Doll Gardner Art Gallery


 

For over 40 years, the Doll (Delores) Gardner Gallery (www.dgardnergallery.com) 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 dollgardnergallery@yahoo.com

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:

 

 

 

 


 


07/01/2014

Helen Snyder-Dickson

 Directors notes:
My meeting with artist Helen Snyder-Dickson was on a day not unlike her paintings. The last day of the Mt. Tabor Art Walk had seen storm and calm, grey with spots of contemplative color.  The reward for negotiating the labyrinth of roads that sew up the neighborhood of Mt. Tabor was to find the next art walk sign and quickly duck into the artist’s home before the next downpour.  The minute I did I was greeted warmly and was overcome by the feeling that as a gallery director I’d hit the jackpot, as I was impressed by the quality of her work. Then I realized that all the stress I had was gone - all of it. Helen’s work wasn’t without questions, but surrounding any questions that I felt they held was an overwhelming feeling of tranquility.
 
“Most of my motivation comes from a real place, but I tend to paint about what I feel about rather than what’s before my eyes” Helen recently told me.  “It’s all about process. I don’t think that I’ve ever started a painting with any particular preconceived idea.  In my personal life I’m reactive rather than proactive.  But when I paint I go with the emotion of a place rather than try to reproduce it. If I wanted to reproduce an image, I’d take a photograph.” Following that with a Picasso quotation that echoed that thought, she added “sometimes I turn the painting upside down, and walk past it several times to see what comes about.”
 
We hope that you enjoy the show, and that you can sit awhile and rest with them.  

06/01/2014

Directors notes:
My meeting with artist Helen Snyder-Dickson was on a day not unlike her paintings. The last day of the Mt. Tabor Art Walk had seen storm and calm, grey with spots of contemplative color.  The reward for negotiating the labyrinth of roads that sew up the neighborhood of Mt. Tabor was to find the next art walk sign and quickly duck into the artist’s home before the next downpour.  The minute I did I was greeted warmly and was overcome by the feeling that as a gallery director I’d hit the jackpot, as I was impressed by the quality of her work. Then I realized that all the stress I had was gone - all of it. Helen’s work wasn’t without questions, but surrounding any questions that I felt they held was an overwhelming feeling of tranquility.
 
“Most of my motivation comes from a real place, but I tend to paint about what I feel about rather than what’s before my eyes” Helen recently told me.  “It’s all about process. I don’t think that I’ve ever started a painting with any particular preconceived idea.  In my personal life I’m reactive rather than proactive.  But when I paint I go with the emotion of a place rather than try to reproduce it. If I wanted to reproduce an image, I’d take a photograph.” Following that with a Picasso quotation that echoed that thought, she added “sometimes I turn the painting upside down, and walk past it several times to see what comes about.”
 
We hope that you enjoy the show, and that you can sit awhile and rest with them.  

04/01/2014

ARTISTS:

Caroline Burton, Dan Daniels, Marta Farris, Jennifer Foran, Alison Foshee, Darla Lynn, Mason Parker, Anna Peters, Dan Pillers, Terry Powers, Karen Van Hoy

 The Doll Gardner Gallery is hosting a special exhibition showcasing RE-USE Artwork  for the month of  April 2014.   Imagine an entire show devoted to such a noble art form, held in celebration of Earth Day!  All art featured will be made from at least 75% re-used materials.
The show will feature local artists whose passion is to make art out of things most people throw away.  By re-using materials these artists reduce their carbon footprint, save things from landfills, and breathe new energy into items that served other lives. This reflects our Unitarian Universalist principle of respect for the interdependent web of life of which we are a part.  
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