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32nd ARTS Awards Nominating Committee Announced

—Home industry’s highest honor to return to in-person event in January 2022—

DALLAS – July 29, 2021 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the members of the ARTS Awards Nominating Committee, a group of independent industry professionals who will evaluate the list of hundreds of nominees submitted online. The results will be the list of ARTS Awards finalists, who will then submit materials for judging in the fall.

The 2022 ARTS Awards Nomination Committee are:

Laurie Burns Executive Director, Gift & Home Trade Association

Patti Carpenter Principal, Carpenter + Co. and co-founder, The Kaleidoscope Project

Traci Connell Owner/Principal, Traci Connell Interiors

Jane Dagmi Editor-in-Chief, Designers Today

Lois Del Negro CFO, Global Views

Diane Falvey Editor-in-Chief, Furniture, Lighting, & Décor

Adam Japko CEO, Esteem Media

Susan Jones Publisher, Furniture, Lighting, & Décor

Brian Kleinberg President, Elements Trade

Thomas Lester Business Editor, Home Accents Today

Amir Loloi President, Loloi Rugs

Linda Longo Lighting industry consultant

Jane Murray Owner, Taylors

Doug Self President, J. Douglas

Dorian Sims President, Stacy Furniture

Bobby Wilson General Manager, Wilson Lighting

Allison Zisko Editor-in-Chief, Home Accents Today

“These experts, influencers, and business leaders will provide the process with transparency and professional oversight,” said Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. Added Sharon Davis, executive director of ART: “With these respected individuals’ participation, the process moves forward toward a list of finalists and then our gala event in January celebrating the incredible accomplishments by individuals and companies.”

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. Winners will be announced during a gala event on Friday, January 7, 2022. Neither membership in ART nor representation at Dallas Market Center is necessary to nominate or to be a nominee.


The 32nd ARTS Awards categories are:

· Manufacturer

· Retailer

· Sales Representative

· Product Designer

· Interior Designer

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.

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 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.

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