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The 28th ARTS Awards Nomination Committee Announced

DALLAS – July 29, 2016 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the members of the ARTS Awards Nomination Committee, a group of independent industry professionals who evaluated the list of hundreds of nomination entrees submitted online. The results will be the list of ARTS Awards finalists, who will then submit materials for judging in the fall.

The 2017 ARTS Awards Nomination Committee are:

· Russ Jones, Sales Rep, Ivystone

· Dwayne Clark, Owner, Dwayne Clark IDMG

· Laura Van Zeyl, Editor, Residential Lighting/Home Fashion Forecast

· Jenny Heinzen York, Editor in Chief, Home Accents Today

· Jason Harris, Co-Owner/Founder, Furnitureland South/Design Network

· Richard Condanti, Owner and President, Bella Casa

· Rick Janecek, Co-Owner, Hadley Drive

· Cody Ables, CEO + Creative, CODARUS

· Amir Loloi, Owner, Loloi Rugs

· Kelli Ellis, Co-Founder, Product Designer, Design Campus

· Randy Eller, President, Eller Enterprises

· Shelia Butler, President, Shelia Butler Consulting

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, recognizes top manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives from across the world. The 28th ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

Keep up-to-date on all ARTS Awards information by visiting dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards

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 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, Rising Star, Green, Legendary Leadership and Academy of Achievement. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry professionals. Academy of Achievement, Rising Star and Legendary Leadership 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, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon and Schonbek Worldwide Lighting.