Entries by Kristin Bonk Fong

By Western Hands Announces Spring Hours

(Cody, WY): The spirit of the West runs deep in Cody, Wyoming. A long legacy of artisans who call this place home find great inspiration in what still feels like the frontier, using their own hands and natural materials from the surrounding landscape to create pieces that embody and preserve the western spirit. By Western […]

By Western Hands Awarded Grant From Wyoming Arts Council

Cody, WY– The Wyoming Arts Council, along with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature, has honored Cody’s own, By Western Hands with a generous grant of nearly $9,000.00. This support has made it possible to include in the 2018 By Western Hands Invitational Design Exhibition nationally recognized speaker and author, […]

New By Western Hands Design Center Progressing

(Cody, WY): Anyone who has had the opportunity to travel down the streets of Cody, Wyoming will know of its astounding art and traditions. The former Gambles Hardware building is now being refurbished into the By Western Hands Design Center – rich with education, craft, and history… a building that fits in perfectly with our […]

Cody High Style – A New Beginning at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Seeking to find a fresh start, but using the philosophies of the original Western Design Conference, the Cody craftsmen came together to form the Cody Western Artisans Guild in 2007. The original guild had twenty-six members, representing Cody’s finest craftsmen: Jim Anderson, Scott Armstrong, Maurice Brown, John Cash, Brice & Yazmhil Corman, Jimmy Covert, Lynda […]