2015 Hawaii’s Woodshow™, Na Lā’au o Hawai’i
Showcase of Hawaii’s Finest Wood Artists September 20, 2015-October 11, 2015
The Hawai’i Forest Industry Association (HFIA) 22nd Annual Hawaii’s Woodsho w™ will run September 19, 2015-October 11, 2015 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School at Linekona. The exhibition will be free and open to the public daily from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Hawaii’s Woodshow™ is a prestigious statewide juried exhibition and features Hawai’i grown wood. Each year the exhibition showcases works of leading professional woodworkers, amateurs and novice woodworkers.
Award entries comprehensively showcase the versatility and beauty of Hawai’i woods across design mediums that include furniture, woodturning, sculpture and musical instruments. Awards include a special student division for ages 18 and under. The exhibition typically features 80 or more breathtaking heirloom-quality works made from Acacia koa, Mango, Kamani, Milo, Norfolk pine, macadamia nut, Kiawe and other Hawaiigrown woods.
“Each year we are challenged to make Hawaii’s Woodshow better than the year before and each year Hawaii’s talented woodworkers deliver breathtaking works,” said Andy Cole, award-winning woodturner and co-coordinator of the 23nd Annual Hawaii’s Woodshow™. “I don’t envy the job of Hawaii’s Woodshow judges which is made so difficult based on the beauty of works entered in the show each year.” Andy is assisting Woodshow Coordinator Marian Yasuda; Hawaii’s Woodshow™ Committee, co-chaired by HFIA Directors Mats Fogelvik and Jorma Winkler; and a team of volunteer woodworkers.
Hawaii’s Woodshow™ was created to promote an appreciation for the remarkable variety of Hawai’i-grown woods as well as for the talented woodworkers throughout our Islands. Artists are limited to Hawai’i-grown wood and are encouraged to use conservative techniques such as veneering to make the most effective use of woods in limited supply. Certain rare or endangered species are prohibited.
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