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Artist's work honored at SCAD festival

POSTED: May 22, 2014 2:28 p.m.
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This wind sculpture by Richmond Hill native Jamie Niles recently won first place at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual Sand Arts Festival on Tybee Island.

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SAVANNAH — Richmond Hill native and Savannah College of Art and Design painting student Jamie Niles recently won first place in the “Wind Sculpture” category at the annual Sand Arts Festival held on Tybee Island’s North Beach.
The imaginative creation is titled “Wing-Tipped Vortices” and incorporates silver and copper metalwork into the design.
The competition showcases student’s talents by inviting them to design and build inventive eye-catching sand sculptures in a variety of categories. Nearly $5,000 in prize money is at stake for the winners, which compete across all schools and disciplines.
Originating in the early 1990s as a field trip for foundation studies classes, the SCAD Sand Arts Festival has evolved into the perfect 3-D sculptural complement to the Sidewalk Arts Festival held in Forsyth Park each spring, which many consider SCAD’s homecoming.
Visit for full event details and competition rules.

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