The 19th annual Woodturners Exhibit came to a close March 31, with nearly 2,000 visitors attending throughout the month.
Three awards were given at the beginning of the month during the artist reception.
Codie King, director of Wailoa Center, picked the Curator’s Choice, awarding Pat Kramer’s “Natural Edge Milo Vessel with Carved Feet.” Jonathan Johnson, executive director of the State Foundation on Culture and Arts, presented Recognition Awards to Dennis Hakes for his “Living on the Edge” Norfolk pine vessel and Aaron Hammer for his “Dark Chocolate” chocolate albezia natural edge bowl.
There were 137 woodturnings on display in Wailoa Center’s Main Gallery as well as additional turnings in the educational display in the Fountain Gallery.
The People’s Choice Award and Turner’s Choice Award were determined at the end of the exhibit.
The Turner’s Choice Award was given to Mark and Karen Stebbins for “Plumeria Platter,” a koa, mango, wenge and blood wood platter, and the People’s Choice Award was claimed by “As Above So Below” by John Mydock, a 22-inch Norfolk pine platter with pyrography.
Wailoa Center thanks all those who participated and visited the Woodturners Exhibit in March and looks forward to its 20th annual installment next year.