Jan 25, 2016
Annual ARTS Awards winners announced

Style expert Robert Verdi acted as emcee for the 27th annual ARTS Awards.
Style expert Robert Verdi acted as emcee for the 27th annual ARTS Awards.

ART and Dallas Market Center announced the winners of the 27th annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Friday, January 22 at the Hilton Anatole attended by more than 500 guests. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program for the home industry honoring designers, manufacturers, retailers and sales representatives and is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Awards were given across categories including manufacturing, retail and specialty.

“We extend our sincerest congratulations to all the winners from this year’s ARTS Awards,” Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “As a market center it is imperative for us to recognize the hard work and dedication of the many individuals and companies that sculpt the home industry. We are privileged to have such strong ties to the design community and be able to cultivate the growth of so many individuals and companies.”

Internationally recognized style expert Robert Verdi served as the master of ceremonies for the ARTS Awards along with a presenter slate composed of more than 17 industry stars including Kelli Ellis, Lori Dennis and Jeffrey Allan Marks as well as designers, retailers and industry pioneers.

“The ARTS Awards is our way of showing appreciation to those individuals and companies who have worked exceptionally hard in the past year,” Sharon Davis, executive director of ART said. “By recognizing the strides they’re making we hope to encourage the constant move forward in the home industry.”

This year’s Academy of Achievement Award was presented to Robert Currey of Currey & Company. Tommy Mitchell Company, received the Rising Star Award, which recognizes innovation and modern excellence demonstrated by a home industry company that has been in business less than three years, selected by a panel of industry peers.

27th ARTS Awards Winners

Sales Representatives 

East/Atlantic     Russ Jones – Ivystone Group 

Midwest/Southwest     Richard Alan – Richard Alan & Associates, LLC.

West     Andrea Combet – Art & Function

Product Designer

Jason Phillips – Phillips Collection 

Interior Designers

Erinn Valencich – Erinn V. Design Group


Furniture Store

24e Design Co. – Single Store Location

The Arrangement – Multiple Store Locations

Home Accent Store

East/Atlantic     J Banks Design – Hilton Head Island, SC

Midwest/Southwest     Leon & Lulu – Clawson, MI

West     Bella Casa – Portland, OR

Lighting Showroom

East/Atlantic     Pace Lighting – Savannah, GA

Midwest/Southwest     Hinsdale Lighting – Hinsdale, IL

West     Accent Lighting Oregon – Lake Oswego, OR

International Retailer

Aaron Stewart Home – San Juan, Puerto Rico


Accent Furniture

Gabby – Pelham, AL

Area Rugs

Loloi Rugs – Dallas, TX

Home Accents

Phillips Collection – High Point, NC

Home Textiles

Coral & Tusk – Brooklyn, NY

Lighting Fixtures

Hubbardton Forge – Castleton, VT 

Outdoor Living

Seasonal Living – Austin, TX


Holtkoetter – South St. Paul, MN


Beatriz Ball Collection – Harvey, LA

Wall Décor

Spicher and Company – Carlisle, PA

Green Manufacturer

Jaipur Rugs Inc. – Norcross, GA

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