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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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