17th Annual
Juried Woodworking Exhibition
March 27 - April 5, 2009

Academy Art Center
Honolulu Art Academy
1111 Victoria Street

Woodshow 2009 Jurors

Jeff Griswold

Jeff Griswold has enjoyed furniture making for many years and has been an organizer, entrant, and award-winner at previous Hawaii’s Woodshows. At present, he is working on several reproduction pieces for Iolani Palace. Jeff can often be seen driving one of his recent woodworking projects, a 1955 Morris Minor Traveller (a woodie of course).

David Landry

David Landry is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (BFA -1977 in Painting and Photography), and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, (MFA - 1980 in Sculpture). He has shown and worked in galleries and museums around Honolulu and on the mainland U.S.A.
He has been running the University of Hawaii Art & Art History Department Wood Shop for the past 25 years, in addition to teaching occasional 3-D design courses, and as a recently self-taught diversion, developing and teaching a beginning furniture design course sneakily entitled “Utilitarian Sculpture,” with emphasis on that fertile area where sculpture and furniture design encroach upon each other and come together.
David has been privileged to host Hawaii Craftsmen workshops in the Art Department Wood Shop for such luminaries as Michael Hurwitz, Michael Cooper, John Cedarquist, Jacques Vesery, and Mark Sfirri.

Shari Saiki

Shari Saiki is the owner and founder of the interior design firm, Shari Saiki Design Studio, Inc. The firm’s focus is primarily on medium to high end residential work. Stylistically, Saiki’s preference is for clean, modern design where each finish material or piece of furniture plays a significant role in the overall design. The firm works on projects throughout the islands and the continental U.S. - even as far away as Wisconsin! Shari Saiki Design Studio provides expertise to the circulation, flow, interior architecture, finishes, cabinetry and lighting, as well as the design of custom furniture pieces. They provide fully-furnished spaces including procurement of art, accessories and the like. Three years ago, Saiki opened the retail furniture store called mesh by Shari Saiki. Mesh offers furniture and accessories from different parts of the world in an effort to share interesting and unusual pieces at accessible prices. Saiki’s background and education is in Architecture, which provides her with a discerning eye for the harmony of detail, function, construction and design.


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