Press Release / May 1, 2015

SCAD announces 2015 Sand Arts Festival winners

“Let It Bee” by Danielle McGotty, B.F.A. photography, Wall, New Jersey; Nicci Aguiar, B.F.A. sequential art, Nantucket, Massachusetts; Sydney Schulz, B.F.A. graphic design, Liberty, Missouri; and Michael Decker, B.F.A. graphic design, Spring, Texas


The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) hosted the 2015 Sand Arts Festival today, turning Tybee Island’s North Beach into a natural gallery for hundreds of unique sand and wind sculptures.

The competition, organized by the SCAD School of Foundation Studies, united SCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff to create extraordinary work and compete for over $11,000 in prizes. A panel of judges, including renowned sand sculptor Ted Siebert, selected winners for individual and team categories, spotlighting exemplary work.

The following is a complete list of winners:

Specialty Awards

SCAD Spirit Award
Sand Relief No. 15 — "Let It Bee"
Danielle McGotty, B.F.A. photography, Wall, New Jersey
Nicci Aguiar, B.F.A. sequential art, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Sydney Schulz, B.F.A. graphic design, Liberty, Missouri
Michael Decker, B.F.A. graphic design, Spring, Texas

Most Ambitious Award
Sand Sculpture No. 16 — "Submerged Dragon"
Spencer Kohl, B.F.A. painting, St. Johns, Florida
Madison Ellis, B.F.A. animation, California, Maryland
Samantha Greene, B.F.A. animation, Wake Forest, North Carolina
Julia Chamberlain, B.F.A. animation, Guilford, Connecticut

SCAD Castles
Sand Castle No. 3  — "Poetter Hall"
Sabrina Shankar, B.F.A. production design, Nesconset, New York

Alumni Choice
Sand Relief No. 13 — "Lesley from Wisconsin"
Kat Morgan, B.F.A. illustration, Matthews, North Carolina
James Nichols, B.F.A. interactive design and game development, Chester, South Carolina
Grant Whitsitt, B.F.A. animation, Jackson, Tennessee
Chandler Jernigan, B.F.A. photography, Brunswick, Georgia

 

Categories

Gray’s Reef Best Underwater Creature

First place:
Sand Relief No. 3 — "Sand Bubbler"
Toni Dammicci, B.F.A., fibers, 2012
Emily Brodowski, B.F.A., metals and jewelry, 2012, Hampstead, Maryland
Krystal Sokolis, B.F.A., accessory design, 2012, Lemont, Illinois

Second place:
Sand Sculpture No. 16 — "Submerged Dragon"
Spencer Kohl, B.F.A. painting, St. Johns, Florida
Madison Ellis, B.F.A. animation, California, Maryland
Samantha Greene, B.F.A. animation, Wake Forest, North Carolina
Julia Chamberlain, B.F.A. animation, Guilford, Connecticut

Third place:
Wind Sculpture No. 6 — "Jellies"
Laura Schneider, B.F.A. accessory design, Big Sky, Montana
Elise Glueck, B.F.A. accessory design, Metairie, Louisiana
Veronica Sam, B.F.A. architecture, Lebanon, Maine

Sand Sculpture

First place:
Sand Sculpture No. 16 — "Submerged Dragon"
Spencer Kohl, B.F.A. painting, St. Johns, Florida
Madison Ellis, B.F.A. animation, California, Maryland
Samantha Greene, B.F.A. animation, Wake Forest, North Carolina
Julia Chamberlain, B.F.A. animation, Guilford, Connecticut

Second place:
Sand Sculpture No. 54 — "Tybee Bomb"
Harrison Stephens, B.F.A. industrial design, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Jessica Harkey, B.F.A. illustration, Seymour, Connecticut
Elise Glueck, B.F.A. accessory design, Metairie, Louisiana
Emma Santulli, B.F.A. fashion marketing and management, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Third place:
Sand Sculpture No. 3 — "Rabbits"
Sara Wynn, B.F.A. graphic design, Burlington, North Carolina
Courtney First, B.F.A. fibers, Chapin, South Carolina

Wind Sculpture

First place:
Wind Sculpture No. 9 — "Mobius Plane"
John Warfield Sibert, B.F.A. industrial design
Blake Gunderson, B.F.A. industrial design, Tavares, Florida

Second place:
Wind Sculpture No. 5 — "Pinwheel"
Nicholas Baker, B.F.A. industrial design, Gastonia, North Carolina
Madison Heim, B.F.A. fibers, Springdale, Arizona

Third place:
Wind Sculpture No. 4 — "Beehive"
Sarah Crockett, B.F.A. painting, Midlothian, Virginia
Angela Stong, B.F.A. photography, Hamden, Connecticut
Ashley Crouch, B.F.A. fashion marketing and management, Louisville, Kentucky

Sand Relief

First place:
Sand Relief No. 3 — "Sand Bubbler"
Toni Dammicci, B.F.A., fibers, 2012
Emily Brodowski, B.F.A., metals and jewelry, 2012, Hampstead, Maryland
Krystal Sokolis, B.F.A., accessory design, 2012, Lemont, Illinois

Second place:
Sand Relief No. 13 — "Lesley from Wisconsin"
Kat Morgan, B.F.A. illustration, Matthews, North Carolina
James Nichols, B.F.A. interactive design and game development, Chester, South Carolina
Grant Whitsitt, B.F.A. animation, Jackson, Tennessee
Chandler Jernigan, B.F.A. photography, Brunswick, Georgia

Third place:
Sand Relief No. 28 — "Wrath of the Octopus"
Lillian Lo, B.F.A. industrial design, Taipei, Taiwan
Daniela Vollmer, B.F.A. industrial design, San Mateo, Venezuela
Sayako Minami, B.F.A. advertising, East Kingston, New Hampshire

Sand Castle

First place:
Sand Castle No. 21 — "Hollow Hermit"
Kaela Proctor, B.F.A. industrial design, Sebastopol, California
Cait Dorshefski, B.F.A. industrial design, Ft. Washington, Maryland
Taylor Hester, B.F.A. industrial design, Florence, Alabama

Second place:
Sand Castle No. 9 — "Merythia"
Marisa Angeli, B.F.A. interactive design and game development, Trophy Club, Texas
Olivia Barney, B.F.A. animation, Hilliard, Ohio
Margaret Adams, B.F.A. animation, Little Rock, Arkansas
Emily Thompson, B.F.A. animation, Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Third place:
Sand Castle No. 6 — "Floating Castle"
Jiamin Yan, B.F.A. fashion marketing and management, Shanghai, China
Wentao Shi, B.F.A. interactive design and game development, Shanghai, China
Jinyi Zhou, B.F.A. interior design, Shanghai, China

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