I met Naoko at Art Port Townsend in 2007 and was astounded by her wonderful dyed wood mosiacs. We persuaded Naoko to exhibit at the Port Towsend Woodworker's show in 2007.
Now she goes from being a juried winner at Art Port Townsend in 2007 and 2008 to having a joint show at Seattle Art Museum (SAM) from April 14th -May 8th.
I encourage you to go and see her work. You'll be forgiven for mistaking her work for a painting!