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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.
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
August Featured Artist Show
August 4 - 28, 2015
First Tuesday Reception, August 4th, 5 pm - 8 pm

August means lazy afternoons, ice cream cones and trips to the beach or the mountains. If work and life keep you in town, experience summer and the great outdoors through the evocative art of of our August Featured Artist: Painters, Anne Ferguson and Jane Vanderzanden and fiber artist and fashion designer, Paula Smith-Danell.
Anne Ferguson

Anne's recent experiments are in collage, but oils are still

Great Expectations, Anne Ferguson

her favorite medium. She invites you to come see them at her August show. Anne has worked in many mediums including, India ink with a fine nibbed, crowquill pen, a Uniball pen (for sketching), charcoals, pastels, acrylics, oils, poster paints, colored pencils, and pens, ink brushes and has even done some lithography and silverpoint.


Anne double-majored in Illustration and Painting at Syracuse University, and won a scholarship there. After graduation she traveled from the New Jersey coast to Galveston Texas, then back thru the everglades to Florida. It was there, in St. Augustine, where she married her favorite husband, Hugh. From there, they were stationed in Norfolk, Va. where she learned cartoon animation for TV, while Hugh was in the navy on a battleship maneuvering thru the Panama Canal to Chile, with only inches to spare. When his stint was up, they moved to Callao, Va., where they bought and managed a weekly newspaper.  


Anne was the mother of two young sons, when she began painting again, and her first gallery sold a painting to The Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond. That collection included an awesome Helen Frankenthaler. 

Paula Smith-Danell

The Good Ol' Summertime at Sequoia is the theme of

Orange Creamsicle, Paula Smith-Danell

Paula's August show. Playful or provocative; clothing can be art. Paula will have texture, rhythm, and proportion all play together in a summertime game of tag. Delicious fabrics and sumptuous colors are always the springboards for her creations. Hand dyed laces and recycled silk saris combine this time to reflect the season of sun. Paula will show the "Art" behind the craft of clothing.


Paula has been playing with fabric since she was 6 years old and continued with that love of the needle arts by graduating from the American College in London with her BA in Fashion Design (Summa Cum Laude) and awarded "Most Outstanding Graduate" for her class in 1984. Paula started her own clothing business, Fletcher Artworks in 1988, designing and creating custom bridal gowns for over 15 years. Now she works as a Contract Design Tech at Norm Thompson Outfitters, and creates one-of-a-kind studio pieces that she sells on her website:

Jane Vanderzanden
In this acrylic painting series, Jane captures moments in time in nature and western action. A bull elk challenged for his herd; a quail family outing on a spring day and a barrel racer maker her final turn. In each piece, the colors, depth and detail draw the viewer into the scene.
Spring Outing, Jane Vanderzanden

Jane combines her interests in nature, horses and art into wildlife and western paintings and drawings. Both her acrylic paintings and scratch-board drawings display her finely detailed style and depth. Her concepts, details and colors come from first-hand observations while traveling, hiking and trail riding throughout the Northwest.


A native Oregonian, Jane Vanderzanden grew up appreciating the outdoors and developing her artistic talents. She pursued her art when she attended Art Center College of Design.


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. There are great prizes and scenic locations to paint.

Registration is now open for this not-to-be-missed, four day, October event. To register, click 


Late summer and Fall Classes 
Its not too late to register for Sarah Sedwick's popular 
White Pumpkin on Green, Sarah Sedwick
still life oil painting class, which is coming up soon. Learn Sarah's techniques for creating dynamic paintings. Read below for a full listing of our upcoming classes and events.

#137, Painting A Dynamic Still Life, with Sarah Sedwick, August 17


# 125, Painting In Oil or Acrylic, Royce Kugler, 4 Wednesday afternoons per month begins September 2


# 129 An Evening With Three Impressionists, art talk by Nancy Schonbrun, Sept. 16, 6:30 pm.


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


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


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


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


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


Meet and Mingle, September 11 & 25; October  9 & 23


Life Drawing, will be returning soon


Get full details on our classes here.

Register for our Fall Classes on the web site or by calling the gallery at 503-693-0401.  

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 here or stop by the gallery to pick up an application. For more information, contact Martin Conley;
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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