ART NEWS - What's Happening at Sequoia
Featured Artist Show: Play of Light
August 2 - September 2, 2016, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6pm 
First Tuesday Reception, August 2, 5 - 8 pm
136 SE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon | 503-693-0401


The ever-expanding art scene in Hillsboro makes Downtown Hillsboro's  First Tuesday Art Walk the place to be on August 2nd, and on every First Tuesday evening year round! Pick up a post card with a map of the participating venues at Sequoia Gallery + Studios.

Showing this month in the gallery: Jane Vanderzanden, sharing her love of the outdoors through her Northwestern-themed acrylic paintings and scratchboard drawings and Gayle Pedemonte, showing landscapes inspired by her love of color and light. 

Meet and mingle with our Featured Artists, members and 13 studio artists while enjoying light refreshments in the classroom.
On the Run, Jane Vanderzanden
The common thread running through this featured show of acrylic paintings and black and white scratchboards is the play of light. Jane captures the bright sunlight skimming across a group of horses; the soft glowing light of the evening sun on pheasants; and the positive and negative light creating shapes and form in her scratchboard drawings. The lighting along with Jane's attention to detail give her artwork an often described "three dimensional" quality.
Jane combines her two interests of nature and art into wildlife and western acrylic paintings and scratchboard drawings. The details represent many transparent layers of color, small brush strokes or fine scratchboard lines. Her inspiration comes from her first-hand observations while hiking and trail riding through the wilderness. She shows her artwork throughout the Northwest.
Last Light, Southern Oregon Coast,  Gayle Pedemonte
Gayle Pedemonte's oil paintings are most influenced by color and light, and how they change and surprise in the landscape. She believes that light elevates some of the simplest scenes by bringing out the color and contrasting shapes. Gayle says her artistic expression is not limited to painting; she also designed her beautiful garden. When the weather allows, she can be found working in her garden; when it doesn't, she can be found painting in her studio.
Gail has been painting with oils for about 10 years, and is primarily self-taught. She credits a variety of classes and workshops for helping her learn the technical aspects, and self-expression and practice to evolve her painting style. She enjoys the artist community at Sequoia Gallery which she has been a member of for several years. She looks forward to soon establishing her painting studio at Sequoia. In addition to landscapes she enjoys painting commissions for people. 
September 28-October 2, 2016

Sequoia Gallery + Studios hosts the annual Plein Air@Washington County event again this year! From the quilted rural landscapes to historic buildings and urban streets, artists will experience the beauty of Oregon in Washington County. Plein Air artist Eric Jacobsen will be the juror in this competition open to all artists ranging from emerging to expert. The activity schedule includes 4 days of painting opportunities; a 'nocturnal' painting session; Saturday evening artist reception at Bag & Baggage in their new Main Street location; and Sunday Art Show and Sale. Fantastic awards & prizes! Save $5 on the registration fee if you register before September 1, 2016! The event is open to the first 50 registered artists, so register TODAY. 

Download an application here: Plein Air Application

Please contact Mia Hocking at 503-737-5511 with any questions about this event.
Last Glow, Amanda Houston
Our education team is planning a full slate of classes for Fall. The details will be posted on our website soon, but in the mean time here is a peek at what's coming up:

#158-#159   Ed Labadie
Mastering the Portrait...Sept 24 and 25th, 2016
Day one: Measuring and constructing the portrait, anatomy with placement of bones and muscles
Day two: Painting the portrait with a paint mixing demo using watercolor, acrylic or pastels

#160 Eric Jacobsen
Plein Air Painting....October 8th and 9th, 2016
Two day Plein Air landscape workshop focusing on developing a strong composition and eliminating extraneous detail. Instructor demos and individual attention provided.

#162 Sarah Sedwick
Limited Palette Portrait Painting ....October 15th  and 16th, 2016
Using the palette of Andrews Zorn, the famous Swedish painter, students will mix a full range of perfect portrait colors to simplify the painting process start to finish. 

#164 Amanda Houston
Painting with Pastels....November 5th and 6th, 2016
Control color and improve your blending and mark making skills in this two day workshop while you build your skill and confidence level.

#168 Steve Kleier
Line Perspective for Artists Friday November 18th, 2016
Line Perspective is one of the greatest art techniques of all time to create the illusion of space in a flat drawing or painting. From the Renaissance masters, this seemingly difficult subject  can be really easy to understand in this relaxed workshop.

#172 Brenda Boylan
Painting Water with Observing Eyes....December 3rd, 2016
One day workshop painting the elusive and liquid elements of lakes, ponds and streams.
Learn the qualities of light and reflections on water using simple effects.

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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. 

Barbara Mason, President | Gayle Pedemonte, Vice President
Mia Hocking, Treasurer | Linda Jerome, Secretary | 
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.


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