Dallas Market Center (DMC) and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the finalists for the 32nd ARTS Awards. The finalists will submit materials for judging in the fall, and award recipients will be announced at a live event on Friday, January 7, 2022, during the winter Dallas Market.
“Congratulations to these finalists who represent resilience, creativity, and leadership,” says Cindy Morris President & CEO of DMC. Adds Sharon Davis, Executive Director of ART, “Even in challenging times these accomplished individuals and companies have led with purpose. We look forward to celebrating all of them in January.”
The 32nd ARTS Awards finalists are:
Elk Home, John-Richard, Pacific Coast Lighting, Port 68
Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting, Hubbardton Forge, Kuzco Lighting, Visual Comfort
East/Atlantic: Dominion Lighting – Arlington, Va.; Hermitage Lighting – Nashville; Patdo Light Studio – Port Chester, New York
Midwest/Southwest: Capital City Lighting – Baton Rouge, La.; Circa Lighting – Houston; Southern Lights – Burnsville, Minnesota
West: Black Whale Lighting – Encinitas, Calif.; North Coast Lighting – Seattle; Western Montana Lighting – Missoula, Montana
East/Atlantic : Amy Lynn Schwartzbard, Life Designs Group; Karen Landes Scherr, Loloi Rugs; Ken Grillo, Grillo Group
Midwest/Southwest: Amy Golightly, In-Detail; Courtney Komlosi, The Buhmann Group; Richard Alan, Richard Alan & Associates
West: Andrea Combet, Art & Function; Leslie Taglio, Taglio and Co.; Sally Simmerson, Sally Simmerson Inc.
Barry Goralnick, Barry Goralnick Architecture and Design; Kim Salmela, Kim Salmela; Lisa McDennon, Lisa McDennon Design; Rick Janecek, Revelation; Ron Henderson, Varaluz
Currey & Company, Moe’s Home Collection, Norwalk Furniture, Revelation
Feizy, Momeni, Nourison, Rizzy Home
A&B Home Group, Accent Décor, Cyan Design, GO Home, Park Hill Collection, Phillips Collection
Ann Gish, Avasa Home, Aviva Stanoff Design, Lili Alessandra
Kannoa, Polywood, Ratana, Seasonal Living
Annieglass, Beatriz Ball Collection, Rosenthal China, The Fiesta Tableware Company
Celadon Art, Itinerant Studio, Paragon Wall Décor, Renwil, The Howard Elliot Collection
Ginger Curtis, Urbanology Designs; Holly Hickey Moore, Holly Hickey Moore Interior Design; Jan Showers, Jan Showers & Associates; Kristi Hopper, Kristi Hopper Designs; Libby Langdon, Libby Langdon Interiors; Starr Miller, Starr Miller Interior Design
Furniture Store – Multiple Locations
Clive Daniel Home – Naples, Florida; J. Allan’s Furniture | Interior Design – Brookhaven, Miss.; HOM Furniture – Coon Rapids, Minn.; Lee Douglas Interiors – Omaha, Nebraska
Furniture Store – Single Locations
Henry Home Interiors – Norman, Okla.; IBB Design Fine Furnishings – Frisco, Tex.; Lulu’s Furniture & Decor – Greenwood Village, Colo.; Urban Cottage Inc. – Atlanta
Home Accents Store
East/Atlantic: Bountiful Home – Easton, Md.; Design Supply – Birmingham, Ala.; Dixon Rye – Atlanta; La Maison – Raleigh, N.C.
Midwest/Southwest: Coco & Dash – Dallas; Leon & Lulu – Clawson, Mich.; Nell Hill’s – Kansas City, Mo.
West: Absolutely Fabulous – Huntington Beach, Calif.; Drees – Olympia, Wash.; Jonathons Coastal Living – Fountain Valley, California
Alara The Label – Fort Worth, Tex.; In Detail Interiors – Pensacola, Fla.; The Design Bar – Burr Ridge, Illinois
The ARTS Awards process begins with the nomination of retailers, manufacturers, designers, and sales representatives. After nominations are received, a nomination committee of industry peers evaluates the entries and determines finalists.
A separate judging panel then convenes in the fall to review and score finalists’ materials including creative digital presentations that vary based upon category and may consist of product development, marketing, merchandising, company differentiation examples, and/or professional information. 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 on Friday, January 7, 2022. Neither membership in ART nor representation at Dallas Market Center is necessary to nominate or to be a nominee.