The 26th annual ARTS Awards lauded the best companies in the home décor industry and consisting of nearly 20 categories.
Executive VP/Sales & Marketing Patty Price gave the acceptance speech on behalf of Mark Moussa, President of Arteriors, which won the ARTS Award for Portable Lamps.
Todd Phillips of Quoizel (far right) congratulates Carolyn Kinder on her successful product designs and nomination as Product Designer of the Year. Kinder, a previous ARTS Award winner, attended the ceremony with Rob Wilson and XXX of Carolyn Kinder International.
Rich Joseph, Stew Haiviland, and Cecil Adams celebrate Currey & Company's nomination as a Finalist in the Lighting Fixture category.
Lighting rep Brian Slater of Brian Slater & Associates in Florida humbly accepted the ARTS Award for best Sales Rep in the East/Atlantic region.
It was the second time in a row that Doug Glassman of The Glassman Group won for best Sales Rep in the West. He credited his uncle, lighting legend Fred Glassman, for introducing him to the industry and his wife, Jennifer, for her continual support throughout his career.
David Director (right) celebrates Connecticut Lighting Centers being named a Finalist for best Lighting Showroom in the East/Atlantic region with his son Todd and XXX, who has recently started his career with the business just as David did years ago alongside his father, Art, and his mother, Edythe.
It wasn’t the first time that Elume of Park City, Utah, has won best Lighting Showroom in the West; however, it was an ARTS Award first that the winners of a category all did a victory dance on stage in celebration.
Cathy Choi (at left) of Bulbrite and Fanimation buddies Nathan Frampton and Kristina Christopher attended the ARTS Awards in support of their nominated customers.
It was the first time that NorthWest Lighting and Accents in Mt. Prospect, Ill., received the ARTS Award for best Lighting Showroom in the Midwest/Southwest.
Father and son, Mark and Jason Phillips, jointly took the stage to accept the award for Accent Furniture on behalf of their family company Phillips Collection. Jason also won Product Designer of the Year.
Mac Cooper, president of the multi-generational family business Uttermost, accepts the award for best Wall Decor.
The sons of company founder Hivo Van Teal – Hivo Jr. and Eddie – were thrilled that Van Teal Lighting was named a Finalist in the Lighting Fixture category. The company has won an ARTS Award in the past.
The team members of Varaluz – Ron Henderson, Maureen Breitzman, Harry Kallick, XXXX, and XXXX – celebrated their nomination as a Finalist in the Lighting Fixture category.
At left, Kirsten Recce of Black Whale Lighting (nominated for Best Lighting Showroom in the West) and Kellee Hammond and Brent Fields of Finalist Hudson Valley Lighting in the Lighting Fixture category share in the excitement.
The team at Yale Appliance & Lighting in Dorchester, Mass., were thrilled to be named best Lighting Showroom in the East/Atlantic region.
Melissa Schindler and Stacey Rather of Hall Electric were thrilled to be named a Finalist for the Best Lighting Showroom in the West.
In winning the Lighting Fixtures category, Brad Kleinberg (left) and his sister, Nancy Lonoff, credited their parents as role models. Their octogenarian father, Abe, still comes to work almost every day and their mother, Joan, works side-by-side with their brother, Brian, at the home décor store Elements in Long Island, which has won the ARTS Award in the past. Accompanying the siblings to the podium is Ryan Ranzino, VP/Sales and an integral part of the Crystorama team.