30th Annual ARTS Awards Presenters Announced

DALLAS – January 3, 2019 - Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the presenters for the 30th Annual ARTS Awards taking place on Friday, January 18, 2019. The ARTS Awards, hosted annually in January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, acknowledges preeminent manufacturers, retailers, interior designers, products designers and sales representatives.

Following a judging process guided by a panel of independent industry experts, category winners will be announced at a black tie gala at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. In addition, the Legendary Leadership Award will be presented to Sharon Davis, and the special Academy of Achievement Award will be presented to David Gebhart. Reservations are available online until January 4, 2019, via the ARTS Awards website.

The 30th Annual ARTS Awards Presenters are:

Eric Bauer, Owner, Eric Bauer Marketing

Jennifer Brassey, Owner, Elume Distinctive Lighting

Richard Brendon, Founder, Richard Brendon Design

Lois Del Negro, CFO, Global Views

Courtney Garrigan, Owner, Coco & Dash

Shay Geyer, Owner/Designer, IBB Design Fine Furnishings

Leon Goetz, Owner, Goetz Inc.

Caroline Hipple, President, Norwalk Furniture

Susan Inglis, Executive Director, Sustainable Furnishings Council

Eric Jacobson, President and CEO, American Lighting Association

Barrie Livingstone, Owner and Interior Designer, Barrie Livingstone

John Loecke, Co-Founder, Madcap Cottage

Cindy Morris, President and CEO, Dallas Market Center

Jason Oliver Nixon, Co-Founder, Madcap Cottage

Mark Vaughan, Vice President, Domain XCIV

Georgina Weddell, Principal, In-Detail, Inc.

Wynne White, Sales Representative, Summer Classics and Gabby

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, 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 more. 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, Bella Casa, BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, Loloi Rugs, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., PALECEK, Paragon, Phillips Collection, Robb & Stucky, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, Seasonal Living, and Vietri. The ARTS Awards website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards.