Lottery for the Arts



15th Annual Lottery for the Arts


Important Dates:

Juried Exhibition Dates: January 21st – February 10th, 2023

Deadline to Enter: Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

Artist Notification:  Friday, December 10th, 2022

Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line Arts: Friday, December 30th, 2022

Hand deliver work to Blue Line Arts:  January 15th & 16, 10AM-3PM, 2023

Preview Night (Open to the public): Saturday, January 21st, 2023

Lottery for the Arts (Ticketed Event): Friday, February 10th 2023

What is Lottery for the Arts?

Lottery for the Arts is a fundraising event that provides art collectors with an opportunity to acquire original works of fine art, while supporting a non-profit organization and community of artists. Each year Blue Line Arts accepts original art donations from artists or from collections, which are exhibited at the gallery prior to the auction.  Throughout the evening of the Lottery event, Lottery tickets purchased by guests in advance are drawn at random. As each ticket is called out, the ticket holder chooses a piece of art from the gallery walls. At the end of the evening, each ticket holder goes home with a work of art with a retail value of $300 or higher. There will be a live auction of the first 5 picks.

All works are considered donations to Blue Line Arts.

Lottery for the Arts is our organization’s biggest annual fundraiser and is used to fund our year-round art education programs.  Your artwork donation helps provide the gift of creative learning to the next generation at our non-profit arts center. 


Prizes: Our Juror will be choosing the top prizes of First, Second and Third, and honorable mentions.
First Place, Second Place & Third Place winners will be awarded solo show opportunities in 2023.

Juror: Jenna Marie Blair, Exhibition & Curatorial Coordinator, Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
Jurying: Artworks will be juried into one of three sections: Lottery, Live Auction, or Silent Auction. Guests purchasing Lottery tickets will have the opportunity to win artworks in the Lottery section, and the opportunity to bid on Live Auction artworks. Silent Auction Artworks will be available to the general public via mobile bidding during the week of the event.

Online Gallery & Event: Accepted pieces will appear on the Blue Line Arts’ website for an online preview to the auction. Each piece featured on the website will feature the artist’s name, and link to website. Select pieces will also be featured in e-blasts and social media posts on Blue Line Arts’ channels leading up to the event. Accepted works will also be featured in a catalog, mailed to prospective guests.


• Open to all artists 18 and older

• All artwork that is submitted will be used during the fundraiser. No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing date.

• Any work donated becomes the property of Blue Line Arts for use during the fundraiser. The artist understands that there is no commission awarded to the Artist for any donated work.

• Accepted artwork that differs significantly from the image in the online submission will be disqualified

• The artist is responsible for paying for any shipping needed and must include a prepaid label for return of artwork, if the artist wishes it to be returned in the case it is not selected during the fundraiser.

    – FedEx or UPS ONLY

    – No USPS

    – Two-dimensional artwork must be ready to hang

    – Wire must be installed, No sawtooth hangers

Application Requirements:

Applicants must apply using the form on the Blue Line Arts website,


You must be 18 years or older to apply.


If you have questions about submissions, please contact the Gallery Coordinator, Rebecca Myers, during gallery hours at (916) 783-4117 or at gallery@bluelinearts.org


Q: Is my donation Tax-Deductible?

A: Yes! We are a registered 501c3 and your donation is tax deductible. However, if you are an artist donating original art, you may only deduct the cost of the materials and supplies used in the creation of the donated work. If you are donating work you previously purchased, an appraisal value is required on all donations over $5,000 in value. Please consult your tax professional if you have further questions about art donations. We are not tax professionals.

Q: I’m not an artist, can I donate artwork?

A: Yes – we accept original work valued $300 or more. Giclée prints may be accepted, and will be juried into a section based on their estimated retail value. Please contact the gallery if you are unsure about your donation.

  Q: I don’t have any art to donate, what are some other ways to support this event?

A: We are always looking for unique items and experiences for our auction, cash support, wine, and volunteers!  Please contact the gallery to learn more about how you can be a part of this fun community event!