The Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have released the names of the finalists for the 24th annual ARTS Awards. This premier awards program for the home décor industry is held during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in January and will be presented during a gala event on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.
“Congratulations to the finalists for this year’s ARTS Awards,” says Bill Winsor, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “It’s an honor to celebrate the home industry’s finest manufacturers, retailers, product designers, and sales reps.”
The finalists will submit a digital presentation to a panel of distinguished judges who include Melanie Belew, interior designer and owner of Belew Design Studio; Cheryl Holland-Bridges, director of the Center for Retailing Studies and executive professor of marketing at Texas A&M’s May Business School; Ignaz M. Gorischeck, vp/store development at Neiman Marcus; Jena Hall, president and CEO of Jena Hall Associates; Leslie Newsom Rascoe, who helped launch VERANDA and held various editorial positions including fine arts editor and decoration and design editor; and Susan Inglis, producer, importer, sourcing agent, and broker in the home furnishings, fashion, and gift industries.
Digital submissions vary based on category and may consist of company history, philosophy, product development, marketing, merchandising, or customer relations. 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 24th annual ARTS Awards are co-sponsored by EnLIGHTenment magazine and other trade publications, plus Overcoffee, the Sustainable Furnishings Council, and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.
Among the 24th ARTS Awards finalists are:
Candelabra – Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Elements – Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings – Carle Place, N.Y.
Hi-Light – Yonkers, N.Y.
Hinsdale Lighting – Hinsdale, Ill.
Lighting Unlimited – Houston
Passion Lighting – Grapevine, Texas
Texas Bright Ideas – Harker Heights, Texas
Elume Distinctive Lighting – Park City, Utah
Foundry – West Hollywood, Calif.
Lumens Light + Living – Sacramento, Calif.
Lighting Fixture Manufacturer
Crystorama – Westbury, N.Y.
DVI Lighting – Concord, Ontario, Canada
Swarovski Lighting Business – Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Visual Comfort & Co. – Houston
Portable Lamp Manufacturer
26th & Soho – Amarillo, Texas
Arteriors Home – Carrollton, Texas
Barbara Cosgrove Lamps – Kansas City, Mo.
Couture – Marion, Ark.
Flambeau Lighting – Baton Rouge, La.
Home Accents Manufacturer
Creative Co-Op – Memphis, Tenn.
K & K Interiors – Sandusky, Ohio
Kalalou – Jackson, Miss.
Katherine’s Collection – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Lazy Susan USA – New York City
Crestview Collection – Memphis, Tenn.
Leftbank Art – La Mirada, Calif.
Studio Artique – San Clemente, Calif.
Viz Glass – San Leandro, Calif.
Wendover Art Group – Clearwater, Fla.
Brian Slater – Brian Slater & Associates
Nancy Foster – Creating Atmospheres
Susan Wagner Carter – Michael Boyd & Associates
Holly Marshall – Western Reps
Richard Alan – Richard Alan & Associates
Theresa Deniz – CODARUS
Farida Kornbluth – F.E.M. Sales
Lucha Bott – Lucha Bott Sales
Robert J. Barrett – R.D. Barrett & Associates
Beth Lacefield – Lacefield Designs
Carolyn Kinder – Carolyn Kinder International
Dennis Beard – Generation Brands/LBL Lighting
Sergio Orozco – Sergio Orozco Designs
Design Lighting – Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Multi Luminaire – Laval, Quebec, Canada
Norburn Lighting and Bath – Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Rising Star Retailers
Clive Daniel Home – Naples, Fla.
Gray Living – McKinney, Texas
Melissa Jeffrey Home – Boerne, Texas
Redefined Home Boutique – Atlanta
Bartholet Home Furnishings – Conroe, Texas
GDC Home – Charleston, S.C.
LOFT Home – Austin
Outrageous Interiors – Suwanee, Ga.
The Arrangement – Dallas
Zuri Furniture – Dallas
Home Accents Store
Carolina Furniture – Greenville, S.C.
J Banks Design – Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Marty Mason Collected Home – Atlanta
Chic to Chic – Corpus Christi, Texas
Heather Scott Home & Design – Cedar Park, Texas
Room 22 – Oklahoma City, Okla.
StellaDallas – Dallas
Interior Illusions – West Hollywood, Calif.
Le Potager – Fullerton, Calif.
Savannah Home Store & Studio – Escondido, Calif.
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