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Axalta Invites Custom Automotive Artists to Universal Technical Institute Campus for Fifth Annual Winter Panel Jam

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Pinstriping, the art of applying very thin lines of paint to decorate a surface or create special graphics, is most commonly found on automobile and motorcycle bodies. Axalta Coating Systems’ fifth annual Winter Panel Jam will feature outstanding pinstriping artwork produced onsite and live by a host of renowned artists who will dazzle attendees with their creativity and original works of art. The event will take place in Long Beach, California at a new Universal Technical Institute (UTI) campus on February 1-2, 2016.

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Artists in action preparing a hood for pinstriping - the art of applying very thin lines of paint to ...

Artists in action preparing a hood for pinstriping – the art of applying very thin lines of paint to decorate a surface or create special graphics most commonly found on automobile and motorcycle bodies. (Photo: Axalta)

The Winter Panel Jam attracts artists who specialize in custom pattern work, airbrushed murals, gold leaf and pinstriping. The artists will use Axalta’s Cromax® basecoats and clearcoats and Hot Hues™ candy dyes and pinstripe colors to create custom art on hoods, miniature car bodies, pedal cars, and more. Participating artists will compete to have their artwork named “best-in-show.” The winning design will be awarded the recently unveiled “We Paint Winners” Radiant Red Commemorative SATAjet® 5000 B spray gun.

“The event brings together a group of talented artists to collaborate, learn from and teach each other, and ultimately create some fantastic artwork that Axalta will display at custom car shows across the country throughout the year,” said Harry Christman, Axalta Cromax Brand Manager. “We’re happy to give these students an opportunity to connect with the industry’s best. The first few years we did this at our Pomona, California Learning and Development Center. Last year, we decided to engage the trade school community by holding the event at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in downtown Los Angeles. This year, we chose to work with UTI to celebrate our growing relationship, help promote the school’s capabilities and to expose their students to this very unique aspect of automotive paint.”

The event schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, February 1, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 2, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Harry Christman by email at or Steve Chaparro, Axalta Product Specialist, by email at

To help make it easy to find us at these events, visit Axalta’s event website that includes information about the shows and Axalta’s participation. These shows enable various types of car enthusiasts to interact with us and gather firsthand information about paint use and garner application ideas.

To learn more about Axalta, follow us on our North America Refinish social media channels.

About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to better serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter @axalta and on LinkedIn.

Axalta Coating Systems
Richard R. Ruberti, Sr., +1 610-358-5236


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