Saturday | November 18, 2017
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Guild reveals award winners

The Hawaii Wood Guild show continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until Feb. 22, at Isaacs Art Center in Waimea. The free exhibit showcases Big Island woodworking artists, with everything on display available for purchase.

Judging this year’s exhibit were Hongtao Zhou, an associate professor with the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s School of Architecture; Kate Jacobson, executive director of Donkey Mill Art Center, and Peggy Chesnut, interior designer and owner of Chesnut & Co. The three selected the following award winners:

c Best of show, Tai Lake for “Entry Chair”

c First place joinery, Timothy Allan Shafto, Tiffany DeEtte Shafto and Joshua Johansen for “Harmony Table”

c First place sculpture, John Mydock and Elmer Adams for “Oasis”

c First place woodturning, Michael Patrick Smith for “Blossom”

c Honorable mention joinery, Marcus Castaing for “Dream Keeper”

c Honorable mention sculpture, Cliff Johns for “Holo Hula”

c Honorable mention woodturning, Scott Hare for “Hawaiian Hooker.”

The Hawaii Forest Industry Association, Woodcraft of Honolulu and Aloha Woods in Kona sponsored the awards.

The “Artists’ Choice” award, chosen by entered artists, went to Shafto, Shafto and Johansen for “Harmony Table.”

Voting is still open for the “Peoples’ Choice” award. Votes cast by visitors will be tallied when the event closes.

For more about the Hawaii Wood Guild, visit