ARTS Awards Finalists Named
September 10, 2015,
DALLAS–ART and Dallas Market Center have announced the finalists for the 27th ARTS Awards, which will take place during January’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, at a gala event Jan. 22, 2016. The finalists were named in 23 categories, including the new single- and multiple-unit furniture store categories. Three additional category finalists will be named at a future date.
The finalists will now submit a streamlined digital presentation to a panel of judges. Digital submissions vary based on category and may consist of product development, marketing, merchandising or company differentiation examples.
“This year’s finalists exemplify the hard work and commitment that inspires the entire home furnishings community,” Cindy Morris, CEO of Dallas Market Center, said. “We congratulate all the finalists and look forward to an exciting evening at the awards gala in January.”
“Every year we have the honor to recognize the abundant talent within our industry,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “We appreciate their passion for excellence, and we know the judges will have a very difficult task.”
The multiple-store furniture retailer finalists are: Interior Illusions, West Hollywood, Calif.; Louis Shanks, Austin, Texas; and The Arrangement, Dallas. Single store finalists are: 24e Design Co., Savannah, Ga.; Donna’s Home Furnishings, Conroe, Texas; and Palette & Parlor, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Home Accents store finalists for the East/Atlantic are Outrageous Interiors, Suwanee, Ga.; The Blue Octagon, Malvern, Pa.; and J Banks Design, Hilton Head Island, S.C.. In the Midwest/Southwest finalists are Dwell Home Furnishings, Coralville, Iowa; Leon & Lulu, Clawson, Mich.; and SummerHouse, Ridgeland, Miss. In the West finalists are Bella Casa, Portland, Ore.; Urban Chic Home Furnishings, Las Vegas; and Jonathons Coastal Living, Fountain Valley, Calif.
Lighting showroom finalists in the East/Atlantic are Hermitage Lighting Gallery, Nashville; Pace Lighting Inc., Savannah, Ga.; and Progressive Lighting, Duluth, Ga. finalists in the Midwest/Southwest are Hinsdale Lighting, Hinsdale, Ill.; Passion Lighting, Grapevine, Texas; and The Collection on 5, Minneapolis. Finlists in the West are Accent Lighting, Lake Oswego, Ore.; and Illuminations, Tucson, Ariz.
International retailer finalists are: Aaron Stewart Home, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Design Lighting, Surrey, B.C., Canada; Robinson Lighting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and Station12, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
See the ART and DMC websites for a complete list of finalists including manufacturers, sales representatives, product designers and interior designers categories.