Hawaii's Woodshow | Na La‘au o Hawai‘i

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    Left to right: Scott Hare, "The Last Kiss"; Bihn Pho, "Journey to Autumn"; Cliff Johns, "Holo Hula"

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August 31, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Honolulu Museum of Art School

Exhibition Overview

The Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association’s annual juried woodworking exhibition is a chance to see extraordinary heirloom-quality works made from koa, mango, kamani, milo, Norfolk pine, macadamia nut, kiawe and other Hawai‘i-grown woods.

Hawaii’s Woodshow calls for the use of wood from Hawaiian-grown tree species, especially those that have been planted and brought to maturity in Hawai‘i. It serves as a reference point for the planting of native and non-native high-value hardwoods for future generations.Three jurors are selected from a broad range of expertise. Typically one juror is a nationally renowned artist from the abroad. Judging is based on “Inspiration of Design” and “Excellence of Implementation.” In the initial round of judging, each judge selects multiple entries from each category, from which the First Place and Honorable Mention Awards are selected.

Awards typically include: Career Recognition Award, as many as five First Place awards in various categories, Honorable Mentions, Skolmen Award, Kent Award, Artist’s Choice Award, and People’s Choice Award.

Sponsored by the Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association to celebrate the art of woodworking and the positive role of forests in our culture, economy, and ecology.

Images courtesy of Hal Lum © 2013; and Bihn Pho.