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Hillsboro, OR 97123


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In This Issue
Pat Krishnamurthy
Doug Pettitt
Marcy Swanson
Fall Workshops
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
Linda Jerome
Elina Zebergs-Payton
Jan Simmons
community representative
Carol Loughner
community representative
What's Happening at Sequoia September 2014

People tend to love or dread September. For some it is the end of summer, for others, it is a fresh beginning, the start of something new.  For those of us at Sequoia, the return of fall means the start of the fall arts season, with a new round of exhibitions, classes and gallery events. So instead of regretting the end of summer, come on out and enjoy Sequoia's participation in the Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk.

Our September Featured Artist show displays the works of photographer Doug Pettitt, narrative jewelry artist, Marcy Swanson, and mixed-media painter, Pat Krishnamurthy.  

And don't forget to visit our website for a listing of our fall classes and events.  Details available at sequoiagallerystudios.org

September Featured Artist Show
September 2 - Oct 3
First Tuesday Reception, Tuesday, September 2, 6 - 8pm
Pat Krishnamurthy

Pat Krishnamurthy's mixed media series "Playing by the Rules"

Southpaw, Pat Krishnamurthy

explores the rules, expectations, and standards of behavior that children, from Boomers to Millennials, must learn and absorb. The pattern, text and imagery reflect a childhood spent in the 60s, an era of social change. Pat's paintings begin with an absorbent ground of home-brewed gesso applied to wood panel. Pat then builds and etches into layers of gouache and oil paint to create a time-worn appearance to her work. A final layer of "trompe l'oeil" detail is added before each piece is sealed with cold wax medium.


A visual narrator of life stories, Pat learned her love of art and stories from her mother, an artist and art teacher, and her father, a gifted storyteller. After a career teaching special needs students and raising her family, Pat returned to school to in early 2000 to study art. She graduated from Oregon College of Art and Craft with a post-baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing in 2009 and has been pursuing her art full-time ever since. Recently, Pat began teaching senior citizens to narrate their own life stories in mixed media.

Doug Pettitt
Collision Insurance, Doug Pettitt

Doug has been fascinated by photography from an early age. He loves traveling the Northwest, recording its places and scenes in a way that most people wouldn't normally visualize them. Doug's exhibit for September is focused on scenes along the waterfront. The boats and related equipment of a working port create patterns and reflections that become his subject matter. Doug creates works of art from these images.


Doug has been a photographer for many years, photographing the Pacific Northwest. He has been a member of Sequoia Gallery for the past five years. 

Marcy Swanson
Marcy is a jewelry artist currently incorporating antique items into her
Cinnamon Man, Marcy Swanson
jewelry. She uses a variety of old metal objects including tintypes, tobacco tins, medicinal tins, and serving utensils. Marcy's process includes a variety of techniques for joining the objects together without the use of heat. Her work is meant to honor the past while bringing it into the future. 

Marcy studied art at Idaho State University where she graduated with degrees in Art as well as Education. She went on to teach high school art classes in the areas of metalwork and pottery and sculpture. Upon her family's move to Oregon, she decided to focus more on her own art and did not pursue fulltime teaching. She now enjoys assisting in various workshops and participates in the regional Creative Metal Arts Guild.

Register online  by visiting our new website
Fall Workshops and Events
Our award winning instructors and small class sizes make our art classes the perfect way to start the new school year.

Our class calendar for Fall 2014 includes the following classes and instructors:

Life Drawing: uninstructed,

Sept 29, Oct 13,27; Nov. 10,, Dec. 15


Royce Kugler: #82 Painting Expressively in Acrylic and Oil, Sept. 9,16,23,30 ;Oct. 14,21,28; Nov. 11,18,25

Ed Labadie: #117 Designing Dynamic Paintings Demonstration. Sept. 17, 7-8:30pm and  #118 Concrete Critique Classes;Sept. 24;
October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1-4pm

Kat Sloma: #110 Smart Phone Art I, Oct. 11 and #111 Smart Phone II, Oct 12, both classes 9am - 5pm

Brenda Boylan: #112 Identifying Values Clearly, Nov 8, 9am - 4pm

Yer Za Vue: #113 Portrait Oil Painting, Nov. 14 - 16, 9am - 4pm

Paula Smith-Danell: #116 Presentation of African Textiles, November 20, 7 - 8pm

Register for classes now. Visit the website for the entire class list with details and photos. 

Registration options:
Register online using PayPal at sequoiagallerystudios.org
or visit the gallery, or by calling 503-693-0401.

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