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:







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.


Sunjae Lee

 Director’s notes:
One day at Portland’s beloved Lan Su Chinese Garden I ducked into an open doorway into a heavily carved and decorated room filled with art.  I stopped, took a deep breath, instantly decompressed, and smiled.  One after another, were scrolls, beautiful scrolls with delicate brushwork.  Each piece drew me to another, as if I knew the subject matter. Small fish danced in a center point, leaves became like words, pulling Fall’s reach into the warm day.
It was no surprise to me that the artist was a student of Naturopathic medicine. The study of Naturopathic medicine involves being present and mindful, and to seek information that seems insignificant. Being with a patient is a commitment to hold time with them, much like a fermata in music, a term which means so much to musician Sunjae that he named his practice Fermata Wellness.
I am pleased to have Sunjae Lee’s work in the gallery for you to see this month, as Fall decelerates to meet Winter.  I’m sad that the artist cannot be here to enjoy his own show; Sunjae’s career path has taken him to Korea where he has opened the country’s first Naturopathic clinic in Seoul, Korea.
It is hoped that in viewing this work in our beautiful forested setting will remind you of the interdependent web of life of which we are a part.