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ART Names Awards Nominating Committee

The ARTS Awards nominating committee is comprised of independent industry professionals. 

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The ARTS Nominating committee has been announced.

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the members of the ARTS Awards Nominating Committee, a group of independent industry professionals who will evaluate the list of hundreds of nominees submitted online. The results will be the list of ARTS Awards finalists, who will then submit materials for judging in the fall.

The 33rd ARTS Awards Nomination Committee are:

  • Jamie Bernal                            Principal, Jonathan’s Coastal Living
  • Laurie Burns                            Executive Director, Gift & Home Trade Association
  • Jenny Cano                             Executive Director, Interior Design Society (IDS)
  • Patti Carpenter                        Principal, Carpenter + Co.
  • Lois Del Negro                        CFO, Global Views
  • Diane Falvey                           Editor-in-Chief, Furniture, Lighting, & Décor
  • Catherine Frinier                     Co-Founder, Richard Frinier Design Studio
  • Richard Frinier                        Co-Founder, Richard Frinier Design Studio
  • Teddie Garrigan                      Co-Owner, Coco & Dash
  • Susan Jones                           Publisher, Furniture, Lighting, & Décor
  • Thomas Lester                        Business Editor, Home Accents Today
  • Connie Lineberry                     President, Connie Lineberry & Associates
  • James Merida                         President, Bountiful Home
  • Doug Self                                President, J. Douglas
  • Leslie Taglio                            CEO, Taglio & Associates
  • Cheminne Taylor Smith           CEO, Cheminne.com
  • Colleen Visage                        VP, Product Management, Progress Lighting
  • Allison Zisko                            Editor-in-Chief, Home Accents Today

“These industry leaders not only deliver knowledge and oversight but they ensure the independence of the awards,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. Added Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center: “We appreciate the support and investment of time from this distinguished group of experts.” 

The ARTS Awards process begins with the nomination of retailers, manufacturers, designers, and sales representatives. After nominations are received, a nomination committee of industry peers evaluates the entries and determines finalists. A separate judging panel then convenes in the fall to review and score finalists’ materials.  Winners will be announced during a gala event on Friday, January 6, 2023. Neither membership in ART nor representation at Dallas Market Center is necessary to nominate or to be a nominee.

The 33rd ARTS Awards categories are:

Sales Representative
Product Designer
Interior Designer

Sponsors for the ARTS Awards include Aspire Design & Home; Business of Home; Designers Today; Furniture, Lighting & Décor; Furniture Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Home Accents Today; Home Textiles Today; Interior Design Society, and Sustainable Furnishings Council.

For more information visit the ARTS Awards website. Keep up-to-date with Dallas Market Center events and happenings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use #ARTSAwards to stay connected. 

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