ART NEWS - What's Happening at Sequoia
Featured Artist Show
March 1 - April 1, 2016, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
First Tuesday Reception, March 1, 5 - 8 pm
136 SE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon | 503-693-0401


Our Oregon Spring is imminent; the sun is peeking out between the showers and the thermometer is rising.  Come rain or shine, Sequoia has a new show in March featuring detailed, garden-inspired drawings by Sylvia Tucker and oil paintings of his native Andean culture by Washington Escobar.

Come visit us on First Tuesday to see the new show, visit our studio artists, and enjoy our Opening Reception with light refreshments in the classroom.

Birdfeeder, Sylvia Tucker
Whether painting or drawing, Sylvia works directly from visible images, both scenes and things. Her artworks for this show are drawings from the garden, going back to the roots of her inspiration, the fascination of nature. She also finds that the act of drawing is a quiet and satisfying way to be involved in the roots of art. She has used pen and ink for intimate scenes and added some charcoal for seeds and flowers.

Sylvia has a degree in painting from the University of New Orleans.


Ancestral Sentiment, Washington Escobar
Peruvian artist Washington Escobar will be showing oil paintings in a realistic impressionistic style in a series named "Pachamama." This series demonstrates Washington's constant and arduous work to bring to life the vibrancy of his heritage and to allow his audience a deep understanding of how the people of the Andes are connected to Earth and nature through their culture. 

Playing with textures, overlapping colors and dynamic images, the emotions and temperaments captured in these pieces communicate the plasticity, sublimity and complexity of the Andean woman, her will and her strength. It is a tribute to life and creation. Of his pieces Washington says: "these paintings embody my personal perceptions of the world. I strive to create images of great emotional expression to connect us to the problems of mankind, socially reaffirming our connections to each other and to nature, while allowing us to explore our own social and spiritual identities."
HIP2BSquare Coming in April

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 of any experience level and medium are invited to participate in this fundraising open show which runs April 1 - May 2. This year we are offering four People's Choice Awards with generous donations from Colours Art Supply and Framing and Dick Blick Art Supply.
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"x12" canvas or wooden panel. We accept both wall-hanging and free standing entries. All work must fit within the edges of the 12"x12" 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.  All work must be delivered between March 26 and April first during our business hours. More details on entry requirements are available on our application form.

March classes are filling up fast, so get your registration in early. For a sneak peek
Last Glow, Amanda Houston
at our classes read below, details and supply lists are available on our website:
  • March 11, #148 Watercolor with Pen & Ink, Angela Wratz, 9am - 4pm
  • March 12 & 13, #150 Experimental Painting with Pastels, Amanda Houston, 9am - 4pm
  • March 18, 19, & 20, #139 Painting Large Format Paintings in the Studio, Eric Jacobson, 9am - 4pm
  • March 29, #141 Art History Talk & Slide Show, Nancy Schonbrun, 7pm - 8pm, drop in
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, #125 Painting in Oil or Acrylic Your Way, Royce Kugler, 1pm - 4pm
  • March 14 & 28, Drop in Life Drawing, 1pm - 4pm
  • March 4 & 18, Meet and Mingle, Panera Bread, Hillsboro, 9am - 10:30am, drop in 
For more information, visit
This month we debut our new, mobile friendly newsletter format. Now you can easily access Sequoia ArtNews from all your devices and stay up to date on Sequoia shows, classes and events.
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.

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. 

Victoria Shepard, President | Elaine Treadwell, Vice President
Linda Jerome, Treasurer | Barbara Mason, Secretary | Martin Conley, Past President
Jan Simmons and Carol Loughner, Community Representatives


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.

Sequoia Gallery + Studios, 136 SE Third Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97123