September 20, 2015
October 11, 2015
Honolulu Museum of Art School
Presented by the Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association, Hawaii's Woodshow was created to promote an appreciation for the remarkable variety of Hawai‘i-grown woods. The show attracts talented woodworkers throughout the state who submit entries showcasing the versatility and beauty of Hawai‘i woods across design mediums including furniture, woodturning, sculpture and musical instruments.
Awards presented include the Ron Kent Award for a promising young artist age 21 and under as well as the People’s Choice and Artist Choice awards. A special Spirit of the Show Award is presented to the entry that best showcases and illustrates the Hawaii's Woodshow commitment to highlighting underutilized, Hawai‘i-grown, non-native tree species.
The exhibition requires the use of woods form Hawai‘i-grown tree species, and typically features 80 or more breathtaking heirloom-quality works made from Acacia koa, mango, kamani, milo, Norfolk pine, macadamia nut, kiawe and other Hawai‘i-grown woods. Use of woods from rare, lesser known, and/or endangered species is prohibited and considered contrary to the spirit of the show. An artist’s resource book will be on display during the nearly four-week show to encourage visitors to Hawaii's Woodshow to learn more about each artist in the exhibition.
For more information, including an archive of previous exhibitions as well as the Hawaii's Woodshow Gallery featuring work by previous participants, visit woodshow.hawaiiforest.org.
See a video of this year's Woodshow, courtesy of Kyle Metcalf.