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Hillsboro, OR 97123


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In This Issue
Dawn Corey Kelly
Anne Tular Ferguson
Bright Ideas!
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 on the masthead above to see the upcoming educational offerings for artists.  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 May 2014

This month we feature two of our accomplished painters: Dawn Kelly and Anne Ferguson.  A new Sequoia member, Dawn demonstrates her love of figurative painting using watercolor as her medium. The theme for Anne Ferguson's colorful collection of oil paintings is Spring.  Join us at the opening reception and then grab a glass of wine and visit our 13 studio artists who will be available to answer your questions and demonstrate their art. Also, don't forget to visit the other downtown businesses participating in Hillsboro's reinvigorated Art Walk: The Walters Center, Summa Realty, and The Washington County Museum.

May Featured Artist Show
May 6 - 30
First Tuesday Reception, Tuesday, May 6, 6 - 8pm
Dawn Kelly


Dawn is a new gallery and studio member of Sequoia who works 

Boy on Beach, Dawn Kelly

primarily in watercolor and oil. Many of her paintings in the exhibit are painted in a naturalistic style. She especially enjoys painting people.  Although there are figurative paintings, they are not intended to be portraits. Many of them have been painted using memory, personal snapshots and sketches.


Drawing and painting have been Dawn's lifelong passion. She majored in Fine Arts at the University of Oregon. While being a farmer's wife in mid-Columbia area and the mother of five children, she took painting classes at Marylhurst, various community colleges and with qualified private instructors. She has had exhibits in The Dalles area as well as in Portland, using oils as the medium for some and pencil sketches for others. She was involved in many community, school and private projects which included murals, posters, and calligraphy. 


Eight years ago Dawn moved to the Portland area and began devoting more time to painting. She discovered a new interest in the use of watercolors and experimented with other media, but her enthusiasm continues to be in watercolor, oil and graphite. She also enjoys sketching from life and occasional portraiture.

Anne Ferguson


Anne loves color and the light effects created in daily living. She hopes

Tiki, God of Laughter, Anne Ferguson

to share what makes her feel good. Her May show will be mostly oil paintings representing Spring themes. The Sequoia Gallery is her first experience being in an association and she finds it extremely rewarding. Anne says its "like coming home to a great family."


She has benefited from an art scholarship to Syracuse University's School of Fine Arts, a sculpture course at the College of William & Mary as well as a painting course at The Art Student's league in New York City. These courses helped Anne to get a job in advertising doing cartoon animation for TV. She says that was wonderful for the learning, plus she was getting paid to draw and doodle all day. Born in Detroit Michigan, she has lived the longest in the Albany, New York area, but has also lived in Florida, Virginia, San Francisco and Los Gatos, California, and back to the Albany area before moving to Oregon five years ago.


Anne has been represented by galleries in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina, as well as several in New York.


Last month we announced our campaign to raise the funds to replace all of the halogen light bulbs in the gallery with more energy efficient LED light bulbs. So far, we have funding to replace 16 of our 35 light bulbs. Thanks to our generous contributors, the Gallery is looking better and better.


There is still time to contribute to the LED Light Bulb Fund. A donation of $20 will cover the cost of one LED Bulb. Checks may be mailed to Sequoia Gallery, 136 SE Third Ave. Hillsboro, OR 97123. Credit and debit donations can be called in at 503-693-0401. Be sure to let us know it is for LED lighting. Sequoia Gallery + Studios is a 501 c3 non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible as well.
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.  

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