24th Annual ARTS Awards Finalists Announced
August 28, 2012,
DALLAS--The 24th Annual ARTS Awards finalists have been announced by Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART).
Finalists will now submit a digital presentation to the ARTS Awards panel of judges, and which may consist of company history, philosophy, product development, marketing, merchandising or customer relations, depending on the category. In November, the panel of judges will convene in Dallas to review each submission. The winners will be announced in January, during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market; the next ceremony take place on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.
"Congratulations to the finalists for this year's ARTS Awards," said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. "It's an honor to celebrate the home industry's finest manufacturers, retailers, product designers and sales reps."
Here are the 24th ARTS Awards finalists in each category:
East/Atlantic: Brian Slater of Brian Slater & Associates, Nancy Foster of Creating Atmospheres and Susan Wagner Carter of Michael Boyd & Associates
Midwest/Southwest: Holly Marshall of Western Reps, Richard Alan of Richard Alan & Associates and Theresa Deniz of CODARUS
West: Farida Kornbluth of F.E.M. Sales, Lucha Bott of Lucha Bott Sales and Robert J. Barrett of R.D. Barrett & Associates
Beth Lacefield of Lacefield Designs, Carolyn Kinder of Carolyn Kinder International, Dennis Beard of Generation Brands/LBL Lighting and Sergio Orozco of Sergio Orozco Designs
Design Lighting of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, Multi Luminaire of Laval, Quebec, Canada, and Norburn Lighting and Bath of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Rising Star Retailers:
Clive Daniel Home of Naples, Fla., Gray Living of McKinney, Texas, Melissa Jeffrey Home of Boerne, Texas, and Redefined Home Boutique of Atlanta.
Bartholet Home Furnishings of Conroe, Texas, GDC Home of Charleston, S.C., LOFT Home of Austin, Texas, Outrageous Interiors of Suwanee, Ga., The Arrangement of Dallas, Zuri Furniture of Dallas
Home Accents Store:
East/Atlantic: Carolina Furniture of Greenville, S.C., J Banks Design of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Marty Mason Collected Home of Atlanta
Midwest/Southwest: Chic to Chic of Corpus Christi, Texas, Heather Scott Home & Design of Cedar Park, Texas, Room 22 of Oklahoma City, Okla., StellaDallas of Dallas
West: Interior Illusions of West Hollywood, Calif., Le Potager of Fullerton, Calif., Savannah Home Store & Studio of Escondido, Calif.
East/Atlantic: Candelabra of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Elements Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings of Carle Place, N.Y., Hi-Light of Yonkers, N.Y.
Midwest/Southwest: Hinsdale Lighting of Hinsdale, Ill., Lighting Unlimited of Houston, Texas, Passion Lighting of Grapevine, Texas, Texas Bright Ideas of Harker Heights, Texas
West: Elume Distinctive Lighting of Park City, Utah, Foundry of West Hollywood, Calif., Lumens Light + Living of Sacramento, Calif.
Accent Furniture: Hillside Furniture Co. of Pacoima, Calif., IMAX Worldwide Home of Tulsa, Okla., Palecek of Richmond, Calif., Worlds Away of Memphis, Tenn.
Area Rugs: Company C of Concord, N.H., Feizy Import & Export of Dallas, Loloi Rugs of Dallas, Surya of Calhoun, Ga., The Rug Market of Culver City, Calif.
Home Accents: Creative Co-Op of Memphis, Tenn., K & K Interiors of Sandusky, Ohio, Kalalou of Jackson, Miss., Katherine's Collection of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Lazy Susan USA of New York
Home Textiles: Bandhini Homewear Design of Los Angeles, Pine Cone Hill of Pittsfield, Mass., Square Feathers of Austin, Texas, Villa Home Collection of Vernon, Calif.
Lighting Fixtures: Crystorama of Westbury, N.Y., DVI Lighting of Concord, Ontario, Canada, Swarovski Lighting Business of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Visual Comfort & Co. of Houston, Texas
Outdoor Living: Emissary Trading Company of Atlanta, Jackson Pottery of Dallas, Jay Scotts Collection of Dania Beach, Fla., Sunset West of Vista, Calif., The Hen-Feathers Collection of Gladwyne, Pa.
Portable Lamps: 26th & Soho of Amarillo, Texas, Arteriors Home of Carrollton, Texas, Barbara Cosgrove Lamps of Kansas City, Mo., Couture of Marion, Ark., Flambeau Lighting of Baton Rouge, La.
Tabletop: Arte Italica of Hicksville, N.Y., Beatriz Ball Collection of Harvey, La., Chalkboard China of Dallas, TAG of Chicago, The Royal Standard of Baton Rouge, La.
Wall Decor: Crestview Collection of Memphis, Tenn., Leftbank Art of La Mirada, Calif., Studio Artique of San Clemente, Calif., Viz Glass of San Leandro, Calif., Wendover Art Group of Clearwater, Fla.