Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, announced that the HEARTS Awards auction exceeded its fundraising goal.

The online auction, which featured more than 70 one-of-a-kind plates creatively transformed by artists, designers, celebrities, influencers and special guests, raised more than $10,000 for No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end child hunger.

The top-earning plates were:

  • “Piecemeal: Cotton Candy” by Alexander Julian, which raised $915;
  • “Cobalt Vase Plate” by Anna Bond, which raised $545; and
  • “Boca Grande” by Kelly O’Neal; which raised $305.

“Thank you to the organizations and individuals who worked so hard to help us raise funds and feed families,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “We look forward to hosting an in-person awards event this summer where we may gather together and celebrate leadership.”

“Generous artists and bidders helped us exceed our goal and providing relief to those in need during a challenging year,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “It is a tangible testament to the giving spirit of our industry community.”

The HEARTS Awards is a one-time special event being held in partnership and solidarity with 13 industry organizations to honor 13companies 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. The celebratory event, which will pay homage to the “hearts and heroes” of 2020 will be held during June Total Home & Gift Market, and hosted by Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia.

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