Paying Tribute with Commemorative Art
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Celebrity Tributes

Celebrity Tributes

A celebrity is not a standalone icon, but rather an individual that enjoys a position of prestige because of all the people who helped them along their journey.  Celebrity tributes honor the past, embrace the present and look forward to the future by giving these illustrious performers a creative award worthy of their accomplishments.

A celebrity is not a standalone icon, but rather an individual that enjoys a position of prestige because of all the people who helped them along their journey. Celebrity tributes honor the past, embrace the present and look forward to the future by giving these illustrious performers a creative award worthy of their accomplishments.

Size: 24" x 18" Framed Beveled Acrylic Award
Purpose: Outstanding Career Achievement
Medium: 8 x 10 x .25 Mixed Media on Medium Density Fiber Board

The royal blue of this portrait is surrounded by the smoky grey of the matting and the ebony black of the double frame. This piece of history is immortalized by the legendary Smokey Robinson. Whose life is depicted in the shades of blue behind him of his many outstanding achievements. Hollywood Music and Media Award (HMMA), commissioned this piece to present to Smokey Robinson for his Outstanding Career Achievement during the HMMA live event show of 2011.

Size: 24" x 18" Framed Beveled Acrylic Award
Purpose: Outstanding Career Achievement
Medium: 8 x 10 x .25 thickness Beveled Acrylic

A royal blue background illuminates the highlights of Dave Mason, who is pictured in black. Photos of his past surround this plaque with memories that are indelible. This plaque was presented at the MIMICON keynote luncheon, on November 21, 2009, commemorating his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This work of art was commissioned by the Hollywood Music and Media Award HMMA to create an Outstanding Career Achievement Award depicting the milestones of Dave Mason’s musical career.

Size: 30" x 42" Framed Beveled Acrylic Tribute
Purpose: Pay tribute to Oprah Winfrey
Medium:(11) Beveled Acrylic Beveled Acrylic Shapes

This unique double frame of ebony black sets off the white matting that surrounds the green and gold colors that adorn this piece of art, starring Oprah Winfrey. She takes center stage in this production as she did in so many roles in her life, of American media proprietress, talk show hostess, actress, producer and philanthropist.

Size: 24" x 18" Framed Beveled Acrylic Award
Purpose: Outstanding Career Achievement
Medium: 8 x 10 x .25 thickness Beveled Acrylic

The smoky blue of the matting on this piece sets off the blue of the background photos in this art work. John C. Debney, an American film composer, this tribute portrait which includes many images of his milestones in the film industry as a composer, conductor, musician and valued collaborator. He was the first to receive the Hollywood Music In Media Awards’ (HMMA) Outstanding Career Achievement for Film Composing. Commissioned by the HMMA, and presented on November 19, 2009.t

Size: 30" x 42" Framed Tribute
Purpose: Pay tribute to Malcolm x
Medium: Mixed Media on Medium Density Fiber Board

In this rainbow hued portrait, you see the fresh young faces of our future, with children from diverse multicultural backgrounds looking up to Malcolm X who helped to shape our destinies in the fight to win equality for all.. This portrait portrays the 22nd stamp in the Postal Services Black Heritage Series. It was presented to his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz in 1999 when the stamp was unveiled at The Olympia Theater in the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.

Size: 10" x 12" acrylic
Purpose: Pay tribute to Nokie Edwards
Medium: 1\" thick acrylic

This richly hued sepia toned artwork with a background of black, depicts Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist of the Ventures, famous for the Hawaii Five-O song, he is universally recognized as one of the world’s premier guitarists. Nokie was of Native American stock and was proud of his Cherokee heritage from his mother Nannie. John Fogerty presented this tribute plaque to Nokie in 2008 when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.