Original Crowdsourced Art, Designed by Independent Artists from
Minted’s Global Community Available Online and In Stores

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, members of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
(NYSE:WSM) portfolio of brands, in partnership with Minted, the design
marketplace that connects consumers with the world’s best artists, today
launched a new product collaboration featuring wall art created by
Minted’s community of independent artists designed for nursery, kid and
teen rooms.

The winning artwork, available today at Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen is
the result of the “Minted x Pottery Barn Kids x PBteen Wall Art
Challenge” that launched February 2016. More than 7,300 works of art
were submitted by artists around the globe through Minted’s unique
crowdsourcing platform, resulting in 55 winning pieces to be sold at
Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen. The winning works were created by
independent artists with a variety of vocations including professional
illustrators and textile designers, first-time designers,
self-proclaimed doodlers, hobbyists and stay-at-home parents. While
diverse in their backgrounds and experience, all the crowdsourced
winning artists share a love for creative expression, unique designs and
a connection to a community of artists and art lovers. The Minted x
Pottery Barn Kids
and Minted x PBteen collections support the
independent artists who earn a commission on every purchase from the

“We are excited to offer exclusive independent designs and support the
artist community through our partnership with Minted,” said Jennifer
Kellor, executive vice president merchandising, PBteen and Pottery Barn
Kids. “The art curated for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen aligns with our
dedication to producing high quality and well-designed products to
create beautiful and thoughtfully decorated rooms.”

“By welcoming art submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world, Minted
celebrates independence and the possibility that creativity can come
from unexpected places,” said Minted Founder and CEO Mariam Naficy.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen on this art
collection, which set a new record with over 7,300 submissions and
features global designers that shoppers would traditionally not have
access to.”

Composed of 30 Pottery Barn Kids and 25 PBteen pieces, the Minted
x Pottery Barn Kids and Minted x PBteen
collections represent a wide
range of styles and decorative wall art décor for nursery, kids, and
teen rooms. The Minted x Pottery Barn Kids and Minted x PBteen
collection of artwork is offered matted or framed and ready to hang.
Additionally customers can choose artwork in variety of sizes and frame
colors to match art prints to their home décor.

Winning Minted Art for Sale at PBteen:

  • “Conquer” by Addison Welch from Salt Lake City, UT
  • “Behind the Lens” by Alicia Youngken from Atlanta, GA
  • “Ombre Hills” by Alison Jerry Designs from Dallas, TX
  • “Wonderful” by Chasity Smith from Livingston, LA
  • “Dream Blue” by Corinne Haig Designs from Laguna Beach, CA
  • “Wild and Free” by Dawn Smith from Ellicott City, MD
  • “Yourself” by Gwen Bedat from Paris, France
  • “Never Stop Exploring” by Hannah Lipking from Jackson, MS
  • “Stay Awesome” by Hannah Williams from Sautee Nacoochee, GA
  • “Blissful Escape No. 2” by Julia Contacessi from Norwalk, CT
  • “Love and Wifi” by Laura Bolter Design from Lenexa, KS
  • “Hey Mr. Dog” by Makewells from Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • “Butterfly Study” by Megan Kelso from Hanover, NH
  • “Imaginative” by Melanie Severin from Lloydminster, Canada
  • “Party Favors #2” by Mya Bessette from Bigfork, MT
  • “Behold” and “Sundance” by Robin Ott Design from Orrville, OH
  • “Bear Body” and “Senor Wolf” by Sarah Fitzgerald from Denver, CO
  • “Sour Puss” by Sequana Studio from Woodinville, WA
  • “Denim & Pearls” by Sherry McAdams from Elon College, NC
  • “Tropical Sea Turtle” by Shirley Browning from St. Louis, MO
  • “Watercolor Hello Sunshine” by Sonal Nathwani from Vienna, Austria
  • “Free & Wild” by Susan Moyal from Toronto, Canada
  • “Afternoon Delight” by Three Star Studios from Half Moon Bay, CA

Winning Minted Art for Sale at Pottery Barn Kids:

