The HEARTS Awards auction is now live online. The HEARTS Awards, hosted by Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, is a one-time special event being held in partnership and solidarity with 13 leading industry organizations to honor 13 companies that have shown outstanding leadership, empathy and service during the COVID-19 pandemic by going above and beyond in service to their industry and/or community.
More than 70 one-of-a-kind plates have been creatively transformed by artists, designers, celebrities, influencers and special guests to be auctioned to the highest bidder. The auction, benefitting No Kid Hungry, begins now and will conclude Jan. 8. Participating in the creative fundraiser are figures from the world of product design, interior design and the arts including Jane Seymour, Thom Filicia, Bobby Berk, Justina Blakeney, Thomas O’Brien, Jamie Drake, Libby Langdon, Adam Glassman (O, the Oprah Magazine), Julia Buckingham, Anna Bond (Rifle Paper Co.) Joe Ruggiero, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Jason Phillips (Phillips Collection), George Sellers (Global Views), Dann Foley, Alexander Julian, Bunny Williams, Barbara Barry and Beatriz Ball.
“From contemporary to traditional, understated to over the top, these works of art are an amazing testimony to the creativity and generosity of our industry community,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are united to battle hunger, and with everyone’s help we can provide tremendous relief during a challenging year.”
“You will be amazed the variety of artwork, so we are asking for your help today to review these statement pieces and bid high for a great cause,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “This may be a silent auction but please raise your voices and bids high for this one-time opportunity to celebrate and donate.”
To support the charitable fundraiser of the HEARTS Awards on social media, participants may use the hashtag #hearts4hunger. Rosenthal provided the plates for the silent auction, and Freightwire and Global Views made donations to support the auction.
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