Photo From: Joe Reynolds
- Album: Pines People
Description: Photo of Mark Venit (right) and Jack Barnes, host of Focus on the Pines, during a video shoot on the beach of a sand castle building demonstration by Master Sand Sculptor and OPA Board member Mark Venit. 6/11/2005.
Writer Garey Gately said about Venit: "Mark Venit figures he’s built 400 castles in the past 25 years, and, by all accounts, he’s one of the world’s best. Venit, a well-known marketing guru who lives in Ocean Pines, has won three world championships and 40 regional competitions. His creations have earned him $170,000 in prize money and payments for commissioned work ... and God knows how much for Kodak and Fuji, what with all those photos people take."
by Joe Reynolds