House of Kolor looking for ‘Prestigious Painters’

Last year's top winner, a 1933 Chevy Custom Roadster. Owned by Greg Meyer, the car was painted by Ben Conley us KD2000 primer, Zenith Gold base styling, Tengerine kandy styling and topped with USC01 clear.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — July 22, 2016 — House of Kolor has announced the launch of the 17th annual Prestigious Painters Awards. The custom coatings brand, owned by Valspar Automotive, is accepting submissions through September 1, 2016 for its class of 2017 winners.

The Prestigious Painter Award is given to 12 painters annually. The competition is open to anyone whose custom projects are painted exclusively with House of Kolor products.

Entries can be, but are not exclusive to, street rods, custom cars and trucks, motorcycles and other passenger vehicles such as boats and planes. Painters can also enter custom-painted items that aren’t vehicles, such as airbrush panels and musical instruments.

“Painters are hard workers who often times don’t get recognized, so this is our way of letting them know we appreciate what they do,” said Jon Kosmoski, founder of House of Kolor. “There are so many talented people out there using our products and we want to showcase the best of the best.”

Kosmoski, a world-renowned painter, founded House of Kolor in 1956. Collision Repair magazine interviewed Kosmoski about his life and work at NACE 2015. For more on this, please see “Jon Kosmoski on the rise of customs and today’s paint colours.”

All entries will be judged by a panel of custom designers and painters, customizers and customizing enthusiasts. Winners will be chosen based on finish quality, technique, design creativity and artistic merit.

“The purpose of this contest is to recognize the outstanding creativity and craftsmanship of artists around the world who use House of Kolor products,” said Gina Mahan, Brand Manager, House of Kolor. “Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-time refinisher, we want to recognize you as one of the elite.”

To qualify for the Prestigious Painter Award, contestants must be 18 years of age or older and own or have refinished the vehicle to be entered. The vehicle must be finished exclusively with House of Kolor products.

Winners will be featured in the House of Kolor Prestigious Painter Award Calendar for 2017 and will have the opportunity to make an appearance with their vehicle for House of Kolor at selected trade shows throughout the year.

For more information on how to enter, please visit houseofkolor.com/kustom-krew/painter


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