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2022 Hawaii Woodshow

2022 Hawaii’s Woodshow™, Na La‘au o Hawai‘i

The 2022 Hawaii’s Woodshow™, Na La‘au o Hawai‘i was the Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association’s (HFIA) 30th Anniversary woodworking exhibition.  Attendees were 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 selected 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 will be Marcus Castaing, Vince Hazen and Jorma Winkler.

Marcus Castaing has been making fine furniture and architectural mill work for a living in the remote town of Wai‘ōhinu on Hawai‘i Island since moving there 42 years ago.  From milling the tree, to drying the lumber, and sawing his own veneers, Marcus immerses himself in the entire process.  His work can be found in homes from Europe to Asia, as well as the permanent collection of The State Foundation on Culture and Arts and The Honolulu Academy of Arts.  Marcus has won numerous awards over the years and is featured in the book Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers.

Artist Vince Hazen is currently a ceramics and printmaking instructor at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate (KSBE) Kapalama Campus, and former director at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.  Vince’s work has been shown in many galleries including The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center; Koa Gallery, Kapi‘olani Community College; Andrew Rose Gallery, Honolulu; and Gallery 103, Poipu, Kauai, just to name a few.

Jorma Winkler is an entrepreneur, a technology innovator in the exotic hardwood industry and has built multi-million-dollar, multi-national corporations manufacturing, importing, and exporting tonewoods and veneers in Japan, Hawaii, and other parts of the world.  He manufactures exotic Hawaiian hardwood (koa, mango, monkey pod, etc.) logs and lumber into veneers and musical instrument parts, furniture, and jewelry.  In addition to being a HFIA Board Member, Jorma serves on the Board of the Hawaii Export Council, American Chamber of Commerce Japan, and National Association of Music Manufacturers.


2022 Hawaii’s Woodshow at Hawaii Opera Plaza

2022 Gallery Archive

HW 2022 Postcard

KHON2 News story Sunday, October 23/2022
KHON2 News Story-Andy Cole
Kyle Metcalf’s 2022 Woodshow Tour
HW Ad Hon Star Advertiser
University of Hawaiʻi System News article
Woodshow 2022 Announcement Press Release
2022 Woodshow Press Release 10-26-2022

2022 Hawaii’s Woodshow Sponsors

Koa ($10,000 and above)
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

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 & Myra Kent Fund, of the Hawai’i Community Foundation
Siglo Tonewoods LLC
Tusher Architectural Group
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa School of Architecture
Woodcraft Supply LLC

Hāpuʻu ($500-$999)
Forest Solutions, Inc.
Honua Ola Bioenergy
Royal Contracting Co. Ltd.
Tantalus Studio

Maile (Up to $499)
Akamai Glass Company, Inc
C. Barton Potter
Hawai‘i Wood Utilization Team
Marian Yasuda
Peter Simmons-In the Woods
Pu’uhonua Society
Scheurenbrand Guitars
Tai Lake Fine Woodworking
Thomas Loudat, TNSP Inc


Hawaii’s Woodshow 2022 is supported by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).


Best of Show, Luke Shaffer’s Drift. Photo Brad Goda 2022

Best in Show: Luke Shaffer:  Drift


Award of Excellence
Andy Cole:  Evolution of Creation
Award of Distinction
R.W. Butts:  Large ‘Umeke
Award of Merit
Joel Bright:  Kula Pahu ka Anuhea Kupelo


Wayne Omura:  Koa Leaves Resting on Cinders
Robert Woodward:  Roll the Die
Furniture, Marian Yasuda Award
Duane Millers:   Transcendence
Derek Bencomo:  The Feeling of Movement, 18th View
Turning with Embellishments
Robert Woodward:  Food for the Whole ‘Ohana

Turning with Form Emphasis
Francisco Clemente:  Incognito
Derek Bencomo:  Vessel and Spoon
Robert Duffer:  Ms Flight
Mats Fogelvik:  Super Ellipse Starburst
Mats Fogelvik:  Gecko Bench
Aaron Hammer:  Stitched Together Heart
Duane Millers:  Koru
Bart Potter:  Ma-noa Mahogany Marimba
Dick Willson:  Ahi

Kent Exploration Award
Kahi Ching:  Nana I Ke Kumu Series

Spirt of the Show Award
Joshua Bowles:  Brancusi Desk

La-‘au Pono Award
Bart Potter:  Ma- noa Mahogany Marimba

Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Recognition Awards
Kahi Ching:  Nana I Ke Kumu Series
John Fackrell:  Hapai

R.W. Butts won both the Artist’s and People’s Choice Awards for his work entitled, “Large ‘Umeke”.

Duane Millers’ Transcendence 1st Place Furniture. Photo: Brad Goda 2022

Hawaii’s Woodshow Masters Video

Hawaii’s Woodshow, Na Lā‘au o Hawai‘i


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 UHM 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. This year students from UH-Mānoa School of Architecture, Brigham Young University–Hawaii, Maui and Kalani High Schools, and Olomana School participated in the Challenge.

Kent Awards – Most Promising Young Artist
Olomana Team A:  Piko

SECOND PLACE  High School Olomana Team B:  Breakfast in Bed

Jaelen Matsuda-Williams:  Dumbo

Beau Nakamori:  A Bird House

Beau Nakamori:  Beaux

Kiana Dai: Where the Light Shines Through

Pu‘uhonua Society Ano of Excellence Award
Kiana Dai: Where the Light Shines Through
Monson Taiapa:  Te Ara Tu- ha- ha-
Griffin Ward: Valley of Light


Beau Nakamori ‘s “A Bird House” 1st Place College. Photo Brad Goda 2022

I+I Entry Form 2022
I+I Description Form 2022
Sustainable local wood designs earn architecture students awards | University of Hawaiʻi System News (
2022 I+I Rules

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