2014 ARTS Awards judges named
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, 9/1/2013 2:00:00 AM
Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the judges for the 25th annual ARTS Awards.
This judging panel will select winners in 24 different categories. The awards will be presented during a gala event on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The judges are Ronda Rice Carman, Ignaz M. Gorischek, Nancy Kwallek, Kris Lindsey and Gale C. Steves.
Carman is the founder of All the Best Blog and author of Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living. All the Best Blog is renowned for its interviews and profiles with industry icons, entrepreneurs and global tastemakers, and has been named one of the top 10 design blogs according to Fox News.
Gorischek, returning as a judge for the second year in a row, is vice president of store development at Neiman Marcus where his role entails store planning, store design, visual planning and a corporate design studio. He has years of experience with creative merchandising, visual styling, managing and directing across the country and for a number of retail stores such as Burdines and a specialty jeweler.
Kwallek is the director of the interior design program at the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds the Gene Edward Mikeska Endowed Chair for Interior Design and is a registered Interior Designer in the state of Texas. She is recognized as an international expert on the effects of interior color on humans and has presented on her research to international scholarly, design and professional groups on five continents.
Lindsey grew up in the home furnishing industry, working with Carolyn Kinder. During her 30-year tenure, she functioned in almost every administrative capacity, being named president and COO of Kinder-Harris, a high-end wall art, lamp and accessory manufacturer, in 1994.
Steves is the creator of a home industries consulting company, Open House Productions, helping clients with special projects including strategic product positioning, branding, line extension development and more based on her years of experience working with manufacturers, retailers and consumers. She is also the author of several books on home design including Best Little Houses by Home Magazine.
For additional information regarding the ARTS Awards, contact Lindsey Villarreal at email@example.com or visit dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards
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