Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the judges for the 31st Annual ARTS Awards taking place on Friday, January 10, 2020. The esteemed judging panel will select winners from digital submissions that vary based upon category and may consist of product development, marketing, merchandising, company differentiation examples, or professional information.
In November, the judges will convene in Dallas for two days to review each individual or company submission. Once all components of judging are complete, a designated accounting firm tabulates and secures the scores until the winners are announced for the first time at the ARTS Awards gala.
The 31st Annual ARTS Awards Judges are:
Adam Glassman – O, The Oprah Magazine
Adam Glassman has been Creative Director of O, The Oprah Magazine since 2000, overseeing O’s style pages, all aspects of the magazine’s cover shoots and the highly anticipated O Favorite Things. Glassman has been fielding questions from O readers on a wide range of fashion topics since 2007 and was a pioneer in using real women for fashion shoots in the magazine. Glassman serves as a correspondent for EXTRA sharing his expertise, style and wit for millions of viewers, which earned him a Daytime Emmy Award in 2016. He appears regularly on Good Morning America, The View, and other national television shows.
Barbara Owens – Owens Interiors at Home
A native New Yorker, Barbara Owens moved to Texas and established her namesake business over 25 years ago. Her designs for both private and commercial spaces are steeped in Classicism with an elegant modern twist. With experience in both furniture and design, Barbara Owens has transformed properties throughout the United States and abroad. She has completed projects for international clientele in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a 400-year-old Palazzo in the rolling hills of Tuscany and a custom commercial office in China. Her expertise in design, style and trends was enlisted by a fashion footwear company as their Creative Director.
Cheminne Taylor-Smith – Cheminne.com
Cheminne Taylor-Smith is a creative thinker and idea generator who specializes in branding, strategy, licensing, relationship marketing, promotion, social media, and content creation. Known for her insight and straight talk, she’s helped home furnishings companies and solopreneurs take their brands to the next level and improve their businesses. She has unmatched experience in the home, media, retail, and design arenas, working with well-known brands like Elle Decor, High Point Market, Showtime cable network Christie’s, Metropolitan Home, Conde Nast, Galerie Magazine, Bernhardt, Hudson Publishing, Dallas Market Center, and more. Taylor-Smith has won many awards for her work, including EXCITE and Addy awards for marketing, and an international social media award, which she won as the architect of the Style Spotters/Pinterest program for High Point Market.
Sandy Hughes – Steelyard
Sandy Hughes is a partner and Chief Creative Officer at Steelyard, the trade-only online product resource that seamlessly connects interior designers in the residential, commercial, and contract realms with top design-centric brands. As CCO, she oversees site and editorial content, member engagement, brand messaging, and marketing. She researches and views thousands of Steelyard products every month, introducing new brands and products exclusively to design professionals. It is also Hughes’ priority to make Steelyard’s commitment to professional and product education continually relevant and important to the designers Steelyard serves and to help elevate the interior design trade at large.
Susan Inglis – Sustainable Furnishings Council
Susan Inglis, Executive Director of Sustainable Furnishings Council and founder of From the Mountain, has over 25 years of experience working with artisans and promoting sustainable manufacturing in the home furnishings, fashion, and gift industries. Under Inglis’ direction, SFC has gained national attention and brought the organization widespread recognition as the primary source for verified sustainable home furnishings. She received the 2009 WithIt WOW Award for Education. Inglis exclusively serves as the Green Award judge and reviews only the manufacturing finalists’ submissions.
Teddie Garrigan – Coco & Dash
Teddie Garrigan along with her daughter, Courtney, own award-winning luxury home accents retail shop, Coco & Dash, located in Dallas, Tex. Based on a solid understanding of the business of retail and a clear vision for what shopping should be, the Garrigans developed a concept that quickly became a favorite with interior designers and retail customers across the United States. In 2018 the pair launched Ciao, Coco!, a second retail concept that offers small home accessories and, coming soon, custom bedding. A new full-service interior design studio is opening in 2020. With a love of all things home, Teddie is known for her keen eye and a sense of style resulting from a lifetime of travel. A devout southerner who grew up living in Europe, she brings a relaxed and fun sophistication to Coco & Dash along with a modern sense of luxury that is fresh, stylish, and timeless.
Sponsors for the 31st annual ARTS Awards include Aspire Design and Home; Designers Today; D Home; enLIGHTenment; Furniture, Lighting and Décor; Furniture Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Home Accents Today; Home Furnishings Business; Home Furnishings News; Home Textiles Today; the Interior Design Society and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.