Plein Air Update

Plein Air Update

Call to Artists and Art Enthusiasts!!


The Plein Air @ Washington County 2017 event is just a two months away. This opportunity is open to artists of all skill-levels, experience-levels, and all materials & mediums.

Join us and be a part of the event that kicks-off Hillsboro Arts Month AND celebrates Sequoia Gallery & Studios’ 10th anniversary! That’s right… Sequoia is celebrating 10 years of community arts creation & appreciation and we want you to be a part of it!

Hillsboro and Washington County offer some of the most beautiful scenery especially during the Fall months… the air is cool and crisp and the colors are simply breathtaking.

Just in case you have forgotten to mark your calendar-

The event dates are Wednesday 9/27-Saturday 9/30.

There are many available registration spots, but they will start to disappear soon.

So… what can you expect to receive for your $50 registration fee? Check this out…

  • Self-guided ‘Staycation’… Time in quiet, scenic venues; maybe venues that you have thought about visiting, but just hadn’t quite gotten to it yet. Is there a winery that you have been meaning to visit? Have you seen the new bakery on 3rd street? Or Hillsboro’s newest park next to Orenco Elementary School?
  • The sweetest gift bag of wonderfully artsy supplies and snacks.
  • An opportunity to exhibit and sell your finished work during Hillsboro Arts Month, October 2017.
  • A chance to win one of the impressive prizes and awards (First prize is $750 cash!)
  • Meet Robert Gamblin, founder of Gamblin Artist Colours!! He is our juror for this year’s event! Amazing.
  • Meet and mingle with fellow Plein Air artistsT
  • TWO receptions to celebrate the ‘fruits’ of the week- one on Saturday 9/30 evening and one on First Tuesday 10/3 evening.
  • Promotion and publicity of your artistic talents.
  • Sequoia’s undivided attention to helping you have an enjoyable and successful Plein Air event.
  • More, more, more.


We are changing-it-up this year! Here are a few of the highlights:

  • The Quick Draw session will be happening AT THE BEGINNING of the event, directly following registration… Wednesday 9/27 from 10am-12pm.
  • Sequoia Gallery & Studios will be hosting the Saturday 9/30 reception and wet paint sale.
  • Helvetia Winery will be pouring wine for our Saturday reception.
  • (Not a change, but note-worthy) Saturday 9/30 will be Hillsboro’s Saturday Market on Main AND it’s Hillsboro Arts Month Kick-off.


Check out the Plein Air page of Sequoia’s website for more details.


We look forward to seeing you and your easel for this event!

Sequoia Gallery & Studios