Hawaii’s Woodshow 2017

Hawaii’s Woodshow Na La‘au o Hawaii
Celebrating  25th Anniversary in 2017

Hawaii’s WoodshowTM, Na La‘au o Hawai‘i is Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association’s (HFIA) annual juried woodworking exhibition.  The 2017 Hawaii’s Woodshow will run September 23, 2017 through October 8, 2017  at the beautiful Honolulu Museum of Art School, Linekona Gallery.  Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and admission is free.

2016 Award of Merit “L’étrange” by Pat Kramer. Photo: Brad Goda

Attendees to Hawaii’s WoodshowTM are treated to extraordinary heirloom-quality works made from Koa, Mango, Kamani, Milo, Norfolk pine, macadamia nut, Kiawe and other interesting and beautiful Hawai‘i-grown woods.  Hawaii’s Woodshow encourages an appreciation for the participating artists and the materials they use.  It promotes the positive role forests play in our economy and ecology.  The Show calls for the use of wood from Hawaiian-grown tree species, especially those that have been planted and brought to maturity here in Hawai‘i.  It serves as a reference point for the planting of native and non-native high value hardwoods for future generations.Three Jurors are selected from a broad range of expertise. Typically one juror is a nationally renowned artist from the abroad. Judging is based on “Inspiration of Design” and “Excellence of Implementation.” In the initial round of judging, each judge selects multiple entries from each category creating a pool of entries from each category, from which the First Place and Honorable Mention Awards are selected.

Awards typically include: Best of Show, as many as five First Place awards in various categories, Honorable Mentions, Spirit of the Show, Kent Award, Artist’s Choice Award, and People’s Choice Award.

The Hawaii’s Woodshow Masters category will award premier pieces submitted by one of several invited artists. The invited artists have accumulated many awards throughout the Woodshow history and are no longer competing for awards in the main category.

First Place Award categories are typically Furniture, Sculpture, Musical Instrument, Turning, Accessories, and Novice. Honorable Mentions are conferred at the discretion of the Judges.

The Spirit of the Show Award recognizes the best use of wood from under-utilized Hawaii-grown, non-native trees while meeting exhibition criteria.  Work featuring koa, mango, Cook or Norfolk Pine are not eligible  Winners of this award receive premiums underwritten by C. Barton Potter.

The Kent Award, sponsored by artist Ron Kent, recognizes and encourages the most promising artist under 18 year of age

The People’s Choice Award is based on a tally of the votes by the viewing public and the Artist’s Choice Award is a tally of votes by the participating artisans.

For information on entering the 2017 Hawaii’s Woodshow, click here.

Mark Sfirri, Pennsylvania

Mark Sfirri runs the Fine Woodworking Program at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania. While he was trained in furniture design and production at Rhode Island School of Design, his current work is sculptural. His interest in creative aspects of wood turning led him to pioneer the use of multi-axis spindle turning to create objects that range from sculptural figurative forms to table legs. He has lectured and demonstrated throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, France, England, and New Zealand, and has written numerous articles about furniture and wood turning.

 

 

John Gonczar, Washington

John Gonczar has been designing and building fine furniture for more than 30 years. He began building unique furniture while residing in the Waiawa Valley on O‘ahu. Interesting note, John had an entry in the first Woodshow in 1993. He now lives in the Northwest where inspiration comes in combining big leaf maple with Hawaiian woods.

 

 

  Noe Tanigawa, O‘ahu

Noe Tanigawa grew up in Hawaii.  As an apprentice to a tea ceremony potter, Baizan Nakamura, in Japan, she learned appreciation for the off kilter, and wabi sabi.  American ceramics with Peter Voulkos in Berkeley instilled in Tanigawa the love for manipulating forms.  Darryl Hughto, in Clement Greenberg’s collection, was her rough and tumble painting mentor in New York.  In Hawai’i, she studied with Helen Gilbert and Fred Roster.  Tanigawa works primarily in encaustic (wax) and gold leaf or in wax and oil on lutrador. Her paintings are in corporate and private collections in Japan and across the U.S.

 

 

