23rd annual ARTS Awards winners named
Jane Kitchen -- Casual Living, January 26, 2012
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
+ 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
+ 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
+ East/Atlantic: Elements-Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings, Carle Place, N.Y.
+ Midwest/Southwest: Southern Lights, Burnsville, Minn.
+ West: Valley Light Gallery, Scottsdale, Ariz.