ART Awards Winners Named
GDA Staff -- Gifts & Dec, January 20, 2013
DALLAS-Members of the home furnishing and decor manufacturing, design, retail and related industries gathered at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas for the presentation of the 24th annual ARTs Awards by the Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART). Bill Winsor, CEO of Dallas Market Center, and Sharon Davis, executive director of ART, welcomed the large crowd to the black tie affair.
The Academy of Achievement Lifetime Achievement Award went to Uttermost and the Cooper family. Four daughters of the third generation of the family introduced the award.
New this year, the Visionary Award was presented to Dwell with Design, an organization that makes a house a home for those in need. Dwell with Dignity is a non-profit group of interior designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. With donations of furnishings and home decor from industry vendors, the Dwell with Design designers create well designed, comfortable and attractive environments.
Other winners of the 24th ART Awards are:
East/Atlantic- Element, Carle Place, NY
Midwest/Southwest-Hinsdale Lighting, Hinsdale, IL
West-Elume Distinctive Lighting, Park City, UT
Home Accents Store
East/Atlantic-J. Banks Design, Hilton Head, SC
Midwest/Southwest-Heather Scott Home & Design, Austin, TX
West-Interior Illusions, West Hollywood, CA
Furniture Store- LOFT Home, Austin, TX
International Retailer- Multi Luminaire, Lava, Quebec, Canada
Rising Star Retailer-Clive Daniel Home, Naples, FL
East/Atlantic-Nancy Foster, Creating Atmosphere
Midwest/Southwest-Richard Alan, Richard Alan & Assoc.
West-Lucha Bot, Lucha Bott Sales
Lighting Fixtures- Visual Comfort & Co., Houston
Portable Lamps-Arteriors Home, Carrollton, TX
Home Accents-Creative Co-Op, Memphis, TN
Tabletop-Beatriz Ball, Harvey, LA
Area Rugs-Company C, Concord, NH
Wall Décor-Leftbank Art, La Mirada, CA
Home Textiles-Pine Cone Hill, Pittsfield, MA
Outdoor Living-Sunset West, Vista, CA
Accent Furniture-Worlds Away, Memphis, TN
Green Manufacturer-Loloi Rugs
Product Designer-Beth Lacefield, Lacefield Designs
The evening's presentations were made by Bill Winsor and Cindy Morris, COO of Dallas Market Center, Sharon Davis and Mindy Lowack, executive vp of ART, and celebrity designers and tv personalities, John Gidding and Shay Geyer.