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Martijn Rijerse

Sculpting Since: 2000
Location: Rotterdam, Holland

Martijn makes art for the soul. His work is both emotional and conceptual. Over the years, he has developed a style that frequently combines figurative and abstract designs. He hopes to invoke a particular emotion with each and every sculpture he creates. For this reason, Martjin’s work has been featured in a number of countries around the world, including Spain, England, Latvia, Thailand, Australia and many more.

Before becoming a sand sculptor, Martijn studied to become an architect. His passion for design propels him to push the limits of his craft and constantly explore new structures. Martijn also uses other media such as ice, snow, and foam.

Notable Achievements:

  • 2017 – Sculptor’s Choice, North American Sandsculpture Competition, Virginia Beach
  • 2010 – Sculptor’s Choice Singles and 1stplace Doubles, World Championships, Federal Way, WA

Website: http://2shape.nl

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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