SCAD hosts successful 2017 Sand Arts Festival at Tybee’s South Beach

Video by Rummel Medina and Hunter Scully

Interview by Emilie Kefalas

The SCAD community spent Saturday, May 12 at South Beach on Tybee Island for this year’s SCAD Sand Arts Festival. Students, alumni, faculty and staff participated and even competed for each of the event’s category-specific cash prizes, the largest being $1,500.

Here are this year’s winners and runner-up’s:

WINNER: SCAD Spirit
Sand Relief #23 – “SCADopoly”

David Harris, Haley Nichols, Tallie DuBois, Noah Osuna

 

WINNER: SCAD Landmarks
Sand Castle #2 – “Pepe Hall”

Sabrina Shenkar, Ryan Hurley

 

WINNER: Alumni Choice
Sand Relief #28 – “Untitled”

Elise Aleman, Joseph Gai Yunhao, Yeeun Chung

 

WINNER: Sand Castle
#9 – “Acorn Castle”

Megan O’Laughlin, Christina Lohe, Chanda Shaw

 

RUNNER UP: Sand Castle
#12 – “Taj Mahal”

Edell Parker, Palaash Chaudhary

 

WINNER: Sand Relief
#6 – “Alexander”

Laura Hernandez, Cassie Suppes, Bryanna Ryan, David Aguilera

 

RUNNER UP: Sand Relief
#15 – “Surfing Sammy”

Eduardo Rojas, Moiy Thea Van, Drew Cashin, Austin Jack Geiger

 

WINNER: Sand Sculpture
#38 – “Zoiberg”

Madison Ellis, Samantha Greene, Julia Chamberlain, Spencer Kohl

 

RUNNER UP: Sand Sculpture
#5 – “Bear and Beehive”

Briana Kerns, Manuel Castro

 

WINNER: Air
#21 – “Bee”

Aerial Rouse, Karina Smirnova and Arianna Vallenilla.

 

WINNER: Sand Jam

Tejasuita Negi

 

RUNNER UP: Sand Jam

Xiaowen Yang