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Hillsboro, OR 97123


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In This Issue
Jane Vanderzanden
Beth O'Mahony
Fran Richards
Hip 2B Square Returns!
William Park Workshop
Sequoia Goes to the Library
Call to Artists
Volunteering at Sequoia
Sequoia Gallery has received support from two arts organizations: 
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

Art Workshops
Click on the classes link in the menu above to see the upcoming educational offerings for artists and to register on line for workshop, class or demo. We're constantly working on scheduling more, so check back often! 

Sequoia Board of Directors
Martin Conley
Rebecca Buchanan
vice president
Doug Pettitt
Linda Jerome
Victoria Shepard
past president
Jan Simmons
community representative
Carol Loughner
community representative

What's Happening at Sequoia March 2014

March brings the first signs of spring to Oregon and with it our anticipation of more time spent in the great outdoors. Our three featured artists whet our appetites for what lies ahead. Beth O'Mahony creates ceramic life totems that would look great both indoors and out. Fran Richard's oil paintings explore her love of water in all its forms and Jane Vanderzanden's work shows her detailed knowledge of the outdoors gleaned on hikes and trail rides in the Great Northwest.

This month we are also unveiling a new look for our newsletter. Both our newsletter and our website design are made possible by a generous grant from the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council and the design expertise of Jill Carter Designs.

March Featured Artist Show
March 4 - 28
First Tuesday Reception, Tuesday, March 4th, 6 - 8 pm

Jane combines her two interests of nature and art into wildlife paintings and drawings. Her fine details come from her first-hand observations while hiking and trail riding through the wilderness. With the depth of her landscapes and form of her subjects, her acrylic paintings and scratchboards come to life.


Summer Summit, Jane Vanderzanden

A native Oregonian, Jane grew up appreciating the outdoors and developing her artistic talents. She pursued her art when she attended Art Center College of Design and now shows her work throughout the Northwest. 

Beth O'Mahony

For her March show at Sequoia Gallery + Studios, Beth has returned to her artistic roots in ceramics. She has created a series of "Life Totems"

Life Totem, Beth O'Mahony 

which feature designs that are inspired by experiences in life such as conversation, ecstasy and change. The totems are built by hand and can be displayed indoors or in a garden setting.


Beth is a sculptor who creates 3D art using a variety of materials. She began her art career working with fibers and clay. Over the years, her work has become more sculptural. Beth's work has been shown throughout the Pacific Northwest and her ceramic pieces have been shown internationally. Beth's art has always been a direct expression of her immediate experiences and state of mind. She likes to create artwork that conveys emotion and that encourages the viewer to explore his or her own thoughts and feelings.

Fran Richards

The world of water and its impact on our emotions is the theme of Fran's show. Her oil paintings depict a wide range of

First Day at the Beach, Fran Richards

subjects, from a town in the Cinque Terre viewed from the Mediterranean, to a little girl experiencing ocean waves for the first time. The show also includes landscapes, one a snow covered hillside in the woods, another, open vistas of fields and trees, and of course water. Fran is drawn to color and line, and uses both in her work.


Fran Richards has studied at Glendale College, Pasadena Art Center of Design, both in California, and with private teachers in Southern California and Oregon. She has attended many workshops run by nationally know artists. Fran has taught oil painting and pastels. In 2007, Fran won the Art Award In Pastels given by the Oregon Assoc. of American Mothers, Inc. and numerous other painting awards. Traveling to Italy, France, Africa, Japan, South Korea, and Central America, including the San Blas Islands, Fran has gathered material for her paintings. She considers education an ongoing process that never ends. Fran shows her work with Painter's Showcase, Sequoia Gallery, Valley Art and at private venues


Exhibit your artistic talents; show and offer for sale your creation in our annual "Hip 2B Square" show.
Artists living in the greater Portland area are invited to participate in this fundraising open show. 


This year we are offering four People's choice awards with generous donations from local businesses, "Colours Art Supply and Framing", and "Dick Blick Art Supply".


Take your completed entry form and $25 to Sequoia Gallery + Studios, 136 SE 3rd Ave., Hillsboro, starting Feb. 1. You will be given your choice of a 12" x 12" canvas or wooden panel. Pick up your entry form at the gallery, or download the application HERE for all the details. 


Commuting, William Park
Renowned painting instructor William Park comes to Sequoia in March with his "Painting for Pleasure Seriously" workshop. Experience the pure joy of painting whether you love realism or abstraction. Still life set ups will be provided, but students are encourage to bring their own subject material. 

Class #93 "Painting for Pleasure Seriously"  
Dates: March 8 and 9
Time: 9am-4pm
Tuition: $200

Register for classes now. Visit our website for the entire class list with details and photos: sequoiagallerystudios.org


Registration options: 

Register online at sequoiagallerystudios.org, (Paypal or direct credit card payment accepted), or visit the gallery, or call 503-693-0401.


For further class information contact Claudia at 503-750-6453. 

Sequoia Art at Hillsboro Library
Sequoia artists' work is on display at the Main Branch of the Hillsboro Public Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy. A variety of mediums and styles are represented in the show, which continues through the end of March in the South Hallway on the second floor of the library. 
Call to Artists!

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. For more information, contact Linda Jerome; jeromelk@me.com  

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.  

Sequoia Gallery + Studios