ARTS Awards – An Enchanted Evening

The much-anticipated ARTS Award gala is often likened to our industry’s version of the Academy Awards®.
Scheduled for the Saturday night during January Dallas market, the annual event draws the  “stars” of nearly every category in home furnishings.

Richard Alan and Associates Fred Munnell Designs and Swarovski Codarus and Light and Living
L to R: Stan Simmons, his wife Leah, and Richard Alan; Alan won best Sales Rep of the Midwest-Southwest for the second time. Long-time ARTS supporters Colleen Visage of Swarovski and Fred Munnell of Fred Munnell Designs. L to R: Cathyrn Miller of Codarus, Christi Tasker of Puttin’ Out and World Market Center Las Vegas, and Jacqui Rent of Light & Living.


Passion Lighting Owners Passion Lighting ARTS Award Nominees
(L to R) Craftmade’s David Rauschuber with parents, Geri and Ed Rauschuber – owners of Passion Lighting. Geri Rauschuber, Lisa Neison-Smith, and Karen Johnson from Passion Lighting, nominated for best Lighting Showroom in the Midwest-Southwest.


Crystorama ARTS Awards Winner
The Kleinberg family celebrates their double nomination: Crystorama in the Lighting Fixtures category and
the family-owned retail store Elements was nominated (and won) for best Lighting Showroom in the East.


Dallas Market Center Bill Windsor Flambeau and friends
Dallas Market Center president and CEO Bill Windsor (left) and his wife Kathleen, with Harry and Cathy Gregoria of GDC Home. (L to R) Joe McKearn of Flambeau Lighting, Susan Wagner Carter, JoAnn and Michael Boyd, and Susan’s niece, Mary.


Uttermost family
The Uttermost Company president Mac Cooper and his wife, Inglath, stand proudly with their daughters –
who are the third generation of family members who already are market veterans.


enLIGHTenment Jeff Doctorow Swarovski Elements at the ARTS Awards News_ARTS_RicJolie
L to R: Robert Marash of Landmark Lighting, Jeff Doctorow of enLIGHTenment Magazine, and Karen Greaber of AmericasMart. The ARTS Awards podium was embellished with custom-made crystals by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Ric and Rebecca Jolie of Benson Lighting, located in Miami.

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