Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale Exhibitor Application Deadline Is March 1

Call For Artisans And Interior Designers To Join 30th Annual Juried September Event In Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The Western Design Conference will return to the spacious Snow King Events Center this September, offering artists a tremendous platform for showcasing and selling pieces PC: New Thought Digital, cover PC: Wayne Delyea Furniture Maker Best of Show winner.

Jackson Hole, Wyo. – February 7, 2022 – Each year nearly 100 artists are chosen to participate in the Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale (WDC), a four-day juried event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, offering creators an extraordinary opportunity to showcase and sell theirhandcrafted Western-inspired functional artwork, including furniture, home décor, fashion, jewelry, lifestyle accessories and more. WDC artists at the nationally acclaimed event are as remarkable as the region’s culture and scenic surroundings.

The Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale will celebrate its 30th anniversary from September 8-11, 2022, at the Snow King Events Center in Jackson, which features an expansive 28,000 square feet of space for artists and shoppers to come together. WDC artists will vie for design excellence awards with cash prizes totaling $20,500, while mixing and mingling with new and returning guests, all ready to shop for one-of-a-kind pieces.

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As always, the WDC takes NO commissions on artist sales, and artists enjoy showcasing their craft in large custom booth spaces in the Event Center at the base of scenic Snow King Mountain all during the annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, which brings thousands of art enthusiasts and buyers to the picturesque mountain town every September. 

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Popular returning events at the 2022 Western Design Exhibit + Sale include the lively Opening Preview Party on Thursday, September 8, complete with open-bar cocktails, catered bites, a live auction and a fierce runway fashion show, festively kicking off the four-day event. Then September 9-11 guests continue to fill the showroom daily, browsing and buying direct from the artists, while enjoying the daily happy hours.

“The WDC, their staff and patrons are always a highlight of my year, and I wouldn’t miss it,” says returning fashion designer Elyse Allen of Elyse Allen Textiles, her showstopping Swarovski crystal cashmere wraps, hats and ponchos will be featured on the runway.

PC: Elyse Allen Textiles, New Thought Digital

Returning to the WDC is the Designer Show House, a true-to-scale multi-room house for guests to explore constructed inside the Event Center, featuring five professionally designed rooms showcasing the work of interior designers demonstrating how the Exhibit + Sale’s museum-quality functional art can be brilliantly brought into an interior setting.

PC: Audrey Hall Photography, Nordberg Furniture

Exhibitor and Designer Show House applications are available on the event website at https://westerndesignconference.com/register/ and are due by March 1, 2022.The selection of juried participants is limited; accepted artists will be announced March 5.

About the Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale:
The annual Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale is a four-day, multimillion-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 30 years ago in Cody, Wyoming, to promote contemporary artists working in historical American craft methods. The Western Design Exhibit + Sale moved to Jackson in 2007; Allison Merritt continues the strong commitment to Western arts in Wyoming while expanding the reach of the show. Additional information, including schedules and tickets, is available at westerndesignconference.com and on Facebook and Instagram.

Media Contacts: Allison Merritt, [email protected], 307.690.9719; Amy Stark, Word PR + Marketing, [email protected].


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Digital Sourcebook

Available September 10th

This year’s Western Design Exhibit + Sale will be online through a new virtual marketplace.  SOURCE, COMMISSION + SHOP the Best of the West via our interactive Digital Sourcebook – online September 10. 

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