The 30th Annual ARTS Awards Nomination Panel Announced

DALLAS – July 26, 2018 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the members of the 30th Annual ARTS Awards Nomination Panel, a group of independent industry professionals who evaluate hundreds of nomination entrees submitted online. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design, and sales representation. The results from the nomination committee will be the list of ARTS Awards finalists, who will then submit materials for judging in the fall.

The 30th Annual ARTS Awards Nomination Panel members are:

·         Richard Alan, President, Richard Alan and Associates

·         Richard Codanti, Owner, Curate Home

·         Jane Dagmi, Editor-in-Chief, Designers Today

·         Nicole Davis, Editor-in-Chief, Furniture, Lighting & Décor

·         Susan Dickenson, Editor-in-Chief, Home Accents Today

·         Susan Gravely, Founder & Creative Director, Vietri

·         Russ Jones, Consultant, Ivystone

·         Thomas Lester, Business Editor, Home Accents Today

·         Andrea Lillo, Managing Editor, HFN

·         Linda Longo, Editorial Director, enLIGHTenment

·         Bill McLoughlin, Editor-in-Chief, Furniture Today

·         Jane Murray, Owner, Taylors

·         Mark Phillips, President & CEO, Phillips Collection

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 30th ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 18, 2019.

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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, gift, 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

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

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, Bella Casa, BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, Loloi, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Phillips Collection, Robb & Stucky, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, Seasonal Living, and Vietri.