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ARTS Awards judges announced

The 2016 ARTS Awards Nomination Committee has been announced for the 26th annual awards ceremony at January's Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the members of the ARTS Awards Nominating Committee, 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 2016 ARTS Awards Nomination Committee are:
Michael DiPaulo, Owner, Homefest
Cameron Feizy, Senior Vice President, Feizy Rugs
Shay Geyer, Owner and Designer, IBB Design Fine Furnishings
Kim Gillum, Owner, Cobblestone & Vine
Doug Glassman, Owner, The Glassman Group
Jenny Heinzen-York, Editor-in-Chief, Home Accents Today
Todd Litzman, Co-founder and President, Brandwise
Jane Murray, Owner, Taylors on Ten
Patty Price, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Arteriors
Doug Self, Owner, jdouglas
Beth Slifer, CEO and Owner, Slifer Designs
Dorian Stacy-Sims, President, Stacy Furniture & Design
Ron Werner, Owner, HW Home
Laura Van Zeyl, Editor, Residential Lighting and Home Fashion Forecast

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, recognizes top manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives from across the world. The 26th annual ARTS winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

Keep up-to-date on all ARTS Awards information by visiting www.dallasmarketcenter/artsawards

About Dallas Market Center

Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at
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
About the ARTS Awards

The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to the home industry. Up to 27 categories exist under the headings Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Representative, Rising Star, Green and Academy of Achievement. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants and other industry officials. Academy of Achievement and Rising Star honorees are selected by an ARTS Awards committee each year. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame members are: Arteriors Home, BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Robb & Stucky and Schonbek Worldwide Lighting

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