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
Victoria Shepard
Elaine Treadwell
vice president
Linda Jerome
Barbara Mason
Martin Conley
past president
Jan Simmons
community representative
Carol Loughner
community representative
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What's Happening at Sequoia
Featured Artist Show
July 7 - 31
First Tuesday Reception, July 7th, 5 pm - 8 pm

Please join us for a mid-summer's eve First Tuesday featuring Linda Jerome's expressive portraits and figurative paintings, Christy Perrine's pastels of the Pacific Northwest wilderness and Elaine Treadwell's natured-inspired sculptures. Enjoy a glass of wine and a nibble while you mingle with our artists.
Linda Jerome

In her oil paintings for July, Linda Jerome explores the idea

She Hesitates, Linda Jerome
of capturing and expressing the personalities of people she knows. And since they're an important part of her life, she's included some dogs too. The challenge is to use the different aspects of painting, such as; composition, value, color palette, texture and brushwork, to show personal distinctive qualities and the spark that identifies an individual, and that can contribute to describing a relationship, between those individuals.


After taking many classes at PCC, Linda received her Bachelor's degree in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking from PSU in 2005. With the thought of teaching in mind, she went on to get her MAT from Pacific U. However, soon after, she was included in the group that started Sequoia Gallery + Studios, and she began to paint full time in studio # 9. Linda now divides her time between painting at Sequoia and working for the Hillsboro School District as a substitute teacher. 

Christy Perrine
Elkhorn Valley, Christy Perrine
Christy has been on a discovery of the wild and will be sharing a few of her favorite Pacific Northwest finds in her pastel works. Opal waters are at the center of her inspiration for this series. While the internal structure of precious opal diffracts light causing it to take on many colors, the actual story behind the naming of these waters is about the beauty of a woman named Opal. Both stories hint at the wild, untouched beauty of this landscape. 

Christy works predominantly in the medium of soft pastel.  Pastels, a very immediate tool, are cherished for their vibrancy and expressiveness. Christy is a self-taught artist who also enjoys a career as a Crisis Therapist. Her retreat into nature, as well as the pursuit of capturing those images in her artwork, are her therapy and balance. Christy's award winning work can be seen at Sequoia Gallery & Studios, Art on the Boulevard in Vancouver, WA and Riversea Gallery in Astoria, OR, as well as on her website

Elaine Treadwell
Elaine Treadwell's works in our July show include each of the
Rockswirl, Elaine Treadwell
3D forms she has been developing over the past ten years: sculptures hung from the ceiling, others freestanding, and relief sculptures in her own encaustic mosaic technique. All works are based on found natural materials gathered in the Pacific NW. From her experience with the talented community of artists at Sequoia Gallery she has found a new emphasis on creating collaborative works. She will also show collaboratively created forms using her found materials: hats with Paula Smith-Danell, steel armature for large sculpture with Beth O'Mahony and jewelry with Christine Johnson.       


Sculpture was the primary focus of Elaine's art education, after which she earned a Masters in Architecture. Following her 20-year career in commercial architecture, she wanted to return to a more hands-on approach, leading her into 5 years of museum exhibit fabrication, installation and design. Since moving to the Pacific NW in 2003, Elaine has developed new works to express her love of natural elements with playful sculptural forms. Responding to her NW environment, she began using the forms of vessels and nests, hanging kelp constructions, paper-based media, and encaustic relief sculptures with beach objects.

New And Returning members
Cazador Ashaninka, Washington Escobar
This month Sequoia Gallery welcomes a new member, Washington Escobar, and three returning members, JoAnn Wellner, Sharon Allworth and Mia Hocking.

A native of Peru, Washington received his art education at "Bellas Artes Diego Quispe Tito", in Cusco, Peru. After completing his education with concentrations in painting, drawing and engraving, Washington began exhibiting his work throughout Peru and also owned and managed an independent gallery.


Washington has this to say about his about his painting:  "My passion for Andean culture has filled me with a great sensitivity to create, recreate and express the emotions and traditions of my people through my various artistic themes. With my paintings and color palette, I strive to express the magic and chromatic joy of the Andean people."


Returning member, JoAnn Wellner has not been idle during her hiatus from Sequoia. She writes: "During my time away from Sequoia I assisted the art teacher, parent helpers and students at St. Matthew School in the completion of twenty three 25" square windows which now brighten the hallways.  I missed my fellow Sequoia members and wanted to return.  I stay busy with my on-going classes and am currently preparing garden art for the 2015 ANLD Designers Garden Tour in June."


Sharon Allworth shares her recent news and accomplishments as well: "In February, I was fortunate to take a handweaving workshop on luminescence at the Eugene Textile Center led by weaver Bobbie Irwin of Montrose, Colorado. Currently, one of my scarves in the gallery highlights that technique. Additionally, I was just awarded an education grant from the Portland Handweavers Guild that will help finance a trip to the Center for Traditional Textiles in Cusco, Peru.

Fall Classes and Events

Even though we are in the middle of a glorious summer, its not too early to start thinking about Fall and the plethora of classes and events that come with the cooler weather.  

The big news this fall is that Sequoia will be hosting the re-envisioned Plein Air @ Washington County. Registration is now open for this not-to-be-missed, four day, October event. To register, click here.

Even adults can go "back to school" this fall at Sequoia Gallery + Studios.  See below for a sneak peek at what Sequoia has to offer this fall:

# 125, Painting In Oil or Acrylic, Royce Kugler, 4 Wednesday afternoons per month except August


# 129, An Evening With Three Impressionist, art talk by Nancy Schunbrun, Sept. 16, 7 pm.


# 130, Plein Air Painting With Yer Za Vue, Sept. 26 & 27


#132, Painting the Portrait With The Zorn Palette, Sarah Sedgwick, October 24 & 25


#134, Landscape From Photo and Imagination, Eric Bowman, November 21 & 22


#135, Water Color I, Angela Wrahtz, October 10th & 11th


#136,  Water Color II, Angela Wrahtz, November 14th & 15th

#137, Painting a Dynamic Still Life, Sarah Sedwick, Monday, August 17,  9 am - 4 pm

Meet and Mingle: Two Fridays per month meet up at 9 am at Panera Bread on Cornell Road


To register for classes 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;
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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