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Joel Bright

Joel Bright has had a long history of working with and designing wood pieces. Like many of the great artists of our time, Joel's talent springs from his passion for the medium. His unparalleled craftsmanship and expertise in design are coordinated to show off the beauty of the wood itself. His works have received many awards in various woodworking shows, most notably Firsts in the state-wide Hawaii Woodshow. Joel has also had the privilege of creating custom pieces for the Imperial family of Japan.

1994-2009, 2011-2012 Hawaii Woodshow
1994: Honorable Mention for Koa & Ebony Chair
1996: First Place Furniture for “Hei Hei Ulula’au”
1997: Honorable Mention
1998: Honorable Mention for “Tradewind” Dining Chair
2003: Honorable Mention for “Kolea” Koa Queen Bed
2004: Honorable Mention for “Rough and Smooth” Coconut and Koa Table
2005: Honorable Mention for Entry Way Cabinet
2006: First Place Furniture for “Tables for Two”, Honorable Mention for “In the Country”
2007: Honorable Mention for “Gift from Koa II”
2008: First Place Open and Artist’s Choice for “Ginger on Mother-of-Curl”
2009: Best of Show and Artist’s Choice for “Koa Fantasia”
First Place Open for “Tantalus Koa”, Honorable Mention for “Monstera”
2007: Fine Furnishings Show, Providence, RI
2008: Hawaii Craftsmen’s Annual Exhibition.
Award: Paul Loo Memorial Award of Excellence for “In the Country”
2009: “Roots of Inspiration” Invitational Group Show at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center
2013: Award of Excellence, Hawaii HFIA Woodshow
2015: Award of Excellence, Hawaii HFIA Woodshow