ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

The Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have released the names of the finalists for the 24th annual ARTS Awards. This premier awards program for the home décor industry is held during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in January and will be presented during a gala event on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. “Congratulations to the finalists for this year’s ARTS Awards,” says Bill Winsor, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “It’s an honor to celebrate the home industry’s finest manufacturers, retailers, product designers, and sales reps.” The finalists will submit a digital presentation to a panel of distinguished judges who include Melanie Belew, interior designer and owner of Belew Design Studio; Cheryl Holland-Bridges, director of the Center for Retailing Studies and executive professor of marketing at Texas A&M’s May Business School; Ignaz M. Gorischeck, vp/store development at Neiman Marcus; Jena Hall, president and CEO of Jena Hall Associates; Leslie Newsom Rascoe, who helped launch VERANDA and held various editorial positions including fine arts editor and decoration and design editor; and Susan Inglis, producer, importer, sourcing agent, and broker in the home furnishings, fashion, and gift industries. Digital submissions vary based on category and may consist of company history, philosophy, product development, marketing, merchandising, or customer relations. In November, the panel of judges will convene in Dallas for two days to review each individual or company’s submission. Once all components of judging are complete, a designated accounting firm will tabulate and secure the scores until the winners are announced in January. The 24th annual ARTS Awards are co-sponsored by EnLIGHTenment magazine and other trade publications, plus Overcoffee, the Sustainable Furnishings Council, and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Among the 24th ARTS Awards finalists are: Lighting Showroom East/Atlantic Candelabra – Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Elements – Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings – Carle Place, N.Y. Hi-Light – Yonkers, N.Y. Midwest/Southwest Hinsdale Lighting – Hinsdale, Ill. Lighting Unlimited – Houston Passion Lighting – Grapevine, Texas Texas Bright Ideas – Harker Heights, Texas West Elume Distinctive Lighting – Park City, Utah Foundry – West Hollywood, Calif. Lumens Light + Living – Sacramento, Calif. Lighting Fixture Manufacturer Crystorama – Westbury, N.Y. DVI Lighting – Concord, Ontario, Canada Swarovski Lighting Business – Plattsburgh, N.Y. Visual Comfort & Co. – Houston Portable Lamp Manufacturer 26th & Soho – Amarillo, Texas Arteriors Home – Carrollton, Texas Barbara Cosgrove Lamps – Kansas City, Mo. Couture – Marion, Ark. Flambeau Lighting – Baton Rouge, La. Home Accents Manufacturer Creative Co-Op – Memphis, Tenn. K & K Interiors – Sandusky, Ohio Kalalou – Jackson, Miss. Katherine’s Collection – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Lazy Susan USA – New York City Wall Décor Crestview Collection – Memphis, Tenn. Leftbank Art – La Mirada, Calif. Studio Artique – San Clemente, Calif. Viz Glass – San Leandro, Calif. Wendover Art Group – Clearwater, Fla. Sales Representatives East/Atlantic Brian Slater – Brian Slater & Associates Nancy Foster – Creating Atmospheres Susan Wagner Carter – Michael Boyd & Associates Midwest/Southwest Holly Marshall – Western Reps Richard Alan – Richard Alan & Associates Theresa Deniz – CODARUS West Farida Kornbluth – F.E.M. Sales Lucha Bott – Lucha Bott Sales Robert J. Barrett – R.D. Barrett & Associates Product Designers Beth Lacefield – Lacefield Designs Carolyn Kinder – Carolyn Kinder International Dennis Beard – Generation Brands/LBL Lighting Sergio Orozco – Sergio Orozco Designs International Retailers Design Lighting – Surrey, British Columbia, Canada Multi Luminaire – Laval, Quebec, Canada Norburn Lighting and Bath – Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Rising Star Retailers Clive Daniel Home – Naples, Fla. Gray Living – McKinney, Texas Melissa Jeffrey Home – Boerne, Texas Redefined Home Boutique – Atlanta Furniture Store Bartholet Home Furnishings – Conroe, Texas GDC Home – Charleston, S.C. LOFT Home – Austin Outrageous Interiors – Suwanee, Ga. The Arrangement – Dallas Zuri Furniture – Dallas Home Accents Store East/Atlantic Carolina Furniture – Greenville, S.C. J Banks Design – Hilton Head Island, S.C. Marty Mason Collected Home – Atlanta Midwest/Southwest Chic to Chic – Corpus Christi, Texas Heather Scott Home & Design – Cedar Park, Texas Room 22 – Oklahoma City, Okla. StellaDallas – Dallas West Interior Illusions – West Hollywood, Calif. Le Potager – Fullerton, Calif. Savannah Home Store & Studio – Escondido, Calif.  

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