Siesta Key’s own Master Sand Sculptor, Brian is the creator and Sand Coordinator of the Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival. He has a long background in commercial design and illustration and applies it well to his creations in sand for international competitions, corporate events, retail and trade show displays, fairs and festivals. Brian has designed and implemented, with a team of artists, some unusual sculptures, including a 5 foot high, 70 foot long sculpture used as a catwalk with a 14 foot backdrop, for a Margaritaville Clothing fashion show…twice. Brian enjoys creating photo-ops sculptures for event fund raisers. When it comes to sand sculpting he loves to think outside the sandbox.
Andy, an accomplished illustrator, Portrait and tattoo artist, has been a practicing sand sculpting professional since 2011. He has been the acting Sand Manager of the Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival in Sarasota, FL for the past seven years and was recently featured on a Travel Channel TV show called “Best In Sand”. Andy has received numerous competition awards throughout sand events in Florida and helps with a community sand event in Colorado called “Sand in the City”. An excellent instructor, he is in charge of Sand sculpting Lessons for Sandventure Crew and looks forward to helping others find their way in the art of Sand Sculpting.
Gold Coast Eagle Distributers, Peterbuilt Trucks, Coors Beer, Game Stop, Michellin Tires, Time Warner, GMC, U.S.L.A., Miller light, Margaritaville Clothing, Publix Supermarkets, NY Life, Arthrex, Society of American Travel Writers, The Travel Channel, Trip Advisor, Teva Latam, Sarasota Symphony, Mote Marine Laboratory, Philadelphia Area McDonalds, Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota local ABC 7 Broadcasters, Total Wine and More, Marco Island Marriott, CHS Inc. Farm Co-op, The Sanibel Inn, Gidgets Coastal Provisions, Mattison’s Restaurant, Sand Dollar Pool Bar, Pirates Landing Restaurant, Siesta Key Hyatt, Out-of-Door Acadamy, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Sharky’s on the Pier Restaurant, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Manasota Operation Troop Support.
Brian also carved a sculpture for a short film featured at the Cannes film festival, “No Real Than You Are”.
Both Brian and Andy’s skills at wedding proposal sculptures were featured on a Travel Channel TV program entitled “Best in Sand”.