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23rd Annual ARTS Awards finalists announced

DALLAS - Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team have announced the 23rd 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. 18-24, 2012). The awards will be presented during a gala event Saturday, Jan., 2012 at the ARTS Awards' new location, the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

"Congratulations to all the ARTS Awards finalists," said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, DMC. "It is an honor each year to celebrate the industry's finest manufacturers, retailers, product designers and sales reps."

The finalists will submit a detailed portfolio to a panel of judges that includes Martha Griffin, executive editor of Design Guide; Donna Moss, interior designer, retailer and star of HGTV's "Donna Decorates Dallas;" Melanie Belew, interior designer and owner of Belew Design Studio; and Susan Inglis, producer, importer, sourcing agent and broker in the home furnishings, fashion and gift industries. 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 review each submission. Once judging is completed, a designated accounting firm will tabulate and secure the ballots until the winners are announced in January.

The 23rd annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by Contract Lighting, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home Fashion Forecast, Home Lighting & Accessories, Overcoffee, Residential Lighting and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

The 23rd ARTS Awards finalists are:

Manufacturers
Accent Furniture

Baker - Washington, D.C.
GuildMaster, Inc. - Springfield, Mo.
Ibolili - Greensboro, N.C.
Phillips Collection - High Point, N.C.
Stein World - Memphis, Tenn.
Area Rugs
Jaipur Rugs, Inc. - Norcross, Ga.
Safavieh - Port Washington, N.Y.
Surya, Inc. - Calhoun, Ga.
Decorative Accessories
A&B Home - Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Creative Co-Op - Memphis, Tenn.
PORT 68 - Chicago, Ill.
Sterling Industries - Nesquehoning, Pa.
Home Textiles
Home Treasures - Houston, Texas
Lacefield Designs - Smyrna, Ga.
Pom Pom at Home - Hollywood, Calif.
Textillery Weavers - Bloomington, Ind.
Lighting Fixtures
Corbett Lighting - City of Industry, Calif.
Hinkley Lighting, Inc. - Cleveland, Ohio
Hubbardton Forge - Castleton, Vt.
Kichler Lighting - Independence, Ohio
Schonbek - Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Outdoor Living
Antonini Outdoor North America, LLC - McKinney, Texas
Emissary Trading Company - Atlanta, Ga.
Foreside Home & Garden - Vacaville, Calif.
Loloi Rugs - Dallas, Texas
Permanent Floral
American Best - Garland, Texas
Artistry in Silk - Lawrenceville, Ga.
Direct Export Company, Inc. - Dallas, Texas
NDI - Brewton, Ala.
The Ivy Guild, Inc. - Laguna Hills, Calif.
Portable Lamps
Barbara Cosgrove Lamps - N. Kansas City, Mo.
Currey & Company - Atlanta, Ga.
Sonneman A Way of Light - Larchmont, N.Y.
The Bradburn Company - Atlanta, Ga.
Worlds Away - Memphis, Tenn.
Tabletop
Beatriz Ball Collection - Harvey, La.
Chalkboard China - Dallas, Texas
TAG, Ltd. - Chicago, Ill.
The GG Collection - Olathe, Kan.
Vagabond House - Sierra Madre, Calif.
Wall Décor
John Richard - Greenwood, Miss.
Leftbank Art - Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Propac Images - Albertville, Ala.
Stylecraft Home Collection - Southhaven, Miss.
Wendover Art Group - Clearwater, Fla.
Sales Representatives
National/Key Accounts
Anne Jarboe - jdouglas
Heather Steeley - Taylors on Ten
Joshua J. McDowell - JM Group/Restoration Hardware
East/Atlantic
Jennifer Jackson - jdouglas
Robin Clarke - Southern Accessories Today
Sue Kinard - Fine Art Lamps
Midwest/Southwest
Cindy Rogers - CSR Associates
Derek Ricketts - CODARUS
Richard Alan - Richard Alan & Associates, LLC
West
Angie Zabritski - Homestyle
Michelle Korthuis - Elements in Décor
Mickey Lang - California Marketing Associates
Product Designers
J. Michael Sandel - GuildMaster, Inc.
Jason Phillips - Phillips Collection
Luca Rossi - Antonini Outdoor North America, LLC
Randal Weeks - Aidan Gray Home, Inc.
Tom Caldwell - Currey & Company
International Retailers
Casa Palacio - Mexico City, Mexico
Design Lighting - Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Luminaires & Cie, Inc. - Laval, Quebec, Canada
Spectro Lighting Group, SRL - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Vaughan Electrical Supply Co., Ltd. - Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Rising Star Retailers
Colorado Villa Décor - Parker, Colo.
Melissa Jeffrey Home - Boerne, Texas
The Mercantile - Atlanta, Ga.
Retailers
Furniture Store
Laurie's Home Furnishings - Tomball, Texas
Seaside Home - Coronado, Calif.
The Arrangement Distinctive Interiors - Dallas, Texas
Home Accent Store
East/Atlantic
G&G Interiors - Knoxville, Tenn.
The French Basket - Florence, Ala.
The Miller House - Stephens City, Va.
Midwest/Southwest
Charley & Bella's - Marshall, Texas
MECOX - Dallas, Texas
Rustic Hutch - Fort Wayne, Ind.
West
Bella Casa - Portland, Ore.
Gardenology - Encinitas, Calif.
Jak Home, LLC - San Francisco, Calif.
Lighting Showroom
East/Atlantic
Cleveland Lighting - Lyndhurst, Ohio
Elements - Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings - Carle Place, N.Y.
Southern Lighting Gallery, Inc. - Augusta, Ga.
Midwest/Southwest
Lighting by Fox - Glenview, Ill.
Passion Lighting - Grapevine, Texas
Southern Lights - Burnsville, Minn.
West
Hacienda Lighting - Scottsdale, Ariz.
Light Bulbs, Etc./Lightstyles - Costa Mesa, Calif.
Valley Light Gallery - Scottsdale, Ariz

 

For more information regarding the ARTS Awards, contact Lindsey Villarreal at lvillarreal@mcmcmail.com.

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