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23rd annual ARTS Awards winners named

Dallas Market Center and ART hosted awards ceremony in Dallas

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:



Accent Furniture
Phillips Collection, High Point, N.C.

Area Rugs
Jaipur Rugs, Norcross, Ga.

Decorative Accessories
Creative Co-Op, Memphis, Tenn.

Home Textiles
Pom Pom at Home,Hollywood, Calif.

Lighting Fixtures
Corbett Lighting, City of Industry, Calif.

Outdoor Living
Loloi Rugs, Dallas
Permanent Floral
NDI, Brewton, Ala.

Portable Lamps
Currey & Company, Atlanta
Beatriz Ball Collection, Harvey, La.

Wall Décor
Leftbank Art, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Green Manufacturer
Guildmaster, Springfield, Mo.
Tag Chicago


Sales Representative

Jennifer Jackson, J Douglas

Derrick Ricketts, Codarus


Michelle Korthuis, Elements in Décor

National/Key Accounts

Heather Steeley, Taylors on Ten


Product Designer
Randal Weeks, Aidan Gray Home


International Retailer
Spectro Lighting Group, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Rising Star Retailer
The Mercantile, Atlanta

Furniture Store
Seaside Home, Coronado, Calif.


Home Accent Store
The French Basket, Florence, Ala.

MECOX, Dallas
Jak Home, San Francisco

Lighting Showroom

Elements-Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings, Carle Place, N.Y.

Southern Lights, Burnsville, Minn.

Valley Light Gallery, Scottsdale, Ariz.

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