32nd ARTS Awards Finalists Announced
—Home industry’s highest honor to return to in-person event in January 2022—
DALLAS – August 30, 2021 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the finalists for the 32nd ARTS Awards. The finalists will submit materials for judging in the fall, and award recipients will be announced at a live event in Dallas on Friday, January 7, 2022.
“Congratulations to these finalists who represent resilience, creativity, and leadership,” said Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. Added Sharon Davis, executive director of ART: “Even in challenging times these accomplished individuals and companies have led with purpose. We look forward to celebrating all of them in January.”
The 32nd ARTS Awards finalists are:
Currey & Company
Moe's Home Collection
A&B Home Group
Park Hill Collection
Aviva Stanoff Design
Pacific Coast Lighting
Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting
Beatriz Ball Collection
The Fiesta Tableware Company
Paragon Wall Decor
The Howard Elliott Collection
Barry Goralnick, Barry Goralnick Architecture and Design
Kim Salmela, Kim Salmela
Lisa McDennon, Lisa McDennon Design
Rick Janecek, Revelation
Ron Henderson, Varaluz
Amy Lynn Schwartzbard, Life Designs Group
Karen Landes Scherr, Loloi Rugs
Ken Grillo, Grillo Group
Amy Golightly, In-Detail
Courtney Komlosi, The Buhmann Group
Richard Alan, Richard Alan & Associates
Andrea Combet, Art & Function
Leslie Taglio, Taglio and Co.
Sally Simerson, Sally Simerson Inc.
Ginger Curtis, Urbanology Designs
Holly Hickey Moore, Holly Hickey Moore Interior Design
Jan Showers, Jan Showers & Associates
Kristi Hopper, Kristi Hopper Designs
Libby Langdon, Libby Langdon Interiors
Starr Miller, Starr Miller Interior Design
Furniture Store - Multiple Locations
Clive Daniel Home - Naples, Florida
J. Allan's Furniture | Interior Design - Brookhaven, Mississippi
HOM Furniture - Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Lee Douglas Interiors - Omaha, Nebraska
Furniture Store - Single Locations
Henry Home Interiors - Norman, Oklahoma
IBB Design Fine Furnishings - Frisco, Texas
Lulu's Furniture & Decor – Greenwood Village, Colorado
Urban Cottage Inc. - Atlanta, Georgia
Home Accents Store - East/Atlantic Region
Bountiful Home - Easton, Maryland
Design Supply - Birmingham, Alabama
Dixon Rye – Atlanta, Georgia
La Maison - Raleigh, North Carolina
Home Accents Store - Midwest/Southwest Region
Coco & Dash - Dallas, Texas
Leon & Lulu - Clawson, Michigan
Nell Hill's - Kansas City, Missouri
Home Accents Store - West Region
Absolutely Fabulous - Huntington Beach, California
Drees - Olympia, Washington
Jonathons Coastal Living - Fountain Valley, California
Lighting Showroom - East/Atlantic Region
Dominion Lighting – Arlington, Virginia
Hermitage Lighting – Nashville, Tennessee
Patdo Light Studio - Port Chester, New York
Lighting Showroom - Midwest/Southwest Region
Capital City Lighting – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Circa Lighting – Houston, Texas
Southern Lights - Burnsville, Minnesota
Lighting Showroom - West Region
Black Whale Lighting - Encinitas, California
North Coast Lighting - Seattle, Washington
Western Montana Lighting - Missoula, Montana
Alara The Label - Fort Worth, Texas
In Detail Interiors – Pensacola, Florida
The Design Bar - Burr Ridge, Illinois
The ARTS Awards process begins with the nomination of retailers, manufacturers, designers, and sales representatives. After nominations are received, a nomination committee of industry peers evaluates the entries and determines finalists.
A separate judging panel then convenes in the fall to review and score finalists’ materials including creative digital presentations that vary based upon category and may consist of product development, marketing, merchandising, company differentiation examples, and/or professional information. Once all components of judging are complete, a designated accounting firm tabulates and secures the scores until the winners are announced for the first time at the ARTS Awards gala on Friday, January 7, 2022. Neither membership in ART nor representation at Dallas Market Center is necessary to nominate or to be a nominee.
Sponsors for the ARTS Awards include Aspire Design & Home; Business of Home; Designers Today; D Home; Furniture, Lighting & Décor; Furniture Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Home Accents Today; Home Textiles Today; Interior Design Society, and Sustainable Furnishings Council.
For more information visit the ARTS Awards website: https://dallasmarketcenter.com/artsawards/. Keep up-to-date with Dallas Market Center events and happenings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use #ARTSAwards to stay connected.
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 Award, 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., Elements at Home, Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting, Global Views, HW Home, Loloi Rugs, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Phillips Collection, Robb & Stucky, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, Seasonal Living, and Vietri.
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 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 lighting, home décor, furniture, gifts, 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.