Applications accepted through April 1st

March 10 2017

Jackson Hole, WY – March 10, 2017

Artist Application Deadline is April 1

Save the Date: September 7-10, 2017.  Make plans to attend the 26th annual Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale.

Juried Artist Exhibit + Sale applications are accepted via: Western Design Conference, Zapplication
Juried Artist Exhibit + Sale, Retail Row + Designer Show House applications are accepted via: Western Design Conference

Calling all artisans of Western-inspired contemporary craft for 26th anniversary event:

As the Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale (WDC Exhibit + Sale) celebrates its 26th anniversary this year, more than 130 top functional artists will be selected by an expert jury for participation in the four-day preeminent exhibition of the finest Western design in the world. The WDC Exhibit + Sale celebrates its silver anniversary at the Snow King Events Center in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Sept. 7 – 10, 2017.

The deadline to apply for this year’s Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale is April 1, 2017, with annual prizes totaling more than $19,000 awarded to artists recognized for top work in specific categories. The jury’s selection is limited; accepted artists will be announced April 5.

A marquee event of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival and an extraordinary platform for artists to showcase Western-inspired furnishings, home décor, fashion, jewelry and accessories at the highest levels of contemporary craft, the Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale has been featuring best-of-the-West artisans for 25 years.
As furniture maker and WDC Exhibit + Sale artist Robert Seliger said of the 2016 event, “Buyers need to see, touch, and feel art that doesn’t hang on a wall, and the Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale gets my work directly in front of these buyers. We sold everything we brought to the show, and took orders for commissioned pieces that will keep us busy well into 2017.”

In addition to the juried WDC Exhibit + Sale, artists and retail merchants can apply for participation in Retail Row, a secondary non-juried shopping location within the conference that has grown significantly in size and popularity with attendees over the past few years.

About the Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale:
The 26th annual Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale is a four-day, multi million dollar event that brings together craftspeople, collectors, interior designers, architects and fashion designers with a love of the West. The Western Design Conference was founded 25 years ago in Cody, Wyo., as a way to promote contemporary artists working in historical American craft methods. The WDC Exhibit + Sale moved to Jackson Hole in 2007, and continues the strong commitment to Western arts in Wyoming while expanding the reach of the show.

author: Allison Merritt