Craig Mutch And Emerson Shreiner


Craig Mutch

Birthplace: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Current home base: Kitsilano, district of metro Vancouver (where Green Peace started)


Craig Mutch is a seasoned artist of many hats; sand, snow and ice sculpture, travel photography, pumpkin/wood carving and body painting. Sand sculpture is his prime medium which takes him all around the world to places in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the USA. He carved snow and ice sculptures at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Craig and his doubles partner were the overall 1st place winners at the 2012 Crystal Classic and we are excited to have him back. He is currently working in the film industry as a set artist/sculptor on feature films such as ‘Planet of the Apes’.



Emerson Wierenga Shreiner

Birthplace: Holland, Michigan

Current home base: Grand Rapids, Michigan


Emerson Schreiner is a painter and sand sculptor who splits his time between Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Galveston, Texas. In the summer time, he heads down south where he works for Sandy Feet Sand Castle Services: Galveston, teaching legions of eager folks how to build better sand castles. In recent years, he’s been fortunate enough to compete in a number of master’s level events next to some of the finest sculptors around, with whom he is constantly inspired by.

Off Site Transportation

Avoid the crowds at the beach!  Take Route 11 to Siesta or Ride the Siesta Key Breeze Free Trolley Service on the island.

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