Judges named for 31st annual ARTS Awards

DALLAS, Texas – Six judges have been named for the 31st annual ARTS Awards, which will be announced at the at the Jan. 10 ARTS Awards gala during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

The ARTS Awards, produced by home furnishings networking group Accessories Resource Team (ART) and Dallas Market Center, recognizes achievement in home furnishings in up to 28 categories including manufacturer, retailer, product designer, interior designer, sales representative, green and other specialty honors.

The judging panel will select winners from digital submissions that vary based upon category and may consist of product development, marketing, merchandising, company differentiation examples, or professional information.

The judges will convene in Dallas in November for two days to review each individual or company submission. Once all components of judging are complete, a designated accounting firm tabulates and secures the scores until the winners are announced for the first time at the ARTS Awards gala.

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The 31st Annual ARTS Awards Judges are:

  • Adam Glassman has been creative director for O, The Oprah Magazine since 2000 and has been fielding questions from O readers on a wide range of fashion topics since 2007. He serves as a correspondent for EXTRA, which earned him a Daytime Emmy Award in 2016. He appears regularly on Good Morning America, The View and other national television shows.
  • Barbara Owens of Owens Interiors at Home is a native New Yorker who moved to Texas and established her namesake business more than 25 years ago. With experience in both furniture and design, Owens has completed projects for international clientele in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a 400-year-old palazzo in Tuscany and a custom commercial office in China.
  • Cheminne Taylor-Smith of Cheminne.com specializes in branding, strategy, licensing, relationship marketing, promotion, social media, and content creation. She has experience in the home, media, retail, and design arenas, and awards for her work include EXCITE and Addy awards for marketing, and an international social media award, which she won as the architect of the Style Spotters/Pinterest program for High Point Market.
  • Sandy Hughes is a partner and chief creative officer at Steelyard, the trade-only online product resource that seamlessly connects interior designers in the residential, commercial and contract realms with top design-centric brands. She researches and views thousands of Steelyard products every month, introducing new brands and products exclusively to design professionals.
  • Susan Inglis, executive director of Sustainable Furnishings Council and founder of From the Mountain, has more than 25 years of experience working with artisans and promoting sustainable manufacturing in the home furnishings, fashion and gift industries. She received the 2009 WithIt WOW Award for Education. Inglis exclusively serves as the Green Award judge and reviews only the manufacturing finalists’ submissions.
  • Teddie Garrigan owns award-winning Dallas-based luxury home accents retail shop Coco & Dash along with her daughter, Courtney. In 2018 the pair launched Ciao, Coco!, a second retail concept that offers small home accessories and, coming soon, custom bedding. A new full-service interior design studio is opening in 2020.

Sponsors for the 31st annual ARTS Awards include Aspire Design and Home; Designers Today; D Home; Enlightenment; Furniture Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Home Accents Today; Home Furnishings Business; Home Furnishings News; Home Textiles Today; the Interior Design Society; Furniture, Lighting and Décor; and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

For more information visit the ARTS Awards website.

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