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In This Issue
Rebecca Buchanan
Martin Conley
Gayle Pedemonte
Open Studios at Sequoia
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
Victoria Shepard
past president
Jan Simmons
community representative
Carol Loughner
community representative

What's Happening at Sequoia OCTOBER 2014

As we compose this issue of the Sequoia e-newsletter, our days are still warm, but the air is taking on the distinctive warm glow of autumn. The warm glow continues inside our doors with the works of our October Featured Artists: Gayle Pedemonte, Martin Conley and Rebecca LS Buscanan. Join us for a glass a wine, a nibble and a visit with our featured artists. Our 13 working artists' studios will be open as well. 

October Featured Artist Show
October 7 - 31, 2014
First Tuesday Reception, Tuesday, October 7th, 5 - 8pm
Rebecca Buchanan
Untitled, Rebecca LS Buchanan

Rebecca Buchanan's compositions are of houses and neighborhoods. She has been layering houses over other houses and sanding and erasing. The history is being changed and made new. Rebecca loves the idea of who has lived in the houses, secrets untold, and the stories within. 


She enjoys skewing the angles and simplifying lines and uses pencil, acrylics and tape (her favorite medium) on board.


Rebecca has her Painting degree from Portland State Universtiy (2003) and teaches art to high school students.

Martin conley
Fill In #1, Martin Conley

Martin will be showing a style of work different than his usual wood sculpture during the October show. The works include found metal pieces with wood added to them to create different textures and finishes to his works. Martin believes this extends his creative boundaries and allows more versatility of shapes and forms resulting in more complex, interesting sculptures. He is also working on what he calls his Earthquake series which corresponds with the paintings of Rebecca Buchanan.  Martin wanted to create a sculptural interpretation of Buchanan's paintings that will also be on display during the October show.


Martin graduated with a Fine Art degree from the University of Oregon in 1977. He has been showing and displaying art around Hillsboro,beginning in 2011. His work can be seen in several businesses in the downtown Hillsboro area. 

Gayle Pedemonte

Gayle's oil paintings show a keen sense of observation as the seasons

Trail to the Lagoon, Gayle Pedemonte

change around us. She is particularly drawn to the changing light in fall, the warm color, and that occasional sense of melancholy that is noticed at the change of a season. Gayle paints from photographs she has taken, mostly in Washington County, but some are from her travels. They capture the light that we see in everyday scenes, elevating them to a rare moment in our day. 


Gayle has studied in various mediums. Art History was her major in college, until she switched her studies to nursing. Her creativity extends to her garden that she and her husband Michael have transformed over the last 30 years. She cares for and maintains about 2 acres on their farm in Gaston. Gayle is employed by Tuality Home Health as an RN. Her career presents the opportunity of driving around Washington County where many of the photos for this show were taken.  


Sequoia Gallery + Studios will be participating in the Washington County Open Studios Tour this month. Our gallery and studios will be open on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th from 11am to 5 pm. Pick up a free catalog at Sequoia Gallery and other downtown Hillsboro businesses.  Plan your tour in advance by visiting the Washington County Open Studios website here:  www.washcoart.org/
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