ART NEWS - What's Happening at Sequoia
Hip 2B Square Show
April 5 - 29, 2016, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
First Tuesday Reception, April 5, 5 - 8 pm
136 SE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon | 503-693-0401


This month our ever-popular Hip to Be Square show returns to the gallery! Join us for the fun Opening Reception with music provided by keyboard player, Dennis Morehouse.  Vote for your favorites and stick around to see which crowd-pleasers win the People's Choice Awards. 

Hip to Be Square 2015

Every spring, we open our gallery to member and non-member artists of all levels of experience for our annual community exhibition, Hip 2B Square. Anyone, from the beginning artist to the seasoned professional, has the opportunity to unleash their creativity on a 12"x 12" canvas or wood panel.The only requirement is that the art work fit within the boundaries of the canvas or wood panel and that sculptures not exceed 12" in height.
The results, always exciting, reflect the interests and abilities of the show participants. A wide variety of arts styles and mediums are represented in the exhibit including, 3D sculpture, mosaic, mixed media, painting, and assemblage. 

The participants, some of whom are showing in a gallery for the first time, benefit from the enjoyment of participating in this community show. Sequoia benefits as well; the funds raised from the event help Sequoia continue to bring quality art and art programming to the community throughout the year.

Don't forget to pick up a ballot and cast your vote for your favorites! Prizes have been generously donated by Colours Framing and Art Supply and Dick Blick Art Supplies.
25 Stroke Apple, Sarah Sedwick

Space is still available in our April classes. For a full schedule of classes including printable class supply lists, visit our website. For a quick peek at our new offerings for April, read below:
  • #125 Painting in Oil and Acrylic Your Way, Royce Kugler, April 6, 13, 20, 27, ongoing class
  • #146 Painting the Dynamic Still Life in Oil or Acrylic, Sarah Sedwick, April 9, 10
    9 am - 4 pm, $225
  • #142, IPhone Art, Kat Sloma, April 16
    10 am - 5 pm, $105, $10 - $15 to download apps
  • #143 Solarplate Intaglio (Etching), Barbara Mason, April 23 & 24,
    9 am - 3 pm, $150 includes all supplies, Solarpates and paper
  • #144 Art Talk and Slide Show, An Evening with Four Baroque Masters,April 26th, 7-8pm, $12 drop-in, Nancy Schonbrun
  • Drop-in Life Drawing, April 11 and 25, $8, no pre-registration necessary
For more information, visit
Rooster, Royce Kugler

Sequoia's annual Student Show returns in June. If you have ever taken a class in our classroom you are eligible to participate. Each student may enter one work of art to hang in the gallery for the month of June. Stay tuned for details.


Sequoia Gallery & Studios will again be the host of Plein Air @ Washington County 


Explore and paint the beauty of Washington County, Oregon, from farm to forest and hills to valleys.
The Juror for the 2016 event is Eric Jacobsen. This event is open to all ages and skill-levels. 
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