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Sequoia Gallery + Studios

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Hillsboro, OR 97123


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In This Issue
Eva Kelly
Royce Kugler
Tom Boring
Call to Artists
Volunteering at Sequoia
Sequoia Gallery + Studios has received support from two arts organizations this year.
The Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council has granted us funds to have local musicians perform at every First Thursday Opening.

The Cultural Coalition of Washington County granted us funds to obtain a gallery hanging system. 
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  February/2013

Sequoia Gallery takes on a new look this month as we move our Featured Artists' Show to the rear of the gallery and our monthly display of individual members' art work to the front of the gallery. Our new street level display shelves showcase 2D and 3D art.

February Featured Artists: In February, Royce Kugler returns with her dynamic paintings of wildlife. Royce is also joined by two new members, Eva Kelly and Tom Boring. Eva shows paintings from her Collections series and Tom displays recycled metal wildlife sculptures. Our February Featured Artists Show is on view from Tuesday, Feb. 5 through Friday, March 1. Join us for our First Tuesday Opening Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6-8pm. 
Eva Kelly 
Thermos, acrylic on panel

Eva is a two-dimensional artist with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Washington State University. Being a collector of things, old and new, she often combines these items into her acrylic paintings.


Eva's acrylic painting series "Collections" is an exploration of how human beings place emotional value into inanimate objects or use items to recover fond memories. Using imagery of everyday items with dated details to depict collections, Eva is interested in the life that these cast-off objects have lived. She enjoys the visual aspects of collectivity and the nostalgia it can draw out of viewers. Eva considers the series a collection within itself.


Royce Kugler 
Running with the Wind, oil on canvas

Royce has been pursuing her professional art career painting the subject she is inspired by the most, the natural world. She has shared her gift by teaching art in oil painting and drawing for over 25 years in the Northwest and locally in Washington and Multnomah counties. Her studio is located in Aloha, Oregon, where she teaches private classes and small groups. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, Painter's Showcase and Sequoia Gallery and Studios.

Look for her show, The Wildness of It All, during the month of February at Sequoia Gallery, Hillsboro, where she is a featured artist. Additionally, Royce is currently showing at Wild Rain Gallery in Tillamook and at Jones Farms Intel, Hillsboro. You can also view her work on her website and

Tom Boring

Tom's unique skill in producing realistic-looking metal sculpture of wild life began when he started "tinkering around" with metal. His art goal is to trick the casual observer into seeing a "crab on the wall", until they get closer and begin to see the individual pieces of metal "junk" that combine to create his creatures. He says people who call him a welder are missing the point; he is "an artist who welds and there is a big difference between the two!"

Pintail Landing, recycled metal 


Tom is a graduate of David Douglas High School and the University of Oregon.  After completing graduate work at Cal State East Bay, he became an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the school. His interest in metal sculpture developed after he retired from a 35 year career in the Forest Products Industry.

His 18 years of experience in metal sculpture have increased his expertise to the extent that he participates in art fairs throughout the Northwest. His coastal themed works are especially popular. But he looks forward to less travel to the labor intensive art fairs now that he is showing locally at Sequoia Gallery.  


Call to Artists
Sequoia Gallery + Studios is accepting applications for gallery membership.  We are especially looking for 3D artists such as ceramic artists or sculptors, but any application will be accepted. New artists applications are accepted year round, but the jury meets twice yearly in the fall and spring. For more information, call the gallery at 503-693-0401, visit our website:, or contact Linda Jerome at: 
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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