Members of CIF and Axalta's Petra Schroeder, gather in support of CIF's annual fundraising gala. 

Axalta's CIF 6th Annual Fundraiser donation - "Wild Child," a beautifully painted custom pedal car.


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Axalta Announces Automotive Artwork Donations

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, donated unique works of art to aid the Collision Industry Foundation’s (CIF) fundraising efforts. In support of the recently held CIF 6th Annual Fundraiser, Axalta partnered with custom automotive artists Paul Quinn, Danny Taylor and DeWayne Connot to create pinstripe panels and a one-of-a-kind pedal car for the fundraiser’s auction. The artists were on display, as they painted the pieces using Axalta’s brilliant paints in Axalta’s booth at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Companies like Axalta continue to make it possible for CIF to support collision repair professionals who have fallen on hard times,” stated CIF Vice President Kelly Broderick. “Axalta’s donations have significantly assisted CIF’s fundraising efforts during our recent gala. Thank you, Axalta, for your continued generosity in supporting CIF and our industry in so many ways.”

CIF is a charitable foundation dedicated to raising, managing and donating funds to collision repair professionals in need due to natural disasters or other catastrophic events.

Axalta appreciates the artists who helped us highlight our flagship global refinish brands – Cromax®, Spies Hecker® and Standox® and made it possible to give to this worthy cause.

About the Artists

Paul Quinn is a respected airbrush and pinstriping artist and instructor in the custom paint industry. He has won four Top Gun Hot Hues™ brand awards, been featured on Speed Channel’s Unique Whips and has authored numerous ‘how-to’ articles for several trade magazines.

Danny Taylor, formerly of Taylor's House of Color, has a 39-year work history in custom artistic automotive design. His work has been showcased approximately 350 times in national magazines and appeared on 63 covers.

DeWayne Connot has been lettering and pinstriping since 1974. His work has appeared in several industry trade magazines and in the book How to Pinstripe. His artistic talents have also been featured on National Geographic channel's “Abandoned” starring the owners of Reclaimed Relics.

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