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
September 1 - October 2
First Tuesday Reception, September 1, 5pm-8pm

The coming months are an exciting time for our gallery. In September, we have three talented artists, Barbara Mason, Christine Johnson and Gayle Pedemonte showcasing their artwork. Come to the opening reception and view their show. In addition, join us in October for the many Plein Air @ Washington County events. For Fall, sign up for one or more of our many classes. In December, come and enjoy holiday cheer at our Sequoia Holiday Gift Show.
Barbara Mason
Conformity, Barbara Mason
Barbara Mason exhibits her etchings on paper with vibrant marks and layered imagery. She uses a photo polymer steel backed "Solarplate" that involves no chemicals and develops in ordinary tap water. This process has changed her work and her life. It is fast and safe but not inexpensive. Barbara says "imagery reflects the identity of an artist. Abstraction at its truest is the simplifying of form and the balance of imagery in space. All artists are defining their reality with their work and for me the lines signify tenacity and endurance, while the solid images are strength and continuity. I admit to being a bit obsessed with the printmaking processes, but then I think all printmakers are. We figure out how to make the process do what we want and happily print away."

Barbara has shown her work nationally and internationally for the last 30 years, her works are in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, Intel Corporation, Crow's Shadow Art Institute, Pacific University, the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, the New York Public Library Collection, the National Museum of Kampala, Uganda, National Applied Sciences Museum of Amman, Jordan, the Halle Ford Museum, the City of Hillsboro, the Japanese Consulate, and numerous private individuals and corporations.
Necklace, Christine Johnson
Christine JOhnson
Christine Johnson's new collection of jewelry includes the playful nature of stones as they are combined with found objects.  Christine has always loved walking the Oregon Coast in any weather. After collecting her treasures she brings them home and puts them into a large tumbler to give them a matte finish. The stones are then drilled with a diamond tip drill bit. 

The play then goes to the design stage and each piece of jewelry becomes a one of a kind piece. Each stone delivers a message, that nothing is too common, too ordinary or too simple to have a unique purposeThe stones, each significant in their own way, remind her of people and the process of life. Common lives, and common stones, with no apparent value until they are shaped into something beautiful by the Creator's hand.

Christine is a retired special education teacher with a message to never, never give up because there is always hope for each person in every situation.
Gayle Pedemonte
Gail Pedemonte
Gayle Pedemonte shares a Road Trip with us this year. Her usual local landscapes are replaced by paintings done from
 photographs taken this spring on a trip to Southern California. This is where she grew up, and is still drawn to the sundrenched colors, the plants and places that are so different from  those in Oregon. She captures the  vibrant colors and warmth of the desert, the beach towns and the vineyards. There is even some 'plant lust', from a gardener in Zone 8: Yucca, Eucalyptus, palms and sage.

Gayle is primarily a self taught artist, taking classes and workshops over the last 30 years, she has settled on oil painting. She has been a member of Sequoia for about 5 years, and paints in a studio in her home in Gaston. She  considers herself more of a gardener than a painter and is extremely proud of her  garden.  She paints when it rains,  gardens whenever the weather allows. Gayle is a Registered Nurse,  employed by Tuality Home Health. In addition to Sequoia, she has paintings at Romancing the Home in Gearhart, Ore.
In Memorium
Beloved, long time member Katherine Friday passed away in July at the age of 97. A reception in celebration of Katherine's life and art career was held in her studio at Sequoia on August 4th. She served as an inspiration to us all and will be greatly missed. To read the article published by the Oregonian about Katherine's long and creative life click here.

First Tuesday, October 6, 5 - 8 pm we will host our Opening Reception for a select group of paintings from Plein Air @ Washington County 2015. The plein air painting event is presented by Sequoia Gallery + Studios this year for the first time, following the successful Hillsboro Plein Air Plus. We will gather artists from the Pacific NW to paint our diverse County, spanning cities and farms, vineyard scenes and coastal mountain views, charming taverns and the vibrant Downtown Hillsboro Saturday Farmers' Market during three days of painting, October 1 - 3. 

Participating artists turn in their works Saturday afternoon, October 3 for award-winning Judge Yer Za Vue to select the prize winners. Za Vue is one of our talented teachers, offering painting workshops at Sequoia Gallery. The judging takes place at the Pumpkin Ridge Ghost Creek Golf Club event space, followed by our Award Reception and Patrons Event, Saturday evening at Pumpkin Ridge.  

Sequoia Gallery will show the paintings, including the award winners for top prizes in several categories, in our gallery October 6 - 31. October is also Hillsboro Arts Month. Our show will be one of the featured events in this community celebration of the diverse arts thriving in Hillsboro.
Fall Classes and Events
The judge for this years Plein Air @ Washington County 2015 will be teaching a two day workshop on Plein Air painting. Yer Za Vue is a nationally recognized  artist known for her plein air painting. She's taken part and won awards in plein air painting throughout the United States. Check out information on Yer Za Vue and sign up for workshop #130 Plein Air Painting on our website. There is limited enrollment space.
  • #125, Painting In Oil or Acrylic, Royce Kugler, four Wednesday afternoons per month begins Sept. 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, Oct. 10 & 11
  • #132, Painting the Portrait with The Zorn Palette, Sarah Sedwick, October 24 & 25
  • #136, Water Color II, Angela Wrahtz, Nov. 14 & 15
  • #134, Landscape From Photo and Imagination, Eric Bowman, Nov. 21 & 22
  • Meet and Mingle, Sept. 11 & 25; Oct. 9 & 23
  • Life Drawing, will be returning soon
Find full details and register for our fall classes on our website, 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 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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