14th Annual
Juried Woodworking Exhibition
September 15-24, 2006

Aloha Tower Marktplace
2nd Floor, Mauka Lanai

Woodshow 2006 Jurors

Steve Latta
Steve Latta has been an educator/cabinetmaker for over twenty years focusing primarily on furniture of the Federal style. He is completing his Master’s Degree in American Studies at Pennsylvania State University while teaching furniture making full-time at Thaddeus Stevens College in Lancaster, PA. He has lectured on the topic of inlay at various institutions including Colonial Williamsburg, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Winterthur Museum and Gardens. Additionally, he works part-time in the conservation department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is a past member of the Executive Board of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and currently serves as the Society’s Conference Coordinator. He is an active member of the Furniture Society providing inlay demonstrations and leading panel discussions at various annual conferences. His work has been featured in CWB, Fine Woodworking, Woodwork, American Period Furniture and the Catalogue of Antiques and Fine Art magazines. Additionally, he has twice been a guest of Roy Underhill on PBS’ The Woodwright Shop demonstrating tradional inlay techniques. Besides teaching, Latta does private dommissions and lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children, Fletcher, Sarach, and Grace in rural Pennsylvania.

Jon Martin
Born in Galveston, Texas, Jon Martin’s lifelong love of woodworking started with building sets and stage props for his parents’ summer stock theater productions. The family moved to Honolulu when Jon was a teenager, and his woodworking talents were developed in high school shop classes. He continued to hone his abilities while working with Hawaii’s legendary boatbuilder, T. Murakami.
Jon then served in the Army in Korea, and met his wife Peggy. It was on their European honeymoon that he realized that building fine furniture was where his future would lie. Travelling through Europe, Jon saw the significance that furniture played in each country’s history and unique cultural identity. It became clear to him that Hawaii too, had a rich history in koa furniture, however at the time few people appreciated its value or significance in the Hawaiian islands’ heritage.
In 1961, Jon opened up shop in a small garage in Kakaako on the island of Oahu. Through his efforts, Hawaiian furniture was preserved as part of Hawaii’s rich culture. Today, Jon stil directs the day-to-day operations of the design, construction, and woodshop of Martin & MacArthur.

Fred H. Roster
Originally from Palo Alto, California, Fred has exhibited work in Hawaii and Internationally. His work in the University of Hawaii’s International Shoebox Sculpture has travelled to Canada, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, and across the USA. In 2002 he was an invited artist to the Honolulu Academy of Art’s 75th anniversary exhibition.
Fred acquired his MFA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1970 and has been Professor of Art in the Sculpture Program since.
“Experience has taught me that I’m not really on a quest for the right process or idea, but that the quest itself is my process of making. Each work is both a search and a provisional answer. On this quest, I have discovered fascinating things are to be found along the borders of civilizations, whre language, religion, and technology are put to use before they are fully understood.” - Fred H. Roster


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