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2019 Hawaii’s Woodshow Na La‘au o Hawai‘i

The 2019 Hawaii’s Woodshow™, Na La‘au o Hawai‘i was Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association’s (HFIA) 27th annual juried woodworking exhibition.  The Hawaii’s Woodshow was held October 20 through October 27 at the beautiful Moanalua Gardens.    This was the first time the Chinese Hall at Maunalua Gardens his been open to the public since 1903.

Sunday October 20 through Sunday October 27

Chinese Hall at Moanalua Gardens
2850A Moanalua Road
Honolulu, HI 96819


This year, we were very fortunate to have three incredible judges from different facets of our Hawai’i community.

Tom Klobe 

Tom is professor emeritus and founding director of the University of Hawai’i Art Gallery. During his 29 year tenure at UH he organized many international exhibitions and designed over 200 exhibits, five of which received the prestigious Print Casebook Award for Best in Exhibition Design in competition with major museums in the US and abroad.  Tom was named a Living Treasure of Hawai’i by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission in 2005 and was the recipient of the Robert W. Clopton Award for Distinguished Community Service in 2003.  In 1999 he was honored by the Republic of France as a Chevalier de l’Order des Arts et Lettres for his contributions to the arts in France and Hawai’i.

Steve Grimes

The focus of Steve Grimes’ woodworking career forty five years has been guitar making. He moved from Seattle to Hawaii in 1982 and has been building ukuleles and guitars for players from all over the world. He will be celebrating his 1000th instrument in February 2020. He has built instruments for some well known clients including George Benson (4 guitars), Larry Coryell (3), Leo Kottke, Keola Beamer (4),  Walter Becker(11), Steve Miller(12), Pat Simmons, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne and is currently working on a guitar for Paul Simon.

Joshlyn D. Sand

Joshlyn is the Director of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens which includes five gardens encompassing 650-acres of diverse tree species from around the world.  She has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 1999, and considers working with trees, the arboriculture industry, and the local woodworking community the best part of her job.  She has a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Illinois – Urbana and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Hawai`i  at Mānoa.



Best of Show: Underwritten by Paniolo Tonewoods
Scott Hare…Lunch on the Fly: Extinction

Hawaii’s Woodshow Masters

Award of Excellence: Underwritten by Woodcraft Supply
Michael Patrick Smith…Fern Vessel

Award of Distinction
Alan Wilkinson…Indo

Main Division: First Place Awards

Edwin Ikeda…Twirls

Furniture, Marian Yasuda Award
Victor DiNovi..Koa Stool

Turning: Form Emphasis
Robert Woodward…Quilted Sugi

Dick Wilson…Path of Pele

Spirit of the Show Award, Underwritten by C. Barton Potter Co.
Lawrence Nitz…The Last Board

Honorable Mentions
Jonathan Wittenburg Jr….Safe
Alan Wilkinson…Arrival
Kelly Dunn…Roots
Robert Butts…Hawaiian Umeke
Joseph Butterwek…Curly Mango Dresser

Kent Award
Most promising young artist Underwritten by Myra & Ron Kent Fund, HCF
Jay Moorman…Ripple


 I+I: Innovation + Imagination Student Challenge Winners

First Place

Underwritten by Paniolo Tonewoods
Alice SandstromSun Box

Second Place
Underwritten by Forest Solutions, Inc.
Rand Oshiro…Fisher‘s Catch

Third Place
Ethan Christy…A Glimpse Through Time

Honorable Mentions
Elijah Lemusifeauali‘i….Katoua Niue
Elena Lekhter…Untitled
Jhon Cliff Burmaglang…Untitled

HFIA KHON2 Woodshow Calls For Entries8-27-19

2019 Woodshow Photos by Toby Visuals:



Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Community Enrichment Program
Kamehameha Schools
Paniolo Tonewoods

DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife
Hawai‘i Forest Institute
Ron and Myra Kent Fund, HCF
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa School of Architecture
Woodcraft Hawai’i

Forest Solutions, Inc.
Honua Ola Bioenergy
Tusher Architectural Group

C. Barton Potter
Peter Simmons-In the Woods
Scheurenbrand Guitars
Shaun Fleming-Wooden Touches, LLC
Thomas Loudat
WhiteSpace Architects
Yasuda Designs

2019 Hawaii’s Woodshow Na La‘au o Hawai‘i


2019 Hawaii’s Woodshow I+I Student Challenge

Seeking O’ahu high school and college instructors and students.

Interested teaches contact:
Steve Hill

2019 I+I Brochure

Mahalo to INNOVATION + IMAGINATION (I+I) Student Challenge Sponsors:
Hawai’i Tourism Authority Community Enrichment Program (CEP)
Paniolo Tonewoods
Forest Solutions

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

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