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In This Issue
All Member Show
Ornament Tree
Small Art Treasures
Sequoia's Dirty Laundry Show
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 December 2014

Wishing for an alternative to the shopping frenzy of the local mall this holiday season?  Searching for a unique, creative gift for a loved one? Look no further! This month, Sequoia offers handmade, one of a kind art for every pocketbook with three shows in one: our annual All Member Show, and Ornament Tree Fundraiser and, new this year, our Small Art Treasures Show. From the stunning art gracing our walls to the affordable handmade art in our display cases, there is something for everyone on your list. 

December/January All Member Show
December 2 - January 30
First Tuesday Reception, Tuesday, December 2, 6 - 8pm
All Member Show
Rick Paulsen

Each year during the holiday season, in the spirit of equality and good cheer, Sequoia presents its All Member Show. The gallery walls, display cases and pedestals are divided equally among our member artists, who then select their favorite works to show during the holidays. From the beginning of December through the end of January, the diversity of styles, mediums and content represented by our member artists is on display. Every year, the show has a different "look" reflecting the current generation of active Sequoia members. But the one thing that never changes is the spirit of cooperation and friendship that pervades our Sequoia community of 30 member artists, including 13 studio artists, and many teachers, volunteers and friends.  

Ornament Tree
For the fourth year in a row, Sequoia's popular Ornament Tree is on display during the holiday season. Conceived of as a fundraiser for the gallery's non-profit arts mission, the tree has generated considerable community interest and involvement. 

Creating the ornaments has become an annual community event for Sequoia artists and volunteers. Early in the fall, Sequoia members and volunteers gather at the downtown Hillsboro studio of fused glass artist JoAnn Wellner to design the glass ornaments that grace our tree. In addition to the fused glass ornaments, Sequoia members and volunteers create ornaments in additional mediums including miniature oil paintings, mixed media, miniature sculptures, and other ornaments that reflect the artistic talents and interests of our members and volunteers.

Please visit the gallery and help us "undecorate" our tree to support Sequoia Gallery + Studios non-profit mission to bring art awareness and education to the community. 

Small art treasures
Small Art Treasures, photo by Doug Pettitt
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for a special someone, visit Sequoia Gallery's Small Art Treasures show during the month of December. Our 30 member artists have created small, affordable works of art in many different mediums including art tiles, wooden decoys, small sculptures, vintage coasters, art journals, ceramic  vessels, and more.

Looking for unique gift ideas or hoping to avoid the crowded shopping centers?  Do your holiday shopping at Sequoia this year! 
Sequoia Airs Its Dirty Laundry in January
StoryQuilt: Myth and Memory , Pat Krishnamurthy
Does the phrase "dirty laundry" make you think of dark secrets, or the possibility that something's hidden? The secret that Sequoia artists want you to know is that art can be made from anything and, with a little creative thought, can be made to illustrate any theme. The artists of Sequoia have used their imaginations to create a unique extra show for the month of January. They have made pieces out of clay, paper, fabric, and canvas to illustrate what "dirty laundry" might mean. We have asked our artists to get crazy with ideas. The pieces will be installed on clotheslines suspended over the main hallway of the building, hung with clothespins. The show will open on Jan. 6, and hang throughout the month. Come and have fun looking at some very creative pieces.
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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