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
Like Us on Facebook
Like us on Facebook

What's Happening at Sequoia
Featured Artist Show
November 3 - 27
First Tuesday Reception, November 3rd, 5 pm - 8 pm

Our November show features the work of three diverse, but talented artists. Accomplished oil painter and art teacher Royce Kugler shows her paintings of the natural world, jewelry designer Rebecca Gravenmier displays pieces reflecting the colors of autumn, and returning Sequoia member Mia Hocking showcases her mixed media art work in her first literary collaboration. 

Beginning in November and through the holidays, the gallery will also display small works suitable for your holiday shopping. Our popular annual Holiday Ornament Tree, debuts in the gallery window this month, as well. Help support Sequoia's non-profit mission by doing your holiday gift shopping at Sequoia. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Mia hocking
Mia Hocking is a visual artist with an eye for transforming
Seven Viking Days, front cover art, Mia Hocking
found objects and ordinary materials into uniquely bold images. While her art is typically abstract, her latest project is one of deliberate imagery in the form of a children's book. She has partnered with a local author, Lee Cuesta bringing to life the Norse folklore behind the names of the seven days of the week.

"Seven Viking Days" is truly a labor of love, perseverance, and determination. Just as "SEVEN" in the title, coincidentally this partnership started about seven years ago. Mia's illustrations are created using the same methodology as her independent abstract pieces, only they are much more deliberate in imagery. The story is narrated by Sun and characters such as Thor, Fenrir and Frigg are all represented in the story accompanied by the backdrop of landscapes and dreamscrapes. Look closely at the illustrations and find the unusual materials within such as candle wicks, walnut shells, and real hair.

Mia's original artwork will be on display during the month of November at the Sequoia Gallery. Lee Cuesta will be joining Mia at the November 3rd reception, signing first-run copies of the book. 
Rebecca Gravenmier
Becky Gravenmier creates unique silver and mixed metal
Hammered sterling silver necklace with Chrysophase and Pearl, Rebecca Gravenmier
jewelry. Her jewelry combines hand crafted sterling silver soldered and hammered rings and chains combined with high quality gemstones. Her November show features an array of fun 
styles that reflect the colors of fall and remind us that mother earth provides for us. This month her work features turquoise and Peruvian opal from her recent trip to Tucson, Arizona to buy stones from the mines.
Becky's work this month includes an assortment of sterling silver ring earrings and necklaces and a variety of wire wrapped gemstones in various metals. Her rings are created by soldering silver wire which she then hammers and texturizes. 

Becky has taken extensive classwork in silver metal clay jewelry techniques. In addition to making jewelry for over 15 years, Becky also has a bachelor's degree in rangeland science and works for the Forest Service. She loves being outdoors and finds that the  colors, textures and shapes present in nature provide her with inspiration for her jewelry creations.  
royce Kugler
Rooster, Royce Kugler
For her featured artist show this month, Royce will be exhibiting various subject matter from still life, landscapes, to her animals. 

Royce is pursuing her professional career painting the subjects she loves best, the natural world. She has studied with renowned artists such as Robert Bateman (Masters Class), John Seerey-Lester (Masters Class), Alan Hunt, Jim Wilcox,  and many others. Through her education and dedication she has achieved a knowledge and respect for the integrity of her subjects that gives her a rare authenticity to her work. The love of the outdoors has taken her work outside as she paints on site, capturing the beauty of nature as it evolves.

An accomplished award winning artist and art teacher, Royce shares her knowledge with others through her teaching and involvement with art organizations for the last 28 years. She is currently a member of OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA, Painters Showcase and Sequoia Galleries and Studios where she teaches Oil and Acrylic painting with an ongoing class. Her paintings are in private art collections across the country and she exhibits her artwork in galleries and shows throughout the year. 
Pleinair event recap
Sequoia Gallery + Studios has just wrapped up our first
Brenda Boylan with her finished painting of downtown Hillsboro at night, photo by Rick Paulson
annual Plein Air @ Washington County event. A total of 51 artists came together to participate in the painting competition from Oct 1 - 3 and the judging on Oct 3 at Pumpkin Ridge Ghost Creek Golf Club. During our Saturday evening Awards Reception, we gave out thirteen Awards for paintings selected by our Judge, Yer Za Vue. The paintings were a variety of landscapes painted at locations throughout the county, cityscapes painted in the evening on Main Street Hillsboro, and portraits from our Quick Draw event on the Courthouse Lawn. 

On Sunday Oct 4 the paintings were shown for sale at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. We brought the award-winning paintings and one selection from each of our artists to Sequioa Gallery for the month of October, opening on Oct 6. Sales of the Plein Air paintings benefited the artists as well as contributing to our Sequoia General Fund. We enjoyed new visitors to our gallery throughout the month. There has been a strong, positive response from the participating artists and the gallery membership on the success of the event.

Our decision to host the competition and show, which was previously a Hillsboro Plein Air competition hosted by the City of Hillsboro through Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, was made by the Board to broaden our connection to the community and bring new work and new visitors to our gallery. We were able to raise funds from local businesses and individuals, art-related businesses, a project grant from HACC, registration fees from the artists, and sales of the paintings to make this a successful fundraiser for Sequoia and to ensure the continuation of this annual event for 2016. The great success of this show was possible by the hard work and talents of our Steering Committee and many volunteers. Thank you to every one involved!

To see photographer, Rick Paulson's wonderful photos of the Plein Air event, click here!

To view the winning compositions, click  here!
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 over 20 artists from both Sequoia and the local area. Items for sale will include jewelry, ceramics, fused glass, Christmas decor, fiber art, paintings, wood, prints & more . .

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 still have a couple of openings left for local artists wishing to participate in the opportunity, so download an application and contact the organizers below as soon as possible to reserve your table. 

Download an application for the Holiday Gift Show and Sale here:  Holiday Gift Show and Sale Application
For more details or to reserve a table, please call Carolyn Pettitt 503-310-7130 or JoAnn Wellner 503-844-6574
The Hour of Romance, Eric Bowman

There is still time to register for November and December classes. Coming up soon:

#125 Painting in Oil and Acrylic, Royce Kugler; November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, December 2nd, 9th, 30th, November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, December 2nd, 9th, 30th; 1-4pm Wednesdays; $35 per class

#136 Watercolor Painting, Angela Wrahtz; November 14th & 15th, 9am - 4pm; $200

#134 Landscapes from Photo and Imagination, Eric Bowman; Nov. 21 and 22, 9am - 3:30 pm; $200

And don't miss out on our free events:
Meet and Mingle: Nov. 6th & 20th, Dec. 4th & 18th
9am - 10:30am @ Panera Bread, Hillsboro, 7202 NE Cornell Rd.; Registration is not necessary

For more details about each class, visit our website:
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 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.  

Sequoia Gallery + Studios