Hawaii's WoodshowTM, Na Laau o Hawaii is Hawaii Forest Industry Association's annual juried woodworking exhibition. The 2019 Woodshow will be held October 19 through October 27 at the beautiful Moanalua Gardens, daily from 10 am to 5 pm. There is a $1.00 admission fee to enter the Gardens with a Hawaii State ID ($5 without Hawaii ID).
Attendees are treated to extraordinary heirloom-quality works made from beautiful Hawaii-grown woods. The Woodshow encourages an appreciation for the participating artists and the materials they use and promotes the positive role forests play in our economy and ecology.
Judging is based on Inspiration of Design and Excellence of Implementation. Awards include: Best of Show, First Place awards in various categories, Honorable Mentions, Spirit of the Show, Artist's Choice and People's Choice Award.
The Masters category awards premier pieces submitted by an invited artists. First Place Award categories are typically Furniture, Sculpture, Musical Instrument, Turning, Accessories, and Novice. The Spirit of the Show Award recognizes the best use of wood from under-utilized Hawaii-grown, non-native trees. Ron and Myra Kent Fund awards include the Kent Award: Most promising young woodworker; Emerging Artist: Most promising new woodworker; and Translucent Albizia Challenge.
This year's sponsors are Hawaii Tourism Authority, DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife, Ron Kent, Woodcraft Hawaii, Forest Solutions, Honua Ola Bioenergy, Barter Potter, Shaun Fleming-Wooden Touches, WhiteSpace Architects, and Yasuda Designs.