24th Annual ARTS Awards Finalists Announced
 

Dallas Market Center and Accessories Resource Team (ART) announced the 24th annual ARTS Awards finalists. The ARTS Awards is the premier awards program for the home industry and is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 16–22, 2013). The awards 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,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, 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 previously announced, including 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, vice president of 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 sponsored by EnLIGHTenment, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home Fashion Forecast, Home Lighting & Accessories, Overcoffee, Residential Lighting, Sustainable Furnishings Council and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

 

24th ARTS Awards Finalists

Manufacturers

Lighting Fixtures

Crystorama – Westbury, NY

DVI Lighting – Concord, Ontario, Canada

Swarovski Lighting Business – Plattsburgh, NY

Visual Comfort & Co. – Houston, TX

 

Portable Lamps

26th & Soho – Amarillo, TX

Arteriors Home – Carrollton, TX

Barbara Cosgrove Lamps – Kansas City, MO

Couture – Marion, AK

Flambeau Lighting – Baton Rouge, LA

 

Retailers

Lighting Showroom

East/Atlantic

Candelabra – Mt. Pleasant, SC

Elements - Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings – Carle Place, NY

Hi-Light – Yonkers, NY

 

Midwest/Southwest

Hinsdale Lighting – Hinsdale, IL

Lighting Unlimited – Houston, TX

Passion Lighting – Grapevine, TX

Texas Bright Ideas – Harker Heights, TX

 

West

Elume Distinctive Lighting – Park City, UT

Foundry – West Hollywood, CA

Lumens Light + Living – Sacramento, CA

 

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, FL

Gray Living – McKinney, TX

Melissa Jeffrey Home – Boerne, TX

Redefined Home Boutique – Atlanta, GA

 

Retailers

Furniture Store

Bartholet Home Furnishings – Conroe, TX

GDC Home – Charleston, SC

LOFT Home – Austin, TX

Outrageous Interiors – Suwanee, GA

The Arrangement – Dallas, TX

Zuri Furniture – Dallas, TX

 

Manufacturers

Accent Furniture

Hillside Furniture Co. – Pacoima, CA

IMAX Worldwide Home – Tulsa, OK

PALECEK – Richmond, CA

Worlds Away – Memphis, TN

 

Area Rugs

Company C – Concord, NH

Feizy Import & Export – Dallas, TX

Loloi Rugs – Dallas, TX

Surya – Calhoun, GA

The Rug Market – Culver City, CA

 

Home Accents

Creative Co-Op – Memphis, TN

K & K Interiors – Sandusky, OH

Kalalou – Jackson, MS

Katherine’s Collection – Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Lazy Susan USA – New York, NY

 

Home Textiles

Bandhini Homewear Design – Los Angeles, CA

Pine Cone Hill – Pittsfield, MA

Square Feathers – Austin, TX

Villa Home Collection – Vernon, CA

 

Outdoor Living

Emissary Trading Company – Atlanta, GA

Jackson Pottery – Dallas, TX

Jay Scotts Collection – Dania Beach, FL

Sunset West – Vista, CA

The HEN-FEATHERS Collection – Gladwyne, PA

 

Tabletop

Arte Italica – Hicksville, NY

Beatriz Ball Collection – Harvey, LA

Chalkboard China – Dallas, TX

TAG – Chicago, IL

The Royal Standard – Baton Rouge, LA

 

Wall Décor

Crestview Collection – Memphis, TN

Leftbank Art – La Mirada, CA

Studio Artique – San Clemente, CA

Viz Glass – San Leandro, CA

Wendover Art Group – Clearwater, FL

 

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

 

Home Accents Store

East/Atlantic

Carolina Furniture – Greenville, SC

J Banks Design – Hilton Head Island, SC

Marty Mason Collected Home – Atlanta, GA

 

Midwest/Southwest

Chic to Chic – Corpus Christi, TX

Heather Scott Home & Design – Cedar Park, TX

Room 22 – Oklahoma City, OK

StellaDallas – Dallas, TX

 

West

Interior Illusions – West Hollywood, CA

Le Potager – Fullerton, CA

Savannah Home Store & Studio – Escondido, CA

 

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