29th ARTS Awards Presenters Announced

--Global Influencers, Business Leaders to Present Top Honors--


DALLAS – December 14, 2017 – Dallas Market Center, the largest and most successful open-daily home décor marketplace in the country, and ART, the Creative Home Furnishings Network, today announced the list of 18 presenters for the 29th Annual ARTS Awards. The distinguished list includes global influencers and top business leaders. This year’s presenters include:
Beatriz Ball, Owner, Beatriz Ball Collection
Julia Buckingham, Founder, Buckingham Interiors + Design
Sharon Davis, Executive Director, ART
Karen Lang, President, Hinsdale Lighting
Tamara Day, Founder, Growing Days  
David Gebhart, CEO, Global Views
Susan Inglis, Executive Director, Sustainable Furnishing Council
Adam Japko, Founder & CEO, Esteem Media
Corey Damen Jenkins, Principal, Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates
Cindy Morris, President and CEO, Dallas Market Center
Donna Moss, Founder & Owner, Donna Moss Designs
Jane Murray, Owner, Taylors
Steve Nadell, President, Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
Greg O'Neal, Chief Collaboration Officer and Co-Founder, CUR8
Nancy Price, Founder, Nancy Price Interior Design
Frederick Rayner, COO, Global Views
Fernando Rodriguez, Co-Founder, Aaron Stewart Home
Doug Self, President, JDouglas

“We welcome the participation of so many leaders from the industry to host a very special evening of recognition,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center.
The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement. This year the program is recognizing top manufacturers, retailers, product designers, interior designers, and sales representatives from around the world as well as Academy of Achievement recipient Randy Eller and a Humanitarian Award being presented to Houston Furniture Bank. The finalists, winners, and special honorees will be recognized during a gala event on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas
Reservations are available online via the ARTS Awards website:

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.

About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at www.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 at 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, Green, and specialty awards. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry professionals. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame members are: Arteriors Home, Beatriz Ball, 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, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting and Seasonal Living. The ARTS Awards website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.