Sea Devil Regatta Art Trophies - April 2014
King Harbor Race Week Art Trophies - March 2014
Beyond the Shore Festival Art Trophies - October 2013
King Harbor Boat Parade Trophies - December 2012
She Devil Regatta Trophies - April 2011

Trophies and Awards

Every day art with a purpose. Martin 242 Regatta Trophy Art

Creating trophies and awards requires a different methodology than with a single art piece. These projects tend to represent more of a collaboration between the artist and the event coordinator. Event themes and colors need to be considered so that the trophies and awards coordinate with the overall event ascetics.

One of the first design considerations  is the shape of the trophies. Final display by recipients is also of concern. Will display stands need to be provided or can the trophy or award stand on its own. Finally placement of  text needs to be considered. Some designs allow for sandblasting of text while others call for a separate engraved plaque.

KHYC Women's Race Trophy

King Harbor Yacht Club – Women’s Race Trophy

Once a concept has been determined a sample can be created. It is important when designing to keep in mind multiple sizes if required. Text requirements have to be managed to make sure the final trophy and award is readable. After final approval of the sample, production of the trophies and awards begins in earnest. Production work in the studio is repetitive and not in the least creative.  Some artists can’t handle the monotony. I think it meditative and therapeutic because your mind can relax. The creative process for the most part is over.

It is extremely satisfying when my trophies and awards enhance an event making my clients look good. Award recipients are usually thrilled to have been given a handmade piece of art to enjoy.