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23rd annual ARTS Awards winners named

Dallas Market Center and ART hosted awards ceremony in Dallas

Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team announced the winners of the 23rd annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the ARTS Awards' new location, the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

ARTS Awards recipients were named in 26 different categories.

Allan H. Palecek, founder/CEO and lead designer of Palecek, was honored with the Academy of Achievement Award for his significant impact on the home décor and decorative accessories industry.

Award presenters included: Donna Moss, interior designer, owner of That's Haute and star of HGTV's Donna Decorates Dallas; Dann Foley, lifestyle expert and principal of Dann Inc.; Steve Crowder, president and CEO of Guildmaster and ART president, as well as representatives from ART and Dallas Market Center. The approximately 650 attendees included a wide range of retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives, media and designers from across North America.

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier awards program for the decorative accessory industry and recognizes excellence from retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and designers.

23rd ARTS Awards winners


+ Accent Furniture: Phillips Collection, High Point, N.C.

+ Area Rugs: Jaipur Rugs, Norcross, Ga.

+ Decorative Accessories: Creative Co-Op, Memphis

+ Home Textiles: Pom Pom at Home, Hollywood, Calif.

+ Lighting Fixtures: Corbett Lighting, City of Industry, Calif.

+ Outdoor Living: Loloi Rugs, Dallas

+ Permanent Floral: NDI, Brewton, Ala.

+ Portable Lamps: Currey & Company, Atlanta

+ Tabletop: Beatriz Ball Collection, Harvey, La.

+ Wall Décor: Leftbank Art, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

+ Green Manufacturer: Guildmaster, Springfield, Mo.; Tag, Chicago

Sales Representatives

+ East/Atlantic: Jennifer Jackson, J Douglas

+ Midwest/Southwest: Derrick Ricketts, Codarus

+ West: Michelle Korthuis, Elements in Décor

+ National/Key Accounts: Heather Steeley, Taylors on Ten

Product Designer

+ Randal Weeks, Aidan Gray Home


+ International Retailer: Spectro Lighting Group, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

+ Rising Star Retailer: The Mercantile, Atlanta

+ Furniture Store: Seaside Home, Coronado, Calif.

Home Accent Stores

+ East/Atlantic: The French Basket, Florence, Ala.

+ Midwest/Southwest: MECOX, Dallas

+ West: Jak Home, San Francisco

Lighting Showrooms

+ East/Atlantic: Elements-Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings, Carle Place, N.Y.

+ Midwest/Southwest: Southern Lights, Burnsville, Minn.

+ West: Valley Light Gallery, Scottsdale, Ariz.

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