Press Release / May 4

SCAD announces 2012 Sand Arts Festival winners


The Savannah College of Art and Design's School of Fine Arts, School of Foundation Studies and sculpture minor program held its annual Sand Arts Festival Friday, May 4, at Tybee Island's North Beach. Hundreds of visitors viewed temporary sand sculptures rising from the beach, while SCAD students competed for $5,000 in prizes and prestige. The 2012 festival also included award sponsor Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

The following is a complete list of winners:

Sand Castle

  • First place: "May the 4th Be With You" - Patricia Hebron, B.F.A. painting student, Maplewood, New Jersey; Seth Cranford, B.F.A. industrial design student, Matthews, North Carolina
  • Second place: "Thebian Palace" - Adam Varga, B.F.A. visual effects student, Sarasota, Florida; Daniel Reynolds, B.F.A. architecture student, Crofton, Maryland
  • Third place: "Judgement Tower" - Nicholas DiFeliciantonio, B.F.A. industrial design student, Columbus, Georgia; Blake Pomeroy, B.F.A. industrial design student, New Market, Maryland

Sand Relief

  • First place: "Mirror-Mirror" - Amanda Kressler, B.F.A. furniture design student, Methuen, Massachusetts; Lisa Williams, B.F.A., painting, 2011, Sydney, Australia
  • Second place: "Jake the Multitasker" - Jocelyn Oberlander, B.F.A. advertising student, Pensacola, Florida; Liana Wyle, B.F.A. sequential art student, Bloomington, Indiana; Starlia Prichard, B.F.A. animation student, Austin, Texas; Sarah Ikegami, B.F.A. animation student, Winter Park, Florida
  • Third place: "Henry the Hedgehog" - Alexa Galtman, B.F.A. illustration student, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; Mica Low, B.F.A. illustration student, Westport, Massachusetts; Sam Foth, B.F.A. graphic design student, Olathe, Kansas

Sand Sculpture

  • First place: "Madrid Squid" - Bryanna London, B.F.A. visual effects student, Baltimore, Maryland; Sarah Johnson, B.F.A. animation student, Eastman, Georgia; Amy Galletta, B.F.A. animation student, Simpsonville, South Carolina; Elise Willis, B.F.A. animation student, Hickory Creek, Texas
  • Second place: "Horsing Around" - Tuyet-Trang Sarah Le, B.F.A. fashion student, Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Third place: "Ogre" - Madison Burger, B.F.A., illustration, 2010, Macungie, Pennsylvania

Wind Sculpture

  • First place: "Iron Sapling" - Gwendolyn Polich, B.F.A. industrial design student, Chicago, Illinois; Alexander Stern, B.F.A. industrial design student, Grayson, Georgia; Taylor Smith, B.F.A. industrial design student, Florence, Alabama
  • Second place: "Wind Sock" - Jessica Porter, B.F.A. architecture student, Old Hickory, Tennessee; Adam Talbert, B.F.A. architecture student, Brunswick, Georgia
  • Third place: "Sound Garden" - Dennis Curry, B.F.A. furniture design student, Columbia, Maryland; Alexis Narduzzi, B.F.A. photography student, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Gray's Reef Best Underwater Creature

  • First place: "Great Sea Turtle" - Ben Breslow, B.F.A. industrial design student, Platte City, Missouri; Jeff Dull, B.F.A. industrial design student, Strasburg, Pennsylvania; Mike Soleo, B.F.A. industrial design student, Lexington Park, Maryland
  • Second place: "Giant Shark vs. Megasquid" - Lillian Mueller, B.F.A. photography student, Fayetteville, Georgia; Josh Brown, B.F.A. industrial design student, Charlotte, North Carolina; Denali Free, B.F.A. advertising student, New Market, Maryland; Addie Babcock, B.F.A. production design student, Macon, Georgia
  • Third place: "Horsing Around" - Tuyet-Trang Sarah Le, B.F.A. fashion student, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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