23rd annual ARTS Awards winners named
Gary Evans -- Furniture Today, January 23, 2012
Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team announced the winners of the 23rd annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the ARTS Awards' new location, the Hilton Anatole Hotel.
ARTS Awards recipients were named in 26 different categories.
Allan H. Palecek, founder/CEO and lead designer of Palecek, was honored with the Academy of Achievement Award for his significant impact on the home décor and decorative accessories industry.
Award presenters included: Donna Moss, interior designer, owner of That's Haute and star of HGTV's Donna Decorates Dallas; Dann Foley, lifestyle expert and principal of Dann Inc.; Steve Crowder, president and CEO of Guildmaster and ART president, as well as representatives from ART and Dallas Market Center. The approximately 650 attendees included a wide range of retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives, media and designers from across North America.
The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier awards program for the decorative accessory industry and recognizes excellence from retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and designers.
23rd ARTS Awards Winners:
Phillips Collection, High Point, N.C.
Jaipur Rugs, Norcross, Ga.
Creative Co-Op, Memphis, Tenn.
Pom Pom at Home,Hollywood, Calif.
Corbett Lighting, City of Industry, Calif.
Loloi Rugs, Dallas
NDI, Brewton, Ala.
Currey & Company, Atlanta
Beatriz Ball Collection, Harvey, La.
Leftbank Art, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Guildmaster, Springfield, Mo.
Jennifer Jackson, J Douglas
Derrick Ricketts, Codarus
Michelle Korthuis, Elements in Décor
Heather Steeley, Taylors on Ten
Randal Weeks, Aidan Gray Home
Spectro Lighting Group, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Rising Star Retailer
The Mercantile, Atlanta
Seaside Home, Coronado, Calif.
Home Accent Store
The French Basket, Florence, Ala.
Jak Home, San Francisco
Elements-Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings, Carle Place, N.Y.
Southern Lights, Burnsville, Minn.
Valley Light Gallery, Scottsdale, Ariz.
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