Krylon® Announces Winners of its Third Annual Clear Choice Art Scholarship Program
Five Students Receive $1,000 Awards, 10 Others Receive Product Packages
CLEVELAND — Krylon®, the inventor of the first aerosol clear coatings to preserve priceless artwork, understands the importance of investing in the artists of tomorrow. The company has recognized the creativity and originality of 15 student artists as winners of its third annual Clear Choice Art Scholarship program. In total, the program, which was open to high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores, awarded more than $13,000 in scholarships, grants and art supplies to the students and their schools.
“Krylon is pleased to recognize the artists of tomorrow while helping to provide them with opportunities to further their skills and pursue their dreams,” says Katherine Merkle, Krylon brand manager. “And, we’re excited to be able to extend the winnings to their high school art programs, offering packages of our artist sprays and adhesives for use by other art scholars.”
The top five winners received a $1,000 scholarship and $120 worth of Krylon products. Winners were selected based on a portfolio of their work, along with artist statements, letters of recommendation and school transcripts. Each of their high schools will also be given a $500 art program grant and a Krylon product package valued at $300. Winners include:
- Chloe Fennel,Tahlequah High School (Tahlequah, OK): most valuable defensive player in 2009 and 2010 in varsity soccer; active member in the National Honors Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Del Rancho Art Club; placed first place in Cherokee County Student Art Show in 2009, best of show in 2010, and second place in 2011; plans to attend John Brown University with a focus in art and illustration.
- Malliccaaii Green, Jeffersonville High School (Jeffersonville, IN): recipient of gold medal at The National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards; works at the YMCA and volunteers at Midwest Food Bank; active member in the Student African American Brotherhood leadership program at IUPUI; recipient of several awards at the regional art awards and won the Scholastic Regional American Visions Superlative Award; plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University with a focus in fine arts.
- Julia Lerner, Half Hallow Hills High School (Dix Hills, NY): vice president and webmaster of the National Art Honor Society and president of the Art Club; recipient of Half Hollow Art Visions Show Best Printmaking Award as well as the Long Island Scholar Artist Award; active member in the Long Island String Festival Association; volunteers at the Boys and Girls club and the ALS Foundation Walk to paint faces; plans to attend Arcadia University Honors College with a focus on scientific illustration.
- Anthony Lopez, Pasadena Memorial High School (Pasadena, TX): active member of the National Art Honors Society and Art Club; volunteers at a local community church; recipient of the Gold Key for Art Portfolio at regional level for Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, won the Youth Art Month Juror’s Choice Award, and was the state winner of Fire Prevention Poster Contest; plans to attend Savannah College of Art and Design with a focus in fine arts.
- Isaac Smith, Bowling Green High School (Bowling Green, OH): recipient of District Congressional Art Award Winner, won multiple awards in the Scholastic Regional and National Art and Writing Awards; works as a youth soccer coach; participated in community service projects throughout Lima, OH with One By Youth; active member in the National Spanish Honor Society; plans to attend Kendall College of Art and Design with a focus on art education and fine arts.
Ten additional students and their high school art programs received Krylon product packages: (includes student name, high school and college currently or planning to attend):
- Avital Burg, Reu School (Jerusalem), New York Studio School
- Kinzie Davis, Sequoia Virtual High School (Yuba City, CA), Butte Community College
- Danielle Glover, Dekalb School of the Arts (Avondale Estates, GA), University of Georgia
- Marina Llic, Fossil Ridge High School (Fort Collins, CO), Ringling College of Art and Design
- Ji Yoon Kim, Ranchview High School (Irving, TX), North Lake College
- Ji Hye Lee, Sunny Hills High School (Fullerton, CA), Otis College of Art and Design
- Jean-Luc Lindsay, Etobicoke School of the Arts (Etobicoke, CAN), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
- Connor Lynch, Carmel High School (Carmel, IN), Rhode Island School of Design
- Dang Khoa Vo, Ecole Secondaire Saint-Luc (Montreal, CAN), Dawson College
- Laura Yelavich, Lynbrook High School (San Jose, CA), San Jose University
To view artwork from the winners visit Krylon’s Third Annual Clear Choice Art Scholarships section within Krylon.com.
Krylon, the nation's leading spray paint manufacturer, is number one in color, innovation, and inspiration and consumer brand recognition. Krylon has served the art market since 1947 when it introduced the first aerosol clear protective acrylic coating. Today, the name is synonymous with fine art preservation and high-performance clear coatings, artist sprays and adhesives.