Photos: Bermuda Beach Art Festival Winners

March 30, 2015

Despite rain, wind, gales, and Portuguese Man of War on the beaches on Saturday [Mar 28], the Bermuda Beach Art Festival went ahead, with 16 of 22 entrants competing across the island, with the top prize – Best Overall – going to La Garza, Tara Cassidy for her depiction of a washed up whale.

Guest beach artist Tony Plant, from Cornwall, England, was on hand at Horseshoe Bay Beach creating his signature piece for Bermuda and the Festival, as were the producers of the Beach Art Festival, Nicky Gurret and Lynne Matcham, along with six other entrants.

“We started at 9.00am and the weather wasn’t too bad. By 10.30am we were soaked and sand was flying everywhere,” said Nicky Gurret, while  Lynne Matcham added, ““Beach artists are stalwarts. We were so thrilled to see everyone out, determined to get their entry complete and sent in.”

La Garza, Tara Cassidy’s winning entry:

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A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Beach Art Festival is a family and community cultural event and is very eco-friendly. We are very grateful for this year’s Beach Art Festival sponsors ACE and FIL, who greatly assist us in making this a free event for the community.”

“The day culminated in a prize presentation at Cafe Lido, overlooking Elbow Beach. Ten beach artists were honoured for their creativity, including:

  • Best Overall: La Garza, Tara Cassidy for her depiction of a washed up whale
  • First Place, Adult category: Sand Zen, Hannah Emmerson, for her depiction of sea life
  • Second Place, Adult category: Stacey L Robinson, for her delightful hibiscus
  • First Place, Teen category: Sarah Weight, for her turtle
  • Second Place Teen category: E & E for their sailing above the waves drawing
  • Third Place Teen category: Tommy Westhead for his creation
  • First Place, Family category: The Weight Family, for their sun/moon drawing
  • Second Place, Family category: Sargasso, family entry abstract
  • Third Place, Family category: The Westhead Family for their beautiful dolphin

For more information about the Bermuda Beach Art Festival, visit the official website or the Facebook page.


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  1. Well done, everyone!!! :)

  2. WhistleBlower says:

    Great works

  3. Nicky says:

    Every beach artist deserves applause. Thanks for your artistic endeavours in your creations.

  4. LBB says:

    This is great event for both locals and visitors to our beautiful shores It is so nice to see all of the beautiful creations. With the weather being so unpredictable this time of the year, maybe the organizers should give some consideration to moving the date of this event to a time of the year when more people would be inclined to venture to the beaches to participate and/or to just go check out the entries.