April 2019 Hip 2B Square Show

Hip 2B Square 2018

Show and Reception: Tuesday, April 2, 5 to 8pm
Awards Presentation: 7pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Show Dates: Tuesday, April 2 through Friday, May 3, 2019

Every spring, we open Sequoia Gallery + Studios to member and non-member artists of all levels of experience for our annual community exhibition, Hip 2B Square. Everyone, from the beginning artist to the seasoned professional, has the opportunity to unleash their creativity on 12 inch square canvases and wood panels. A wide variety of art mediums will be on display including, 3D sculpture, fiber arts, mosaic, mixed media, painting, and assemblage. 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. . 

Our 2019 show promises to be especially exciting. Sequoia received a generous grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County that enables us to waive the entrance fee for Washington County high school students. The exhibition will include a record number of participants this year.

The participants, some of whom are showing in a gallery for the first time, benefit from the enjoyment of participating in this community show. Sequoia benefits as well; the funds raised from the event help Sequoia continue to bring quality art and art programming to the community throughout the year.

The awards for the four winners will be announced at 7:00 pm during the April 2, First Tuesday reception. Categories for this year are: Community Best 2D, Community Best 3D, Student Best 2D, and Student Best 3D. Gift certificates for Colours Framing and Art Supply will be awarded to the prize winners.

Don’t miss this exciting community show!

March 2019 Featured Artist Show

Meet the Artists, Tuesday, March 5, 5 – 8pm

Show Runs: March 5 – 30, 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Sunshine and Roses, Ellen Jerome

Ellen Jerome

Ellen is an impressionist artist painting mostly in oils. She discovered that the lushness and versatility of oils were the perfect way to express her creative ideas. Ellen’s studio compositions are usually begun in her sketchbook with quick oil paintings. These small paintings serve as sources of reference for larger works. She also enjoys plein air painting where she is inspired by sunlight, shadow and color relationships. Ellen hopes the viewer will sense her enthusiasm and love of painting. Her favorite subjects are the Oregon landscape and seascapes, flower gardens, and still life compositions – they all spark her creativity.

Ellen’s art education spans 30 plus years. She has studied at the Scottsdale Artists’ School, Joseph Art School and throughout the Northwest with master art instructors. She has been exhibited by invitation at The Mill Atelier Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, El Presidio Gallery in Tucson, Arizona and the Bennington Art Center in Bennington, Vermont. Ellen’s work is in many collections throughout Oregon and beyond. She was represented for almost 20 years by the Lawrence Gallery in Sheridan, Oregon and was recently juried into Sequoia Gallery in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Laura Wilson

Guardians of the Daffodils, Laura Wilson

Laura’s paintings investigate and bring inside a landscape of personally significant space. By leveraging a drone’s eye view, Google search and the quirks of Siri, her latest work explores both the urgency and occasional calm felt in finding our place in the physical world. She merges the matter-of-fact, open-sourced lens of conceptual realism with abstraction, while playing with surface texture and color energy, to create memories both personal and universal. Ideas of longevity, strength and vulnerability pepper the images created in oil, watercolor, pastel and gouache.

Laura joined Sequoia Gallery and Studios in 2017 after a career in writing, localization and people management. Laura has exhibited her work in galleries in Beaverton and Cannon Beach before coming to Sequoia. Her paintings are in the private collections of homes world-over, including England, Shanghai, Montana, California, as well as in Black Butte and Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Jennifer Champlin

Hope Dish, Jennifer Champlin

Discarded fragments, tarnished, and torn……these are the elements that inspire and wake Jenny’s muse. Her March show will feature an installation using an antique brass bed, shredded quilts, a 6 foot nest, an old family Norwegian Bible, cracked wooden sleds, and other elements that keep Jenny awake at night, lure her into her creative space, and fuel her artistic endeavors. Jenny has an MFA in ceramics from Syracuse University, and a BFA, Secondary Art Degree, and Art History minor from the University of North Dakota. She taught for 5 years at a Jr. College in Wyoming as well as K-12. Currently, she teaches middle school art for ORCA (Oregon Connections Academy) online school. She creates her mixed media and ceramic art in Studio #7 at Sequoia Gallery + Studios