Three iconic art auctions, shows and exhibitions pivot to provide patrons with access to art during this new era
Twenty-eight years ago, the Western Design Conference was launched to preserve and perpetuate the best traditions of Western design. Initially held in Cody, Wyoming, today the home of the WDC is Jackson Hole. As a signature event of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, the Exhibit + Sale welcomes artists, craftsmen, couturiers and interior designers from around the coun- try to showcase the finest-quality functional creations that capture the spirit of the West. This year, the WDC will take place virtually, with visitors browsing and buy- ing merchandise online.
“The decision to cancel the 2020 Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale was not taken lightly,” says director and founder Allison Merritt. “In response to current COVID-19 regulations, we are launching the Western Design Conference Digital Sourcebook to directly unite buyers with the best from the WDC’s past 28 years.”
HOW IT WORKS
People can participate and shop the virtual WDC by visiting westerndesignconference.com beginning September 10, 2020—and can shop online through September 2021 by clicking “Shop + View Available Works.”
All work in the Digital Sourcebook is available for direct purchase through the presenting artist/designer. Buyers can click a PURCHASE/INQUIRE button that launches a pop-up to directly contact the artist for commissioned work and inquiries.
SAVE THE DATE – Western Design Exhibit + Sale September 9-12, 20201