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Pavel Mylnikov

Sculpting Since: 1989
Location: Moscow, Russia

Pavel has been drawn to art since childhood. At the age of 19 he launched his career in sand sculpture and the rest is history. Pavel studied at Moscow’s Academic Art Institute Surikov and went on to develop a signature style of realism and surrealism. His work reflects an inner world of creativity and wonder.

Due to his recognizable work, Pavel has become a household name in the industry. That is why his art has been recruited into private collections in Russia, America, and Europe. Other than sand, Pavel frequently works with bronze, wood, stone, ice, and snow. He is coming to the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge with a special relationship to San Diego – it was the place that launched his career back in 1997 with his first sand sculpting competition. Welcome back Pavel.

Notable Achievements:

  • 5 time winner of World Championships of Sand Sculpture
  • 13 time winner of various International Sand Competitions

Website: http://www.en.mylnikov-art.ru/

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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