ART NEWS - What's Happening at Sequoia
All Member Show  and 
Small Art Treasures
December 6, 2016 - February 3, 2017
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
First Tuesday Reception, December 6, 5 - 8 pm
136 SE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon | 503-693-0401


The Holidays are upon us. Take a break from the holiday shopping frenzy at the mall and visit charming Downtown Hillsboro, home of Sequoia Gallery + Studios.

The Gallery will be sparkling for our First Tuesday Reception...the annual Holiday Tree will be filled with handcrafted ornaments. Each ornament purchase helps to support our non-profit mission. Our shelves and walls will be adorned with gift-able art work and handmade items that cannot be found anywhere else. We hope to see you soon!  
2016 Holiday Tree
Each year during the holiday season, in the spirit of equality and good cheer, Sequoia presents its All Member Show. The gallery walls, display cases and pedestals are divided equally among our member artists, who then select their favorite works to show during the holidays. From the beginning of December through the end of January, the diversity of styles, mediums and content represented by our member artists is on display. Every year, the show has a different "look" reflecting the current generation of active Sequoia members. But the one thing that never changes is the spirit of cooperation and friendship that pervades our Sequoia community of 30+ member artists, including 13 studio artists, and many teachers, volunteers and friends.  
Small art treasures by Gerald Sticka and Carolyn Pettitt
Also during December, our member artists display small art works and 3D gift items that may be a creative departure from their usual medium. These "small treasures" give our artists a chance to explore their creativity in another direction and give you, our customers, another way to show your support for Sequoia while checking off some of the people on your holiday shopping list. 

Sue Swain
Sequoia is fortunate to have a dedicated team of community volunteers to help us run the gallery and our programs. To show our appreciation, we will be featuring one of our volunteers regularly beginning with this issue.  This month we feature Sue Swain who staffs the gallery front desk and also enters all of our classes on the Sequoia website. We are very grateful for her help!

Sue has this to say about her volunteer experience: "I love volunteering at Sequoia Gallery and Studio. Rubbing shoulders with the artists, and gleaning as much as I can from these talented, creative and wonderful people is something I would be missing out had I not become a volunteer 3 years ago. I'm also quite sensitive to the fact that volunteers take some pressure off the gallery artists so they can have the time to do their art. We could sure use a whole lot of other committed volunteers to help.
One very important lesson learned over the years is that  being the first person people meet when the visit the gallery can either be a positive or negative first impression that can influence their experience at Sequoia. I believe in Sequoia so much that I want people coming back.
I love being able to enter classes on the gallery website, that way I can meet new artists and become acquainted with their work. It's so exciting to see the variety of classes available at Sequoia. I want to enroll in just about every class I enter on the website."

If you would like to become a Sequoia volunteer, we could use your help; no art experience necessary!
Visit our website and apply online or stop by the gallery to pick up an application.

Sequoia is seeking artists for gallery membership. Both 2D and 3D artists of all mediums are welcome to apply for membership in our active community of artists.  Download an application from our website or stop by the gallery to pick up an application.

Barbara Mason, P resident |  Gayle Pedemonte,  Vice President
Mia Hocking, T reasurer |  Linda Jerome, S ecretary | Martin Conley, Past President
Jan Simmons and  Carol Loughner, C ommunity Representatives


Sequoia Gallery has received support from two arts organizations. The Cultural Coalition of Washington county and Oregon Cultural Trust have granted us funds for website development.