First Tuesday at Sequoia

June 6 - June 30, 2017 | 10 am - 5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 l 5 - 8 pm
Hello reader reader,
You may notice that our logo looks a little different this month. At the bottom of our usual Sequoia logo we have added a bit of jaunty ribbon to commerate the 10th anniversary of our existance as a homegrown non-profit art organization. We are pretty proud that we have managed, not only to survive, but to thrive over the past ten years. And thriving means being open to new ideas and embracing change. We will be celebrating in ways, little and big, all year, but we want you to be on the lookout for Sequoia to surprise you in the coming months.

Some surprises this month include not just one exhibtion, but two; in addition to our Featured Artist Show which debuts in the Gallery at our First Tuesday Reception, we will also have a pop up Life Drawing Show later in the month. The classroom is also looking fresh and clean with new storage shelves and freshly painted walls. And, don't forget, we begin our Paint Parties this soon. Summery Sunflowers is already full , but there is still space in Carolyn Pettitt's Waterlillies Workshop

We hope to see you on First Tuesday or anytime during our business hours all month long!


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Twin Rocks, Lieta Gratteri
Hand-painted Teal Silk, Cheryl Cameron
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Marblehead, Mass., Claire Duren

June Featured Artists

Our gallery show this month features paintings and drawings by one of our founding members, Claire Duren. Lieta Gratteri will display her watercolors and new member Cheryl Cameron will show her sumptuous silk creations. Join us for the opening reception on First Tuesday in downtown Hillsboro.

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Life Drawing Show

The Human Form Friday, June 9, 5 - 8 pm Saturday, June 10, 12 - 4 pm Location: Sequoia Gallery + Studios Classroom This weekend show features the drawings and paintings from the past two years of the Monday Life Drawing group. Life Drawing is an ongoing, drop in session, coordinated by Sequoia artist Bonnie …

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S. Model, 7 x 8 in, charcoal pencil, 2017
Drawing by Robert Schlegel

Upcoming Shows:

July Featured Artists: Mia Hocking and Laura Wilson

July 5 - 28, Opening Reception, Saturday, July 12, 12 - 2pm

Since the July 4th holiday falls on the first Tuesday this year, Sequoia is holding the Featured Artist Reception on Saturday, July 15th from 12-2pm. This is in alignment with the Celebrate Hillsboro event happening on Main Street. Come celebrate the new show and talk with the artists!

New Workshops:

#2 Paint Your Masterpiece - "Water Lily" with Carolyn Pettitt

July 21 6:30-9:00 pm $30 Come to Sequoia and have fun Painting Your Masterpiece.  This month Carolyn Pettitt, a Sequoia artist, will teach you how to paint a Water Lily inspired by Monet. This is #2 of 4 opportunities for you and your friends to have a good time, create a work of art you can be proud of, and …

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Carve and Print - Block Printing with Barbara Maso

#203, Carve and Print - Block Printing with Barbara Mason

June 15 and 22nd 6:30-9 pm $150 includes materials Award winning local, national and international exhibiting artist will teach a block printmaking class at Sequoia Gallery and Studios in June.  Thursday evenings starting on June 15.  All supplies will be provided, bring an apron and an image you want to recreate.  One color for the first print we will create …

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#204, Introduction to Botanical Sketching - David Sandrock, PhD

July 27 6:30 pm -9:00 pm and July 29  9:30 am-12:00 pm $45 What could be better than combining art with your favorite friends from the garden?  In this class, you'll learn and practice simple and effective techniques to capture plants and plant parts in graphite.  The class is great for anyone just starting out or for those looking to …

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Plein Air Update:

Mark your calendars… Plein Air @ Washington County 2017 is HAPPENING in just a few months! FAQ’s: What is “Plein Air”? Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into …

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Volunteer of the Month: Jan Simmons

Jan Simmon's first exposure to Sequoia was helping with the community mosaic project now hanging on the north wall of the building. This first positive volunteer experience led to Jan's eventually wearing multiple volunteer hats. Currently, she volunteers to man the desk twice a month and has been serving as a community board member for …

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Creating with
Oil & Acrylic, Royce Kugler

June 7, 14, 21, & 28
10 am-2pm
$35 per class
To register, contact Royce 503-649-3969

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Meet and Mingle

June 2 & 16
9am - 10:30am

Panera Bread, Hillsboro, 7202 NE Cornell Rd.
Free - Registration is not necessary.
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Life Drawing 2017, Bonnie Burbidge

June 12 & 26
1-4 pm
$9 - with a tip jar.
Drop in! No preregistration needed.

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Member Paula Smith-Danell to be Keynote Speaker at Sewing Guild Conference

Sequoia member and wearable art designer, Paula Smith-Danell, will be the keynote speaker at the 30th anniversary meeting of the Portland Chapter of the American Sewing Guild to be held June 24th at the Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 SW Vermont St., Portland, OR 97219. The event is free to the public, no registration is necessary. …

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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.
For more information, contact Martin Conley,


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 online or at the gallery.


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