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Sequoia's monthly art show features varied work for February, including jewelry, oil paintings and encaustic works.

COURTESY PHOTO - 'Smith Berry Barn Flower Pots' is one of several oil painting that be will on display by Ellen Jerome at Sequoia Gallery + Studios First Tuesday show. The Sequoia Gallery + Studios February Show features the works of Ellen Jerome, Evelyn Fritz and Christine Johnson, along with 30 additional artists.

In addition, 13 on-site studios will be open during the reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Jerome's show will feature oil paintings of Washington County and the Oregon coast. She has been painting local landscapes in oils for many years. Traveling in Europe opened her eyes to the beauty in her own backyard, Jerome said, such as the Malheur Desert, Baker City and Manzanita.COURTESY PHOTO - 'Windswept' is one of Evelyn Fritz's encaustic art pieces, made of layered beeswax.

Johnson displays jewelry featuring stones from Oregon beaches and Lebanon. Her show at Sequoia, "Lebanon Treasures," will feature beads discovered on her recent trip to Beirut, Lebanon, combined with natural stones found along the Oregon Coast. These stones and beads will be accented with silver, freshwater pearls and found objects to create one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Fritz will present abstract acrylic and collage, and encaustic works at the show. Encaustic art layers beeswax, fused to the previous layer with a torch or heat gun. Finding encaustic to be fascinating, Fritz is exploring all its possibilities, as it is compatible with the techniques of her other mediums.COURTESY PHOTO - Christine Johnson will show her handmade jewelry featuring Lebanese beads and Oregon Coast stones.

The Sequoia Gallery + Studios is located at 136 S.E. Third Ave. in Hillsboro. The show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The show ends March 2. Call 503-693-0401 for more information or visit www.sequoiagallerystudios.org.?

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