Art Van Furniture And Nigel Barker, Celebrity Photographer And Host Of 'The Face', Are Seeking The Midwest's Next Top Models In Retailer's 'Supermodel Search' Contest

Two grand prize winners to be featured in upcoming Art Van Furniture advertisement

Mar 24, 2014, 11:52 ET from Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strike a pose! Art Van Furniture and Nigel Barker, international style icon and television host of 'The Face' on Oxygen Network, will cast undiscovered female talent in the retailer's 'Supermodel Search' contest! Two grand prize winners will be selected at back to back Art Van Furniture Art of Style parties at its Warren, Michigan store on April 16 and the next night at the company's new Chicago store in Woodridge, Illinois on April 17. Art Van Furniture created the contest to coincide with the debut of The 2014 Spring Style Catalog, which was photographed by Barker. 

"This is a dream come true opportunity for a fresh hometown star to be discovered and experience the glamorous world of high style, furniture and fashion," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. "Who knows, new Midwest superstars may be born!"

"I have spent a great deal of time in Michigan and Chicago and trust me, the women there are as striking, unique and photogenic as those you would find in Hollywood or New York," said Barker. "Inner confidence helps women radiate beauty, and I can't wait to see the winners shine in an Art Van Furniture advertisement." 

Aspiring entrants over 18 can enter the 'Supermodel Search' contest between March 24 and April 1 by uploading their photo and biographical information on Three semi-finalists will be selected for each party based upon photogenic qualities, and will participate in a runway competition. The panel of celebrity judges will include Van Elslander and Barker. Each prize winner will be featured in an upcoming Art Van Furniture advertisement and receive a $1,000 Art Van gift card as well as a framed, autographed photo with Barker as a memento.

For complete contest details, visit

About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 37 stores throughout Michigan, five stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio, a full service e-commerce website, plus 40 freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit for more information.

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