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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 winners to be featured in retailer ad campaign, have keepsake photo taken and autographed by Barker

March 24, 2014 --

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, 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. The contest is being held in conjunction with the debut of The April Issue, Art Van Furniture's new spring 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."When renowned photographer Nigel Barker focuses his lens on the winner, who knows, a new Midwest superstar 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 in Hollywood or New York," said Barker. "Inner confidence helps women radiate beauty, and I can't wait to capture the essence of our winners."

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, receive a $1,000 Art Van gift card and receive a framed, autographed photo taken by Barker at the event as a keepsake.

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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