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Anique Kuizenga

Sculpting Since: 1996
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

Though Anique is driven by the nature of “fleeting” art through materials such as sand, ice and snow, she says her passion for sand sculpting will never die. That’s because she constantly draws inspiration from the people, sounds, and smells she encounters. Anique began her practice in 1996 as a student at the Academy for Fine Arts Minerva in Groningen, The Netherlands. These formative years gave rise to what’s now considered Anique’s diverse and intellectual reputation as a sand artist.

Anique believes sand allows each new sculpture to be an “adventure”. Her work has been featured in festivals and competitions around the world and continues to wow civilians and industry colleagues alike. Anique even met her husband while “on the pile”. She says she’s “very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel and meet so many creative souls”. Congrats Anique!

Website: http://aniquekuizenga.com

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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