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Hillsboro, OR 97123


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In This Issue
Hip to Be Square April Show
New GalleryHanging System
April Workshops
Sequoia Members in the Community
Call to Artists
Volunteering at Sequoia
Sequoia Gallery + Studios has received support from two arts organizations this year.
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The Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council has granted us funds to have local musicians perform at every First Tuesday Opening.

The Cultural Coalition of Washington County granted us funds to obtain a gallery hanging system. 
2012  All Star Winner
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Thanks to our followers, Sequoia Gallery + Studios is a 2012 Constant Contact All Star Award Winner
Art Workshops
Click on the classes link on the masthead above to see the upcoming educational offerings for artists.  We're constantly working on scheduling more, so check back often!

Board of Directors
Victoria Shepard
Martin Conley
vice president
Beth O'Mahony
Doug Pettitt

Committee Chairs
Pat Krishnamurthy
Claudia Stockton
Royce Kugler
staffing coordinator
Grace Henson, JoAnn Wellner, Becky Gravenmier
Linda Jerome,
Fran Richards
Sharon Haywood-Hoff
gallery artist representative
Linda Jerome
studio artist representative
Sequoia ArtNews 
What's Happening at Sequoia  April/2013

Signs of spring are everywhere...including the return of our annual Hip to Be Square community show in April which will be displayed on our new Walker Hanging System.  Read about the show and our April/May workshops below.

April Hip to Be Square Show * April 2 - May 3
Opening Reception- Tuesday, April 2; 6pm- 8pm
Hip to Be Square Show 
Red Red Robin,Tom Boring
For the past three years we have opened our gallery to non-member artists of all levels of experience for our annual community exhibition, Hip to Be Square. Participants, some of whom are showing their art in a gallery setting for the first time, get an opportunity to unleash their creativity on a 12" x 12" canvas. The only requirement is that their art work fit within the boundaries of the canvas.

For the first time this year, we are also opening the show to 3D artists who will create free-standing works that fit on a 12" x 12" x 2" pedestal.  Sequoia 3D artist,Tom Boring will be exhibiting his found object sculpture entitled, Red Red Robin. Tom used old steel bobbins, donated by a gallery visitor, to form the body of his robin. In past years, we have had work in every imaginable medium applied to the canvas: watercolor, pastels, oil and acrylic paints, drawings, fiber art, mosaic, collage and metal sculpture. We look forward to seeing what this year brings with the addition of free standing works. 
The gallery benefits, as well, from the community show. The funds raised from the event help Sequoia continue to bring you quality programs and art with our monthly Featured Artists Show, as well as our ongoing workshops, demos and "Dine with an Artist" events.  
Our New Walker Hanging System
Thanks to a generous grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County and the Oregon Cultural Trust, Sequoia has a newly installed Walker Hanging System. Sequoia members Gordon Campbell, Martin Conley and Tom Boring installed the new system in time for our March show. Our hard working exhibition committee members requested the system to help them hang our annual Hip to Be Square Show, which is a major task every year with up to 100 works to be hung on the gallery walls. The new system will speed up the process and reduce the need to fill nail holes and repaint the gallery walls quite so frequently.


Sequoia Gallery + Studios thanks the Cultural Coalition of Washington County and the Oregon Cultural Trust for their support in helping us achieve our non-profit mission to bring quality art to the community.

Please visit the gallery page on the Walker Display, Inc. website for a great photo of Sequoia's new hanging system:
April Workshops, Demos and Dinners
Steve Kleier 
Steve Kleier returns to Sequoia in April for back to back dinner and demo events as well as the first in his Splash Watercolor Series:

Dinner & Art Talk with Steve Kleier
Event #51
Venetian Restaurant
April 17, 5:30pm
Reservations: 503-648-5785

Demonstration: Watercolor
Steve Kleier
Event #52
April 17th, 7pm
Reservation: 503-693-0401

Splash Watercolor I
Steve Kleier
Event #53
April 27, 10:30am-1pm
Reservations: 503-693-0401

Steve will return in May for Splash Watercolor II and III
May classes also include Craig Srebnik's Painting the Human Figure in Oil and Eric Jacobsen's Painting the Landscape in Oil.  Visit our website for a full schedule of demos, workshops and classes. 
Sequoia Members in the Community 
Heron Haven, Gordon Campell

Gordon Campbell recently completed one of his linoleum mosaics for the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services. The Bureau provides residents with Clean River programs including water quality protection, watershed planning, wastewater collection and treatment, sewer installation and stormwater management.


The commission request was from a friend of Gordon's who is a Environmental Policy Analyst for the Bureau. His only guidelines were to include some wildlife and water in the mosaic. The wildlife choice was an easy one since a Blue Heron is used in their literature. The water element represents the edge of a lake with surrounding foliage. The end result is the mosaic entitled Heron Haven. It will hang in one of the Bureau's facilities along with other art they have purchased over the years.


Gordon has created a 12" x 12" mosaic with a Blue Heron theme for inclusion in Sequoia Gallery's Hip to be Square show in April. It is appropriately entitled Hip Heron.


Board Member Lynn Adamo will be exhibiting her mosaic art in three exhibitions during March, April and May: 

  • Mosaic Art International, the Society of American Mosaic Artists' annual international juried exhibition, Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA, through May 5.
  •  Northwest Mosaic Today Invitational Exhibition, Handforth Gallery at the Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, WA, March15 - April 26.
  • Transposition, an invitational exhibition of 15 artists from the Americas, showing experimental work responding to the site. At Inscape Arts, Seattle, WA, April 4 - May 24

Visit Lynn's website for details:

Call to Artists
Sequoia Gallery + Studios is accepting applications for gallery membership.  We are especially looking for 3D artists but any application will be accepted for review. Applications are accepted year round but reviewed twice yearly in April and October. For more information, call the gallery at 503-693-0401, visit our website: or contact Linda Jerome: 
Volunteering at Sequoia

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.  

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