25th Annual ARTS Awards finalists announced
September 20, 2013,
The finalists submit a digital presentation to a panel of distinguished judges previously announced, including Ronda Rice Carman, founder of "All the Best Blog" and author of Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living; Ignaz M. Gorischek, vice president of store development at Neiman Marcus; Dr. Nancy Kwallek, director of the interior design program at the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin; Kris Lindsey, previous president and COO of Kinder-Harris and product and process development consultant for Paragon; and Gale C. Steves, creator of Open House Products, a home industries consulting company for retailers and manufacturers.
Digital submissions vary based on category and may consist of product development, marketing, merchandising or company differentiation examples. 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 25th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by Home Accents Today, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, and other trade publications and industry organizations.
For additional information regarding the ARTS Awards, visit dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.
The manufacturer finalists were announced previously. Click here for that complete list.
25th ARTS Awards Finalists
Lauren Miller - Codarus
Chas Lassoff - CRL Lighting Agency
Greg E. Lewis - J. Douglas
Cherry Bernish - In-Detail
Richard Alan - Richard Alan & Associates
Rose Rovick - Western Reps
Lucha Bott - Lucha Bott Sales
Doug Glassman - The Glassman Group
Sally Carrocino - Sally Carrocino
Beatriz Ball - Beatriz Ball Collection
Mandy Shanahan - Phillips Collection
Nikki Chu - Villa Home Collection
Paul C. Grϋer - Paul Grϋer Design
Casa Studio Europa - Mexico D.F., Mexico
Multi Luminaire - Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre - Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
IBB Design Fine Furnishings - Frisco, Texas
Jonathons Coastal Living - Fountain Valley, Calif.
Judith Norman - Dania Beach, Fla.
La Maison Interiors - Scottsdale, Ariz.
Leon & Lulu - Clawson, Mich.
Home Accents Store
24e Design Co. - Savannah, Ga.
Duh - For Garden and Home - Pensacola, Fla.
Seaside Chic - Venice, Fla.
Bella Dimora - Bee Cave, Texas
DH Collection - Fort Worth, Texas
Room 22 - Oklahoma City, Okla.
Bianco - Los Gatos, Calif.
Bungalow Furniture & Accessories - Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Tin Roof - Spokane, Wash.
Pace Lighting - Savannah, Ga.
Southern Lighting Gallery - Augusta, Ga.
Wolfers Lighting - Allston, Mass.
Grand Rapids Lighting Center - Grand Rapids, Mich.
Hinsdale Lighting - Hinsdale, Ill.
Northtown Lighting Center - Appleton, Wis.
City Lights - San Francisco, Calif.
Crescent Lighting - Kirkland, Wash.
Illuminations by Design - Littleton, Colo.
Outdoor Lifestyle Store
Bay Breeze Patio - Destin, Fla.
Petitti Garden Center - Oakwood Village, Ohio
Stone Creek Nursery - Hesston, Kan.
The Garden Gates - Metairie, La.
Orchard Nursery & Florist - Lafayette, Calif.
Rolling Greens - Culver City, Calif.
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