  • “Midnight” and “So Loved” by Alethea and Ruth from Seattle, WA
  • “Solar System” and “Watercolor Butterfly” by Alexandra Dzhiganskaya
    (Alexandra Dzh) from Vienna, Austria
  • “Aqua Sunshine” by Alison Jerry Designs from Dallas, TX
  • “Goodnight Moon” by Anne Holmquist from Westchester, NY
  • “ABC Love” by Chica Design from Atlanta, GA
  • “Eat. Play. Love.” and “ Little Whale” by Erica Krystek from San
    Diego, CA
  • “Yay!” by Amber Purdy (Field and Sky) from Knoxville, TN
  • “The Animalphabet” by Genevra Bell from Fairfield, IA
  • “Unicorn Dreams” by Hannah Williams from Sautee Nacoochee, GA
  • “Car Art” by Jan Dolby from Stouffville, Canada
  • “He’s a Future Superhero” and “Stacked Plane” by Jennifer Morehead
    from Culver City, CA
  • “Little Big World Map” by Jessie Steury from Saint Joe, IN
  • “Blissful Escape No. 2” by Julia Contacessi from Norwalk, CT
  • “Dress up & Dream” by Kara Beth from Colonia, NJ
  • “Dapper Zebra” by Kristin Dills from Pineville, NC
  • “Mr. Giraffe” by Makewells from Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • “Explore Your World” by Mansi from Wayne, NJ
  • “II Gardino” by Petra Kern from Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • “Frenchie Por Vous” by Carolann Belk (Pink House Press) from Chicago,
  • “Sweet Floral Fox” by Sara Berrenson from Santa Monica, CA
  • “Big and Little 3” by Stacey Brod from Houston, TX
  • “Alpaca” by Stacey Hill from Toronto, Canada
  • “Let’s Ride” by Stacy Kron from Alexandria, MN
  • “Enjoy the Ride” by Susan Moyal from Toronto, Canada
  • “Jurassic Circle” by Susanne Kasielke from Washington, DC
  • “Autumn, No. 1 (clouds)” by Sylvie Lee (SlvieCeres Designs) from
    Walnut Creek, CA

The complete Minted x Pottery Barn Kids and Minted x PBteen
collections are now available online and select art will be on display
at Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen stores nationwide. Prices range from $42
– $530 for framed artwork.

To shop the collection, meet the artists, and get inspiration for
everything from how to pick the perfect frame to decorating and creating
a gallery wall, visit potterybarnkids.com/minted
and pbteen.com/minted.
Join the conversation on social media, by following @potterybarnkids,
@pbteen, @minted and #mintedxpbk and #mintedxpbteen.


Founded in 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Minted
is a design marketplace that connects you to the world’s best
independent artists to create something one-of-a-kind. Minted’s unique
crowdsourced model represents a modern marketplace – one where the
community decides what goods are showcased and sold. This model ensures
fresh, on-trend designs are continuously being added to Minted. Minted
enables artists, designers and photographers around the world to create
original work, then provides them with an operations platform that
handles all fulfillment and customer service. This leaves creatives to
do what they do best, while letting Minted do the rest. The company –
which began in stationery, has expanded its crowdsourcing model into
wall art (2012), textiles (2014), digital content (2015) and most
recently home decor (Summer 2015). Minted has raised $90M since
launching in 2007 and is funded by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures,
Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures
as well as angel investors. www.minted.com.


Pottery Barn Kids, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of
brands, is a premier specialty retailer for children’s home furnishings
and decorative accessories. Introduced in 1999, Pottery Barn Kids offers
exclusive designs that create kid-friendly, stylish and innovative
spaces for the nursery, bedroom and playroom. Key product categories
include furniture, bedding, bath, window treatments, rugs, lighting,
decorative accessories, toys, nursery essentials and gear such as
backpacks and reusable lunch bags. Pottery Barn Kids operates 89
company-owned stores in the United States, Canada and Australia and has
unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East, the
Philippines and Mexico, as well as an ecommerce site at www.potterybarnkids.com
that offers international shipping to customers worldwide. Pottery Barn
Kids provides complimentary design services, a comprehensive gift
registry program and monogramming services. The company is headquartered
in San Francisco, California.


PBteen, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands,
launched in 2003 and is the first home retailer to focus exclusively on
the teenage market. Designed to fully furnish bedrooms, study and lounge
spaces for tweens and teens, PBteen provides fresh, fashionable options
to appeal to varying teenage tastes. Categories include: bedding, window
treatments, rugs, lighting, gear, decorative accessories, storage and
organization solutions, and furniture including beanbag chairs. PBdorm,
launched in 2010, is an exclusive collection that offers dorm furniture
and essentials. This collection includes XL twin sheets, lighting,
seating, storage bins and organization solutions, and other accessories
designed to help teens turn their dorm room into their ultimate home
away from home. PBteen products are available through direct mail
catalogs, e-commerce site PBteen.com and at eighteen U.S. retail stores.
PBteen currently offers international shipping to customers worldwide.
The PBteen e-commerce site features Wishlist and StyleHouse, a special
section with design tools, a room planner, free downloads, a music
player, and a design library with decorating tips. PBteen has an active
following on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and its
blog PBteen ♥. Additionally, PBdorm has a dedicated Facebook, Pinterest
and Instagram presence, as well as a blog Style Major. PBteen is
headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products
for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise
strategies – Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm,
PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham – are
marketed through e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs and 623
stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States,
Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offers international shipping
to customers worldwide, and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate
stores in the Middle East, the Philippines and Mexico.


Kendra Stewart/Kelley Loeffler
Pottery Barn Kids/PBteen
/ kloeffler@wsgc.com