The 28th Annual ARTS Awards, sponsored by the Dallas Market Center and ART (the Creative Home Furnishings Network) — along with media sponsors including enLIGHTenment Magazine — held its much-anticipated yearly event last night during the Total Home + Gift Market and Lightovation show.
The presenters for the gala event included Susan Andrulis, national sales manager, IMAX; Jan Barboglio, founder of Jan Barboglio; Barclay Butera, founder of Barclay Butera Interiors agency and showrooms; Dwayne Clark, president of Dwayne Clark Interior Design Management Group; Sharon Davis, executive director, ART; Kelli Ellis, interior designer, artist and lifestyle expert; Jack Fleischer, president, Hermitage Lighting Gallery; Bob Gaynor, VP/Dwayne Clark Interior Design Management Group & Broadway actor; Jason Harris, founder, The Design Network; Caroline Hipple, president, Norwalk Furniture; Susan Inglis, executive director, Sustainable Furnishings Council; Russ Jones, sales representative, Ivystone; Libby Langdon, interior and product designer, author & TV personality; Cindy Morris, president & CEO, Dallas Market Center; Brad Smith, CEO, ELK Group International; Shelley Wald, president, WAC Lighting; and Josh Weiss, CEO, Generation Brands.
The Dallas Market Center and a nominating committee from ART selected Mark Phillips, founder and president of The Phillips Collection, as this year’s ARTS Awards Academy of Achievement honoree. The Academy of Achievement recognizes significant contributions to the industry.
And the winners are…
Lighting Fixtures: Currey & Company
Lamps: Visual Comfort
Wall Art: Paragon
Home Accents: Phillips Collection
Accent Furniture: Home Trends & Design
Lighting Showroom — East/Atlantic: Elements Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings, New York
Lighting Showroom — Midwest/Southwest: Metro Ligthting, Missouri
Lighting Showroom — West: Lighting Unlimited, California
Sales Representative — East/Atlantic: Greg Lewis, JDouglas
Sales Representative — Midwest/Southwest: Sandy Holberg, Taylors
Sales Representative — West: Patrick Slater, ENVISN Lights
International Retailer: Aaron Stewart Home, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Product Designer: Mark Moussa, Arteriors
Interior Designer: Ron Woodson & Jamie Rummerfield, Woodson and Rummerfield’s House of Design