Sand Sculpture Contest 2010

sand sculpture contest 2010

Right behind Sloppy Joe's on Treasure Island Beach








The Sand Sculpture Contest 2010, (Sanding Ovations) is taking place on Treasure Island Beach. Sand art brings a lot of energy to the Florida beaches, and the competitors always over-deliver.

The competition judging starts Saturday, November 20. Each of the eight sand artists has been given 12 tons of sugar white sand that was trucked in from Davenport, Florida because its consistency allows for the creation of larger pieces.

You'll find the sand sculpture contest right behind Sloppy Joe's Bar on the Treasure Island Beachtrail.

This is the second year of this competition and it is shaping up as another blowout.

There will be live music, food, crafts to purchase, and a Sunday Brunch at Sloppy Joe's. You can lean more at the Sanding Ovations page on the City of Treasure Island site.

I will include more photographs on Sunday.


Sanding Ovations - Sand Sculpture Contest 2010 in Pictures




sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida building the centerpiece



Here is how the centerpiece looked prior to being created.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida lucinda wierega



South Padre islabd (TX) artist, Lucinda Wierenga in the middle of her piece on Friday, prior to the final judging.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida benjamin probanza


Benjamin Probanza, from Acapulco, Mexico studies the symmetry of his piece.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida benjamin probanza takes first place


Benjamin Probanza got it right and captured 1st Place and the $3,000 prize.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida benjamin probanza detail


Detail of rear of Benjamin Probanza's winning sand sculpture.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida dan doubleday


2009 winner, Dan Doublday, took 2nd place and $2,000 with this nice sand sculpture.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida chris guinto


Sand artist, Chris Guinto, crafted this outstanding piece...the skeleton of a Monasaur.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida chris guintos photo source


Here is photo Chris Guinto used for his source.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida chris guintos sand sculpture detail


Checkout the great detail of the Monasaur's "last meal."



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida lucinda wierenga piece finsihed sand sculpture piece


Lucinda Wierenga's finished piece. She is noted for her exceptional detail. This piece won the "Peoples Choice" award and a $500 check.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida lucinda wierenga piece sand sculpture detail


Here is an example of that outstanding detail. This lady is creative and precise.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida rusty croft piece sand sculpture


Rusty Croft, a sand sculptor from Park City, UT, created this outstanding piece. Hmmm...let's see...a woman, a man, a serpent, and an apple...



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida rusty croft piece sand sculpture detail


The detail on this theme piece is amazing. Rusty Croft is top of the line.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida carl jara piece sand sculpture


Carl Jara, two-time Solo World Champion from Cleveland, Ohio once again came south to display his masterful talent. It garnered him 3rd place and a $1000 check.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida carl jara piece sand sculpture detail


Here is some of the detail on Carl's piece.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida dan belcher piece sand sculpture detail


Next up is Dan Belcher, from St Louis, Missouri who has grabbed an amazing 13 World Championships gold medals in his career. You can easily see why.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida dan belcher piece sand sculpture detail


The detail on this piece is astounding. Dan puts in a great deal of focused work.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida karen fralich piece sand sculpture


Karen Fralich, one of our Canadian friends from Toronto, created this beautiful and elegant piece.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida karen fralich piece sand sculpture detail


The rear of her piece is a continuation of the creative front.



sand sculpture contest 2010 treasure island florida crowd


The Treasure Island Sand Sculpture Contest 2010 was a huge success. Large crowds were the order of the day all through the weekend. Make it a point to attend next year. You will not be disappointed.


View the beautiful work from last year's sand sculpture contest


Go to Florida Beaches home from Sand Sculpture Contest 2010 page















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