Hawaii's Woodshow

Sunday, Nov 5, 2023 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hawaii Opera Theatre
848 South Beretania Street Suite 301

The 2023 Hawaii’s Woodshow, Na La‘au o Hawai‘i will be the Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association’s (HFIA) 31st Anniversary woodworking exhibition. 

Attendees will be 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 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.

Three jurors will select 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 are Bart Potter, Alan Wilkinson, and Diane K.W.

A portion of sales from this year’s Hawaii’s Woodshow will be donated to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund.

HFIA is excited to welcome back former Woodshow Coordinator Marian Yasuda.  Mahalo to Diana Ching for coordinating Hawaii’s Woodshow the past three years.

2023 Hawaii’s Woodshow Auction Frank McClure’s Making Waves

This is a unique opportunity to acquire this award-winning 3-piece Milo bowl set made by master craftsman Frank McClure. The set received the Award of Distinction in the Master’s Category at the 2016 Hawaii’s Woodshow. It is finely crafted from Milo (Thespersia populnea) These pieces were carved from a South Kona coastal tree that was blown down by a winter storm.

This year’s Hawaii’s Woodshow will include two educational displays: “Go Native: Growing a Native Hawaiian Urban Forest” and “Hāloa ‘āina Reforestation Project.


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 University of Hawai’i-Mānoa 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. Schools that have participated in the student challenge include University of Hawai’i-Mānoa School of Architecture, Brigham Young University–Hawaii, Maui and Kalani High Schools, Mid-Pacific Owl Robotics, Olomana School, and Punahou School.

Student I&I registration form – Registration is now Closed

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