ARTS Awards Finalists Named

Dallas - Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team have announced the 23rd annual ARTS Awards finalists.

The ARTS Awards is an awards program for the home decorative accessories industry and is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 18-24, 2012). The awards will be presented at a gala event on Saturday of the Jan. 2012 Dallas market at the ARTS Awards' new location, the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

"Congratulations to all the ARTS Awards finalists," said Bill Winsor, president and CEO of DMC. "It is an honor each year to celebrate the industry's finest manufacturers, retailers, product designers and sales reps."

The finalists will submit a detailed portfolio to a panel of judges that includes Martha Griffin, executive editor of Design Guide; Donna Moss, interior designer, retailer and star of HGTV's "Donna Decorates Dallas;" Melanie Belew, interior designer and owner of Belew Design Studio; and Susan Inglis, producer, importer, sourcing agent and broker in the home furnishings, fashion and gift industries. The portfolios will consist of information including company history, philosophy, product development, marketing, merchandising and customer relations.

In November, the panel of judges will convene in Dallas for two days to review each submission. Once judging is completed, a designated accounting firm will tabulate and secure the ballots until the winners are announced in January.

The 23rd annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by Contract Lighting, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home Fashion Forecast, Home Lighting & Accessories, Overcoffee, Residential Lighting and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

The 23rd ARTS Awards finalists are:

Accent Furniture
Baker - Washington, DC
GuildMaster Inc. - Springfield, MO
Ibolili - Greensboro, NC
Phillips Collection - High Point, NC
Stein World - Memphis, TN
Area Rugs
Jaipur Rugs Inc. - Norcross, GA
Safavieh - Port Washington, NY
Surya Inc. - Calhoun, GA
Decorative Accessories
A&B Home - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Creative Co-Op - Memphis, TN
PORT 68 - Chicago
Sterling Industries - Nesquehoning, PA
Home Textiles
Home Treasures - Houston, TX
Lacefield Designs - Smyrna, GA
Pom Pom at Home - Hollywood, CA
Textillery Weavers - Bloomington, IN
Lighting Fixtures
Corbett Lighting - City of Industry, CA
Hinkley Lighting, Inc. - Cleveland, OH
Hubbardton Forge - Castleton, VT
Kichler Lighting - Independence, OH
Schonbek - Plattsburgh, NY
Outdoor Living

Antonini Outdoor North America LLC - McKinney, TX
Emissary Trading Company - Atlanta
Foreside Home & Garden - Vacaville, CA
Loloi Rugs - Dallas
Permanent Floral
American Best - Garland, TX
Artistry in Silk - Lawrenceville, GA
Direct Export Company Inc. - Dallas
NDI - Brewton, AL
The Ivy Guild Inc. - Laguna Hills, CA
Portable Lamps
Barbara Cosgrove Lamps - N. Kansas City, MO
Currey & Company - Atlanta
Sonneman A Way of Light - Larchmont, NY
The Bradburn Company - Atlanta
Worlds Away - Memphis, TN
Beatriz Ball Collection - Harvey, LA
Chalkboard China - Dallas
TAG Ltd. - Chicago
The GG Collection - Olathe, KS
Vagabond House - Sierra Madre, CA
Wall Decor
John Richard - Greenwood, MS
Leftbank Art - Santa Fe Springs, CA
Propac Images - Albertville, AL
Stylecraft Home Collection - Southhaven, MS
Wendover Art Group - Clearwater, FL
Sales Representatives
National/Key Accounts
Anne Jarboe - jdouglas
Heather Steeley - Taylors on Ten
Joshua J. McDowell - JM Group/Restoration Hardware
Jennifer Jackson - jdouglas
Robin Clarke - Southern Accessories Today
Sue Kinard - Fine Art Lamps
Cindy Rogers - CSR Associates
Derek Ricketts - CODARUS
Richard Alan - Richard Alan & Associates LLC
Angie Zabritski - Homestyle
Michelle Korthuis - Elements in Decor
Mickey Lang - California Marketing Associates
Product Designers
J. Michael Sandel - GuildMaster Inc.
Jason Phillips - Phillips Collection
Luca Rossi - Antonini Outdoor North America LLC
Randal Weeks - Aidan Gray Home Inc.
Tom Caldwell - Currey & Company
International Retailers
Casa Palacio - Mexico City, Mexico
Design Lighting - Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Luminaires & Cie Inc. - Laval, Quebec, Canada
Spectro Lighting Group, SRL - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Vaughan Electrical Supply Co. Ltd. - Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Rising Star Retailers
Colorado Villa Decor - Parker, CO
Melissa Jeffrey Home - Boerne, TX
The Mercantile - Atlanta
Furniture Store

Laurie's Home Furnishings - Tomball, TX
Seaside Home - Coronado, CA
The Arrangement Distinctive Interiors - Dallas
Home Accent Store

G&G Interiors - Knoxville, TN
The French Basket - Florence, AL
The Miller House - Stephens City, VA
Charley & Bella's - Marshall, TX
MECOX - Dallas
Rustic Hutch - Fort Wayne, IN
Bella Casa - Portland, OR.
Gardenology - Encinitas, CA
Jak Home LLC - San Francisco
Lighting Showroom

Cleveland Lighting - Lyndhurst, OH
Elements - Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings - Carle Place, NY
Southern Lighting Gallery Inc. - Augusta, GA
Lighting by Fox - Glenview, IL
Passion Lighting - Grapevine, TX
Southern Lights - Burnsville, MN
Hacienda Lighting - Scottsdale, AZ
Light Bulbs, Etc./Lightstyles - Costa Mesa, CA
Valley Light Gallery - Scottsdale, AZ


For more information regarding the ARTS Awards, contact Lindsey Villarreal at


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