In This Issue
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.
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
Hip to Be Square Show
April 7 - May 1
First Tuesday Reception, April 7, 5 pm - 8 pm

Please join us for the April opening of our annual Hip to be Square show. While enjoying the creativity unleashed on a 12"x 12" square format, have a glass of wine and visit our 13 studio artists at work. 

Also, check out our articles on Spring Art Classes below. 
Hip to be square show

Every spring, we open our gallery to member and non-member artists of all levels of experience for our annual community exhibition, Hip to Be Square. Anyone, from the beginning artist to the seasoned professional, has the opportunity to unleash their creativity on a 12"x 12" canvas or wood panel.The only requirement is that the art work fit within the boundaries of the canvas or wood panel and not exceed 12" in height.


The results, always exciting, reflect the interests and abilities of the show participants. A wide variety of arts styles and mediums are represented in the show including, 3D sculpture, mosaic, mixed media, painting, and assemblage. 

The participants, some of whom are showing in a gallery for the first time, benefit from the enjoyment of participating in this community show. Sequoia benefits as well; the funds raised from the event help Sequoia continue to bring quality art and art programming to the community throughout the year.

Spring Classes & 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".


Spring Classes and Demos include:

  • Plein Air Painting, Eric Jacobsen, April 25 & 26, 9am-4pm
  • Mosaics Beyond Basics, Jennifer Kuhns, May 16th & 17th, 10am - 4pm
  • Painting the Dynamic Still Life Demo, Sarah Sedwick, June 4th, 7 -8:30pm
  • Painting the Dynamic Still Life Workshop, Sarah Sedwich,June 5th, 6th & 7th
    9:00am -4:00pm
Continuing in April are:
  • Drop-in Life DrawingApril 6th & 20th, May 4th & 18th, June 8th & 22nd, 1 - 4pm
  • Royce Kugler's Painting, Oil & Acrylic Classes, April  1, 8, 15, 22; May 6, 13, 20, & 27, Wednesdays 1- 4pm
  • Meet & Mingle at Panera Bread, Hillsboro, April 10th & 24th, May 8th & 22nd, June 12th & 26th, 9am - 10:30am
  • Sequoia Brown Bag Artists' Talk, Wednesdays, April 15, May 13, noon-1pm

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:
or visit the gallery, or call: 503-693-0401.


For further class information contact Victoria at

Sequoia student show returns

This June the annual Student Show returns to Sequoia

Royce Kugler's Oil Painting Class

Gallery + Studios. If you have ever taken a class at Sequoia and would like to show some of your work that was created or inspired by the class, this is your opportunity. Artwork will be displayed the entire month of June with an opening reception on the First Tuesday of the month, June 2nd. Entry forms will be available April 21st. The deadline for entry is May 26th. For more information, please contact Victoria at: 503-702-9504; email:

Sequoia to Host Plein Air Event

The annual Hillsboro Plein Air Painting event is acquiring a

Plein Air Painting in Washingto County

new host this year, Sequoia Gallery + Studios. For the past eight years, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council in cooperation with the Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Department has organized this popular outdoor painting event that attracts landscape artists from around the area.


This year, the event takes on a new name, Plein Air @ Washington County, expands its boundaries to include all of Washington County and increases its duration to four days, October 1 - 4. Artists will have the opportunity to paint in several locations around the county, narrowing to locations in and near Hillsboro towards the final days of the event.


Pumpkin Ridge Ghost Creek Golf Club will host the judging, awards presentation and reception on October 3. On the following day, the golf club will also host an all-day Show and Sale. Sequoia Gallery will present a month long exhibition of paintings from the event during October, starting with the First Tuesday Opening Reception on October 6th.


Registration for the Plein Air @ Washington County event will take place at Sequoia Gallery, during regular gallery hours, from June 1 - October 1. For further information please contact us at:

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;
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