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Sequoia Gallery has received support from two arts organizations: 
The Cultural Coalition of Washington County and Oregon Cultural Trust have granted us funds for website development and training.
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
Elaine Treadwell
vice president
Linda Jerome
Elina Zebergs-Payton
Victoria Shepard
past president
Jan Simmons
community representative
Carol Loughner
community representative
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What's Happening at Sequoia March 2015

The love of nature informs the art of our three March Featured Artists: Gerald Sticka displays his unique perspective on wildlife painting; Rebecca Gravenmier's training in science and forestry can be seen in the beautiful natural stones she uses in her handmade jewelry creations; and Elina Zeberg's interest in and concern for marine life inspires her oil and encaustic paintings. 

Join us to meet our featured artists, visit our 13 working studio artists, and, while you are at it, pick up an application to participate in our annual Hip to Be Square show, open to all artists from beginners to pros.

See you in March!

March Featured Artist Show
March 3 - April 3
First Tuesday Reception, March 3, 5 - 8pm
gerald sticka

Gerald Sticka has been capturing the beauty of Northwest wildlife

Back Off Buddy, Gerald Sticka

and nature on canvases for the last 30 years. He uses acrylics and oils as his medium and is a self taught artist. When not at his easel he can be found in his shop carving & sculpting wildlife from various woods.


Gerald's works have been chosen for Oregon wildlife calendars, greeting cards, magazine covers, and book illustrations. His work is part of corporate and private collections throughout the Pacific Northwest, Japan, Germany, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. You will find his accomplishments listed in his studio at Sequoia Gallery + Studios in Hillsboro.


Gerald also shares his talents and knowledge with his students. He has been teaching art for the past 20 years and is currently an art instructor at Glen and Viola Walters Cultural Center in Hillsboro.


Gerald was born in Hillsboro, Oregon, and raised in the rural Gaston area. After a 30 year career with Oregonian publishing company, he left the workforce in 1989 to pursue his art career. 

Becky Gravenmier
Sterling Silver Necklace with Chocolate Druzy Quartz and Citrine, Becky Gravenmier

Becky creates unique silver and mixed metal jewelry. She creates one of a kind hand crafted sterling silver jewelry including soldered and hammered circles and chain combined with high quality gemstones. Her March show features sterling silver ring earrings and necklaces with a variety of wire wrapped gemstones and beads in various metals that are fun and contemporary.

Becky has a bachelor's degree in rangeland science and works full-time for the Forest Service. She is a self taught jeweler, and has taken numerous jewelry making classes over the past 11 years. She has taken extensive classwork in silver metal clay jewelry techniques as well as metalsmithing classes. Becky enjoys working with the colors, textures and shapes present in nature that provide her inspiration.

Elina Zebergs
Curiositas, Elina Zebergs

Elina's work these days is primarily focused on working with her two favorite materials: oils and encaustics, where, fortunately, the two mediums do favor being melded together. Enchanted by this ancient art form, playing with hot wax and torches, Elina is moving into developing a series of works based on her passion and past studies in marine biology


Elina is a long time oil painter, but just five short years ago delved into the world of encaustic painting. With a strong background in architectural drafting and the positive influence of her artist father, she has also worked in colored pencils, watercolors, and pen & ink.   Primarily a self-taught artist, Elina does have a minor degree in Fine Art, which she jokingly says she doesn't deserve because she never followed the instructors' lessons. She has balanced out her training over the years with many classes and workshops in a variety of styles and mediums. Elina is a member and studio artist at Sequoia Gallery. She is also a member of the International Encaustic Artists Association and a member of a local artist's collective called the Green Cab.

March classes and events
Our award winning instructors and small class sizes make our art classes a great way to learn a new medium or technique, whether you are a beginning artist or a "pro".

Our March calendar includes classes in art history, watercolor, and oil or acrylic painting:

  • Nancy Schonbrun, Art History: An Introduction to art of 19th Century, Neo-Classicism through Post-Impressionism, March 4,11,18,25, noon-1pm
  • Steve Kleier, Demonstration of Expressive Watercolor, Feb 26, noon-1pm; Expressive Watercolor Class, March 7, 10am-4pm and March 8, 10am-2pm
  • Eric Jacobsen, Demonstrations of Oil/Acrylic Painting, March 20, 3:30-4:45; Beautiful Landscapes in a Studio Environment, March 21 & 22, 9am-4pm

 Also in March:

  • Drop-in Life Drawing continues, March 9 & 23
  • Royce Kugler's Painting, Oil & Acrylic Classes continue, Wednesday 1-4pm
  • Meet & Mingle at Panera Bread, Hillsboro, March 13 & 27, 9-10am
  • Our March Brown Bag talk is on Saturday, March 14.

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

Registration options:

Register online using PayPal in your chosen class at: http://sequoiagallerystudios.org/classes/
or visit the gallery, or by calling: 503-693-0401.


For further class information contact Victoria at classes@sequoiagallerystudios.org

Hip to be square

Sequoia Gallery + Studios invites visual artists living in the greater Portland area to participate in our annual, non-juried, fundraising, open show in April. The front of

Hip To Be Square Show April 2014

our gallery will show 12"x 12" square, original works created by up to 100 artists in all mediums.


This year we are offering three People's Choice Awards with generous donations from local businesses, Colours Art Supply and Framing, and Dick Blick Art Supply.


Applications to participate in this fun show are now being accepted.  Bring 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. For a PDF of the show application click here.  For a PDF of our Hip to Be Square Show flyer click here.

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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