Amanda Bolduc

Maine
Advanced Amateur

About Amanda

Amanda was born and raised in the beautiful state of Maine. She graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington. Amanda served over 12 years in the Army and ended her career as an officer in the Corp of Engineers. She now devotes her time to her three children as a homeschooling mom, and runs a homeschool co-op with more than 30 families.

Amanda’s interest in sand sculpting started after seeing the American Sand Sculpting Championship during a vacation in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. She entered the amateur division with her mother in 2006, and never looked back. Most of her sand sculpting is geared toward telling a story. Her goal is to move the audience and transport their imaginations into a new world of humor and intrigue. She loves that a simple grain of sand brought together into billions of one cohesive form, can move people into awe, laughter and reverence.  Not only is sculpting therapeutic for her, but through sand, she can dive into the onlooker’s sense of curiosity, enabling her to create emotion through sand.  This above all, is why she loves sculpting!

Awards

  • 2010  2nd Amateur, 1st Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic, Siesta Key, FL
  • 2010  1st Amateur, American Sand Sculpting Championship, Fort Myers Beach, FL
  • 2012  3rd Advance Amateur, Florida State Championship at the American Sand Sculpting Championship, Fort Myers Beach, FL
  • 2013  4th Advance Amateur, Florida State Championship at the American Sand Sculpting Championship, Fort Myers Beach, FL
  • 2014  1st Advance Amateur, Florida State Championship at the American Sand Sculpting Championship, Fort Myers Beach, FL
  • 2015  1st Camden WinterFest Snow Sculpting Competition, Camden, Maine
  • 2016  1st Advance Amateur, People’s Choice Award, U.S. National Advanced Amateur Championships, Fort Myers Beach, FL
  • 2016  4th Advance Amateur, U.S. National Advance Amateur Championships, Fort Myers Beach, FL

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