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Meg Murray

Meg Murray

Sculpting Since: 2001
Location: Australia

Tasmanian born, Meg had an early start to an artistic life, as her grandparents – the Architect and the Fine Artist – were a huge encouraging influence. Classically trained Meg has been painting canvases for over 35 years and has always been interested in trying new media. Meg developed a passion for Sand Sculpting 18 years ago as a volunteer. Since then, her appearances throughout Australia and around the world have given her the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best.

Meg believes that sand is a healer. Amazing ephemeral art, here one minute and gone the next, it teaches letting things go, resilience and strength of character. It is very similar to this life we live, as we are here only for a short time and we seek to fill our lives with wonderful, priceless memories.

Notable Achievements:

  • 2017 – 1st place and People’s Choice Award, Australian Sand Sculpting Championships
  • 2014 – 3rd place Australian Sand Sculpting Championships
  • 2012 – 1st place Australian Sand Sculpting Championships
  • 2003 – 1st place Australian Sand Sculpting Championships
    Plus many other painting awards and International events

Website: www.megmurray.com.au

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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