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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:

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):

To view artwork from the winners visit Krylon’s Third Annual Clear Choice Art Scholarships section within


About Krylon

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.


Elizabeth Wolfsthal
Devries Global