SEQUOIA GALLERY + STUDIOS is dedicated to promoting the visual arts and arts education in Hillsboro and the surrounding area, offering the community three ways to connect with visual art: the gallery, classes, and artist studios.

Have you discovered the joy of living with a piece of art from the Northwest? Whether serene or invigorating, a beautiful artwork becomes more meaningful through time. Our regional art gallery showcases the original work of our 33 juried members.

Browse through paintings, sculptures, mosaics, prints, photographs, mixed media, glass and jewelry, and maybe you will find that special piece of art to take home or give as a gift.

The First Tuesday of every month, come view our newest exhibition of featured artists, and enjoy the talents of local musicians.


Upstairs and down you will find thirteen professional artists’ studios which the public is welcome to visit when open.  Whether you’re looking to make a purchase or just enjoy watching any of our thirteen on–site artists create their next masterpiece, stop by our open studios. Click STUDIOS on menu at left to  get a glimpse of all the studios.

Take in the great diversity of media, styles, and techniques; and find out what makes these artists so passionate about their work. You’ll find the atmosphere both creative and friendly.

Membership Applications

Applications for membership are available here on our website, at our gallery and electronically, by contacting Carolyn Pettitt at membership@sequoiagallerystudios.org. We accept applications at any time, and these are reviewed at least twice a year, usually in May and November. Read More….


Why not take an art class at Sequoia Gallery + Studios and jumpstart your creativity? We have lectures, demonstrations and workshops for beginning and advanced artists.

Check our Classes page regularly to see our new offerings. Learn about our Fran Richards Scholarship for classes.

Advance as an artist with art business seminars. Improve your skills in the only classic life drawing group within 15 miles. Register online, or call the gallery or come in to register in person.


Community Outreach

In addition to visiting Sequoia Gallery + Studios in downtown Hillsboro, Oregon, look for Sequoia in the community as we reach out to the public to share our love of art.  Sequoia artists display their work in many public venues in Washington County including the new Hillsboro Public Library, Intel Corporation, and the Hillsboro Civic Auditorium to name a few.

We participate in community events such as Celebrate Hillsboro and our artists participate in art career days and demonstrations at Hillsboro’s public schools.   And you might even see our Plein Air students outside at work painting local street scenes and Washington County’s beautiful countryside.

Hillsboro Community Mosaic Mural

In 2010, Sequoia received two grants to execute a big community involvement project. Lead artist Lynn Adamo directed a project to create a mosaic mural for the north side of the Terrace Plaza building, home of the gallery + studios.

Eight Sequoia artists participated in designing 13 panels that depict life in and around Hillsboro, past and present. Lynn took original paintings and drawings and created the cartoons that were used as the guides for the mosaics. With the help of 125 community volunteers, from kindergarteners to senior citizens, the mosaic murals came to life.

In May of 2011 the murals were installed and unveiled to the public. Constructed of frost proof ceramic tiles and glass, the mural will last for many years, for the enjoyment of all who pass by.

Mission Statement

The Hillsboro Visual Art Association, DBA Sequoia Gallery and Studios, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fine art in the community. The goals of this association are to offer a variety of programs and events that teach and display art; to provide an environment for interaction among artists and the development of creative ideas; to provide opportunity for artists to exhibit their work; to enrich the community through innovative outreach and in-house programs.