Doll Gardner Art Gallery


For over 40 years, the Doll (Delores) Gardner Gallery ( in SW Portland has exhibited work of a wide range of artists, from the celebrated to the emerging.

The gallery is open to the public and is located in the sanctuary of the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in a beautiful forested setting at 8470 S.W. Oleson Road, Portland, OR 97223. Usually art openings are held on the first Sunday of each month (please check our calendar for confirmation).  WHUUF hosts an opening reception for the artist, and the public is invited to join us in celebrating the artist(s) and their work.

Gallery hours are Sundays between services and from 12:15 - 1:15, and by appointment weekdays. Please call our office at 503/246-3351 Ext. 4 and let us know when you would like to visit.

If you would like to purchase work from the current show, please contact the gallery at 503/246-3351. If you are an artist interested in showing in our gallery, please contact the Director at

For a sneak peek at some of the art on exhibit this month, click on the link or image in the Art Gallery block on the right side of the page.

Selected images of artwork are also available for upcoming and previous shows:







 Director's Notes:
Whether the scene is an interior or a landscape, Daniel Ng brings the world into colorful perspective.
When I first saw Daniel Ng’s work and asked him to show several years ago I was met with the same warmth and enthusiasm that can be found in his paintings.  Daniel it seems, sees the world differently; what others see as difficult, he dives into as a challenge, and he’s about as positive as they come.
On a gray February day in SE Portland I met with Daniel in his cottage of a studio to pick up his work, talk about art, and see a large commission he was painting.  It’s unusual to catch him at home; Daniel is one of the rare artists that I know that make their entire living from his art.  Traveling in his oddly tall van or catching a flight, he cris-crosses the country, an itinerant purveyor of joyful art, working the show circuit. 
The new piece looked more muted than his usual vibrant palette and I said so.  What he explained that I might have known but had forgotten, is that he works from a black canvas, adding layer upon layer of color.  When black areas are to be lightened, he layers various tints of gray.  By working this way he can bring out the glow of evening light on water and rolling hill that calls for a twilight stroll.
I hope you enjoy this popular artist’s work.  


Please join us for an artist's reception on Sunday Feb. 1st from 12-1:30pm and learn how Martin creates these high-speed high resolution photos from a variety of liquids in motion.