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Matrix to Host Artists 4 Education Auction at SEMA

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Oct. 31, 2014—Matrix Automotive Finishes has announced that it will host its second annual auction to help support the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The auction will feature custom artwork from artists across the country, which will be on display inside booth No. 10669 at the SEMA Show, Nov. 4-7, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Artists 4 Education was created to raise money through fundraising activities that involve the expert skills of the automotive industry’s top artists across the country. Additionally, with the participation of various industry partners such as Nuplex Resins, M.F. Cachet Company, AalChem, Chromaflo Technologies, BASF, Pipeline Packaging, Dan-Am Company/SATA USA, Anest Iwata, Dedoes Industries, Dorn Color, and Miller Electric cash donations and unique items were donated to help support the cause.

During the show, painters such as Nub (Nub Grafix), Bugs (Bugs Auto Art), Flea, Ryan Evans (Counts Kustoms), and many more, will be pinstriping various items exclusively with the FX Series® Striping and Lettering Enamels. All of these painters have been in the industry for over 20 years doing what they love and now they will be able to try Matrix’s new line. Visitors are encouraged to stop by to see them in action.

“Our [first] Artists 4 Education campaign was a huge success. We raised and donated nearly $25,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation,” David Brunori, President of Quest Automotive Products, said in a release. “This year we have raised our expectations to $50,000. We feel it is our responsibility as industry participants to support CREF whose sole purpose is to raise awareness to the growing shortage of certified technicians entering the collision repair industry. We want to continue to grow the Artists 4 Education campaign, which means continuing to involve the artist community, manufacturers, and industry partners.”

Those interested in seeing or bidding on the items up for auction can visit ebay.com/usr/artists4education after 2 p.m. central time. 

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