DALLAS–Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team have announced the 22nd annual ARTS Awards judges.
This judging panel will select the winners of 26 awards to be presented during a gala event on Jan. 22, 2011. The ARTS Awards is a premier awards program for the decorative accessories industry and is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
The 22nd annual ARTS Awards judges are:
Dixon Bartlett, co-founder of HB2 Resources, a consulting service for strategic and tactical business planning, product and showroom design, as well as cultural and employee development.
Mary W. Bloom, consultant for independent shops utilizing merchandising. Some of her clients include The Sixth Floor Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Meadows Museum and Nasher Sculpture Center.
Dr. Laura Prestwood, an associate professor of interior design at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where she serves as the director for Lighting Education and Women’s Studies.
Joe Ruggiero is a pioneer on the topic of home design in television. Ruggiero produces and hosts on the Home and Garden Television (HGTV) network. He has worked on the PBS award-winning series “This Old House,” ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “The Living Magazine.”
Shannon Streater is the chief executive officer of DG Publishing, Inc., the Dallas-based publisher of the Design Guide family of high-end resource guide publications and Web sites. Titles include the Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide, Austin-San Antonio Design Guide and The Texas Wedding Guide.
Also, new this year is the Green Award, recognizing excellence in sustainable practices and standards. The Green Award will be judged by Susan Inglis, the executive director of The Sustainable Furnishings Council and founder of From the Mountain.
The ARTS Awards finalists will be announced next month.