34th ARTS Awards Nominating Panel

and Committee Announced

DALLAS – August 18, 2023 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the nominating committee and panel for the 34th ARTS Awards, the the premier awards program dedicated to the home industry.

The ARTS Awards committee consists of three industry professionals charged with overseeing the nomination and selection of the ARTS Awards categories of Academy of Achievement and HEARTS Award. They also serve on the nominating panel. pasting

The committee are: Andrew Knapp, Vice President Sales, Hubbardton Forge; Kirsten Recce, Owner, Black Whale Home; and Cherry Bernish, sales representative, In-Detail.

The ARTS Awards nominating panel consists of 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 nominating panel are:

· Michael Bauer, Director of Trade Relations, Feizy Rugs

· Jamie Bernal, Principal, Jonathan’s Coastal Living

· Caroline Biggs, Market Editor, Business of Home

· Laurie Burns, Executive Director, The Gift and Home Trade Assocation

· Jenny Cano, Director, Interior Design Society (IDS)

· Jane Dagmi, Managing Director, High Point x Design

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

· Teddie Garrigan, Co-Owner, Coco & Dash

· Caroline Hipple, President, Norwalk

· Susan Jones, Publisher, Furniture Lighting & Décor

· Connie Lineberry, President, Connie Lineberry and Associates

· Monica Loving, Vice President, Ivystone

· Jaye Anna Mize, Vice President of Creative, Fashion Snoops

· Cheminne Taylor Smith, CEO, Cheminne.com

· Allison Zisko, Editor-in-Chief, Home Accents Today

The ARTS Awards process begins with the nomination of retailers, manufacturers, designers, and sales representatives. After nominations are received, a nomination panel 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 12, 2024. 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; Furniture, Lighting & Décor; Business of Home; Home Accents Today; ; Décor News Now; Houstonia; Home Textiles Today; Designers Today; Furniture Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Modern Luxury Interiors; Paper City; Interior Design Society, and 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.

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.