25th Annual ARTS Awards Finalists Announced
September 20, 2013,
DALLAS-Dallas Market Center and ART have announced the retailer, product designer and sales representative finalists for the 25th ARTS Awards, which will take place during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in January. The manufacturer finalists were previously announced.
The finalists for the different categories are:
Lauren Miller - Codarus
Chas Lassoff - CRL Lighting Agency
Greg E. Lewis - jdouglas
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. Gr?er - Paul Gr?er 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.
Avenue B - Dallas, Texas
Phillips Collection - High Point, N.C.
Selamat Designs - South San Francisco, Calif.
Worlds Away - Memphis, Tenn.
Company C - Concord, N.H.
Dash & Albert - Pittsfield, Mass.
Delos Rugs - Calhoun, Ga.
Loloi Rugs - Dallas, Texas
Surya - Calhoun, Ga.
Arteriors - Highland Village, Texas
Foreside Home & Garden - Vacaville, Calif.
GO Home - Flushing, N.Y.
Interlude Home - Trumbull, Conn.
Uttermost - Rocky Mount, Va.
Waylande Gregory Studios - Houston, Texas
French Laundry Home - High Point, N.C.
Peacock Alley - Dallas, Texas
SFERRA - Edison, N.J.
The Bodrum Group - New York
Villa Home Collection - Vernon, Calif.
Corbett Lighting - City of Industry, Calif.
Currey & Company - Atlanta, Ga.
Eurofase - Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Van Teal - Miami, Fla.
Visual Comfort & Company - Houston, Texas
Janus et Cie - Carpinteria, Calif.
Seasonal Living - Austin, Texas
Skyline Design - Miami, Fla.
Woodard - Coppell, Texas
Barbara Cosgrove Lamps - Kansas City, Mo.
Flambeau - Baton Rouge, La.
Jamie Young Company - Gardena, Calif.
Light & Living - Oxnard, Calif.
Thumprints - Little Rock, Ark.
Montes Doggett - Greensboro, N.C.
Rosanna Imports - Seattle, Wash.
Vagabond House - Sierra Madre, Calif.
Vietri - Hillsborough, N.C.
Benson-Cobb Studios - McKinney, Texas
Paragon - Albertville, Ala.
Ren-Wil - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Oliver Gal Artist Company - Hollywood, Fla.
Wendover Art Group - Clearwater, Fla.
The ARTS Awards will be presented during a gala event on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The finalists will now submit a digital presentation to the judges' panel, which has been previously announced as 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.