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51 Robert Woodward – Auntie’s Bowl Honorable Mention
53 Derek Bencomo – The Feeling of Movement, Hau Honorable Mention
40 Mats Fogelvik Hula Nahele 1st Place Furniture
35 Alan Wilkinson Blanket Chest Award of Distinction

Photographer: Brad Goda

2023 Hawaii’s Woodshow

Hawaii Opera Plaza
848 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu
Sunday, October 29th through Wednesday, November 8th
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Free Admission
Limited on-site parking

The 2023 Hawaii’s Woodshow™, Na La‘au o Hawai‘i will be the Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association’s (HFIA) 31st Anniversary woodworking exhibition.  Attendees will be treated to extraordinary heirloom-quality works made from interesting and beautiful Hawai‘i-grown woods.  Hawaii’s Woodshow encourages an appreciation for the participating artists and the materials they use.   The Woodshow promotes the positive role forests play in our economy and ecology.  The 2022 Woodshow ran October 16th through October 30th at the beautiful Hawaii Opera Plaza.

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. This year’s theme is Ho’ike Kālai Kūpono.

Three jurors will select awards based on a balanced knowledge of contemporary woodworking and Hawai‘i forestry.  Awards are based on ‘Inspiration of Design” and “Excellence of Implementation”.  This year’s jurors are Bart Potter, Alan Wilkinson, and Diane K.W.

A portion of sales from this year’s Hawaii’s Woodshow will be donated to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund.

HFIA is excited to welcome back former Woodshow Coordinator Marian Yasuda.  Mahalo to Diana Ching for coordinating Hawaii’s Woodshow the past three years.

2023 WS prospectus Final

Hawaii’s Woodshow 2023 | Go Hawaii
2023 Hawaiis Woodshow, Hawaii Opera Plaza, Honolulu, October 29 to November 8 |
2023 Hawaii Woodshow by MichelleRiosConsultant – Issuu
Events (
2023 Hawaii’s Woodshow Press Release-8-24-2023
Hawaii’s Woodshow Master’s Video


2023 Hawaii’s Woodshow Sponsors

Milo ($5,000-$9,999)
Hawai‘i Forest Institute
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Community Enrichment Program/O‘ahu Visitors Bureau

Kamani ($1,000-$4,999)
DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife
Ron and Myra Kent Fund of the Hawai’i Community Foundation
Siglo Tonewoods
Tusher Architectural Group

Maile (Up to $499)
Akamai Glass Company, Inc
Dick Willson
Hawai‘i Wood Utilization Team
Peter Simmons-In the Woods
Scheurenbrand Guitars

Pending Partner: Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Hawaii’s Woodshow Facebook

Marian Yasuda, Coordinator
Hawaii’s Woodshow 2023

We are seeking sponsors for this year’s Woodshow.
Link to packet:  2023 WS Sponsorship Packet

If you would like to volunteer your support, please sign up here.


An exciting component of Hawaii’s Woodshow is the Innovation + Imagination (I+I) Student Challenge, a division that was initiated in 2017 to introduce students to the diverse world of Hawai‘i woods.  Students are challenged to construct artwork using a mixture of donated Hawai‘i-grown wood and other materials of their choice.

The Student Challenge is coordinated by Steven Hill, IDSA, the 3DLab Director at University of Hawai’i-Mānoa School of Architecture. The program exposes students to a hands-on experience of design and production as well as familiarizes them with the value of using locally sourced resources. Schools that have participated in the student challenge include University of Hawai’i-Mānoa School of Architecture, Brigham Young University–Hawaii, Maui and Kalani High Schools, Mid-Pacific Owl Robotics, Olomana School, and Punahou School.

Daniel Le I+I Video:

Student I&I registration form Hawaiiʻs Woodshow 2023 Entry Registration Form (I+I Student Challenge ONLY)

Student I&I description form Hawaii’s Woodshow 2023 Entry Description Form (I+I Challenge ONLY)

Student I&I Rules Document Hawaii’s Woodshow 2023 Official Rules Documentation (I+I Student Challenge ONLY)

Previous Show Videos

KHON2 News story Sunday, October 23/2022
KHON2 News Story-Andy Cole
Kyle Metcalf’s 2022 Woodshow Tour
University of Hawaiʻi System News article
2021 Opening Reception


KHON2 Hawaii’s Woodshow Segment
Hawaii’s Woodshow Youtube Channel
Queen’s Retreat Hoop Pine Table by Paul Brennan – YouTube
Hawaii’s Woodshow Virtual Opening Reception

Opening reception
Kyle Medcalf 2020 Woodshow Tour


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