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24th annual ARTS Awards finalists announced

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the 24th annual ARTS Awards finalists. The ARTS Awards is the premier awards program for the home industry and is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 16-22, 2013). The awards will be presented during a gala event on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

"Congratulations to the finalists for this year's ARTS Awards," said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. "It's an honor to celebrate the home industry's finest manufacturers, retailers, product designers and sales reps."

The finalists will submit a digital presentation to a panel of distinguished judges previously announced, including Melanie Belew, interior designer and owner of Belew Design Studio; Cheryl Holland-Bridges, director of the Center for Retailing Studies and executive professor of marketing at Texas A&M's May Business School; Ignaz M. Gorischeck, VP of store development at Neiman Marcus; Jena Hall, president and CEO of Jena Hall Associates; Leslie Newsom Rascoe, who helped launch VERANDA and held various editorial positions including fine arts editor and decoration and design editor; and Susan Inglis, producer, importer, sourcing agent and broker in the home furnishings, fashion and gift industries.

Digital submissions vary based on category and may consist of company history, philosophy, product development, marketing, merchandising or customer relations. In November, the panel of judges will convene in Dallas for two days to review each individual or company's submission. Once all components of judging are complete, a designated accounting firm will tabulate and secure the scores until the winners are announced in January.

The 24th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by EnLIGHTenment, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home Fashion Forecast, Home Lighting & Accessories, Overcoffee, Residential Lighting, Sustainable Furnishings Council and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

24th ARTS Awards Finalists

Sales Representatives

East/Atlantic

Brian Slater - Brian Slater & Associates
Nancy Foster - Creating Atmospheres
Susan Wagner Carter - Michael Boyd & Associates

Midwest/Southwest

Holly Marshall - Western Reps
Richard Alan - Richard Alan & Associates
Theresa Deniz - CODARUS

West

Farida Kornbluth - F.E.M. Sales
Lucha Bott - Lucha Bott Sales
Robert J. Barrett - R.D. Barrett & Associates

Product Designers

Beth Lacefield - Lacefield Designs
Carolyn Kinder - Carolyn Kinder International
Dennis Beard - Generation Brands/LBL Lighting
Sergio Orozco - Sergio Orozco Designs

International Retailers

Design Lighting - Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Multi Luminaire - Laval, Quebec, Canada
Norburn Lighting and Bath - Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Rising Star Retailers

Clive Daniel Home - Naples, Fla.
Gray Living - McKinney, Texas
Melissa Jeffrey Home - Boerne, Texas
Redefined Home Boutique - Atlanta

Retailers

Furniture Store

Bartholet Home Furnishings - Conroe, Texas
GDC Home - Charleston, S.C.
LOFT Home - Austin, Texas
Outrageous Interiors - Suwanee, Ga.
The Arrangement - Dallas
Zuri Furniture - Dallas

Home Accents Store

East/Atlantic

Carolina Furniture - Greenville, S.C.
J Banks Design - Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Marty Mason Collected Home - Atlanta

Midwest/Southwest

Chic to Chic - Corpus Christi, Texas
Heather Scott Home & Design - Cedar Park, Texas
Room 22 - Oklahoma City, Okla.
StellaDallas - Dallas

West

Interior Illusions - West Hollywood, Calif.
Le Potager - Fullerton, Calif.
Savannah Home Store & Studio - Escondido, Calif.

Lighting Showroom

East/Atlantic

Candelabra - Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Elements - Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings - Carle Place, N.Y.
Hi-Light - Yonkers, N.Y.

Midwest/Southwest

Hinsdale Lighting - Hinsdale, Ill.
Lighting Unlimited - Houston
Passion Lighting - Grapevine, Texas
Texas Bright Ideas - Harker Heights, Texas

West

Elume Distinctive Lighting - Park City, Utah
Foundry - West Hollywood, Calif.
Lumens Light + Living - Sacramento, Calif.

Manufacturers

Accent Furniture

Hillside Furniture Co. - Pacoima, Calif.
IMAX Worldwide Home - Tulsa, Okla.
PALECEK - Richmond, Calif.
Worlds Away - Memphis, Tenn.

Area Rugs

Company C - Concord, N.H.
Feizy Import & Export - Dallas
Loloi Rugs - Dallas
Surya - Calhoun, Ga.
The Rug Market - Culver City, Calif.

Home Accents

Creative Co-Op - Memphis, Tenn.
K & K Interiors - Sandusky, Ohio
Kalalou - Jackson, Miss.
Katherine's Collection - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Lazy Susan USA - New York

Home Textiles

Bandhini Homewear Design - Los Angeles
Pine Cone Hill - Pittsfield, Mass.
Square Feathers - Austin, Texas
Villa Home Collection - Vernon, Calif.

Lighting Fixtures

Crystorama - Westbury, N.Y.
DVI Lighting - Concord, Ontario, Canada
Swarovski Lighting Business - Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Visual Comfort & Co. - Houston

Outdoor Living

Emissary Trading Company - Atlanta
Jackson Pottery - Dallas
Jay Scotts Collection - Dania Beach, Fla.
Sunset West - Vista, Calif.
The HEN-FEATHERS Collection - Gladwyne, Pa.

Portable Lamps

26th & Soho - Amarillo, Texas
Arteriors Home - Carrollton, Texas
Barbara Cosgrove Lamps - Kansas City, Mo.
Couture - Marion, Ark.
Flambeau Lighting - Baton Rouge, La.

Tabletop

Arte Italica - Hicksville, N.Y.
Beatriz Ball Collection - Harvey, La.
Chalkboard China - Dallas
TAG - Chicago
The Royal Standard - Baton Rouge, La.

Wall Décor

Crestview Collection - Memphis, Tenn.
Leftbank Art - La Mirada, Calif.
Studio Artique - San Clemente, Calif.
Viz Glass - San Leandro, Calif.
Wendover Art Group - Clearwater, Fla.

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