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April signifies the return of spring to the Pacific Northwest as well as the return of Hip to Be Square to the Sequoia Gallery + Studios. Come join the viewing and voting party at our First Tuesday Opening Reception.

Hip to Be Square Recap

Hip to Be Square 2017 was a resounding success with a record number of participants and a very large opening night crowd. We are thrilled that this annual fundraising show is growing in popularity every year. Sequoia would congratulates to the creators of the prize winning entries and thanks all the participants, volunteers and Sequoia …

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Hip to Be Square 2017

April 4 – 28, 2017,
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Opening Reception,
Tuesday, April 4, 5 – 8 pm
Every spring, we open our gallery to member and non-member artists of all levels of experience for our annual community exhibition, Hip 2B Square. Anyone, from the beginning artist to the seasoned professional, has the opportunity to unleash their creativity on a 12"x 12" canvas or wood panel. The only requirement is that the art work fit within the boundaries of the canvas or wood panel and that sculptures not exceed 12" in height.


Volunteer of the Month:
Heather Rubican

Our April Volunteer of the Month, is Heather Rubican who caters Sequoia’s First Tuesday Opening Receptions. We are extremely grateful for Heather’s monthly smorgasbord of beautifully arranged, tasty and health conscious treats.
Presented by Sequoia Gallery + Studios, Hillsboro Join us to explore and paint the beauty of Washington County, Oregon. Registration now open!

Capturing moments in time from farm to forest to downtown at various outdoor venues, artists are invited to paint their chosen scenery. 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 Sept. 30th 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 in the Sequoia classroom. After registration, participants will receive the Plein Air 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) at local restaurant

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 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.
- NOCTURNAL painting 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”


Sequoia Member Published in “Thread’s Magazine”

Local Hillsboro Clothing Artist and Sequoia Gallery Member, Paula Smith-Danell will be featured in a six-page article in the April/May issue of Threads Magazine. Threads is internationally recognized magazine for the sewing arts, published by Taunton Press.
Paula’s article will address the design and construction concerns that accompany working with recycled sari fabric.

Mia Hocking’s Seven Viking Days

Seven Viking Days
Sequoia member Mia Hocking has art work on display at the Brookwood Public Library through the end of April.
The exhibition features her original illustrations for her children’s book, “Seven Viking Days”. You can view Mia’s work during regular Library hours.


Creating with
Oil & Acrylic, Royce Kugler

April 5, 12, 19, 26
10 am-2pm
$35 per class
To register, contact Royce 503-649-3969

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Meet and Mingle

Apr 7 & 21
9am - 10:30am

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

Apr 10 & 24
1-4 pm
$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 | 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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