Correy Smith’s curly koa wood “Gong Stand with Gong” took Best of Show in this year’s Harbor Gallery Summer Wood Show.
Despite restrictions amid to COVID-19 pandemic, more than 100 ballots were cast, according the gallery.
Taking first prize for the open category was Scott Green with his “Petro Man Table,” a hall table made of a slab of solid koa with a recycled, cast aluminum base of a petroglyph figure supporting the top.
The sculpture category winner was Craig Nichols for his carved turtle sculpture of a Hawaiian green sea turtle titled “Ocean Voyager.”
The turning category was very competitive, but Michael Patrick Smith pulled out the win with his Cook pine creation featuring pyrography, or wood burning, simply called “Ulua.”
The joinery category was captured by Duane Millers with the a round-top koa wood chest lined in fragrant sandalwood, titled “Dream Keeper.”
The Best of Show winner receives $250 while the category winners receive $100.
Ten percent of all proceeds from the Summer and Winter wood shows goes to The Kohala Center for the Kohala Watershed Partnership to restore a 6,600-acre fenced area above Kawaihae Harbor with endemic species and to prevent soil runoff into Pelekane Bay. Harbor Gallery has donated well over $50,000 to this cause over the last 11 years.
Harbor Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more infmation, contact Elli and Gunner Mench at (808) 882-1510 or email@example.com or visit www.harborgallery.biz.