Nominations Open for 30th Annual ARTS Awards

DALLAS – April 10, 2018 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced that nominations are officially open for the 30th 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. Prominent members of the home industry gather in Dallas each year to celebrate the crème de la crème of leaders and innovators in the industry.
 
“For three decades, the ARTS Awards has served as a program to recognize the creativity and hard work across all segments of home décor,” says Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We welcome nominations to create an inspiring and robust list of finalists for the event’s 30th anniversary.”
 
The ARTS Awards honors home industry leaders and professionals, beginning with the nomination of retailers, manufacturers, designers, and sales representatives. Nominations are received online at dallasmarketcenter.com/ArtsAwards/nominations/ now through June 27, 2018.
 
After nominations are received, a nomination committee of industry peers evaluates the entries and determines finalists. A separate judging panel then convenes in Dallas in the fall to review and score finalists’ materials.
 
Winners will be announced during a gala event on Friday, January 18, 2019. Neither membership in ART nor representation at Dallas Market Center is necessary to nominate or to be a nominee.
 
Nominations are being accepted in the following ARTS Awards categories:
• Manufacturer Awards
• Retailer
• Sales Representative
• Designer (Interior and Product)
• Academy of Achievement
 
Sponsors for the 30th annual ARTS Awards include Designers Today, enLIGHTenment, Furniture Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, Home Accents Today, Home Furnishings News, Home Textiles Today, Interior Design Society, Lighting & Décor, and Sustainable Furnishings Council.
 
For more information visit the ARTS Awards website. Keep up-to-date with Dallas Market Center events and happenings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use #ARTSAwards to stay connected.

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 www.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, Green, and other specialty honors. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants, and other industry officials. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Current 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.

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.
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