27th Annual ARTS Awards Winners Announced

DALLAS – Jan. 23, 2016 – ART and Dallas Market Center announced the winners of the 27th annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Friday, January 22 at the Hilton Anatole attended by more than 500 guests. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program for the home industry honoring designers, manufacturers, retailers and sales representatives and is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Awards were given across categories including manufacturing, retail and specialty.

“We extend our sincerest congratulations to all the winners from this year’s ARTS Awards,” Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “As a market center it is imperative for us to recognize the hard work and dedication of the many individuals and companies that sculpt the home industry. We are privileged to have such strong ties to the design community and be able to cultivate the growth of so many individuals and companies.”

Internationally recognized style expert Robert Verdi served as the master of ceremonies for the ARTS Awards along with a presenter slate composed of more than 17 industry stars including Kelli Ellis, Lori Dennis and Jeffrey Allan Marks as well as designers, retailers and industry pioneers.

“The ARTS Awards is our way of showing appreciation to those individuals and companies who have worked exceptionally hard in the past year,” Sharon Davis, executive director of ART said. “By recognizing the strides they’re making we hope to encourage the constant move forward in the home industry.”

This year’s Academy of Achievement Award was presented to Robert Currey of Currey & Company. Tommy Mitchell Company, received the Rising Star Award, which recognizes innovation and modern excellence demonstrated by a home industry company that has been in business less than three years, selected by a panel of industry peers.

27th ARTS Awards Winners

Sales Representatives


Russ Jones – Ivystone Group


Richard Alan – Richard Alan & Associates, LLC.


Andrea Combet – Art & Function

Product Designer

Jason Phillips – Phillips Collection

Interior Designers

Erinn Valencich – Erinn V. Design Group


Furniture Store

24e Design Co. – Single Store Location

The Arrangement – Multiple Store Locations

Home Accent Store


J Banks Design – Hilton Head Island, SC


Leon & Lulu – Clawson, MI


Bella Casa – Portland, OR

Lighting Showroom


Pace Lighting – Savannah, GA


Hinsdale Lighting – Hinsdale, IL


Accent Lighting Oregon – Lake Oswego, OR

International Retailer

Aaron Stewart Home – San Juan, Puerto Rico


Accent Furniture

Gabby – Pelham, AL

Area Rugs

Loloi Rugs – Dallas, TX

Home Accents

Phillips Collection – High Point, NC

Home Textiles

Coral & Tusk – Brooklyn, NY

Lighting Fixtures

Hubbardton Forge – Castleton, VT

Outdoor Living

Seasonal Living – Austin, TX


Holtkoetter – South St. Paul, MN


Beatriz Ball Collection – Harvey, LA

Wall Décor

Spicher and Company – Carlisle, PA

Green Manufacturer

Jaipur Rugs Inc. – Norcross, GA

The 27th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by enLIGHTenment, FANDECK, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home Fashion Forecast, Home & Textiles Today, Home Accents Today, Lyon Credit Services, Residential Lighting and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

About Dallas Market Center

Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.

About ART

ART is the creative home furnishings network representing manufacturers, retailers, representatives and other individuals and companies interested in promoting and enhancing the market position of the home furnishings industry. Each year ART sponsors programs such as the ART conference, regional educational seminars, the ART card and the ARTS Awards. The ART website is available atwww.accessoriesresourceteam.org.

About the ARTS Awards

The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to the home industry. Up to 27 categories exist under the headings Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Representative, Rising Star, Green and Academy of Achievement. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry officials. Academy of Achievement and Rising Star honorees are selected by an ARTS Awards committee each year. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame members are: Arteriors, BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Robb & Stucky and Schonbek Worldwide Lighting.