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Europa Sand Sculpture
Format for the
European Solo Masters Championship being hosted in Italy.
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An invitational solo masters competition.

2011 EuropaSand sponsor & host is City Jesolo (Venice) Italy.
*The official working language of this international event is English*


The 14th Annual
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UPDATE: August 09, 2011
  The European Sand Sculpting Championships, hosted in Jesolo (Venice) Italy, Was held June 13- 17. The display was up for two months (exhibition work began even earlier in June). Public voting for the People's Choice Award was ongoing for the entire run of the show, which closed last week. The Peoples Choice award winner has now been tabulated, after all visitors had a chance to see & vote for their favorite.  All awards as follows:

*Peoples Choice Award: Leonardo Ugolini, Italy.
*Sculptors Choice Award: Enguerrand David, Belgium.
*Jury Awards:  3rd Place: Ilya Shanin, Russia. 2nd Place: Leonardo, Ugolini, Italy. 1st Place and a seeding at the World Championships in Florida next November: Susanne Ruseler, Holland. 

*Congratulations to all who participated!
And many thanks to the host & sponsors, the City Of Jesolo!
  
~R.Varano  Producer/Director of EuropaSand
European Sand Sculpting Championships.
(to see images of the winners select the  "PHOTOS' tab on the menu bar then select 'Winners' tab)


The European Sand Sculpting Championship
is a qualifying event for the
World Sand Sculpting Championships
 Get info at the World's web site

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DATES & SCHEDULES
Solo Masters Contest:
12 June: Competitors arrive in Venice.
13 June: Solo competition sculpting begins 08:00.
17 June Solo competition sculpting ends 18:00
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21 June: Awards presentation 18:30.
Art students Open Contest:
13 June: Student competition begins 12:00.
22 June: competition ends 18:00.

The art students act as helpers and assistants to the masters
in exchange for learning about sand sculpture for college credit.

Exhibition Sculpting:
07 June: Air show sculpture begins 08:00.
21 June: Exhibition sculpting ends 18:00.
22 June: Free day for contestants.
23 June: Competitors depart Venice


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 There are a minimum of eight work hours each sculpting day:
 Morning carving hours: 8:00- 12:00     Mid day break 12:00- 14:00      Afternoon carving hours: 14:00- 18:00


The festival is open to the public daily from
 17 June until  07 August.
Hours:
10:00 until 23:00  
Admission is 2 euros per person.
 Children under 1 meter tall,
and disabled persons (& their guides) are admitted free.

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HOW TO FIND US & WHERE TO STAY...


POINTS OF INTEREST:
 From the beach to the lagoon, the mainland district & the rural farm lands beyond... from the the shops to museums, quiet streets to the bustle of Jesolo nightlife, there is never a dull moment in Jesolo.
  And ground zero of St Marks Square in
downtown Venice is only a 30 minute ferry ride from The boat docks of Ponto Sabbioni, at the end of the Jesolo lido.
The Venice Biennale, a great show of modern art, is on this year.

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SOLO MASTERS CONTEST: FORMAT, RULES & CRITERIA

FORMAT:
  •  EuropaSand is the European Sand Sculpting Championships. 
  • It is an invitational sand sculpting event.  
  • There are displays of amazing sand sculpture by professional masters in: Solo, Doubles and Team divisions, but only the solos is a competition this year. The doubles and team sculptures are only for exhibition this year. 
  • Master level (professional) sand sculptors from all over the world may be considered for inclusion in the event, but this year, 11 carvers from Europe (only one artist from any particular country) and 1 artist from Asia are invited to compete.
  • All contestants receive a generous & uniform working wage as well as all typical expenses of travel and hospitality being arranged and paid for them, including private accommodations and three meals per day in fine hotels just a few minutes walking distance to the event site. One free (comp) day is also offered. Personal guests & family members of contestants are welcome at market price for the expenses and are also welcome at all event functions, free of charge.
  • Contestants design their own composition free of any theme, with the stipulation that nudity is allowed, but  pornography is prohibited.
  • The contestants may design their own custom compacted blocks of sand ("Poundups") within preset parameters and limitations (see Rules). 
  • Poundups are erected prior to the artists arrival.
  • There are 40 mandatory carving hours, on a prescribed schedule. (No flex time).
  • There are art student helpers who are providing assistance at the event in exchange for learning about sand sculpture and receiving college credit. They may assist the artists in removing forms and shoveling sand out of their plot. These student helpers will also compete in their own contest, and will be judged by the masters.
  • All sculptures are completed, viewed and judged "in the round" but the artists are not required to utilize all the sand originally in their plot (excess sand can be removed) but more sand may not be added. They must however finish all surfaces of whatever sand they end up with.
  • There is a panel comprised of 7 judges whom will determine the top three final ordinals for the "Jury Award"
  • The judges all have sand sculpture experience. Four are professionals & three are amateurs.
  • The judging process is based on criteria provided by the director of the World Championships of Sand Sculpture (Charlie beaulieu). This criteria was also provided to the contestants prior to their designing the sculptures.
  • All judges will  rank all the contestants independently of each other, first. Then they tabulate and collate their individual findings to calculate and if desired by any, deliberate to determine the top six places as a group. All judges will then judge only those six sculptures, again using the same method of computation, tabulation and deliberation, to end up with the final top three ordinals.
  • Additionally, there will be a single determination amongst the contestants themselves for a "Sculptors Choice Award." There will also be a "People's Choice Award" determined by festival viewers which will be tabulated and announced at the end of the run of the festival August 07.
  • There will be medals for 1, 2 & 3rd places in the Jury Awards and one medal each for Sculptors Choice Award and Peoples Choice Award (people's choice award will be sent via mail 8 weeks later).
  • The first place winner of the "Jury Awards" will win an all expense paid trip to, and a berth in, The World Championship Sand Sculpting Solo Division held in Fort Myers Beach, Florida USA in November, 2011. This prize to be awarded and facilitated by the World Sand Sculpting Championship organization and director Mr. Charlie Beaulieu.



