Acclaimed artist from Japan in for lottery

By: ~ Staff Report
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Roseville Arts recently announced that internationally acclaimed artist, Noriko Oki of Tokyo, Japan, not only has submitted a piece for its upcoming Lottery for the Arts, but will be making a special trip to Roseville to attend the private artists’ reception prior to the event to be held on Sept. 11.
“I have just started my journey as a single mother, and this trip to the U.S. means a lot for me to regain my true self as an independent person, an artist, a free soul, however re-sponsible as a parent,” Oki said.
Oki will join the more than 100 other regional and national artists who to date have contributed nearly $35,000 in original art. Art selected for inclusion in the lottery represents a wide range of media and subject matter and may be viewed at
Along with each piece is a link to the artist’s Web site or Facebook page and a brief statement that provides the inspiration behind the art. Selected art will be included in the preview exhibition, Sept. 1-10 at the Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon St. in downtown Roseville.
Each art work is valued at a minimum of $175 and ranges up to over $1,000. The cost of one ticket is $175, which admits two guests to the Lottery party. Tickets sold will be limited in number to no more than the number of art pieces included in the lottery. Tickets may be purchased on line at, by phone at 783-4117, or at the Blue Line Gallery.

Art lottery
What:  An evening of food, wine and fine art, where everyone goes home with a piece of original art.
When:  Preview Exhibition Sept. 1-10; Gala Lottery for the Arts Event: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, beginning at
Where:  Roseville Arts Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon St.
Cost:  $175 per ticket which admits two guests