National sand sculptor returns to SandBlast

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

SandBlast 2012Courtesy Photo Sand sculpture from SandBlast 2012The Duvall SandBlast Festival of the Arts "2013 SandTennial"  is again honored to feature Kali Bradford, award winning and internationally known master sand sculptor. Bradford’s career has spanned more than 30 years, during which time she has traveled the world creating scalable and detailed sand sculptures, ranging from diminutive three foot displays, to a sky-reaching 64-foot architectural installation.  She’s sculpted sand in China, Australia, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and India, as well as throughout the United States. In August of 2012, Kali was awarded 4th place, out of 20 competitors, in the NW Sand Festival, "Tournament of Champions," held in Federal Way, and just last month she was honored with third place out of a field of 10 in the first "Sand Bash Women’s Master Sand Sculpting Championship" held in Fort Meyers Beach, Fla..  Bradford is a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recipient, and has been granted awards on nine occasions in California, and on two occasions in Washington, as an artist-in-residence. 

A multi-media artist, Bradford also paints, writes poetry and teaches. See more of Kali’s art at 

On Saturday and Sunday, July 20 & 21, you will find the annual SandBlast Festival of the Arts at McCormick Park in Duvall, along the shore of the Snoqualmie River.  Festival hours are noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Duvall Foundation for the Arts at or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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