| Aug 21, 2009 |
ARTS Awards finalists named (Home Accents Today)
Boh staff
By Staff

Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team today announced the 21st annual ARTS Awards finalists.

The ARTS Awards is the premier awards program for the home decorative accessories industry and is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (Jan.13-19, 2010). This year’s gala will take place on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in The Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart.

“Congratulations to this year’s ARTS Awards finalists,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. “Each year we look forward to celebrating outstanding manufacturers, retailers, product designers, and sales reps during this one of a kind awards gala.”

The finalists will submit a detailed portfolio to a panel of distinguished judges previously announced, including Mark McMenamin, senior editor at Interior Design magazine; Cheminne Taylor-Smith, public relations director for Metropolitan Home and Elle Décor magazines; Dixon Bartlett, principal, HB2 Resources and furniture industry expert; Lynn Brandon, Ph.D., primary professor and coordinator of the Home Furnishings Merchandising Degree Program at the University of North Texas; and David Cadwallader, owner and principal designer of Cadwallader Design, Inc.

The portfolios will consist of information including company history, philosophy, product development, marketing, merchandising and customer relations. In November, the panel of judges will convene in Dallas for two days to individually review each company’s submission. Once judging is completed, a designated accounting firm will tabulate and secure the ballots until the winners are announced in January.

The 21st annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by Home Accents Today, Gifts & Decorative

Accessories Contract Lighting, HFN, , HomeFashion & Furniture Trends, Home Lighting &

Accessories, Overcoffee, Residential Lighting and The Gift & Home Channel.

For tickets to the ARTS Awards gala contact Shonda Conner at 214-744-7442 or

sconner@dmcmail.com.

21st ARTS Awards Finalists:

Manufacturers

Accent Furniture

Bailey Street – Arlington, Texas

Guildmaster – Springfield, Mo.

Palecek – Richmond, Calif.

Vintage – Lancaster, Ky.

Area Rugs

Jaipur Rugs – Atlanta, Ga.

Loloi Rugs – Dallas, Texas

Surya – Calhoun, Ga.

Decorative Accessories

Arteriors Home – Dallas, Texas

Global Views – Dallas, Texas

Imax Corporation – Tulsa, Okla.

Lazy Susan USA – New York, New York

Midwest-CBK – Cannon Falls, Minn.

Home Textiles

Blissliving Home – Rockville, Md.

Mario & Marielena – Cookeville, Tenn.

Reilly-Chance Collection – North Richland Hills, Texas

Saro Trading Company – Burbank, Calif.

Lighting Fixtures

Elk Lighting – Nesquehoning, Pa.

Kalco Lighting – Las Vegas, Nev.

Uncommon Radiance – Chicago, Ill.

Visual Comfort & Co. – Houston, Texas

Outdoor Living

Emissary – Atlanta, Ga.

Mainly Baskets, Inc. – Atlanta, Ga.

Seasonal Living – Austin, Texas

Selamat Designs – South San Francisco, Calif.

Permanent Floral

A Touch of Silk, Inc. – Oklahoma City, Okla.

Distinctive Designs – Russellville, Ala.

Foster’s Point – Spring, Texas

Immortalis Botanicals – Farmville, Va.

Portable Lamps

Barbara Cosgrove Lamps – North Kansas City, Mo.

Gallery Designs – Forney, Texas

Sedgefield by Adams – High Point, N.C.

Sterling Industries – Norcross, Ga.

The Bradburn Company – Atlanta, Ga.

Tabletop

Abigails – Alexandria, La.

Beatriz Ball Collection – Harvey, La.

Juliska – Stamford, Conn.

Milani Home – Greensboro, N.C.

Wall Decor

Artisan House, Inc. – Wilton, Conn.

Paragon – Albertville, Ala.

Roma – Woodbridge, Ontario

Uttermost Co. – Rocky Mount, Va.

Wendover Art Group – Clearwater, Fla.

Sales Representative

East/Atlantic

Brittain Cherry, Ogburn-Cherry & Associates

Creighton Boyd Bostrom, Bostrom Lighting Sales

Kathy Kralich, Style Connection Ltd.

Midwest/Southwest

Denise S. Smith, In-Detail

Derrick Ricketts, CODARUS

Julia Elliman, Goetz Inc.

West

Janice Campbell, California Marketing Associates

Kim Runager, Dillon Wells

Laura Fast, OneCoast

Product Designer

David Daugherty, Vintage

J. Michael Sandel, Guildmaster

Jason Phillips, The Phillips Collection

Maria Hoo, Roma

Palmer Earley, Architects & Heroes Interiors

International Retail Store

Ma Maison – Mexico City, Mexico

Pine Lighting – Victoria, British Columbia

Rising Star Retailer

Bravado Home & Design – Portland, Ore.

Patina – Marble Falls, Texas

Three Doors – Houston, Texas

Retailer

Furniture Store

East/Atlantic

Albert’s Interiors – Newtown Square, Pa.

Sedlak Interiors – Solon, Ohio

Midwest/Southwest

High Fashion Home – Houston, Texas

HW Home – Boulder, Colo.

The Arrangement – Dallas, Texas

West

Homescapes Carmel – Carmel, Calif.

von Hemert Interiors – Costa Mesa, Calif.

Home Accent Store

East/Atlantic

Ambiance Interiors & Gifts, Inc. – Suwanee, Ga.

Duh for Garden and Home – Pensacola, Fla.

Midwest/Southwest

Burlap Horse – Boerne, Texas

Kuhl-Linscomb – Houston, Texas

The Home Accessory Co. – San Antonio, Texas

West

Grace Home Furnishings – Los Angeles, Calif.

The French Bee – Phoenix, Ariz.

Vintage Villas – Scottsdale, Ariz.

Lighting Showroom

East/Atlantic

Capital Lighting, Inc. – Columbus, Ohio

Southern Lighting Gallery – Augusta, Ga.

WAGE Lighting & Design – Feasterville, Pa.

Midwest/Southwest

Foothills Lighting – Denver, Colo.

Light by Design – San Antonio, Texas

West

James Ashjian Lighting and Home – Fresno, Calif.

The Lite Company – Flagstaff, Ariz.

Western Montana Lighting – Missoula, Mont.

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