21st Annual ARTs Awards Presented During Dallas Market
January 19, 2010,
DALLAS-Twenty-five ARTs awards, along with the Academy of Achievement Award, were presented during the 21st Annual ARTs awards gala on Jan. 16. Taking place during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the event saw more than 500 attendees and are given by the Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team.
In the manufacturers' categories, the winners were: Palecek for accent furniture; Loloi Rugs for area rugs; Global Views for decorative accessories; Blissliving Home for home textiles; Visual Comfort & Co. for lighting fixtures; Seasonal Living for outdoor living; Distinctive Designs for permanent floral; Barbara Cosgrove Lamps for portable lamps; Beatriz Ball Collection for tabletop; and Paragon for wall decor.
In the sales representative categories, Brittain Cherry of Ogburn-Cherry & Associates won for the East/Atlantic region; Derrick Ricketts of Codarus for Midwest/Southwest; and Laura Fast of OneCoast/Homestyle for West.
For the retail categories in furniture, Albert's Interiors of Newton Square, Pa., was the East/Atlantic winner; HW Home, Boulder, Colo., the Midwest/Southwest winner; and Homescapes Carmel, Carmel, Calif., was the West winner. For home accent stores, Ambiance Interiors & Gifts, Suwanee, Ga., was the East/Atlantic regional winner; Burlap Horse, Boerne, Texas, the Midwest/Southwest winner; and Grace Home Furnishings, Los Angeles, the West winner. For lighting showrooms, Southern Lighting Gallery, Augusta, Ga., won for the East/Atlantic region; Light by Design, San Antonio, won for the Midwest/Southwest; and Western Montana Lighting, Missoula, Mont., for the West.
Ma Maison of Mexico City won the International Retail Store award, and Bravado Home & Design in Portland, Ore., received the Rising Star Retailer award. The Academy of Achievement Award was presented to Don McEvoy, founder of Don McEvoy and Associates.
\Among the presenters were designer Clodagh; television host and designer Joe Ruggiero; Sharon Davis, executive director, ART; Bill Fortson, ART president and Hall of Fame Retailer; Cindy Morris, chief operating officer, Dallas Market Center; and Bill Winsor, Dallas Market Center.