As one of the sponsors of the 23rd annual ARTS Awards, enLIGHTenment magazine is proud to reveal the finalists as announced by the Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART). The winners will be named during a gala event at Hilton Anatole Hotel on Saturday, January 21, 2012, held concurrently with the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
“Congratulations to all of the ARTS Awards finalists,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “It is an honor each year to celebrate the industry’s finest manufacturers, retailers, product designers, and sales reps.”
All of the finalists will submit a comprehensive portfolio to the panel of judges that includes Martha Griffin, executive editor of Design Guide; Donna Moss, interior designer, retailer, and star of HGTV’s Donna Decorates Dallas; Melanie Belew, interior designer and owner of Belew Design Studio; and Susan Inglis, producer, importer, sourcing agent, and broker in the home furnishings, fashion, and gift industries.
The portfolios detail each company’s history, philosophy, product development, marketing, merchandising, and customer relations. In November, the judges will convene in Dallas for two days to review the submissions. Once judging is completed, a designated accounting firm will tabulate and secure the ballots until the winners are announced in January.
The 23rd annual ARTS Awards finalists are:
Baker – Chicago
GuildMaster, Inc. – Springfield, Mo.
Ibolili – Greensboro, N.C.
Phillips Collection – High Point, N.C.
Stein World – Memphis, Tenn.
A&B Home – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Creative Co-Op – Memphis, Tenn.
PORT 68 – Chicago
Sterling Industries – Nesquehoning, Pa.
Corbett Lighting – City of Industry, Calif.
Hinkley Lighting, Inc. – Cleveland
Hubbardton Forge – Castleton, Vt.
Schonbek® – Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Antonini Outdoor North America, LLC – McKinney, Texas
Emissary Trading Company – Atlanta
Foreside Home & Garden – Vacaville, Calif.
Loloi Rugs – Dallas
Barbara Cosgrove Lamps – N. Kansas City, Mo.
Currey & Company – Atlanta
Sonneman A Way of Light – Larchmont, N.Y.
The Bradburn Company – Atlanta
Worlds Away – Memphis, Tenn.
John Richard – Greenwood, Miss.
Leftbank Art – Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Propac Images – Albertville, Ala.
Stylecraft Home Collection – Southhaven, Miss.
Wendover Art Group – Clearwater, Fla.
Anne Jarboe – jdouglas
Heather Steeley – Taylors on Ten
Joshua J McDowell – JM Group/Restoration Hardware
Jennifer Jackson – jdouglas
Robin Clarke – Southern Accessories Today
Sue Kinard – Fine Art Lamps
Cindy Rogers – CSR Associates
Derrick Ricketts – CODARUS
Richard Alan – Richard Alan & Associates, LLC
Angie Zabritski – Homestyle
Michelle Korthuis – Elements in Décor
Mickey Lang – California Marketing Associates
J. Michael Sandel – GuildMaster, Inc.
Jason Phillips – The Phillips Collection
Luca Rossi – Antonini Outdoor North America, LLC
Randal Weeks – Aidan Gray Home, Inc.
Tom Caldwell – Currey & Company
Casa Palacio – Mexico City, Mexico
Design Lighting – Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Luminaires & Cie, Inc. – Laval, Quebec, Canada
Spectro Lighting Group, SRL – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Vaughan Electrical Supply Co., Ltd. – Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Rising Star Retailers
Colorado Villa Décor – Parker, Colo.
Melissa Jeffrey Home – Boerne, Texas
The Mercantile – Atlanta, Ga.
Cleveland Lighting – Lyndhurst, Ohio
Elements – Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings – Carle Place, N.Y.
Southern Lighting Gallery, Inc. – Augusta, Ga.
Lighting by Fox – Glenview, Ill.
Passion Lighting – Grapevine, Texas
Southern Lights – Burnsville, Minn.
Hacienda Lighting – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Light Bulbs, Etc./Lightstyles – Costa Mesa, Calif.
Valley Light Gallery – Scottsdale, Ariz.