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  • Call for Artists - 3rd Annual

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for its 3rd Annual “Landscapes” online art competition for..
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  • Call for Artists - 3rd Annual

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for its 3rd Annual “Landscapes” online art competition for..
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  • The Art of Caring

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    North Vancouver Community Arts Council has partnered with Family Service of the North..
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  • Canada's Indigenous Screen Office Logo Design Contest

    Location: , ON

    Canada's Indigenous Screen Office invites Indigenous artists (19+) from across the country to..
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  • International Call To Artists

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    $2000 in Cash Prizes Annual International Mail in Art Exhibition For professional artists the rising..
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  • Call for Submissions: AIR

    Location: Calgary, AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites all Alberta artists (18 years of age..
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  • Call for Submissions: The Best of East Central Alberta

    Location: Drumheller, AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists (18 years of age or..
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  • Call for Submissions: The Best of South Western Alberta

    Location: Lethbridge, AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists (18 years of age or..
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  • …Everything Remains Raw: Photographing Toronto’s Hip Hop Culture from Analogue to Digital

    Location: Kleinburg, ON

    Dates: March 3 to October 21, 2018 Description: Archival photographs act as visual representations..
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  • Canada West Illustrators Group Show

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Members of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) represent a..
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  • TPH® Charitable Greeting Card Campaign - Call for Submissions

    Location: Toronto, ON

    For more than 25 years, The Printing House (TPH®) has produced seasonal greeting..
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  • Spring into Art

    Location: Calgary, AB

    The Calgary chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists is hosting a juried..
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  • Whitby Art Show

    Location: Whitby, ON

    ABOUT Whitby Ribfest welcomes over 50,000 guests each year who enjoy a fantastic..
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  • Call for submissions; Norouz 1397

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for our upcoming group show, NOROUZ 1397 to..
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  • Into the Void Magazine Seeks Visual Art for Issue 8

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Award-winning print, digital & online Into the Void Magazine seeks visual art for..
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  • Call for Artists -

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for its 6th quarterly group online art competition. For..
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  • Call For Entries Small Works

    Location: Inverness, NS

    SMALL TREASURES, July 2018, an INTERNATIONAL juried small works show, all media, all..
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  • Become an Art Collector

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    To Become an art collector and get a beautiful print reproduction from original..
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  • 3rd Annual Open Juried Art Competition

    Location: Toronto, ON

    International Gallery of the Arts (IGOA) is looking for excellent pieces to feature..
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  • David Tycho | Fire and Rain

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Tycho's abstract and expressionist landscapes document his 9,000 km journey from the coastal..
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  • Twitter Art Exhibit - Call to Artists

    Location: Canberra,

    OPEN TO ALL PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR ARTISTS WORLDWIDE WORKING IN 2D MEDIUMS REQUIRED: Fill..
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  • Oil and Acrylic Painters

    Location: Toronto and Montreal, ON

    looking for portrait artist/painters that can paint dogs and people...
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  • FLORA - A Juried Exhibition Gallery in the Grove

    Location: Sarnia Bright's Grove, ON

    FLORA A Juried Exhibition Entry Deadline May 15, 2018 Exhibition June 3 -..
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  • 19th Birthday Party

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    NVCAC has partnered with Housing Matters Media Project to bring the 19th Birthday..
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  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring Online International Exhibition

    Location: Windsor, ON

    INTERNATIONAL CALL Open to all artists 18 and over. This International Juried Online..
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  • Call for Submissions: JN EXPO 2018

    Location: Toronto and Montreal, ON

    OPEN SUBMISSIONS to WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS & ARTISTS This years Jamaica National Expo is looking..
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  • Clarkson Society of Artists Show & Sale 2018

    Location: Mississauga, ON

    Annual show & sale of 38 talented local artists exhibiting original paintings in..
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  • Call for Artists - 2nd Annual

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for its 2nd Annual Colors online juried art exhibition..
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  • Call for Entries

    Location: Sarnia, ON , ON

    ARTZscape by the Bay Centennial Park, Sarnia ON August 18 & 19, 2018 ARTZscape..
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  • The Spirit Messenger Exhibition

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Naoko Takenouchi has devoted most of her life to honing her craft as..
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  • Art Gallery of St. Albert Fundraiser: Light Up The Night

    Location: St. Albert, AB

    The 28th Annual Art Gallery of St. Albert Fundraiser: Light Up The Night..
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  • SCOPE BASEL 2018 APPLICATIONS OPEN!

