The 31st Annual ARTS Awards Nomination Panel Announced

DALLAS – July 26, 2019 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the members of the 31st 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 31st Annual ARTS Awards Nomination Panel members are:

  • David Beld, President of Sales and Business Development, Palecek
  • Shelia Butler, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Handley Drive
  • Doug Cofiell, CEO, Ivystone
  • Jane Dagmi, Editor-in-Chief, Designers Today
  • Lois Del Negro, CFO, Global Views
  • Susan Dickenson, Editor-in-Chief, Home Accents Today
  • Diane Falvey, Editor-in-Chief, Furniture, Lighting & Décor
  • Leon Goetz, Owner, Goetz Inc.
  • Martha Graham, Sales Representative, Martha Graham & Associates
  • Shawn Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Steelyard
  • Brian Kleinberg, President, Elements Trade
  • Thomas Lester, Business Editor, Home Accents Today
  • Linda Longo, Editorial Director, enLIGHTenment
  • Bill McLoughlin, Editor-in-Chief, Furniture Today
  • Greg O’Neal, COO, CUR8
  • Georgina Weddell, Owner, In-Detail
  • Ron Werner, President, HW Home
  • Lenise Willis, Editor-in-Chief, Gifts & Decorative Accessories

Sponsors for the 31st annual ARTS Awards include Aspire Design and Home; Designers Today; enlightenment; Furniture, Lighting and Décor; Furniture Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Home Accents Today; Home Furnishings Business; Home Furnishings News; Home Textiles Today; the Interior Design Society and the 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.

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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, 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

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