Each of these Bronze Plaques were custom designed and created by Bill Atkins for a variety of events and people. Contact Bill for information on how he can create and design a special bronze plaque for your special event, memorial or person
Bill Rihn Memorial Plaque
“We’re not just growing vegetables, we’re growing friendships.” This was how Bill Rihn explained the benefits of the South Laguna Community Garden Park. Now he’ll be reminding us always that friendships are what make the difference between a “community garden” and any other garden. This bronze plaque, shown in photo above, was installed recently in a prominent location at the Community Garden Park. Designed by Bill Atkins, it features an image of Rihn based on a photograph by Greg O’Loughlin. On the left it depicts the apples that Bill was so proud of growing.
Festival of the Arts Plaque
The Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection includes over 1,000 works. The Collection continues to grow, with artwork acquired through purchases, bequests and donations.
This Bronze Medallion was among a series created to identify artists work exhibited on the grounds of the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach California.
Harry Lawrence – Mr. Laguna – Memorial Plaque
Harry Lawrence became active in city affairs and the business community when he moved to Laguna Beach in 1947. He supported the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Playhouse and what was then known as South Coast Hospital. He was best known for his efforts to turn Main Beach into a city park, preserving the “window to the sea” for future generations.
The plaque I designed shows a portrait of Harry along with an image of the lifeguard tower at Main Beach.
Laguna Beach Beautification Plaque
This Solid Bronze Medallion was created for an annual award presentation to designers and visionaries who have contributed to the Beautification of the City Laguna Beach California.
Larry Moore Plaque for The Follow The Light Foundation
Industrious California-based surf photographer, and longtime Surfing magazine photo editor. Moore began shooting surf photos in 1970 at age 22 while living in a trailer near Orange County’s Santa Ana River Jetties, and had his work published for the first time the following year. In 1973 he was hired as Surfing’s darkroom technician, and in 1976 he became photo editor.. His family and colleagues soon created the Follow the Light Foundation.