ARTS Awards nominations panel announced

ARTSThe nominations panel for the 29th annual ARTS Awards was announced by ART – the creative home furnishings network – and Dallas Market Center.

The ARTS Awards recognize excellence and achievement in home furnishings retailing, manufacturing, design and sales representation. The committee's results will comprise the list of 2018 ARTS Awards finalists, who will then submit materials for judging in the fall.

The 29th Annual ARTS Awards nominations panel includes two members of the Progressive Business Media family of brands - Susan Dickenson and Andrea Lillo

Susan Dickenson, editor-in-chief of Home Accents Today, has spent more than a decade covering the design, manufacturing, retail, and marketing segments of the home furnishings industry. 

Andrea Lillo, senior editor of HFN, is also a longtime industry journalist, covering area rugs, furniture, lighting, home décor and housewares.

Rounding out the panel are:

Bill Blaine, a home furnishings industry veteran and leader of the Bassman Blaine sales agency; Connie Lineberry, a 35-year industry veteran and business consultant and recipient of the ART's 2017 Legendary Leadership Award; Josh Jarboe, national sales director, Global Views; Katy Olson, executive editor, Editor-at-Large; Linda Longo, editorial director, enLIGHTenment and Bravo Business Media; Mark McMenamin, senior editor, Interior Design; Michael DiPaulo, owner of gift and home store Homefest near Denver, Colo.; Nicole Bowling, editor-in-chief, Lighting & Decor; Paulette Pearson, homes editor of Texas, Luxe Interiors + Design.

The 29th ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 19, 2018.

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