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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Winning woodworkers announced

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i's Woodshow 2003 wrapped up another showcase of Hawai'i woodwork and attracted nearly 4,800 visitors, organizers said. The 11th annual event, held Sept. 13 through Sunday at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, was organized by the Hawai'i Forest Industry Association.

Winners of the juried competition were:

  • Best of show: Al Rabold, Maui
  • First place: furniture, Marian Yasuda, O'ahu; turning, Michael Smith, Big Island; sculpture, Barry Ching, Big Island; musical instrument, R.W. "Rollo" Scheurenbrand, O'ahu; open, Francis Pimmel, O'ahu; novice, Asa Chock, O'ahu
  • Honorable mention: open, Bob Holden (O'ahu); turning, Michael Patrick Smith (Big Island), R.W. Butts (O'ahu); furniture, Tai Lake (Big Island), Andy Huebner (O'ahu), Sam Hadar (O'ahu), Joel Bright (O'ahu)
  • Artist's Choice and People's Choice awards: Yasuda