ART NEWS - What's Happening at Sequoia
Plein Air Painting Exhibition
October 4 - 29, 2016, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
First Tuesday Reception, October 4, 5 - 8 pm
136 SE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon | 503-693-0401


October is Arts Month in Hillsboro and Sequoia is an important part of the arts action in town this month. Sequoia again hosts the four day Plein Air @ Washington County Event which is already underway as our newsletter reaches your inbox. The gallery October show will display many of the works from this popular painting event. 

Sequoia is also gearing up for the holiday season. Our members are creating ornaments and unique art gifts for sale in our gallery during the months of November and December. Our Annual Holiday Ornament Tree will debut in our gallery window next month.

View the prize winning Plein Air compositions and meet the participants in this year's Plein Air@Washington County event on First Tuesday in our gallery.

 Lake Reflections, Plein Air Judge, Eric Jacobsen
This month in the gallery we are hosting our Opening Reception for Plein Air @ Washington County. Artists from the Pacific NW and beyond have been painting the beautiful scenery of Washington County over the past four days including scenes of farmland, vineyards, coastal mountains, charming taverns and vibrant scenes of Downtown Hillsboro. The works will be judged by award-winning Plein Air painter and teacher, Eric Jacobsen. 

Sequoia Gallery's October show will feature a select group of paintings from the Plein Air event, including the award winners for top prizes in several categories.
Plein Air 2015
This month Sequoia hosts its second annual Plein Air painting event from September 28 through October 2. Artists from around the Pacific Northwest will be painting at locations throughout Washington County. Judging will be conducted by award winning Plein Air painter Eric Jacobsen. 

The four day event will culminate on Saturday and Sunday with an Awards Presentation and Artist's Reception and Art Sale at Bag&Baggage Theater's new home at 350 E Main Street in Downtown Hillsboro. 
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, 10/1/16, 
6pm - 8pm: Artist Reception & Art Sale, Bag&Baggage Theater, 350 E Main Street, Hillsboro
7pm: Awards Presentation
Sunday, 10/2/16, 12pm - 4pm: Art Show and Sale continues at Bag&Baggage

Selected art works from the event then move to Sequoia Gallery for our First Tuesday Opening Reception on October 4th and will be on view until October 29th.

For a full schedule of Plein Air events please visit our website:  Plein Air @ Washington County

Mark your calendar! Two days in October to view art and artists in their studios all over Washington County, for free!  Sequoia Gallery is part of the tour, including the studios, on the weekend of Oct 15 & 16, 11am to 5pm both days.
2015 Holiday Ornament Tree
Sequoia will be displaying its annual Holiday Ornament Tree in the front window of the gallery beginning in November. The tree will be decorated with handmade ornaments in a variety of mediums including fused glass and miniature oil paintings.

All proceeds from this annual fundraising sale help Sequoia continue to offer you high quality art and art programming throughout the year.
Sadie, Sara Sedwick
Check out our Fall Classes below. Find full details and register for our fall classes on our website: or by calling the gallery at 503-693-0401.

#162 Limited Palette Portrait Painting, Sarah Sedwick: October 15 th & 16 th,,9 am - 4:30 pm,$200,$30 - Model Fee (pay in class)

#164,Painting with Pastels, Amanda Houston: October 29 & 30, Sat & Sun, 10 am-5pm, $225.00

#166, Color Mixing for Painters, Sara Sedwick: November 12th & 13th, 9 am - 4 pm, $200

#168, Line Perspective for Artists, Steve Kleier: November 18th 2016, 9 am - 4 pm, $95

#172 Painting Water with Observing Eyes, Brenda Boylan: December 3 rd, 8 am - 4:30 pm, $125

Ongoing Classes and Events:

#125 Creating with Oil and Acrylic, Royce Kugler: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14, 10 am-2pm, $35 per class
To register, contact Royce, 503-649-3969

Life Drawing, September 26, October 10 and 24, November 14 and 28,1-4 pm
$9. Drop in!  No preregistration needed.

Meet and Mingle, Oct 7 & 21, 9am - 10:30am, Panera Bread, Hillsboro, 7202 NE Cornell Rd. Free  - Registration is not necessary.
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.

Whether you are an artist, collector, or someone who just appreciates fine art, you can help Sequoia by volunteering to help staff the gallery. Gallery staffers serve 4 hour shifts on the days of their choosing, depending on slots available. Volunteer applications are available at the gallery. 

Barbara Mason, P resident |  Gayle Pedemonte,  Vice President
Mia Hocking, T reasurer |  Linda Jerome, S ecretary | 
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.