    Location: Basel,

    SCOPE BASEL 2018 APPLICATIONS OPEN! THE EXHIBITION WILL TAKE PLACE FROM THE 13-17 JUNE..
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  • Art Exhibit

    Location: Okotoks, AB

    Turgor by Edmonton artist Daniel Evans is an exhibit of large-scale drawings exploring..
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  • Art Exhibit

    Location: Okotoks, AB

    Okotoks artist Manny Blair’s intention for this exhibit is to attempt the futile..
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  • The Artist's Lens

    Location: Calgary, AB

    The Artist’s Lens is an open themed exhibit presenting the best of film,..
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  • 6x6x2018

    Location: Rochester, NY

    Artists in Canada, we need you to participate in the International Small Art..
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  • Colour Blizzard

    Location: Saint John, NB

    THIS IS A YOUNG, MAGICAL ARTIST, Advait Kolarkar Happening: A ‘Colour Blizzard’, an exhibition..
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  • “Happiness” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent - Deadline February 28, 2018

    Location: Toronto, ON

    | Theme: Happiness. We all want it. We all have different ideas of..
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  • Film Screening: The Leisure Seeker - North Shore International Film Series

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    The Leisure Seeker was the nickname of the old RV used by Ella..
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  • The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

    Location: New York, NY

    Break out and elevate your artist career! Gain exposure on the international stage!..
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  • Layne Verbeek & Sharon Thompson

    Location: Toronto, ON

    February 25 - March 10 Reception: Feb 25, 1 - 4 pm - Glass/..
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  • Symposium Bromont en Art 20th Anniversary 24,25,26 August 2018

    Location: Bromont, QC

    A gigantic open sky gallery with more than 1500 paintings. Come to Bromont, located..
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Canadian Sculptor part of International team that sets the Guinness World Record

By September 11, 2017

The Tallest Sand Castle in the World

On September 1st, 2017, the jury from the Guinness World Records was in Duisburg, Germany to assess the measurements of an incredible sand castle carved by 15 sand sculptors from around the world, 9 men and 6 women. Over 3,500 tons of sand had been compacted from bottom to top in plywood forms a week before the sculpting began. The sponsor of the project was Shauinsland Reisen, the second largest company in Germany and the project director was Sandcity, an event company based in Düsseldorf. The theme was architecture, famous buildings from around the world and symbols of summer holidays and large logos of the sponsoring agency. We had a rough sketch of all the elements and we decided as we went what to place where to have the best composition.

I was thrilled to be part of this exciting project and to be the only Canadian and French carver invited. I had a good feeling that we would beat the previous Guinness record of 14m 83 awarded in 2016 to a team from Puri, India : Sudarsan Pattnaik and 45 of his students from his sand sculpting school.

The previous attempt in Duisburg had failed last year when the top third of the castle collapsed before all the wooden forms had been removed from the base.

This time, we were all elated as no cracks appeared after the last forms were removed. We even carved fake cracks throughout the castle.

The weather was perfect, sunny and hot, except for the last two days of rain . Once a section was finished it was screened several times a day with a mixture of water and white glue to prevent the wind from blowing the sand away and the rain from damaging the finished surface. The base of the sculpture, 125 meters in circumference, was all soft sand that had to be compacted and shaped before sculpting. A lot of details had disappeared after the last heavy rain and a few small collapses had occurred. On August 31st, we all had to finish up our section and then do some repairs. My section was about 10 meters high and 8 meters wide and involved architecture, buildings of all kinds, a giant sea turtle and a variety of oversized seashells. We even added about 50 turtle eggs underneath the turtle and decided to carve some baby turtle hatching.

It was great to work with all these amazing sand sculptors from Australia, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Hungary and the Czech Republic in a large former industrial park. The public was in awe and the children were even more excited. I remember one little girl pointing at one of the houses at the top, saying “I want to live there” in German. I answered “Me too” in German and she smiled. People kept asking if it was special sand and how we had managed to create this masterpiece.

Patricia Leguen, Sculptor

See more of Patricia's sculpture on her Website