15th Annual
Juried Woodworking Exhibition
September 8-16, 2007

Academy Art Center
Linekona School
1111 Victoria Street

Woodshow 2007 Jurors
R.W. Butts
Bob Butts is a highly-respected and successful woodworker in Hawaii and has been an active participant in the Woodshow since its inception. Bob has been named a perennial winner at the annual Hawaii’s Woodshow, each year receiving an award or two. One of his entries, a spectacular 9 foot wide by 6 foot tall folding screen depicting local scenery, was made from more than 101 different island grown woods. It received 3 awards in the HFIA Woods of Hawaii ́96, the 1st place Architecture, Artists’ Choice & Peoplés Choice Awards. Bob continues to receive various awards for his work displayed in different Shows.
Bob has been interested in woodworking since the age of 15. While chopping firewood for his mother in northern California he made various wooden things with whatever tools were available His brother would sell them, and Bob’s enthusiasm for trees and the woods they produced quite naturally, increased. Born the son of a Coast Guardsman and traveling around the world as a military dependant, Bob was exposed to many cultures and lifestyles, including Hawaiian. And through the course of pursuing his own Coast Guard Career and later retirement into woodworking, Bob has developed his expertise in the craft of working with wood and is among the finest of Hawaii’s bowl turners & furniture makers.
Bob is the father of twin sons, Michael and Kevin, two daughters, Lani and Cristylin, four children-in-law and grandfather of six.

David Marks
David Marks is recognized internationally as a master craftsman of fine furniture, turner, sculptor, and host of the television show “Woodworks” on DIY and on the How To Channel in Australia. In 1981, he opened his own shop and built one-of-a-
kind furniture. In the 90‚s he shifted focus to woodturning and sculpture.
David began experimenting in the 1990s with gilding and patinas which has become the trademark of his wall sculptures; one of which won a Niche award in 2001. He has won numerous awards for his woodworking, including two NICHE Awards in 2001, and is a three time winner of Best of Show in Artistry in Wood in Sonoma County, California. Examples of his work appear in numerous publications such as Fine Woodworking Design Books #3, #6, #7, the Guild Source Book #7, Furniture Studio The Heart of Functional Arts, as well as many others.
David is a current member of the American Association of Woodturners, Baulines Crafts Guild, Sonoma County Woodworkers Association, and of the Furniture Society. He resides in Santa Rosa, California where he teaches classes in his workshop/studio in addition to working on his own projects. He also travels and teaches extensively throughout the United States. He has released two educational DVDs entitled Gilding & Chemical Patination and Jigs & Fixtures for Curvilinear Woodworking.
You can see his work at his website

Willa Tanabe
Willa Tanabe, Professor Emiritus, taught Japanese art history at the University of Hawaii and initiated a separate course in Japanese crafts. She served as the Dean of the School of Asian, Pacific and Hawaiian Studies and as chair of the Department of Art and Art History. She has also curated several exhibitions at the University and the Academy of Arts. Her interest in Hawaii’s wood works was stimulated by her husband’s wood working efforts and she has assisted in the design of his Japanese inspired furniture.


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