RULES:
  • Only one master sculptor is allowed in the plot. 
  • Helpers may assist in removing forms, shoveling sand and anything except finish carving.
  • Sealing spray must be applied to all finished surfaces and may be done any time.
  • No additives may be combined with the material you are provided.
  • No power tools inside the plot. Exception: screw guns (for removing wires.)
  • Finished works will be viewed from all angles, and judged "in the round"
  • Contestants may remove sand from their plots, but no additional sand may be brought in.
  • All forms are to be removed prior to the end of competition.
  • No artificial supports, decorations, color or special effects allowed.
  • Any hand tool may be used.
  • Contestants are required to be on site for all scheduled 40 work hours. No flex times.
  • All contestants are required to wear shoes at all times.
  • The sponsors, have final approval and veto power over all aspects of the festival and competitions.
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SOLO MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP CONTESTANTS

Etual Ojeda - Spain
Enguerrand Mac - Belgium
Ilya Shanin - Russia
Susanne Ruseler - Holland
Irina Taflevskaya - Ukraine
Fergus Mulvaney - Ireland
Ruslan korokov - Bulgaria
Leonardo Ugolini - Italy
Bartosz Chylewski  - Poland
Baldrick Buckle  - England
Andrius Petkus - Lithuania
Pedro Mira - Portugal


(clickthe images to enlarge. Click the artists Name for CV / Bio)

1.) The Kings Game!
by
Ilya Shanin
  Russia.

Ilya 1

Ilya 1

1 Pavel
2.) Curiosity
by

Enguerrand David
Belgium.
enguerrand

Curiosity

2 Enguerrand
3.) To Eat Or Be Eaten
 by
Andrius Petkus
Lithuania.
Andrius

To eat or be eaten

3 Andrius
4.) Bell'Italia
by
Leonardo Ugolini
Italy.
4. Leonardo

Leonardo

4 Leo  
5.) Intertwined
by
Susanne Ruseler
Holland.
Susanne

stargaze

5 Susanne
6.) The Regretful Warrior
by
Pedro Mira
Portugal.
Pedro

Pedro

6 Pedro






7. Hiding In
by
Irina Taflevskaya
Ukraine.
irima

Hiding

7 Irina
8. Do You Want To Play In Sand?
by
Bartek Chylewski
Poland.
Bartek

Bartekesk

8 bartek
9. Useless Burden
by
Etual Ojeda
Spain. 
etual

etual
 
etual 9
10. The Conversation
by
Fergus Mulvany
Ireland.
Fergus  

Fergus

10 Fergus
11. Air For Everybody
by
Ruslan 
Korokov
Bulgaria.  
Ruslan

11 Ruslan

ruslan 11
12. Credit Crisis
by
Baldrick Buckle
England.
Baldrick

credit crisis

baldrick 12

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EXHIBITION SCULPTURE
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"Four Seasons Of Man"  "Air Show"

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SCULPTOR
S & CREW
  • Coordinators
  • Technicians
  • Administrators

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DOUBLES TEAM (EXHIBITION) SCULPTURES
single season
2 seasons back to bac
Above is only one, of 4 identical poundups.
Each of the four poundups is for ONE season.
Two artists will work on 1 of the poundups shown above.
(they will not carve the back side of this)
Two of these are joined, 'back to back'
One tent: Irina & Enguerrand -Spring;
  Pavel & Etual - Summer
Another tent: Fergus & Baldrick - Autumn; Bartek & Andrius - Winter
The front & sides are carved, but the back is not seen

