34th ARTS Awards Recipients Announced

—Industry’s highest honor extended to more than twenty companies and leaders—

DALLAS – January 13, 2024 – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the recipients of the 34th ARTS Awards. Following a judging process guided by a panel of industry experts, category winners were announced at a gala event on Friday, January 12 at the Hilton Anatole hotel co-hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley. In addition to category winners, the Academy of Achievement honor was awarded to Maria Mullen, the Legendary Leadership Award was presented to Karen McNeill Pond, and a special HEARTS Award was presented to Amir Loloi.   “Congratulations to this year’s ARTS Awards recipients and to our special honorees,” said Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. Added Sharon Davis, executive director of ART: “It was an heartfelt evening of celebration for the industry and for the creative leaders who were honored.”

34th ARTS Awards Recipients

Special Awards      
 Academy of Achievement: Maria Mullen
 Legendary Leadership: Karen McNeill Pond
 HEARTS Award Amir Loloi
 Product Designer (tie): Dann Foley, Dann Foley Lifestyle
Jill Seale, Jill Seale Design Studio
 Interior Designer: Lisa McDennon, Lisa McDennon Design
Retail Categories
Home Accents Store
 East/Atlantic:                       Domain by Laura Hodges Studio –Catonsville, MD
 Midwest/Southwest:  Leon & Lulu – Clawson, MI
 West:  The Fox Shop – Holladay, UT
Lighting Showroom
East/Atlantic: Dominion Lighting – Arlington, VA
Midwest/Southwest: Lightology – Chicago, IL
West: Lightopia – Costa Mesa, CA
Furniture Store—Single Location: Kathy Adams Interiors – Plano, TX
Furniture Store—Multiple Location: Clive Daniel Home – Naples, FL
Design Studio: Christopher Todd Designs – Henderson, NV
Sales Representatives 
East/Atlantic: Russ Jones – Ivystone
Midwest/Southwest: Mindy Lowack – In-Detail
West: Mari Mack – Norwalk Furniture

Manufacturer Categories

Green Award:
Bernhardt Furniture
Accent Furniture:
Area Rugs:
Jaipur Living
Home Accents:
Home Textiles:
Ann Gish & The Art of Home
Regina Andrew
Lighting Fixtures:
Currey & Company
Outdoor Living:
Bernhardt Furniture
Wall Décor:
Wendover Art Group
Sponsors for the 34th 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. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Blog.
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 Lamps, Global Views, HW Home, Jaipur Living, 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 home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the world’s largest western marketplace, opening in 2021; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.