ART, the Creative Home Furnishings Network, and Dallas Market Center announced the winners of the 29th Annual ARTS Awards at a gala event last Friday. Over 650 members of the lighting and home furnishings industry gathered at the Hilton Anatole hotel to honor the manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives who were nominated and celebrate the winners. The event is held annually during the winter Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
“Congratulations to this year’s ARTS Awards recipients who are quite simply the best of the best,” Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “This program is a year-round initiative to identify and then recognize individuals and companies for their innovation and hard work, and we applaud this year’s amazing honorees.”
At this year’s ARTS Awards eighteen industry leaders, style experts, and celebrity designers presented the awards. Guest presenters included Beatriz Ball, Julia Buckingham, Corey Damon Jenkins and Nancy Price. Also in attendance were the ARTS Awards judges, the ARTS Awards committee members from ART and members of the ARTS Awards nominating panel.
“The ARTS Awards serve to honor and inspire, and this year’s winners are an incredible list of leaders,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “No other group personifies the strength of innovation and creativity. We congratulate them after a well-deserved evening of celebration.”
29th Annual ARTS Awards Winners
East/Atlantic: Hermitage Lighting Gallery – Nashville, Tennessee
Midwest/Southwest: Lightology – Chicago, Illinois
West: Elume – Park City, Utah
East/Atlantic: Martha Graham, Martha Graham and Associates
Midwest/Southwest: Joann Crawford, InDetail
West: Laura Fast, Ivystone Group
Home Accents Store
East/Atlantic: Candelabra – Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Midwest/Southwest: Coco & Dash – Dallas, TX
West: Bella Casa – Portland, Oregon
IBB Design Fine Furnishings – Frisco, Texas
Living Lighting on King – Toronto, Canada
Jason Phillips, Phillips Collection
Erinn Valencich, Erinn V. Design Group
Area Rugs: Loloi Rugs
Home Accents: Regina Andrew Design
Accent Furniture: Phillips Collection
Home Textiles: in2green
Outdoor Living: PALECEK
Wall Décor: Oliver Gal
Lighting Fixtures: Currey & Company
Academy of Achievement Award
Randy Eller, Eller Enterprises
Houston Furniture Bank
Sponsors for the 29th annual ARTS Awards include enLIGHTenment, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home & Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Interior Design Society, and Lighting & Decor.
More information about the Dallas Market Center, ART and the ARTS Awards can be found at www.dallasmarketcenter.com, accessoriesresourceteam.org and dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.