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Dozens of Special Guest Appearances at Dallas Market

DALLAS – Jan. 16, 2013 – Dallas Market Center today announced that dozens of special guest appearances including Curtis Stone, John Gidding, and many more will present during this week’s Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 16-22.

Thursday, Jan. 17
· 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Megan Cummins, Portico Collection, WTC 5-576: Meet the founder of You Smell, receive a free sample, and hear about her experience on Shark Tank
· 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Grant Barton, Portico Collection, WTC 5-576: The owner of Precious Metal Prints will ship custom prints with a buyer’s first order
· Noon and 2 p.m. – Arlena Schlott, Portico Collection, WTC 5-576: The host of Garden Wise will demonstrate building miniature gardens using Jerremie products with a drawing for a garden starter kit
· 1 – 4 p.m. – Mary Wilson, Studio A, WTC 6-6078: Mary will discuss new introductions of 2013 and how to incorporate vintage finds and artifacts into today’s interiors

Friday, Jan. 18
· All Day – Sharon Hughes, Keith Smith, WTC 2-200: Meet the creator of “Launch Your Creativity” and designer/owner of Pansy Cottage Garden
· All Day – John Wind, John Wind-Maximal Art, WTC 13-9107: Meet the designer behind the modern/vintage jewelry found in museum collections
· 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Emanuele Fontanini, Roman, Inc., WTC 4-450: Meet a member of the world-renowned Fontanini family from Bagni di Lucca, Italy known for their nativities
· 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Megan Cummins, Portico Collection, WTC 5-576
· 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Grant Barton, Portico Collection, WTC 5-576
· 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Trieste Cordova, Imagine That!, Trade Mart (TM) 1-1501: This Ne’Qwa designer is the only North American artist trained in hand-painting the inside of glass. See a demonstration and get a signed ornament with a qualifying order
· 11 a.m. – Larry Kleinlein, Sullivans, WTC 3-394, seminar in WTC 3-339: Join the designer as he presents inspirational ideas and clever designs. A light lunch will follow the design seminar
· 11 a.m. – Rick Janecek, Global Views, WTC 6-608: Rick will discuss introductions and color trends
· 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Daniel Adams, Desert Digs, WTC 11-11016: Daniel, an accomplished artist, was the head of Walt Disney World’s Audio/Animatronic Department and paint during during his appearance
· 1 – 3 p.m. – Shannon McLinden, Portico Collection, WTC 5-576: Meet the FarmHouse Fresh founder and receive a free sample
· 2 – 4 p.m. – Lisa Luby Ryan, In-Detail, WTC 5-500: The guest designer for Arteriors will share her design tips and what works in her store
· 3 p.m. – Amy Howard, CODARUS, WTC 5-546/552: Amy will introduce her new home line and give a demonstration on her DIY furniture refinishing product
· 5 – 7 p.m. – Carolyn Kinder, Quoizel, Inc., TM 3-3200: Meet the designer and view her new line of lighting
· 5 – 7 p.m. – Sergio Orozco, Quoizel, Inc., TM 3-3200: Meet the designer at a cocktail party
· 5 – 7 p.m. – Patti Pagliei Simpson, Portico Collection, WTC 5-576: The founder of Waxing Poetic will show the 2013 collection and guests are invited to enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while learning about the design process

Saturday, Jan. 19
· All Day – Sharon Hughes, Keith Smith, WTC 2-200
· 10 a.m. – John Gidding, WTC 1st Floor, Hall of Nations: The designer and host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block will present the role of accessories in boosting curb appeal
· 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Emanuele Fontanini, Roman, Inc., WTC 4-450
· 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Trieste Cordova, Imagine That!, TM 1-1501
· 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Daniel Adams, Desert Digs, WTC 11-11016
· Noon – Curtis Stone, WTC 1st floor, Hall of Nations: Meet the renowned Australian chef, author and TV host Curtis Stone and review his line of cookware represented in Source One Marketing, TM 1-1949
· 2 p.m. – Dean Crouser, DEMACO, TM 1-1418: Meet the artist for Big Sky Carvers and receive a signed mug
· 4 – 6 p.m. – Susan Lordi, DEMACO, TM 1-1418: Meet the artist for Willow Tree and receive a signed piece

Sunday, Jan. 20
· All Day – Paige Clark, MOGO Design, Temps WTC 12-2811: Meet MOGO founder and hear about her inspiration
· 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Trieste Cordova, Imagine That!, TM 1-1501

Throughout Market
· 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Chef Carol Ritchie, The Lockin Group, TM 1-1901: The chef, TV host and author will prepare appetizers using equipment and pieces from top manufacturers
· Andrea Barnett, Craig Clovis, WTC 13-13325: See Andrea’s unique line of semi-precious gemstone and pearl jewelry
· Ann Middleton, Craig Clovis, WTC 13-13325: Meet the designer from the Panissara line of silk wraps
· Patti Quinn, Craig Clovis, WTC 13-13325: Meet the designer of Aurora Fused Glass Art and Jewelry
· Claudia Sadhwani, Craig Clovis, WTC 13-13325: Meet the designer for the Samser Collection
· Yafit Goldfarb and Ester Lixenburg, Seasonal Whispers, WTC 13-13727: Meet the co-designer of the Seasonal Whispers line
· Ricardo Zuniga, Leaders in Leather, WTC 13-13727: Buyers are invited to meet the designer and owner of Leaders in Leather
· Donna Gorman, Portico Collection, WTC 5-576: The textile designer and author will discuss her line
· Bob Hampton, Direct Export Inc., The Plaza 2-2F310: Bob will be on hand to answer design questions
· Philip Horton, Direct Export Inc., The Plaza 2-2F310: The designer will answer questions about Christmas product and trends
· Jeff Lieb, Total Design Jewelry, WTC 13-13892: Meet the designer of the handcrafted line of fashion jewelry
· Donna Prescott, Young Colors, WTC 8-8076: Meet this children’s clothing designer who specializes in custom artisan batik fabrics and crocheted accessories
· Christi Proctor, Moon Rein, WTC 6-6848: Christi designs custom-upscale bedding and will be in the showroom throughout the market
· Amy Pyeatt, Rockin’ AB Designs, Market Hall 6-6411: Meet the designer

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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 78 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. As a result, more than $8 billion in estimated wholesale transactions are conducted annually within the Dallas Market Center complex. The Dallas Market Center website is available at http://www.dallasmarketcenter.com/.


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