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The Accessories Resource Team Elects Small Business Owner to Join Board of Directors

Vanessa Turney, Owner of San Antonio, TX-based, Light by Design will be Secretary of the Accessories Resource Team Board of Directors.

San Antonio, TX, December 16, 2011 --( The Accessories Resource Team (ART), the decorative accessory industry association, is adding Vanessa Turney owner of Light by Design, a San Antonio, TX-based lighting studio, to its Board of Directors. Turney will hold the position of Secretary where her focus will be membership and to generate interest for the ART’s many events, such as the annual conference, taking place this year in New Orleans, featuring HGTV’s John Gidding.

Founded in 1988, ART is the only trade group in the home furnishings industry dedicated to promoting the decorative accessory segment. Members include manufacturers/importers, retailers, sales representatives and other industry professionals and sources. “I am very excited and honored to be an Executive Board Member on this year’s Accessory Resource Team (ART). I have never in all my years of lighting been exposed to a more dedicated, sophisticated, and intelligent group of people in the home accessory and lighting business,” Turney said. ART’s Board of Directors prepares and organizes the organization’s prestigious ARTS Awards, the annual conference, regional educational seminars, and other events.

An active participant in the design and business community Vanessa Turney has over fifteen years in the lighting industry and a background in real estate and communications. With two back-to-back ARTS Awards for ‘Best Showroom Midwest/Southwest Region’, Light by Design has become a recognized small business in the San Antonio area as a premier supplier of lighting.

Additional ART Board of Directors include: Steve Crowder, GuildMaster, president of ART; Mindy Lowack, Dallas Market Center, executive vice president; John Clements, BJ’s Home Accents, treasurer. In addition, David Gebhart, Global Views, heads the ARTS Awards; Monica Loving, HomeStyle, membership; Doug Self, j. douglas, ART conference; and Cody Hutcheson, CODARUS, education.

About Light by Design – Light by Design is a professional lighting design studio located in San Antonio, Texas. Since 2007, the unique and innovative lighting solutions have been utilized for projects across South Texas and around the globe. Specializing in documented lighting design, large-scale residential, commercial, hospitality projects and LED/fiber optic custom manufacturing, Light by Design is committed to bringing the very best products and services the market has to offer. For more information visit

About Accessories Resource Team (ART) - The Accessories Resource Team (ART) is the association representing accessory manufacturers, retailers, representatives and other industry individuals and companies interested in promoting the decorative home accessories industry. The association’s goal is to enhance the market position of decorative home accessories. The Accessories Resource Team website is available at

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