Our November show will feature Jane Vanderzanden’s wildlife acrylic paintings and hand colored scratchboards, Becky Gravenmier’s one of a kind jewelry featuring sterling silver and high quality gemstones, and paintings of Downtown Hillsboro from the Plein Air Painting Pop-Up.
Event: November Featured Artist Show and Reception
Date: First Tuesday Art Walk, November 5 – 30, 5 to 8pm
Location: Sequoia Gallery + Studios; 136 SE Third Ave., Hillsboro, Oregon (503-693-0401)
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tue. – Sat.
Contact: www.sequoiagallerystudios.org, (503) 693-0401
In this display of Jane Vanderzanden’s artwork, she shows her range of mediums while still capturing moments in wildlife. Jane will have not only have her detailed acrylic paintings, she will include her traditional scratchboard and some experimentation with hand created colored scratchboard.
A native Oregonian, artist Jane Vanderzanden grew up spending most of her time outdoors, where she most loved honing her artistic talents. Finely detailed for authenticity, her wildlife and Western works depict the artist’s firsthand observations of camping, hunting, on horse packing trips, and at Western events. She captures what she sees in her painting compositions. Then she applies many acrylic paint layers to her colorful artwork. The finished result is often described as ‘having depth’ and a ‘three-dimensional appearance.’
Becky creates one of a kind jewelry that reflects the shapes, colors and textures in nature. Her unique hammered sterling silver jewelry features high quality gemstones. Becky also creates a line of leather bracelets from recycled belts. Her November show includes new works in both silver and leather that are fresh and contemporary.
Becky began making jewelry for friends as a child and then returned to this passion as an adult She is a self-taught jeweler and works full-time for the U. S. Forest Service. She has been making jewelry for over 15 years and has shown her work in several galleries and participates in numerous art fairs in the Pacific Northwest. She has a bachelor-of-science degree in range ecology and has worked in natural resources for the federal government for over 34 years. She loves the outdoors; her jewelry is inspired by the great blue skies, forests and rangelands in the Pacific Northwest.
Plein Air Painting Pop-Up, Rain or Shine
We have added an exciting new event on October 25-26. Artists are invited to take part in painting Downtown Hillsboro for two speedy half-days, followed by an awards reception, and display in November. The Pop-Up is presented by Sequoia Gallery + Studios, in collaboration with the City of Hillsboro and Primrose & Tumbleweeds. Details are on the SequoiaGalleryStudios website.