Plein Air Event


Presented by Sequoia Gallery + Studios, Hillsboro. Join us to explore and paint the beauty of Washington County, Oregon.
Register on the website below, or at Sequoia Gallery.

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 is the artists reception and awards presentation hosted by Sequoia Gallery + Studios in the evening of Saturday 9/30/2017. Artwork will be on display throughout the Terrace Building. Come to the gallery!! Visit all of our spaces and meet the artists! The show will be spectacular. The Plein Air artwork will be on exhibit in the front gallery space during October, Hillsboro Arts Month.

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
– 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 Sequoia + Studios by 2pm.
– Reception & awards at Sequoia 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.