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the 27th annual ARTS Awards finalists.

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, honors top manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives. The 27th annual ARTS winners in 26 categories will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

“This year’s finalists exemplify the hard work and commitment that inspires the entire home furnishings community,” Cindy Morris, CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “We congratulate all the finalists and look forward to an exciting evening at the awards gala in January.”

“Every year we have the honor to recognize the abundant talent within our industry,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “We appreciate their passion for excellence, and we know the judges will have a very difficult task.”

The finalists each submit a streamlined digital presentation to a panel of distinguished judges. Digital submissions vary based on 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 will tabulate and secure the scores until the winners are announced for the first time at the ARTS Awards gala.

The 27th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by enLIGHTenment, FANDECK, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home Fashion Forecast, Home & Textiles Today, Residential Lighting, Sustainable Furnishings Council and Lyon Credit Services.

27th ARTS Awards Finalists

Sales Representatives

East/Atlantic

Greg Lewis – jdouglas

Kevin Gannon – Gannon Sales Agency

Russ Jones – Ivystone Group

Midwest/Southwest

Joann Crawford – In-Detail

Richard Alan – Richard Alan & Associates, LLC.

Charlotte Urban – CODARUS

West

Andrea Combet – Art & Function

Doug Gould – California Lighting Concepts

Leslie Taglio – Taglio & Co.

Product Designers

Ashley Childers – Emporium Home

Dann Foley – Dann Foley Lifestyle

Jason Phillips – Phillips Collection

Ron McIntyre – Square Feathers

Sandra Hernandez Yedor – Lili Alessandra

Interior Designers

Aimee Miller, DTM Interiors

Allison Paladino, Allison Paladino Interiors

Erinn Valencich, Erinn V. Design Group

Traci Connell, Traci Connell Interiors

International Retailers

Aaron Stewart Home – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Design Lighting – Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Robinson Lighting – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Station12 – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Retailers

Furniture Store

Single Store Location

24e Design Co. – Savannah, Ga.

Donna’s Home Furnishings – Conroe, Texas

Palette & Parlor – Chapel Hill, N.C.

Multiple Store Location

Interior Illusions – West Hollywood, Calif.

Louis Shanks – Austin, Texas

The Arrangement – Dallas, Texas

Home Accents Store

East/Atlantic

Outrageous Interiors – Suwanee, Ga.

The Blue Octagon – Malvern, Pa.

J Banks Design – Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Midwest/Southwest

Dwell Home Furnishings – Coralville, Iowa

Leon & Lulu – Clawson, Mich.

SummerHouse – Ridgeland, Miss.

West

Bella Casa – Portland, Ore.

Urban Chic Home Furnishings – Las Vegas, Nev.

Jonathons Coastal Living – Fountain Valley, Calif

Lighting Showroom

East/Atlantic

Hermitage Lighting Gallery – Nashville, Tenn.

Pace Lighting Inc. – Savannah, Ga.

Progressive Lighting – Duluth, Ga.

Midwest/Southwest

Hinsdale Lighting – Hinsdale, Ill.

Passion Lighting – Grapevine, Texas

The Collection on 5 – Minneapolis, Minn.

West

Accent Lighting – Lake Oswego, Ore.

Illuminations – Tucson, Ariz.

Manufacturers

Accent Furniture

Gabby

Home Trends & Design

Noir

Selamat Design

Area Rugs

Company C

Jaipur Rugs Inc.

Loloi Rugs

Safavieh

Home Accents

GO Home Ltd.

Phillips Collection

Regina-Andrew Design

Uttermost

Home Textiles

Lili Alessandra

Ryan Studio

Bella Notte Linens

Coral & Tusk

Lighting Fixtures

Currey & Company

Fine Art Lamps

Hubbardton Forge

Visual Comfort & Co.

Outdoor Living

Emissary

Janus et Cie

Palecek

Seasonal Living

Summer Classics

Lamps

Couture Lamps

Jamie Young Co.

Light & Living

Holtkoetter

Robert Abbey

Tabletop

Annieglass

Arte Italica

Beatriz Ball Collection

Vietri Inc.

Wall Décor

Art Addiction

Leftbank Art

Spicher and Company

Wendover Art Group

Keep up-to-date on all ARTS Awards information by visiting dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards

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. 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 dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.

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 and Academy of Achievement. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry officials. Academy of Achievement and Rising Star 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, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Robb & Stucky and Schonbek Worldwide Lighting.