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JESOLO SAND NATIVITY XVI
"Go, And Do Likewise"
November 23, 2017 - February 11, 2018

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ CONTACT  ]

2017 SAND NATIVITY CREW OF ARTISTS
2017 Sand Nativity Crew
(Click on each artist image or their name to learn about their involvement in this show, and more)
[ TOP ]  [ the USUAL SUSPECTS ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ]   [ CONTACT ]
Damon Farmer & his Assignment
Damon

Damon's Profile
Susanne Ruseler & her Assignment
Susanne

Susanne's Profile
Charlotte Koster & her Assignment
Charlotte Koster

Charlotte's Profile
Andrius Petkus & his Assignment
Andrius Petkus

Andrius's Profile
David Ducharme & his Assignment
David Ducharme

David's Profile
Radek Zivny & his Assignment
Radek Zivny

Radek's Profile
Marielle Heessels & her Assignment
Marielle

Marielle's Profile
Michela Ciappini & her Assignment
Michela

Michela's Profile
Ilya Filimontsev & his Assignment
Ilya Filimontsev

Ilya's Profile
Baldrick & his Assignment
Baldrick Buckle

Baldrick's Profile
Pedro Mira & his Assignment
Pedro Mira

Pedro's Profile
Rich Varano - Director
Rich
  
Rich's Profile
Gianni Bottan Prep crew "Cappo di Sabbia"
Gianni Bottan
Click for larger image & more info.

Elena Lana -Site Manager and assistant to the director


[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ CONTACT  ]
& the art student 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!

Administered by
Marco Lorusso
Professor
Marco Lorusso

Carla
CARLA CIMAROSTO

Leo  
LEONARDO PORTO

Fab  
FABIO MATTEO NAPPI
marta
MARTA GIACOMIN

Michela
MICHELA SARAIN

Silvia
SILVIA MATTIAZZO

VICTORIA
VITTORIA ZAMZARCHI

Angelica  
ANGELICA VUOCOLO


[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Here you can see the line-up of culprits responsible for the Sand Nativity opera this year. They are, to a person, rather unusual and most assuredly, suspect. ;)

Andrius Petkus
Baldrick Buckle
Charlotte Koster
David Duchar
Susanne Ruesler
ilya Filimontsev
Michela Ciappini
Pedro Mira
Mariell Heessels
Radek Zivny

Damon Farmer
Elena Lana
Rich Varano (ring leader)

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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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"2017 Sand Nativity"
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Artist:
Damon Farmer - United States of America


Damon is the scenic painter, responsible for all
 the set paintings and murals that compliment the sculptures. inside the the show tent.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Damon's involvement with this company..

[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]




































"2017 Sand Nativity"
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide -Featured Carver:
 Susanne Ruseler
- Utrecht, the Netherlands

Susanne
SUSANNES PROFILE

  Susanne will
create
The Three Kings

A classic piece near the end of the show. 
Susanne's sketch for Sand Nativity 2017
This is her sketch
PU 6
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]


































"2017 Sand Nativity"
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver:
Charlotte Koster
- Holland



Charlotte creates the story of Lazarus' Complaint, After He Dies.
sand nativity
PU 5, 8, 9.
Charlotte will carve one long side & one short side of this
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]
















"2017 Sand Nativity"
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide -
Featured Carver
Andrius Petkus- Lithuania
Andrius Petkus
ANDRIUS' PROFILE


Andrius will make
Lazarus and the Rich Man at Table
sand nativity
Andrius's  idea
PU 5, 8, 9.
Andrius will carve one long side & one short side of this
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]






































"2017 Sand Nativity"
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide-Featured Carver

David Ducharme -  Canada
David Ducharme
DAVID'S PROFILE


 David Ducharme of Canada
 will create
The Good Shepherd
David Ducharme's sketch for Nativity 2017
David's sketch for his piece this year.
PU 2
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]



































"2017 Sand Nativity"
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver
RADOVAN ZIVNY - CZECH REPUBLIC

Radek Zivny

RADEK'S PROFILE


Radek will create the parable
The Loaves and Fishes

Radeks sketch
This is his sketch idea for:  The Loaves and Fishes
PU 1
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]



































"2017 Sand Nativity"

GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver
  Marielle Heessels, Holland
Marielle
MARIELLE'S PROFILE

Marielle creates
The Birth Of Jesus.
sand nativity
Marielle's sketch idea for the  Birth of Jesus
PU 3
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]


































"2017 Sand Nativity"

GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver
Michela Ciappini
- Italy
Michela
MICHELA'S PROFILE


Classic imagery of
"A Day in the Life in Old Bethlehem "

sand nativity   No Sketch Yet !
Sketch designs for Michela
PU4 & 10
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]




































"2017 Sand Nativity"
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver:
Ilya Filimontsev - Russia


Ilya makes the parable of :
 The Prodigal Son
sketch prodigal son
Sketch  for:  The Prodigal Son
PU 5, 8, 9.
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]
































































"2017 Sand Nativity"
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver
Baldrick Buckle
- the United Kingdom
Baldrick Buckle
BALDRICK'S PROFILE

Baldrick will carve
 The Good Samaritan.
Baldrick's sketch
Sketch for Moses Parting  the Sea
PU 5, 8, 9.
This PU is not exactly correct. It has been altered

(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)

[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]



















































 




"2017 Sand Nativity"
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide - Featured Carver
Pedro Mira
- Portugal
Pedro Mira
PEDRO'S PROFILE



Pedro will render
The annunciation
Pedro Mira's sketch for Sand Nativity 2017
Pedro's Sketch: The Annunciation
PU 7
(lengths in meters- all levels 0.5m high.)
[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]
































"2017 Sand Nativity"

GO AND DO LIKEWISE
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 ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]














































"2017 Sand Nativity"
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
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 ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]



































































"2017 Sand Nativity"
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
Sultans Of Sand Worldwide -  Directing Manager
Rich Varano
- Florida, United States of America
Rich

Artistic Director

[ TOP ]  [ DAMON ]  SUSANNE  ]  [ CHARLOTTE ]  [ ANDRIUS ]  [ DAVID ]  [ RADEK ]  [ MARIELLE ]  [ MICHELA ]   [ ILYA ]  [ BALDRICK ] [ PEDRO ]  [ GIANNI ] [ ELENA ] [ RICH ] [ CONTACT ]

[ 2017  NATIVITY  HOME  [ PHOTOS ]   [ CREW ]    [ TECH  DATA ]   [ JESOLO ARCHIVES ]   [ SULTANS OF SAND HOME ]     [ 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 2017 Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC / The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
[ contact us ]