Brushstrokes and Beyond: Minted x Pottery Barn Kids x Pottery Barn Teen Art Challenge : Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Brushstrokes and Beyond: Minted x Pottery Barn Kids x Pottery Barn Teen Round 4 Art Challenge! For the past four years, the Minted artist community has been represented in the art assortments at Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen, two of the most established retailers in children’s and teen’s home decor. Thanks to this partnership, winning pieces have been exposed to millions of customers online, in stores, catalogs, and on social media platforms. This round, we were looking to assemble a new collection that inspires shoppers’ imaginations and represents the quality, creativity, and freshness that all of our teams value.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Graphic Award

For the most unique piece of graphic work that will make a statement in a room (for any age group)

$500 and a gift card to Pottery Barn Teen ($250 value)

Winner: Geometric 2 by Kelly Schmidt

Runners Up: Primary School by Moglea, Flower Crown by Candace Wiant, and Blue Mountain by Sudevi Sen

Diptych Award

For the most compelling and cohesive pair of artworks

$400 and a gift card to Pottery Barn Kids ($250 value)

Winner: Ten Blue ThingsTen Green Things, Ten Yellow Things, and Ten Red Things by Ana Peake

Runners Up: Spring Sun and Spring Moon by Iveta Angelova and Chic Monstera and Chic Palm by lulu and isabelle

Photography Award

For the most unique piece of photography intended for a teen room

$400 and a $100 gift certificate to B&H or Blick

Winner: French Squares by Jacob Loafman

Runners Up: Sea Turtle In The Sky by ALICIA BOCK, Idyllic Day by Olivia Joy StClaire, and Life on Mars by lulu and isabelle

Minimalism Award

For the best piece of minimalist art suitable for rooms of any age, from a modern nursery to a sophisticated dorm room


Winner: Girls Support Girls by Amanda Houston

Runners Up: Spring Rainbow by Iveta Angelova, Flutters 2 by Elena Wilken, and After the Rain by Vine and Thistle

Typography Award

For the best piece of art that incorporates text (that resonates with children, teens, or families)


Winner: Dillydally all day by Inkblot Design

Runners Up: Love one, Love all by Maja Cunningham, It’s Cool to Be Kind by Candace Wiant, and Wild Child Typographic by Iveta Angelova

Nursery Award

For the most unique, standout piece of art for a nursery


Winner: Xylo by Maja Cunningham

Runners Up: Curve Appeal VI by Tanya Lee Design, Woodland Stack by Erica Krystek, and Goodnight Bear by Oma N. Ramkhelawan

Educational Art Award

For the best piece of art that incorporates informational elements


Winner: The Earth by Erica Krystek

Runners Up: US Agriculture by Joanna Griffin and Alphabet Dinos by Teju Reval

School’s Out Award

For the best piece of art that incorporates a kid’s or teen’s favorite thing to do, like sports or outdoor activities


Winner: roll with it by Baumbirdy

Runners Up: Guitarra by Alicia Youngken, Ball Game by LWK Designs, and Beach Day Scene by Molly Mortensen

Out of this World Award

For the most unique and elevated piece of art involving themes and styles that kids love


Winner: Fairy Tale by Kristen Smith

Runners Up: Rocket to the Moon by Morgan Kendall, starry sky whale by Cass Loh, and Ventura Rainbow l by Alison Jerry Designs

Critique Award

For providing helpful feedback to other artists during the Challenge

$150 toward Art Supplies or Art Classes

Congratulations, Shelley Kommers!

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