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Hillsboro, OR 97123


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In This Issue
Anne Ferguson
Katherine Friday
Gerald Sticka
Hip To Be Square April Open Show
Bag & Baggage Theater Offer
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  March/2013

There is a lot happening at Sequoia this month. Thanks to a generous grant from The Cultural Coalition of Washington County, Sequoia was able to purchase and install a new Walker Display gallery hanging system. The new system will make it easier for Sequoia to continue to offer a new exhibitions of inspiring and affordable art by Sequoia artists every month.

Our March Featured Artist exhibition will showcase the oil paintings of Anne Ferguson, Katherine Friday's award winning watercolors and miniatures, and new member Gerald Sticka's wildlife sculptures. Meet the artists at our First Tuesday opening reception.

Our annual, Hip to Be Square, community fundraising art show returns in April. For details on how to participate in this fun art show, scroll down.

And for another great opportunity for a night out, read about our discount theater ticket offer for Bag & Baggage Theatre Company's production of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

March Featured Artist Show * March 5 - 29  
Opening Reception, Tuesday, March 5, 6 - 8pm
Anne Ferguson  

Behind the living-room couch, in a bungalow in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, pre-schooler Anne lay out of sight, drawing on the blank pages in the front and back of books she found among her father's large collection. Anne and her parents survived her quest for paper and 13 years later, she had an art scholarship to Syracuse University.

English Child's Chair, Anne Ferguson


Since then, she has worked as an illustrator at an ad agency doing cartoon animation, and as an editorial cartoonist for a weekly newspaper before working full time in oils, acrylics, and pastels. She successfully marketed her art through commercial galleries on the East Coast from Nags Head to New England.


Although constantly experimenting in mediums (pen and ink, watercolor, pastels, oils, colored paper) and style (realistic, impressionistic, abstract) her favorite medium is oil on canvas. Anne's subjects range from people (family scenes, kids playing) to landscapes (from gardens to beaches), but also paintings in series of chairs and old barns. Some of this wide ranging art will be on display at Sequoia Gallery in March.
Katherine Friday

Katherine Orwoll Friday was born in Granite Falls, Minnesota. She attended the University of Minnesota, the prestigious Frederick Mizen School of Art in Chicago and various private lessons and workshops. She has lived in Oregon since 1993.


Katherine's career consisted of working as an Illustrator / Designer / Art Director for art studios and advertising in Minneapolis, Chicago, San Francisco, Wilmington, DE; Portland, OR; Seattle, and the Philadelphia area. She was also the proprietor her own art businesses in Minneapolis and Bellevue, WA.


Masai Dancer, Katherine Friday 

In the past two months Katherine has received prizes from three international shows: a Judges' Choice Award from Cider Painters; an Honorable Mention from the Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers of Washington, D.C.; and a Third Place from the Miniature Art Society of Florida.


She has had paintings in the World Federation Exhibitions in the Westminster Gallery, London, England; Hobart, Tasmania; Japan; and the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. Katherine has a painting in the MAA Traveling Exhibit. She also has a painting in Jane Blake's Birthday Book - a book consisting of original paintings and calligraphy by artists from around the world. One of her paintings was included in the Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery book, The First Fifty Years. She has a miniature painting in the Florida Miniature Art Society's book, Timeless Treasures, and also a painting in Wes Siegrist's new book on Miniatures. Presently she is exhibiting at the Portland Art Museum Rental Gallery, the Sequoia Gallery and in private collections in the United States and Canada. She has had a painting hang in the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Katherine's biography has been in Marquis' Who's Who in various issues each year since 1997. She was included in Who's Who of the World twice.

Gerald Sticka 

Gerald was born in Hillsboro, Oregon and raised in the rural Gaston area. He has been capturing the beauty of Northwest wildlife and nature on his canvas for the last 30 years, with acrylics and oils. He says "A great artist is able to capture the delicate balance of Mother Nature and the beauty that surrounds her"

Native Cut, Gerald Sticka


When not at his easel he can be found in his shop, building furniture, carving & sculpting wildlife from various woods. Gerald's works have been chosen for Oregon wildlife calendars, greeting cards, magazine covers and book illustrations. You will find the list of his accomplishments in his new studio at Sequoia Gallery & Studios in Hillsboro.


Gerald has also been sharing his talents with his students. He has been teaching art for the past 20 years and is currently an art instructor at Glen & Viola Walters cultural center in Hillsboro.


Gerald is basically a self taught artist using the natural talents given him. His work is part of corporate and private collections throughout the Pacific Northwest, Japan, Germany, Australia and Canada.

Hip to Be Square Spring Open Show in April

Sequoia Gallery + Studios invites artists living in the greater Portland area to participate in a non-juried, fundraising open show in April.

Part of the gallery will show 12" square original works created by up to 100 artists. Visit our website for application information.


Bag & Baggage Theatre Offer
Sequoia Gallery + Studios is pleased to offer a 10% discount on tickets to Bag & Baggage Theatre Company's production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Mention the discount code,SEQUOIA10, when booking your ticket at the theater box office, to receive your discount for this fast paced, riotous, romantic romp.

Runs: March 7 - 24
Opening Night: March 8
Event Time: 7:30pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 2pm Sunday matinees
Tickets: Adults $26, students(age 18 and under) and seniors (age 65 and older) $18   

Call to Artists
Sequoia Gallery + Studios is accepting applications for gallery membership on an ongoing basis. We are especially looking for 3D artists, but any application will be accepted. The jury committee meets twice a year in October and April. 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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