Matrix System Automotive Finishes is launching Artists 4 Education, a terrific charity. Artists 4 Education was created with the sole purpose of raising awareness to the growing shortage of certified technicians entering the collision repair industry. Airbrush and pinstripe artists across the country have been invited to participate in this unique project to create cool, custom pieces of artwork to be auctioned during the 2013 SEMA Show and the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise event. Most proceeds will go to the Collision Repair Education Foundation, with a portion being donated to Oakland Schools Education Foundation, Matrix’s local program in Michigan.
Custom painted items include metal wall cabinets, spray guns, a tool box, vintage gumball and popcorn machines, vintage pull wagon, hanging ‘hot rod’ fish, vintage gas cans, a motorcycle helmet, garage stools, two Airbrush Getaway classes, metal trash can, iPad, longboard skateboards, snowboard, bowling pins, tri-cycle, KitchenAid® stand mixer, and many other items. The “all-star” line-up of contributing artists Nub, Steve DeMan, Mike Learn, Mitch Peacock, Ron “Flea” Fleanor, Bugs, Armando Serrano, Jeff Styles, Jonathan Pantaleon, Ryan Evans, Richard “Duke” Bobinac, Brian Lynch, Don Ruks, Pat Paldino, James Kunzinger, Sam Shriver, and others.
The website, www.Artists4Education.org, will feature each piece of artwork prior to SEMA so that bids can be placed by those who cannot attend. The site will also include artist biographies, supporting organizations or individuals, and foundation links. Stay tuned here, http://www.matrixsystem.com, http://www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org, and www.facebook.com/artists4education, for the website launch date and instructions on how to bid.
Matrix System Automotive Finishes is committed to assisting the many schools and students across the country that can benefit from some financial or equipment support. “If we can help one student enter this awesome industry, the mission was a success” says sponsor David Brunori, President of Quest Automotive Products.
The mission of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is: “To secure donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry.” The ultimate goal of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is to create a future in which every entry-level technician hired will have graduated with the necessary skills and understanding of new technology to be well-trained, productive, and efficient employees from day one on the job. www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org
About Matrix System
Matrix System Automotive Finishes, a division of Quest Automotive Products, has become one of the industry’s most successful aftermarket manufacturers of high quality paints, primers, hardeners, clearcoats and reducers. Today, the AccuShade® Intermix System now leads the product line, giving body shops the ability to make over 200,000 colors with exact formulas and 2.1 V.O.C. compliant products. For more information about Matrix System, please visit http://www.MatrixSystem.com.