The Dallas Market Center (DMC) and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the call for nominations for the 26th annual international ARTS Awards. The ARTS Awards – presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market – recognizes top manufacturers, retailers, designers, and sales reps from across the world. The winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 and will recognize excellence in 27 categories. “This year, Interior Designer will be added to the prestigious list of award categories, recognizing this multifaceted profession of conceptual development, project management and execution,” says Cindy Morris, COO of DMC. “This highly respected field is brimming with talent and of great importance to our industry.” Anyone in the home furnishings industry may nominate in all categories. Neither membership in ART nor representation at DMC is necessary. Hurry! The nomination deadline is Aug. 1. Submit nominations online at dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.
The awards categories are:
Manufacturer Accent Furniture, Area Rugs, Green Award, Home Accents, Home Textiles, Lighting Fixtures, Outdoor Living, Portable Lamps, Tabletop, and Wall Decor
Retailer International Retailer, Furniture Store, Lighting Showroom, Home Accent Store, and Outdoor Lifestyle Store
Individual Awards Rising Star, Sales Representative, Product Designer, Interior Designer, and Academy of Achievement.
The 26th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by leading industry magazines including enLIGHTenment Magazine plus the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Follow along with the ARTS Awards process using the #ARTSawards hashtag.