April 5, 2017 RSS feed / Solos

John Gowdy

Castelfranco, Italy

John is an American who has relocated to Castelfranco, Italy near Venice to pursue his interest in art. He sculpts sand, marble and paints for audiences around the world.  More...

Todd Pangborn

Jamestown, New York

Todd’s passion for sand sculpting began in 1997 while on a family vacation to Virginia Beach. His wife and two daughters were mesmerized as he made his first sand sculpture. More...

Greg Grady Jr.

New Hampshire

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Greg Grady is a self-taught artist and a second-generation sand sculptor who is a veteran of the Marine Corp (Semper Fi). More...

Damon Langlois

Victoria, B.C., Canada

Damon Langlois started as a sand artist in 1992 when he was invited to join “The SandBoxers” by Greg Jacklin with whom he shared an office at his first design job.The team was formed by Mike Hearst, and they needed an artist. More...

Albert Lucio, Jr.

Austin, Advanced Amateur Coordinator

Albert is a native son of Texas who carved his first 5-gallon bucket of sand in 2005. This occurred approximately one week before his first-ever sand competition,a grueling 25-hour straight-through-the-night event. More...

Dale Andrews

Canada

Two persistent nieces dragged a reluctant Dale to a local sandcastle competition in 2008 where the family team took home second place. Dale took home a new love for sand sculpting. More...

Marc Mangia

Columbus, Ohio

Marc was born, raised and lives in Columbus. At a young age he started working with his hands assembling and taking apart anything and everything. More...

Suzanne Altamare

Daytona, Florida

Suzanne started working in sand as an apprentice to her late husband, Marc Altamare, who was a pioneer of modern sand sculpture. His specialty was working in soft sand using only his hands as tools. More...

Delayne Corbett

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Born in Nelson, British Columbia, Delayne grew up all across Canada. The abundant nature and raw materials like wood, stone, ice, snow and sand guided him early onto a creative path.  More...

Joris Kivits

The Netherlands

Before he got in contact with carving sand in 2006, Joris had worked as a freelancer in several activities: graphic design, art direction (and other positions in an art department) for movies and television, photography, making illustrations, wall-pa More...

Bill Dow

Billings, Montana

Bill Dow is a repeat competitor at SandFest. He might qualify as a Jack-of-all Trades. More...

Carl Jara

Lyndhurst, Ohio

For most of his life, Carl has pursued that narrow line between public acceptance and pure expression, all the while adhering to the whims of a delicately balanced, often temperamental material and its physical boundaries.  More...

Albert Lucio, Sr.

Corpus Christi

Albert Lucio Sr. has been sand sculpting since 2005. He started with his son, Albert Jr., as a team at C-101’s C-sculptures. He and his son continued as a team competing in Texas sand competitions until 2007. More...

Lisa Fewless

Ovid, Michigan

Lisa Fewless has had a lifelong interest in art and has explored many artistic mediums over the years. More...

Amanda Bolduc

Skowhegan, Maine

Amanda was born and raised in Maine. She graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington. She served over 12 years in the Army and ended her career as an officer in the Corp of Engineers. More...

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