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2018 Hawaii’s Woodshow Na La‘au o Hawai‘i

Hawaii’s Woodshow Na La‘au o Hawaii 2018

Hawaii’s WoodshowTM, Na La‘au o Hawai‘i is Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association’s (HFIA) annual juried woodworking exhibition.  The 2018 Hawaii’s Woodshow was held September 22 through October 7, 2018  at the beautiful Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery.



Kyle Ketcalf’s 2018 Hawaii’s Woodshow Video

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


2018 Hawaii’s Woodshow Winners (PDF)


2018 Hawaii’s Woodshow Sponsors

Milo ($5,000-$9,999)

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Community Enrichment Program

Kamehameha Schools
Paniolo Tonewoods

Kamani ($1,000-$4,999)

C. Barton Potter, Co.
Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources, Division of Forestry & Wildlife
Hawai‘i Forest Institute
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Craig Swedberg – Craig’s Creative Style
Tusher Architectural Group
Jorma Winkler – Winkler Woods
Woodcraft Supply, LLC

Hāpuʻu ($500-$999)

Ferraro Choi And Associates, Ltd.
Forest Solutions, Inc.
Hawai’i Wood Utilization Team
Honua Ola Bioenergy

Maile (Up to $499)

J.P. Damon
Shaun Fleming-Wooden Touches LLC
Steven Hill
Ron & Myra Kent
Thomas A. Loudat
Scheurenbrand Guitars
Peter Simmons-In the Woods
Tantalus Studio
WhiteSpace Architects, Inc
Yasuda Designs

Hawaii’s Woodshow 2018 Jurors

  • Irving Jenkins, Author and Artist – Hawai‘i-born scholar, writer and artist, Irving is celebrated for his award-winning books and artwork that reflect Hawaiian culture. Irving’s artwork references Hawaiian feather capes and niho palaoa adding patterns based on traditional calabash wood repairs and stylized letters evocative of Hawaiian designs and symbols. His work is in the permanent collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii State Art Museum, and Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA). Irving was a juror for the first Hawaii’s Woodshow in 1993, and he brings his knowledge of traditional Hawai‘i wood working and of Hawai‘i history to this year’s exhibition.
  • Sean K.L. Browne, Sculptor – Sean draws on his Hawaiian heritage to reference cultural and historical symbols in his work. Best known for monumental site-specific sculptures, he also creates smaller works for indoor display and figurative work honoring important Hawaiians such as the recent image of Pauahi at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. He has taught at Kapiolani Community College, received an HSFCA Individual Artist Fellowship and many public commissions, participated in HSFCA Acquisition Award Selection Committee as a Visual Arts Consultant, and has work in museum and private collections. Sean brings his ability to place contemporary artwork within both Hawai‘i and international traditions as well as his innate sense of Hawaiian place to this year’s exhibition.
  • Alan Wilkinson, Wilkinson Koa Furniture – Alan moved to Hawai‘i in 1962 to surf, work and continue his education, majoring in Asian Art History and Sculpture at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. In1968, he opened Wilkinson Koa Furniture to design and build custom furniture. Among the collections that hold his work are the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Permanent Collection of the Royal Family of England, and numerous private collections in Hawai‘i and on the US Mainland. Although Wilkinson’s main focus has been commissioned pieces, he has shown his work in every Hawaii’s Woodshow™ since 1993 and is a Hawaii’s Woodshow™ Career Recognition/Master Artist. He has been a full-time custom furniture designer for 50 years.

 Innovation + Imagination (I+I) Student Challenge

 Innovation + Imagination (I+I) Student Challenge

An exciting new component of Hawaii’s Woodshow is the Innovation + Imagination (I+I) Student Challenge, a division that was initiated last year 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. At the inaugural launch of I+I, 40 students participated from Moanalua High School and the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Department of Art and Art History and the School of Architecture. The goal of this program is to expose students to a hands-on experience of design and production as well as familiarize them with the value of using locally sourced resources that will influence them in their future professions.

Mahalo to INNOVATION + IMAGINATION Student Challenge In-kind Donors: Steven Hill; JP Damon; Kawena Wise; C. Barton Potter; Jorma Winkler, Winkler Woods; Craig Swedburg: Craig’s Creative Style

Welcome to new Wooodshow Coordinator Beth Kuch

We are delighted to welcome Beth Kuch to the Hawaii’s Woodshow ‘Ohana. She brings an enthusiasm for the Hawaii’s Woodshow mission and an awareness of Hawai‘i forest concerns and conservation projects. Her background in current communication trends supports Woodshow efforts to increase our audience and bring more visitors to see the world class woodwork created in Hawai‘i.

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