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April exhibit seeks artists

COURTESY PHOTOS - The annual fundraiser show, Hip to Be Square, is always popular with onlookers. Local artists are invited to enter Sequoia Gallery + Studios’ annual Hip to be Square Show.

The show brings in around 100 works created on 12-inch-by-12-inch wooden boards or canvases. All artists can stop by 136 S.E. Third Ave. in Hillsboro to grab an entry form and pay a $25 entry fee. The show is a fundraiser for Sequoia. The pieces are for sale and prices are set by artists.

Works include the gamut of mediums — watercolors, acrylic and oil paintings, mixed media works, mosaics, sculptures and collages. Each work includes an artist statement that shares their inspiration with the audience. A variety of paintings and art in other mediums come through the doors to be exhibited in April.

The show isn’t restricted to Hillsboro residents, and pulls artists from all over the Portland-metro area, and even eastern Oregon.

“There’s a huge variety,” said Beth O’Mahony, who’s involved with Sequoia. “It gives people an opportunity in a gallery setting.”

Artwork can be delivered between March 28 and April 3.

There will be an opening reception for the show April 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Vote for the peoples’ choice award and mingle with the artists. There will also be an award for the best piece created by an artist 18 years old and younger. Dick Blick Art Supply gift cards will be given.

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