The Jurors

Jurors are selected to represent a balanced knowledge of contemporary woodworking and of Hawai‘i forestry. Awards are based on “Inspiration of Design” and “Excellence of Implementation.”

Craig Nutt,

Nationally known Studio Furniture Maker As studio furniture maker, sculptor, and public artist, Craig is known for vegetable-inspired work included in collections such as Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian’s American Art Museum), HartsfieldJackson Atlanta International Airport, Birmingham Museum of Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, and Hawai‘i SFCA. He is Director of Programs for CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources); was a founding member of the Furniture Society; Interim Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists; and has served on boards of national and local arts organizations. He lectures and writes about his art, artist emergency preparedness and professional practices. Craig has served on numerous peer review panels and juries for exhibitions programs, grants and fellowships.

Tiffany DeEtte Shafto,

Curator, Designer, Art Book Publisher Tiffany first became immersed in the Hawai‘i art scene collaborating with her husband, Timothy Allan Shafto as part of HAWAII'S WOODSHOWTM 2006. The community spirit shared by local woodworkers, the processes they developed to bring ideas to life, and the native environment inspired her to create the award-winning coffee table book, Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers as well as Wood the Art the Aloha with Lynda McDaniel. She connects artists of all media with collectors through Tiffany’s Art Agency and a new coffee table book, Aloha Expressionism by Contemporary Hawaii Artists.

Craig Mason,

O‘ahu Woodworker With an interest in wood beginning in childhood, Craig has experience with carving, building musical instruments and furniture making. For the past 25 years he has focused on wood turning, utilizing exclusively wood salvaged from the many species of trees grown in Hawai‘i. His turnings are currently on display at galleries on O‘ahu, Lāna‘i and Hawai‘i Island, and in the collections of many Waikiki hotels. Craig is a Charter Member of Honolulu Woodturners.