Smith Farms is excited to announce that we have been selected as one of the featured woodworking companies at the exclusive 2023 Western Design Conference (WDC) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! The event will take place at the Snow King Center from September 7-10.
Our company will be featured in the “Woodworking” category of the show, along with approximately a dozen others. Some of the other categories at the event include Fashion, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, and Accents (which are essentially home décor and functional art pieces).
To be accepted as an artisan for the WDC, we had to complete an application that included submitting photos of some of our pieces. We sent in photos of some of our more artistic furniture and wood accessories, since the WDC is geared toward interesting and uniquely designed pieces. We were extremely pleased to be selected as one of the woodworking companies for the show—it is an elite group made up of some talented craftsmen!
At the WDC, we will be submitting one special piece for judging, with the chance to win some prize money if it is voted to be the best in our category. According to the conference rules, it needs to be a new, never-before-seen piece, so we won’t be able to post photos of it until after the conference is over. However, we will be posting “teaser” photos on our Facebook page leading up to the conference, so be sure to follow our Facebook page if you haven’t done so already.
Many of the artisans typically featured at the Western Design Conference have a Western flair to their work. However, their work also appeals to buyers who are looking for one-of-a-kind pieces that are well made and have a luxurious look to them. We think our style of furniture will fit in well at the show, since our pieces are expertly crafted and often use unique or exotic hardwoods. Much of our work also has a “rustic” flair to it, which you’ll find in many Western-styled homes.
We are looking forward to attending the conference in September and networking with other top woodworkers from around the country. We are also hoping to meet some buyers and interior designers who are interested in the type of work we do. The piece that we will be submitting for the competition will be for sale at the conference, and we will also be accepting commissions for future work from attendees.
This is our first time attending this show and we are excited to see what it’s all about! If it goes well, we will likely do more shows like this in other parts of the country.
If you happen to be in the Jackson Hole area during the days of the show, we encourage to come by—especially if you’re looking for some special pieces for your home.