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
February 2 - 26
First Tuesday Reception, February 2, 5 pm - 8 pm

Our February show features three artists working in mixed media. Victoria Shepard continues her exploration of painting with sand, water, oil and acrylic. Martin Conley incorporates painting into his wood sculpture and Elina Zebergs combines oil, watercolor and encaustic. 

We hope you can join us for the opening reception of this intriguing show. As always, our 13 artists' studios will be open to the public and light refreshments will be served in the classroom.
See you on First Tuesday or any time during the month of February!
Victoria Lee Shepard
Victoria Lee Shepard's most recent series of paintings was
Home, Victoria Lee Shepard
created using sand and water on the beach near Cascade Head, Oregon. The goal was to create something more abstract, to improvise without thinking. Once waterside, the process begins with submerging the canvas in the water, allowing the sand to adhere to the surface. Then it is all about the movement: splashing, tossing, pouring, dripping. It takes time. Thinking only enters into the process when Victoria decides the design is complete. Juxtaposing her representational approach (in oil) with the abstract element of poured and shifted sand (in acrylic) presents the opportunity to express two styles within one painting.
Victoria has developed her art along an unstructured path, studying over the years with artists in their studios. Although she works with acrylic and pastel, her favorite medium is oil on canvas. In 2011, she was a key contributing artist for the Hillsboro community mosaic mural project. Victoria is President of Sequoia Gallery + Studios, and has previously served as President and Treasurer of Hillsboro Community Arts. She graduated from Portland State University with a degree in literature and a secondary teaching certificate.
1924 McKenna, Martin Conley
Martin conley
Martin Conley's current work is focused on creating large airier and lighter looking wood sculptures. Conley is also combining painting and sculpture into a single piece of work, always looking for a unique result by pushing the boundaries to get that result. 

Martin studied art at Fullerton College and finished up at the University of Oregon with a degree in Fine Arts. He has continued to produce art while working as a finish carpenter for the last 30 years. After retirement he went full time into his art working mostly in larger wood pieces.  
Elina zebergs
Elina's work these days is primarily focused on working with
A Sample of Summer, Elina Zebergs
some of her favorite materials: oils, watercolors and encaustics, where, fortunately, the three mediums do favor being melded together.  Enchanted by this ancient art form, created with hot wax and torches, she is moving into developing a series of encaustic works based on an homage to some of her favorite master painters from the past.  Complementing various themes, she is also letting herself play with ideas and images... spurred by the imagination and playfulness encouraged by her children.
coming in april: Hip to Be square
Unleash your creativity on a 12"x12" panel; show and sell your work, at Sequoia's annual Hip2B Square show coming in April.
Local artists from beginners to pros are invited to participate in this annual, open, fundraising show which runs April 5 - April 29. This year we are offering four People's Choice Awards with generous donations from local businesses, "Colours Art Supply and Framing" and "Dick Blick Art Supply".
Application forms will be available for download on our website and substrates will be available for pick up in the gallery after February 8.

Deliver your completed entry form with a $25 entry fee to Sequoia Gallery + Studios, 136 SE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro. You will receive your choice of a 12"x 12" canvas or wooden panel. We accept both wall-hanging and free standing entries. All work must fit within the edges of the 12"x 12" substrate. Wall-hanging entries must not protrude more than 6" from the substrate. Free standing entries must fit within the 12"x 12" footprint and must not exceed 12" in height. More details on entry requirements and delivery instructions are available on our application form.
february classes
Space is still available in our February classes. For a full schedule of classes, visit our website here or download our Class Flyer here.

For a sneak peek at our new offerings for February, read
Just Happy to Be Here, Angela Wrahtz

Steve Kleier, #137 Perspectives for Artists: Feb. 6 & 7; 9:30am - 4 pm, $125

Barbara Mason, #138 Watercolor Printmaking for Painters: Feb. 20 & 21; 9am - 1pm, $75

Angela Wrahtz, #147 Watercolor with Pen & Ink: Feb. 26; 9am - 4pm, $100 + fee

Royce Kugler, #125 Painting in Oil or Acrylic Your Way: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; 1 - 4pm (ongoing class), $35 per class

Drop-in Life Drawing: Feb. 8 & 22, 1 - 4 pm, $8 per session

Free!: Meet and Mingle at Panera Bread,  7202 NE Cornell Rd., Hillsboro: Feb 5 & 19
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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