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
October Featured Show
October 6 - 30
First Tuesday Reception, October 6th, 5 pm - 8 pm

Sequoia is full of activity this month. The Plein Air Painting event is underway as our newsletter reaches your inbox; the gallery is getting ready to display works from the many painting events that will happen over the four day event.

Sequoia is also gearing up for the holiday season,
with members and volunteers currently making 
ornaments and unique art gifts for our Holiday Gift Show and Sale in December and our Annual Holiday Ornament Tree which will be set up in our window next month. 

Don't miss viewing the Plein Air Show on First Tuesday in our gallery.
Plein Air Art Show
First Tuesday, Oct 6, 5 - 8 pm we will host our Opening Reception for Plein Air @ Washington County 2015. Sequoia Gallery + Studios presents the competition this year for the first time, carrying on the 8 year tradition of  Hillsboro Plein Air Plus.  We have artists from the Pacific NW and beyond painting our diverse County, spanning cities and farms, vineyard scenes and coastal mountain views, charming taverns and the vibrant Downtown Hillsboro Saturday Farmers' Market.  The works will be judged by award-winning Judge Yer Za Vue to select the prize winners. 

Sequoia Gallery will show a select grouping of 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.

Holiday Gift Show
Do your holiday gift shopping at our gallery! On December 4th and 5th our gallery, hallways, studios, and classroom will be filled with gift-worthy original works of art created by both our own Sequoia artists as well as members of the public.

Friday, December 4th, 4-8pm
Saturday, December 5, 10am -5pm
Proceeds from the sale of gift items will benefit Sequoia's non-profit mission to bring quality art and art programming to the greater Hillsboro community.
We are also seeking artists and craftspeople from the community to participate - please tell your artist friends!  We will only have room for approximately 20 tables, so it is important to get your applications in early.
Download an application for the Holiday Gift Show and Sale here: Holiday Gift Show and Sale Application

For more details, please call Carolyn Pettitt 503-310-7130 or JoAnn Wellner 503-844-6574

Holiday ornament tree
For the fifth consecutive year, Sequoia will be displaying its Holiday Ornament Tree in the front window of the gallery beginning in November. The tree will be hung with fused glass ornaments, as well as ornaments made from a wide variety of mediums. Both Sequoia members and volunteers contribute to the over 150 ornaments on the tree.
All proceeds from this annual fundraising sale help Sequoia to continue offering you high quality art and art programming throughout the year.

Fall Classes and Events

If lack of painting expertise discouraged you from
Sadie, Sarah Sedwick
registering for our Plein Air Painting Event (and we hope it didn't as beginners are always welcome) there is plenty of time to learn to paint in time for next year's Plein Air Event! Check out our Fall Classes and Events below:

  • #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, 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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