‘B’ Street Pier
1140 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Abram Waterman

Sculpting Since: 2007

Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

Abe Waterman was born and raised in idyllic Prince Edward Island, Canada. He says has been producing artwork since he was old enough to hold crayons and use each of his diapers as a fresh canvas. (Elders in the community recall that his diapers could be called other things, but not canvases.) <

He sketched and painted in his very early years, then, about 10 years ago, began to sculpt. He uses ephemeral materials like snow and sand, and only occasionally creates more permanent works in wood and stone. He has traveled from coast to coast in Canada and the U.S., competing in contests and exhibiting his art. He has won awards at numerous events, culminating in June, 2017, when he took 2nd place at the almost rained-out Hampton Beach, NH, Master Sand Sculpting Classic, just 50 miles north of Boston. His work, appropriately titled “Out of the Box,” also won him the prestigious Sculptors’ Choice Award.

We look forward to seeing what kind of out-of-the-box creation Abram will come up with at the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge!

USSSC + DAE is cancelled.

It was our great honor to have produced this iconic event for 8 years.  USA Today had named it to the ‘Top 10 in the Nation’ and American Express called it ‘one of the top 20 seaside festivals in the world’.

Hundreds of millions of media impressions were registered worldwide and over 40,000 attended the festivities each year on the downtown San Diego embarcadero. 

We thank the Master Sand Artists from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas who created magnificent sculptures from nothing more than sand and water, as well as the artists who work in other media, the entertainers, food providers, sponsors, media, staff, suppliers, volunteers and the Port of San Diego who made the event possible.

Should a title sponsor or new production company wish to bring it back to benefit local non-profits and the Southern California community at large, we will endeavor to help advise as long as we are able. 

For now, enjoy the website from years past.*

Thank you once more.

Joyce and Gordon Summer, Executive Producers

on behalf of Bruce, Tricia, Steve and the entire USSSC team.

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