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
21st ARTS Awards Finalists:
Bailey Street – Arlington, Texas
Guildmaster – Springfield, Mo.
Palecek – Richmond, Calif.
Vintage – Lancaster, Ky.
Jaipur Rugs – Atlanta, Ga.
Loloi Rugs – Dallas, Texas
Surya – Calhoun, Ga.
Arteriors Home – Dallas, Texas
Global Views – Dallas, Texas
Imax Corporation – Tulsa, Okla.
Lazy Susan USA – New York, New York
Midwest-CBK – Cannon Falls, Minn.
Blissliving Home – Rockville, Md.
Mario & Marielena – Cookeville, Tenn.
Reilly-Chance Collection – North Richland Hills, Texas
Saro Trading Company – Burbank, Calif.
Elk Lighting – Nesquehoning, Pa.
Kalco Lighting – Las Vegas, Nev.
Uncommon Radiance – Chicago, Ill.
Visual Comfort & Co. – Houston, Texas
Emissary – Atlanta, Ga.
Mainly Baskets, Inc. – Atlanta, Ga.
Seasonal Living – Austin, Texas
Selamat Designs – South San Francisco, Calif.
A Touch of Silk, Inc. – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Distinctive Designs – Russellville, Ala.
Foster’s Point – Spring, Texas
Immortalis Botanicals – Farmville, Va.
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.
Abigails – Alexandria, La.
Beatriz Ball Collection – Harvey, La.
Juliska – Stamford, Conn.
Milani Home – Greensboro, N.C.
Artisan House, Inc. – Wilton, Conn.
Paragon – Albertville, Ala.
Roma – Woodbridge, Ontario
Uttermost Co. – Rocky Mount, Va.
Wendover Art Group – Clearwater, Fla.
Brittain Cherry, Ogburn-Cherry & Associates
Creighton Boyd Bostrom, Bostrom Lighting Sales
Kathy Kralich, Style Connection Ltd.
Denise S. Smith, In-Detail
Derrick Ricketts, CODARUS
Julia Elliman, Goetz Inc.
Janice Campbell, California Marketing Associates
Kim Runager, Dillon Wells
Laura Fast, OneCoast
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
Albert’s Interiors – Newtown Square, Pa.
Sedlak Interiors – Solon, Ohio
High Fashion Home – Houston, Texas
HW Home – Boulder, Colo.
The Arrangement – Dallas, Texas
Homescapes Carmel – Carmel, Calif.
von Hemert Interiors – Costa Mesa, Calif.
Home Accent Store
Ambiance Interiors & Gifts, Inc. – Suwanee, Ga.
Duh for Garden and Home – Pensacola, Fla.
Burlap Horse – Boerne, Texas
Kuhl-Linscomb – Houston, Texas
The Home Accessory Co. – San Antonio, Texas
Grace Home Furnishings – Los Angeles, Calif.
The French Bee – Phoenix, Ariz.
Vintage Villas – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Capital Lighting, Inc. – Columbus, Ohio
Southern Lighting Gallery – Augusta, Ga.
WAGE Lighting & Design – Feasterville, Pa.
Foothills Lighting – Denver, Colo.
Light by Design – San Antonio, Texas
James Ashjian Lighting and Home – Fresno, Calif.
The Lite Company – Flagstaff, Ariz.
Western Montana Lighting – Missoula, Mont.