Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts its 52nd Annual Sandcastle Contest: Supporting the Community

Sandcastle Sculptors
Sandcastle Sculptors

On October 6, 2013 the 52nd Annual Sandcastle Contest was held in Corona del Mar.  This event is put together every year by the Chamber of Commerce.  From young to old to professional sand sculptors like us, there was high participation from the community!

Spooky sand sculptures lined the shore for this years theme “Haunted Castles”.  Everything from witches to graveyards decorated the beach, even a few pumpkins and some ironic White House structures noting “now this is scary”.

Unfortunately, we were unable to attend this year due to prior commitments, but the event seemed to go off without a hitch and the designs were creative and well done.  We wanted to show recognition to the contest and the participants within the community since we couldn’t be there in person.  Hopefully we can make it out next year!  If you want more information on the contest winners and photos of the entrants, click here for their Facebook page.

With summer coming to an end, you may want to pack a bag and head up to Northern California where they are preparing for the 30th Annual Leap Sandcastle Contest at Ocean Beach.   This year’s theme “Masterpieces of Sand” is bound to bring out the creativity in the sculptures.  The event was originally scheduled in October but was rescheduled to November 9, 2013.  For more information or to enter the contest click here.

Archisand is excited for all of the upcoming events planned, and will be posting pictures of the upcoming, exciting projects we are working on.

So if you are looking to have your own sandcastle design made for a special event, or market your company keep Archisand in mind for all of your sand needs!

Disney SandCastle for the Elizabeth Glaser Ped Aids Event

Disney Corporation asked us to create the Disney Fantasy castle in sand for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation fund raiser event in Century City, Los Angeles.

We were glad to help out.

Check out the cool video of the day including some interesting time lapse video clips. A Star sighting was also found at the event. Gwen Stefani enjoyed the day along with several others. Including some of the USC Football squad.

Use this link to view photos from the day:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/archisand1/sets/72157633931780128/

Use this link to view the video:

http://youtu.be/1fcu1Z7ujAs

See Greg LeBon on the Sugar Dome on the Food Network

The Sugar Dome airs tonight on the Food Network!

Watch Sunday Night December 23rd 2012 at 8 pm PST.


Watch Greg compete with world class Cake and Sugar artists for the big prize! $15,000 in cash to the winning team. 
See the article below from the Orange County Register about the Sugar Dome and make sure to set your video recorder. 

Greg Lebon Shows LA Times Man What It Takes to be One of the Best Sand Sculptors in the Country

Greg Lebon, one of the best sand sculptors in the country,  was featured by Chris Erkine of LA Times. In his article “Man About Time: The Sand Sorcerer’s Apprentice,”  Chris said that “what Michaelangelo is to marble, Lebon is to sand” and described him as one of the best in the business.

As Greg and Chris work on their sand creation, Greg illustrated his talent using a few of his well-worn sand sculpture tools to create something out damp sand. He has been into sand sculpting for thirty years, won in many competitions, and traveled to different parts of the world because of his sand sculpting skills.
Greg, a founding member of Archisand, has given numerous contributions and honor to the sand sculpting community. For the last seven out of ten years, Archisand has taken won first place in the Masters Ten-Man Division in the U.S. Open Sand Sculpture event held yearly at Imperial Beach, California. Aside from winning sand sculpting competitions, Greg and his team of sand sculpting artists have traveled to Japan, Canada, Mexico, and many places in the U.S. because of sand sculpture.
Aside from all his sand sculpting work and competitions, Greg does volunteer work for church and other agencies. As Erkine said, Greg is talented, nice, and patient. Greg may be one of the busiest sand sculpture artists,  but he also practices architecture in the State of California. You can see how his architectural skills complement his sand sculpting. 
If you want to have professional sand sculptures to make your event more special,
Contact Archisand at
(949) 791-SAND
Info@Archisand.com
Located in Orange County in Southern California, at:
22675 Via Santa Maria, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Carlsbad Beach Fest 2012 Sandcastle by Archisand

Another Great Effort by the Carlsbad Community!
Everyone had a great time at the Carlsbad Beach Festival in Carlsbad, California. Check out the time lapse clips of the sandsculpture and share with your friends. To view the video Click here or on the photo below.

LA Kings Fans Loved The Win & Our Logo & Players Custom Sand Sculpture!

Last night Dwight King scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Jonathan Quick made 18 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings rolled to the brink of their first Stanley Cup final in 19 years with a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

AND…

7 Archisand sand sculptors took 2 days and turned 25 tons of sand into a 12′ tall sand sculpture of the LA Kings logo, jerseys, numbers, and even goalie, Jonathan Quick!

Fans celebrated around the final sculpture after the finishing touches went on last night at the first home game for the Kings this series.

If you missed the excitement, check out the images of the Stanley Cup & LA Kings sand sculpture below…