2017 HW Post Card Photo List

Artist Name Artwork Name

Year

Award Photographer

1

Joel Bright Bench

1993

—- Ric Noyle

2

Robert Butts Bamboo Bowl

2000

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

3

Jeff Griswold Arts & Crafts Style Clock

1995

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

4

Alan Wilkinson Rocking Chair

1995

Best in Show Hal Lum

5

R. W. (Rollo) Scheurenbrand Acoustic Guitar

2003

1st Musical Instrument Hal Lum

6

Kahi Ching Gift From the Heart

2009

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

7

Peter Ziroli Center Table

2012

1st Furniture Hal Lum

8

Douglas Gordon Writing Desk

2013

1st Furniture Hal Lum

9

Thomas Calhoun Wailele Milo Lamp

2002

1st Open Hal Lum

10

Scott Hare Are We Next? EXTINCTION

2014

Best in Show Hal Lum

11

Aaron Hammer On the Cusp

2011

1st Turning Hal Lum

12

Mats Fogelvik Roots of Inspiration

2016

Best in Show Hal Lum

13

Frank McClure Fleurisma

2007

1st Open & Artist’s Choice Hal Lum

14

Jim Van Houten Koa Contra Bass

2007

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

15

John Wittenburg Campaign Desk

1996

—- Jim Buckley

16

Robert Holden Paniolo Horse

1999

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

17

Keith Maile Ekolu Kanaka – Umeke Awa Vessel

2012

1st Sculpture Hal Lum

18

Tim Shafto Curly Koa Uprising

2010

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

19

Douglas M Philpotts California King 4 Poster Bed

2001

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

20

Gregg Smith Vessel with Maile Leaf Lei

2006

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

21

Michael P Smith Beyond the Reef

2011

1st Sculpture Hal Lum

22

Cliff Johns The ‘Ohana Series

2014

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

23

Tai Lake Watcher’s Dining Set

2002

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

24

Michael Lee Starfish

1994

—- Ric Noyle

25

John Mydock Koi Pond III

2015

1st Turning Embellishment Hal Lum

26

David Gomes Kanani

2012

1st Musical Instrument Hal Lum

27

Shaun Fleming Just the Essentials

2016

1st Accessories Brad Goda

28

Sharon Doughtie Involution

2014

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

29

Francis Pimmel Hokule’a

1996

1st Open Jim Buckley

30

Ron Kent —-

1997

Honorable Mention Hal Lum

31

Andy Cole Outburst

2014

1st Turning Hal Lum

32

Marian Yasuda Vanity with Stool

2003

1st Furniture Hal Lum

33

Francisco Clemente Lychee Dream

2014

1st Main Hal Lum

34

Ricardo Vasquez Ka Lokahi

2008

1st Furniture Hal Lum

35

Takahiro Yoshino The Zen Chair

2014

1st Furniture Hal Lum

36

Marijcke Christiansen
Ken Price
Taro

2015

1st Novice Hal Lum

37

Kelly Dunn Plumeria Nocturne

2013

1st Turning Hal Lum

38

Patrick Kramer Maternal Love

2004

Best in Show Hal Lum

39

Marcus Castaing Rising Again

2010

1st Furniture Hal Lum

2017 Hawaii’s Woodshow Sponsors

 

Milo

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Community Enrichment Program

Kamani

DLNR – Division of Forestry & Wildlife
Hawai‘i Forest Institute
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and Arts
Woodcraft Supply, LLC
Tusher Architectural Group

Hāpuʻu

Ron Kent

Maile

C. Barton Potter, Co.
Plywood Hawaii, Inc.
Scheurenbrand Guitars
Shaun Fleming-Wooden Touches LLC
Steven Hill
Thomas A. Loudat
WhiteSpace Architects, Inc.

2016 Hawaii’s Woodshow Masters  Video
https://youtu.be/PqyKoibLMTs

2016 Hawaii’s Woodshow Jurors

  • Contemporary artist, sculptor and Woodturner, Betty Scarpino is recognized as one of the masters of the genre.  Her work is held in private, public and museum collections throughout the world.  Betty works full time teaching, writing, sculpting and printmaking from her home in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Her work is available for purchase at some of the finest galleries in America and she exhibits widely in juried shows.  Betty was awarded her second Creative Renewal Fellowship by the Arts Council of Indianapolis in 2007.  Learn more about Betty Scarpino here.
  • Artist, author, and teacher, Duane Preble is a University of Hawaii Professor Emeritus.  He has taught a wide variety of courses, including introduction to the visual arts, art history, photography, drawing, color and design. In 1969 he was awarded a UH Excellence in Teaching Award and in 1975 was selected for listing in Outstanding Educators of America.  He has exhibited paintings, photographs and sculpture since the early sixties.  After 30 years of teaching, he retired from the University to further his own art and to help the arts become a catalyst for effective public education.  He is the original author of Artforms–an introduction to the visual arts, used by approximately 300 colleges and universities nation-wide now in its 11th edition.
  • R.W. “Rollo” Scheurenbrand, Oahu Luthier began his woodworking career in the mid-70s as a carpenter. From there he moved on to cabinetry, furniture building, woodturning and eventually found what has become his passion — building stringed instruments. Working with Hawai‘i grown woods and other tonewoods, Rollo creates one of a kind instruments emphasizing tonal characteristics, playability, craftsmanship and aesthetics. He first entered Hawaii’s Woodshow in 2002. He is now in the Career Recognition category after having won awards including Artists’ Choice and Best in Show.  He hand builds custom acoustic steel string guitars and ukuleles full time in his Kailua shop. Learn more here.

2016 Hawaii’s Woodshow Sponsors

 

Milo
Kamehameha Schools

Kamani
DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife
Hawai‘i Forest Institute
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Woodcraft Hawai’i

Hāpuʻu
Tusher Architectural Group

Maile
Akamai Glass Company
Bubbies Ice Cream
C. Barton Potter
Gregg Smith-Wood Turner
Halekulani
Ron Kent
Scheurenbrand Guitars
Shaun Fleming-Wooden Touches, LLC
Thomas Loudat
WhiteSpace Architects, Inc.

Jurors selected for 2016 Hawaii’s Woodshow

Kyle Metcalf video of 2016 Hawaii’s Wooshow

Kyle Medcalf video of 2015 Hawaii’s Woodshow

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