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Hillsboro, OR 97123


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In This Issue
Martin Conley
Chung hee Choi
Bonnie Beall
New Members; Old Friends
Sequoia Gallery has received support from two arts organizations this year. 
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The Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council has granted us funds to update our website and  improve our communications with the community.

The Cultural Coalition of Washington County has granted us funds to obtain a gallery hanging system
Sequoia Board of Directors

Martin Conley
president Rebecca Buchanan

vice president Doug Pettitt
Linda Jerome secretary Victoria Shepard past president Lynn Adamo community representative Claudia Stocton community representative

Sequioa ArtNews
What's Happening at Sequoia  September/2013

Summer may be down time for most of us, but Sequoia artists, Martin Conley, Chung hee Choi and Bonnie Beall, have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the art  for their September Featured Artist Show. Martin presents found wood sculpture; Chung offers watercolor and oriental brush paintings; and Bonnie shares watercolor paintings from her travels. Join us for the opening reception; details below.

September Featured Artist Show
September 3 - 27
Opening Reception, Tuesday, September 3, 6 - 8 pm 
Martin Conley 
Heart of Darkness
Martin Conley 

Martin's September show reflects a bit of a different approach from his earlier works that involved carving to create his wood sculptures. The last few years, he has begun using more found wood and driftwood for his work. Martin has found that nature is able to create things he can not. By further enhancing what nature started, he has developed his current creations.


Martin became interested in art early in his high school days. His interest continued through college, starting in graphic design and later into painting and sculpture. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he spent the next thirty years working with wood as a finish carpenter. After retiring, he resumed his art full time, concentrating on wood sculpture. Finding and working with wood has become Martin's passion which he hopes to continue as long as possible.

Chung hee Choi
Tenor, Chung hee Choi

Chung hee Choi retired from the Red Cross Portland Component Laboratory in 2000. Shortly after that she began taking oriental brush painting classes with Sue Gordon at the Asian Health and Services center in Beaverton. Essentially, Chung hee was learning to paint with water color on rice paper. Lately, she has been working with painting master Mr. Lou in Portland to refine her technique.


Chung hee has generally painted landscapes and nature. In the beginning, her work was of traditional Chinese subjects that are required of beginners. Due to her irrepressible spirit and love of Oregon and the Northwest, she began painting Oregon subjects like Mt. Hood, Mt St. Helens and Multnomah Falls in the Chinese manner. This lends originality to her work that is not normally seen in this style of painting. Chung hee has said that mountains make her feel generous, trees stimulate meditation, and waves make her feel soft and graceful.  


She also makes greeting cards of rice paper collage with poppy flowers as the subject. Other cards available at the gallery are made from reproductions of her paintings.

Bonnie Beall
Isla Bella, Bonnie Beall

When Bonnie began to down-size in preparation for moving from her home to an apartment, one big job was looking through many boxes of photos taken over many years. She was amazed by how many pictures were taken through windows - in and out - , through doors, under bridges, through fences and through broken down buildings.


Bonnie decided some of these photos might make nice subject matter for watercolor paintings and fit together for her next Sequoia Gallery show. So, that is the theme of this show - "Looking Through-----". Many of the photos were taken on her travels in the US and abroad, including Italy, Holland, and Romania. The others were from Washington, eastern Oregon, New York State, the Oregon coast and the covered bridges in Iowa.

Meeting New Friends and Keeping the Old
Change is in the air at Sequoia this fall. Sequoia is pleased introduce you to our four new member artists. Claudia Stockton and Eli Zebergs are joining as studio artists. Claudia has served as the Educational Coordinator and also as a Board Community Liaison for the past two years, and now will be exhibiting her oil paintings in the gallery. Eli specializes in en-caustic and oil painting. Joining as a new gallery member, Jane Vanderzanden paints western themed art and also specializes in scratch board art. New gallery member, Lee Wiren, will be displaying his photographs printed on aluminum.

We will miss our departing artists, Grace Henson (and faithful canine companion, Willis), Beth O'Mahony, and Tom Boring. We hope to see them now and then and wish them well in their future endeavors.
Call to Artists
Sequoia Gallery + Studios accepts applications for gallery membership on a year round basis and reviews applications twice a year in May and October. The gallery is currently seeking 3D artists.  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 somone who just appreciates fine art, you can help Sequoia by volunteering to help staff the gallery. Gallery staffers serve four hour shifts on the days of their choosing, depending on slots available.  Volunteer applications are available at the gallery.


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