Isle artisan wins
3 awards at wood show

Oahu woodworker Marian Yasuda won three awards in Hawaii's Woodshow 2003, with recognition from the public and her peers.

Her vanity with stool, of silky oak, robusta, won the People's Choice award based on public vote, Artist's Choice based on a vote of participating woodworkers, and the juried First Place in Furniture. Judges were nationally recognized furniture maker Michael Cullen; fine arts expert and gallery owner Robyn Buntin; and Eric Bello, owner of Bello Millworks.

Marian Yasuda's fine craftmanship in creating this vanity and stool won both the People's Choice and Artist's Choice awards, plus a first place juried award.

Other awards were:

Best of Show: Al Rabold of Maui, for Laua'e (sculptured turning); camphor

Turning: Michael Smith of the Big island for "Umeke to Da Max"; mango

Sculpture: Barry Ching of the Big Island for "Larva"

Musical instrument: R. W. of Oahu for Rollo Scheurenbrand acoustic guitar, using koa, Sitka spruce, ebony and mahogany

Open: Francis Pimmel of Oahu for Voyaging Canoe Hokule'a

Novice: Asa Chock of Oahu for "Ika," tenor ukulele

Honorable mentions went to Bob Holden, Michael Patrick Smith, R.W. Butts, Tai Lake, Andy Huebner, Sam Hadar and Joel Bright.

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