Mark Phillips to Receive ARTS Awards Academy of Achievement Honor

The Dallas Market Center (DMC) and a nominating committee from ART, the creative home furnishings network, have selected Mark Phillips, founder and President of Phillips Collection, as this year’s ARTS Awards Academy of Achievement honoree.

“Mark and Julie Phillips have created a legendary family business reflecting their core values of generosity, innovation, skill, and sophistication,” says Cindy Morris, President & CEO of DMC. “Their continuing success is built upon hard work, but also upon a sense of connection with the world around them and with the customers they serve with style. Mark is an extremely deserving honoree.”

For more than 30 years, Phillips Collection has defined global style for the contemporary home décor market. Combining exciting concepts, talented designers, skillful producers, and a dedicated support staff, Phillips Collection is a creative collaboration that mixes concept, craftsmanship, and marketing to bring beautiful furnishings and accessories into homes around the world.

“This honor could not be extended to a more respected and generous individual,” comments Sharon Davis, Executive Director of ART. “Mark and his family personify global achievement that is grounded in remarkable humility and a spirit of helping others succeed. We are pleased to present him with the industry’s highest honor.”

The Academy of Achievement honoree is selected each year by the ARTS Awards Committee in order to recognize significant contributions to the industry. The committee serves one year and their duties include a review of the process and selecting the Academy of Achievement honoree. The 28th ARTS Awards committee are:  Amir Loloi of Loloi; Jason Harris of The Design Network/Furnitureland South; and Russ Jones of Ivystone. Past Academy of Achievement honorees include Robert Currey of Currey & Company, Mac Hoak of Mecox, the Cooper family of Uttermost, and Allan Palecek of Palecek.

The ARTS Awards – presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market – recognizes top manufacturers, retailers, product designers, interior designers and sales representatives from around the world in 23 categories as well as special categories such as Academy of Achievement and a special award this year for Legendary Leadership being presented to industry icon Connie Lineberry. The winners and special honorees will be recognized during a gala event on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

Sponsors for the 28th annual ARTS Awards include enLIGHTenment Magazine, Lyon Credit Services, and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.