Artist Reception at Sequoia

August 1 - September 1 2017 | 10 am - 6 pm, Tuesday-Saturday
Artists' Reception: Tuesday, August 1, 5 - 8pm
Hello reader reader,
It’s August already! Summer officially ends on September 21st, but August always feels like the last summer blast before the start of Fall. Perhaps, before the rain starts again, you are planning a camping trip or a visit to the zoo or a hike in the mountains. Our beautiful state of Oregon can be enjoyed in so many ways. You might even glimpse some of the wildlife that wanders across our scenic andscape.

But if our wildlife eludes you, we offer an opportunity to view them closeup at the gallery this month. Sequoia artists, Leopoldine Brew and Jane Vanderzanden channel their love of wildlife into their artwork. Leo paints oil portraits of wild animals that are full of personality. Jane draws beautifully detailed scenes of wildlife on scratchboard. Similar subject matter, but two very different styles!

Come have a glass of wine or punch, have a nibble, while you meet our Featured Artists and visit our 13 studio artists at work on the First Tuesday in August.


August Featured Artists

Wildlife is the theme of this month's show. Leo Brew presents oil portraits of her favorite animals; Jane Vanderzanden displays her detailed scratchboard drawings of wildlife.

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Lion Cub, Oil on Canvas, Leopoldine Brew
Sheep, Scratchboard, Jane Vanderzanden


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#207, Urban Landscape Demonstration - Robert Schlegel

Robert Schlegel will demonstrate how he uses acrylic paint to develop his striking urban landscape imagery. Sequoia Gallery and Studios is thrilled to partner with Bob to bring this free event to the public (to the first 30 people who register at Sequoia). Bob will show the techniques he uses with a variety of tools on different surfaces, such as boards, canvas or paper. This demonstration at Sequoia will be on canvas or panel with acrylics.

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#205, Highly textured mixed media Painting with Carolyn Pettitt

Aug. 12 and 13 10 am - 2 pm $75 ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED except one 12 x 12 cradled panel Join Carolyn Pettitt, mixed media artist and charter Sequoia member for a fun-filled two day workshop.  Learn new techniques for adding  texture along with many layers of paint to enhance your own art or as stand alone mixed media art pieces. …

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Mixed Media Painting

#208, Introduction to Silk Painting - Cheryl Cameron

August 20 11:00 am - 5:00 pm $80 This workshop will be an introduction to silk painting using the serti technique. We will talk about technique, using resist/gutta, color application and blending, salt technique, setting the colors and all that good stuff in plenty of detail. You’ll paint a handkerchief to get used to the process, and then an 8 …

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#3 Paint Your Masterpiece - "A Day At the Beach" with Laura Wilson

August 25 6:30-9:00 pm $30 Come to Sequoia and have fun Painting Your Masterpiece.  This month Laura Wilson, a Sequoia artist, will teach you how to paint a refreshing Day at the Beach with beautiful colors reminiscent of the tropics.   You'll love this one!  You might even find yourself transported to a favorite vacation in paradise. This is #3 of …

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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 …

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Art for the Care - St V Breast Center

August is a busy month for member Sue Swain!

In addition to being a featured artist at Sequoia Gallery + Studios in August, member Sue Swain is also exhibiting her work at two other Portland area venues. Art for the Care - St. Vincent's Breast Center Sue is among seven local artists whose work has been selected by the Providence Foundation to exhibit …

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Creating with
Oil & Acrylic, Royce Kugler

Check website for new dates
10 am-2pm
$35 per class
To register, contact Royce 503-649-3969

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Meet and Mingle

Aug 4 & 18
9am - 10:30am

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

On summer break
Will resume in the fall
$9 - with a tip jar.
Drop in! No preregistration needed.

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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 | Lawrence Whitlock, Vice President
Janis Childs, 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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