Nominations Open for 28th Annual ARTS Awards

DALLAS – April 8, 2016 – Dallas Market Center and ART today announced that nominations are officially open for the 28th annual ARTS Awards.

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 in retailing, manufacturing, design, and sales representation.

“We depend upon nominations from across the industry in order to create an amazing evening of awards,” Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center, said. “We ask for everyone’s help recognizing talented individuals and companies for their incredible work.”

The ARTS Awards program recognizes and promotes home industry leaders and professionals. In a peer nomination program, industry professionals nominate retailers, manufacturers, designers and sales representatives to compete for the highest honor in the business. Nominations are received online at dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards now through June 30, and winners are revealed during a gala event on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Neither membership in ART nor representation at Dallas Market Center is necessary to nominate or to be a nominee.

The 28th Annual ARTS Awards categories are:

Manufacturer Awards

Accent Furniture, Area Rugs, Home Accents, Home Textiles, Lamps, Lighting Fixtures, Outdoor Living, Tabletop and Wall Decor

Retailer Awards

Furniture Store- Single Store Location, Furniture Store- Multi-Store Locations, Home Accent Store, International Retailer, Lighting Showroom and Outdoor Lifestyle Store

Specialty Awards

Academy of Achievement, Green Award, Interior Designer, Legendary Leadership, Product Designer, Rising Star and Sales Representative

The 28th annual ARTS Awards are sponsored by enLIGHTenment, FANDECK, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, HFN, Home Accents Today, Home Fashion Forecast, Home & Textiles Today, Lyon Credit Services, Residential Lighting and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

For a complete list of events, visit the Dallas Market Center website. To prepare for Market, download the Dallas Market App. Also, keep up-to-date on all market information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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 28 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 Home, 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.