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JESOLO SAND NATIVITY XV
"Exoduses in the Bible - When A Man Leaves His Land"
November 24, 2016 - February 12, 2017

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2016 SAND NATIVITY CREW OF CARVERS
(Click on each to learn about their involvement in this show, and more)
[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]
Susanne Ruseler (Holland)
Susanne
Susanne's Profile
Marielle Heesels (Holland)
Marielle
Marielle's Profile
Nikolay Torkhov (Russia)
Nikolay
Nikolay's Profile

Johanna Landscheidt (Germany)
Johanna Landsheidt
Johanna's Profile
Baldrick Buckle (United Kingdom)
Marielle
Baldrick's Profile

Pavel Mylnikov (Russia)
Pavel
Pavel's Profile


Radek  Zivny (Czech Republic)
Radek Zivny
Radek's Profile
Ilya Filimontsev (Russia)
Ilya Filimontsev
Ilya's Profile

David Ducharme (Canada)
David Ducharme
David's Profile


New to our team this year, - but already a very experienced sculptor...
Benjamin Probanza -Mexico

Benjamin
Benjamin's Profile





[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


The Art Student Helpers. Interns from the Guggenheim Academy of Art in Venice.
These fine young people labor for us, in exchange for the experience in sand sculpting and college credit.
GRACIE RAGAZZIE!

uigyig

Nicola
NICOLA D'ALPAOS

Sam
SAMUELE RABINI
Marta  
MARTA GIACOMIN

Michela  
MICHELA SARAIN

Silvia  
SILVIA MATTIAZZO

Victoria
VITTORIA ZAMARCHI

Rich Varano (USA)
Director

Rich
Rich's Profile

Elena Lana (Italy)
Asst. to director

Elen Lana
Elena's  Profile

Gianni Bottan (Italy)
Chief Field Engineer


Gianni Bottan
Gianni's Profile

Damon Farmer (USA)
Scenic Paintings

Marielle
Damon's Profile


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Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
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"2016 Sand Nativity"
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide -Featured Carver:
 Susanne Ruseler
- Utrecht, the Netherlands

Susanne
  Susanne, -w
ith David Ducharme. will create 
The Holy Family as Refugees

It is  the classic  piece at the end of the show. 
SKETCH
This is their sketch (by Ducharme)
pu 6
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2016 NATIVITY  HOME[  PHOTOS ]  [ CREW ]  [ TECH DATA ]  [ JESOLO SAND ARCHIVES ]  [ SULTANS OF SAND  HOME ]

Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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"2016 Sand Nativity"
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver:
Ilya Filimontsev - Russia


Ilya makes the Peacekeeper Series sculpture, this year:
 Saviors of Lampedusa
sketch
Sketch  for:  The Saviors of Lampedusa
pu 1 & 5 (1 is two-sided)
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]











































"2016 Sand Nativity"
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver:
Johanna Landscheidt
- Berlin Germany



Johanna Landscheidt creates a scene of
  Joseph introducing his father to Pharaoh
Johanna's sketch
Sketch:  Joseph introducing his father to Pharaoh
pu 1 & 5 (1 is two-sided)
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]







































"2016 Sand Nativity"
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide -Featured Carver
Pavel Mylnikov - Russia
Pavel

Pavel will make
Abraham and the Exodus of Ur
no sketch from Pavel yet.
Pavel's sketch for Abraham of Ur
pu 3 & 4
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]















































"2016 Sand Nativity"
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver
RADOVAN ZIVNY - CZECH REPUBLIC

Radek Zivny

Radek will create a montage
The prophecy of Isaiah

Radeks sketch
This is his sketch idea for:  The Prophecy
pu 1 & 5 (1 is two-sided)
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]








































"2016 Sand Nativity"

Sultans Of Sand Worldwide-Featured Carver
David Ducharme
-  Canada

David Ducharme  

 David Ducharme of Canada
 will work with Susanne Ruseler  to create
 the Holy Family as Refugees
SKETCH
David's sketch for the crescendo piece this year.
pu 6
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]




































"2016 Sand Nativity"
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver
  Marielle Heesels, Holland
Marielle
See more about Marielle


Marielle creates
The Great Biblical Flood.
sketch
Marielle's sketch idea for the Great Flood.
pu 2
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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"2016 Sand Nativity"

Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver
Nikolay Torkhov
- Russia
Nikolay


Classic imagery of
"the Visitation"

sketch
Sketch design The Visitation
pu 3 & 4
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]










































"2016 Sand Nativity"
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver
Baldrick Buckle
- the United Kingdom
Marielle
Baldrick will carve
 Moses Parting the Sea.
Baldrick's sketch
Sketch for Moses Parting  the Sea
pu 3 & 4
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)

[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]



















































 




"2016 Sand Nativity"
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver
Benjamin Probanza
- Mexico
Benjamin
Benjamin



Benjamin will render
The Exodus of the Jews to Babylon
Benjamin sketch
Benjamin's Sketch: Exile of the Jews to Babylon
pu 3 & 4
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]
































"2016 Sand Nativity"

Sultans Of Sand Worldwide -Featured Crew Member
Gianni Bottan 
-Jesolo Italy
Gianni Bottan
Click for larger image & more info.

Cappo di Sabbia

 (boss of the sand)
cappo di sabbia
Rich & Gianni (the mountain) Bottan

[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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"2016 Sand Nativity"
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Field Manager
Dr. Elena Lana
- Jesolo,  Italy

Assistant to the director

Elena Lana
Click for larger image & more info.
 


The energetic and talented liaison
 between administration & crew.

elena

[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]



































"2016 Sand Nativity"
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver:
Damon Farmer - United States of America


Damon is the scenic painter, responsible for all
 the set paintings that compliment the sculptures.
He also had the  original concept for the floor plan layout of this edition .


[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]




































"2016 Sand Nativity"
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide -  Directing Manager
Rich Varano
- Florida, United States of America
Rich

Artistic Director

[ TOP ]   SUSANNE ]  [ PAVEL ]  [ JOHANNA ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ NIKOLAY ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ BENJAMIN ][ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]


Another fine exhibition of world class sand sculpture.  
Designed &
d
irected
by Varano Sand Sculpture Company  LLC

aka

"The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide"
sosLogo
Global Sand Sculpture Services

© Copyright 2016 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]