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UPDATED: ARTS Awards winners named

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, announced the winners of the 24th annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The ARTS Awards is the premier awards program for the home industry and is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

ARTS Awards presenters included: John Gidding, designer and TV host who has appeared on the popular HGTV series "Curb Appeal: The Block" and Shay Geyer, interior designer of IBB Designs and design trend and style maven, who appears regularly on WFAA TV's "Good Morning Texas." Also, Dallas Market Center representatives included President and CEO, Bill Winsor and COO Cindy Morris along with Mindy Lowack, Dallas Market Center leasing director and executive vice president of ART, and Sharon Davis, ART's executive director.


"Congratulations to all of this year's ARTS Awards winners," Winsor said. "The ARTS Awards is a highlight of our January Market each year and we are honored to celebrate each of the winners' extensive accomplishments."


This year, Dwell with Dignity was honored with the inaugural Visionary Award that recognizes industry innovation and excellence -- qualities best represented by the nonprofit group for its tremendous contribution to help families and communities as well as its inspirational impact on the design and home industries. Lisa Robison, founder and president and Kim Turner, vice president and executive director of Dwell with Dignity accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

The Cooper family of Uttermost received the Academy of Achievement Award that recognizes companies and/or individuals that have made significant contributions to the industry. Founded by Bob and Belle Cooper in 1975 and currently led by their son, President Mac Cooper, Uttermost manufactures products in a range of categories including accent furniture, mirrors, wall décor, art, lighting, permanent botanicals and more. Uttermost also includes best-selling products from Austin Reproductions and the entire line of Timeworks clocks. Mac Cooper accepted the award on behalf of his family.


The other winners were:


Nancy Foster - Creating Atmospheres

Richard Alan - Richard Alan & Associates

Lucha Bott - Lucha Bott Sales

Beth Lacefield - Lacefield Designs

International Retailer

Multi Luminaire - Laval, Quebec, Canada

Rising Star Retailer
Clive Daniel Home - Naples, Fla.


Furniture Store
Loft Home - Austin, Texas


Home Accents Store

J Banks Design - Hilton Head Island, S.C.


Heather Scott Home & Design - Cedar Park, Texas


Interior Illusions - West Hollywood, Calif.

Lighting Showroom

Elements - Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings - Carle Place, N.Y.


Hinsdale Lighting - Hinsdale, Ill.

Elume Distinctive Lighting - Park City, Utah

Accent Furniture

Worlds Away - Memphis, Tenn.

Area Rugs
Company C - Concord, N.H.


Home Accents
Creative Co-Op - Memphis, Tenn.

Home Textiles

Pine Cone Hill - Pittsfield, Mass.

Lighting Fixtures
Visual Comfort & Co. - Houston, Texas

Outdoor Living
Sunset West - Vista, Calif.

Portable Lamps

Arteriors Home - Carrollton, Texas

Beatriz Ball Collection - Harvey, La.


Wall Décor
Leftbank Art - La Mirada, Calif.


Green Manufacturer

Loloi Rugs


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