Plein Air Event


Presented by Sequoia Gallery + Studios, Hillsboro Join us to explore and paint the beauty of Washington County, Oregon.
Registration begins March 5

Call to ALL Artists!
Plein Air Painting Event

September 27 – 30, 2017

Sequoia Gallery + Studios in Hillsboro, Oregon, is proud to continue as host to the annual Plein Air @ Washington County.

Capturing moments in time from farm to forest to downtown at various outdoor venues, artists are invited to paint their chosen scenery from Sept 27-30.

The highlight of the event, the artists reception and awards presentation, will be held in downtown Hillsboro at Bag & Baggage Theatre on the evening of Saturday Sept. 30.

The Plein Air art show and sale will begin on Oct. 3rd at Sequoia Gallery + Studios, and continue to be on exhibit throughout October, Hillsboro Arts Month.

This year’s event schedule will be arranged slightly different than last year. Daily details will be made available on the Sequoia website as we get closer to the event.

The general schedule is as follows:

Wednesday 9/27:
– AM registration at in Sequoia classroom. ALL participants must go through the this registration process. Artists will receive event schedule, rules for participation and “goodie bags”.

– QUICK DRAW: This 2-hour painting session will be happening at the beginning of the event this year rather than at the closing. Following registration, we will gather at the MAX platform at 3rd & Washington for a meet-and-greet and the Quick Draw painting session for those who wish to participate. Refreshments provided.

Thursday 9/28:
– Open painting
– Artist evening social (self-guided)

Friday 9/29:
– Open painting
– SPECIAL VENUE at the Brookwood Library. Want to learn a new Plein Air painting technique? Join us for a short demo from a Plein Air professional artist. We will be setting up in on of the second floor work rooms. The library is BEAUTIFUL! We have had many amazing art pieces in the previous Plein Air shows with this venue as the subject matter. Times and instructor to be announced at a later time.
– NOCTURNAL event on Main Street in Hillsboro. Artists are invited to paint the night life on Main street. Sequoia will be accessible during this event.

Saturday 9/30
– All artwork must be submitted to Bag & Baggage on Main by 2pm.
– Reception & awards at Bag & Baggage 5-8pm

Sunday 10/1
– Event and Sequoia closed. All artwork moved and installed at Sequoia.

– Plein Air art show on exhibit at Sequoia Gallery + Studios.

The itinerary, awards, locations and other event details to be announced soon.

Do you want to register by mail? Download the Plein Air Application.

Email questions to moc.liamgnull@gnikcoh.m.aiM or call 503-737-5511


View the 2015 Plein Air event archives here.