Two 'seasons' poundups shown joined ' back to back'
 together under one tent shelter
Two tent shelters have this configuration under them.
 At the bottom they are joined together.
The empty space between each season
 (in the back of each sculpture) is not carved.
It is decorated  with plants & trees, instead.
Example: Above may be spring and summer by 4 artists, under 1 tent..
Another tent has the other two seasons by another 4 artists.
Below are the Duo artist sculpture designs of the separate (single) seasons of manon the two part exhibition pieces
Child with Flowers
spring Irina & Enguerrand
Irina & Enguerrand
Spring




NO DESIGN YET

Ilya & Etual
Summer



Chestnuts of Age
Autumn Fergus & Baldrick
Fergus & Baldrick
Autumn


Battle with Death
winter

Andrius & Bartek
 WINTER


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FOUR PERSON TEAM (EXHIBITION) SCULPTURE

Below are the four artist's collaborative team contribution for the single LARGE "Four Seasons" exhibition sculpture.


fouru seasons

Susanne
Susanne Youth Spring

Leonardo
Leonardo Summer Summer

This (above) is the larger expo poundup.
4 artist work on it. Each artist renders one of the 'four seasons of man' on each corner.
 They are all joined together at the bottom.

Pedro
Pedro Fall

Autumn
Ruslan
Ruslan winter
Winter

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NON COMPETING CARVERS IN THE SHOW
Carving in the 'Air Show' aspect of the exhibition.
(click on the artists Name for CV / Bio)

Iccarus & Deadulus
Exhibit Sculpture
18a
by
Damon Farmer

USA
Damon

World Championship
Exhibit Logo
worlds
by
Charlie Beaulieu
USA
Charlie
AIR SHOW
Exhibition Work

air show demo
by
Damon/Charlie Front
John/Rich Back
 
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Frecce Tricolori
Exhibit Sculpture
18b
by
John Gowdy
USA
John
Euro Championship
Exhibit Logo
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by
Rich Varano
USA
Rich
where the  logo areas are on this poundup]         [ Air Show souvenir photo-op ]
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THE ART STUDENT HELPERS
Besides the international masters carving great works in sand, -and in purely physical terms, there is still an awful lot to do in putting on a sand sculpture show. Technical considerations aside, it really comes down to a lot of hard work. To accomplish these tasks efficiently, volunteers, or paid staff are most commonly employed. Here in Jesolo however, we reach out to up and coming artists by way of the Academy of Art in Venice.
In exchange for their labors, the dozen or so students we get for ten days or so each year, get crash course on the job training about the craft of modern sand sculpture, that also counts as credit toward their schoolwork. Each year the students compete by developing their end piece to be ready by the end of the show, to be judged by the visiting masters.

As is the case in school years settings, we generally get some students from the freshman through senior years. And we definitely like to farm the talent we get. This year in fact, the site manager and my personal assistant, Ms. Elena Lana is one of the student helper/apprentice program alumnus (2006-2009). Mille Grazie Ele!

 

CRISTINA   
MOTPAN
Returning Amateur Champion 2010
 
Cristina 2010 champion

CHIARA DE LUCIA
Chiara


 IRENE   NAVE
Irina

    
MELISSAVARDANEGA
Melissa


GIORGIA  
ZIA
Gaia
RICCARDO BOSCOLO
Riccardo



GAIA CALZAVARA
Gaia


DANIELE GROSSELLE
Gaia    


GIULIO MARCHI
Gaia
ILARIA CAMASSA
 
ilaria



GIADA FRATTINA
 
Gaia

GIULIA GIRARDI
        
Gaia

LAURA ANDREEA
 NAN
Gaia

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MISC. STUFF

Many thanks to Mr. Mark Anderson...
Field engineer and technical manager
(& longtime friend of the event)

Mark Anderson
Also,  sand modeler extrodinaire & Producer / Director / CEO of:
sandworld weymouth
 SandWorld Weymouth
Located in picturesque Dorset, England along the south coast on the English Channel.
A new and exciting sand park developed along the lines of the core values of SANDTOPIA.




The contestants deigned their own poundups.
The Director deigned the exhibition poundups.
All poundups were made in advance of the artists arrival.

site
This shows plot assignments and orientation on the path.
Click here for a GoogleEarth image of the site .
The east west orientation of the sun is indicated.
If you use GoogleEarth and search " Jesolo Casa Bianca"
You can see satellite imagery of the area even more in depth.


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