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2020 Woodshow Results

Throughout the history of Hawaii’s Woodshow, many artists, organizations, researchers, environmentalists, and Woodshow supporters have contributed to the richness of the Woodshow through seminars, demonstrations, workshops, and displays. This resource section of the site holds archived and current information that has contributed to the Hawaii’s Woodshow in various ways. You will find information about past and current workshops and seminars that are scheduled in concert with the Woodshow. You will also have access to past and current displays that are designed to inform Woodshow visitors about topics such as the environment, Hawaii’s forests, current conservation and reforestation efforts, as well as process illustrations for makers of the artwork in the Woodshow. Links to media coverage of the Woodshow and associated activities can be found here also.

2020 Hawaii’s Woodshow, Na Lā‘au o Hawai‘i
Hawaii Opera Plaza
848 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu
October 25, 2020 – November 8, 2020

Woodshow Coordinator Diana Ching

The 2020 Hawaii’s WoodshowTM, Na La‘au o Hawai‘i was Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association’s (HFIA) 27th annual juried 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.   It promotes the positive role forests play in our economy and ecology.

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 judges were Pat Kramer, Hawaii’s Woodshow Master; Maile Meyer, Founder Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai‘i; and Irene Sprecher, DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife.


1st Place Musical Instrument
“The Fruit of Ululani’s Mango Tree” by David Gomes. Photo: Brad Goda.

Best of Show
Kahi Ching…Finding the Grain

Hawaii’s Woodshow Masters

Award of Excellence:
Underwritten by Woodcraft Supply
Tai Lake…Nouveau Side Table

Award of Distinction
R.W. Rollo Scheurenbrand…Lefty Rules

Main Division: First Place Awards

Jerry Vasconcellos…Mother and Child

Furniture, Marian Yasuda Award
Michael Felig…Sleeping with Rorschach

Turning: Form Emphasis
Andy Cole…The Challenge

Paul Schürch…Koa Flower

Musical Instrument
David Gomes…The Fruit of Ululani’s Mango Tree

Turning with Embellishments
Robert Woodward…Tutu’s Bowl

Gerald Kleyer…Natural Edge Koa Jewelry Box

Honorable Mentions
Keola Annino…Paper Airplane
Matthew Lund…Lana Lana Nani
Keith Zeilinger…Spalted Blonde Koa Chest
Kelly Dunn…Fluted Duo
David Reisland…Star Compass Table

Spirit of the Show Award, Underwritten by C. Barton Potter Co.
Sarah Hyun…Kalamahalaikalani

Kent Award*: Most Promising Young Artist
Nicole Gomes…Maude

People’s Choice Award
Scott Hare…All Heart

Artist’s Choice Award
Tai Lake…Nouveau Side Table

Innovation + Imagination (I+I) Student Challenge Awards

I+I Rules (pdf)

High School – 1st Place 
Kent Award*: Most Promising Young Artists
Mid-Pacific Owl Robotics (Team)… Kia’i – Ancient Hawaiian Battle Bot Protector

College – 1st Place 
Kent Award*: Most Promising Young Artist
Beau Nakamori…The Overripe Banana

College – 2nd Place
Sarah Hyun…Kalamahalaikalani

College – 3rd Place
Beau Nakamori..Mini Mid-Century Modern Table

Honorable Mention
Beau Nakamori…BeauTie Bench

Pu’uhonua Society Encouraging Excellence Award
Samuel Mangakahia…Kākano

* Kent Award underwritten by the Myra & Ron Kent Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation

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