The Dallas Market Center (DMC) and ART (the creative home furnishings network) have named the individuals and companies who are finalists in the 27th annual ARTS Awards, which are presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. The winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

“This year’s finalists exemplify the hard work and commitment that inspires the entire home furnishings community,” says Cindy Morris, CEO of DMC. “We congratulate all the finalists and look forward to an exciting evening at the awards gala in January.”

“Every year we have the honor to recognize the abundant talent within our industry,” adds Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “We appreciate their passion for excellence, and we know the judges will have a very difficult task.”

The finalists each submit a streamlined digital presentation to a panel of distinguished judges. Digital submissions vary based on category and may consist of product development, marketing, merchandising, or company differentiation examples. In November, the judges will convene in Dallas for two days to review each individual or company submission. Once all of the components of judging are complete, a designated accounting firm will tabulate and secure the scores until the winners are announced at the ARTS Awards gala.

The ARTS Awards are sponsored by enLIGHTenment Magazine and other trade publications, FANDECK, the Sustainable Furnishings Council, and Lyon Credit Services.

The 27th ARTS Awards Finalists are:

Sales Representatives

For the East/Atlantic Region: 

Greg Lewis – jdouglas

Kevin Gannon – Gannon Sales Agency

Russ Jones – Ivystone Group

 

For the Midwest/Southwest Region:

Joann Crawford – In-Detail

Richard Alan – Richard Alan & Associates, LLC.

Charlotte Urban – CODARUS

 

For the West

Andrea Combet – Art & Function

Doug Gould – California Lighting Concepts

Leslie Taglio – Taglio & Co.

 

Product Designers

Ashley Childers – Emporium Home

Dann Foley – Dann Foley Lifestyle

Jason Phillips – Phillips Collection

Ron McIntyre – Square Feathers

Sandra Hernandez Yedor – Lili Alessandra

 

Interior Designers

Aimee Miller, DTM Interiors

Allison Paladino, Allison Paladino Interiors

Erinn Valencich, Erinn V. Design Group

Traci Connell, Traci Connell Interiors

 

International Retailers

Aaron Stewart Home – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Design Lighting – Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Robinson Lighting – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Station12 – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

Retailers

Lighting Showroom

For the East/Atlantic Region:

Hermitage Lighting Gallery – Nashville, Tenn.

Pace Lighting Inc. – Savannah, Ga.

Progressive Lighting – Duluth, Ga.

 

For the Midwest/Southwest:

Hinsdale Lighting – Hinsdale, Ill.

Passion Lighting – Grapevine, Texas

The Collection on 5 – Minneapolis, Minn.

 

For the West:

Accent Lighting – Lake Oswego, Ore.

Illuminations – Tucson, Ariz.

 

Lighting Fixtures

Currey & Company

Fine Art Lamps

Hubbardton Forge

Visual Comfort & Co.

 

Portable Lamps

Couture Lamps

Jamie Young Co.

Light & Living

Holtkoetter

Robert Abbey

 

Accent Furniture

Gabby

Home Trends & Design

Noir

Selamat Design

 

Home Accents

GO Home Ltd.

Phillips Collection

Regina-Andrew Design

Uttermost

 

Wall Décor

Art Addiction

Leftbank Art

Spicher and Company

Wendover Art Group