Celebrating Local Creativity
Surrounded by the dense forest of Saint Edward State Park and overlooking beautiful Lake Washington, our location has inspired decades of artists, creators, and storytellers. Add to that the history of Seattle and its surrounding enclaves as creative hotbeds for all forms of art, and you’ll understand why our local culture is so rich and innovative. To celebrate that facet of our destination, The Lodge at St. Edward State Park fosters local artists and features works of art throughout the property to enrich your experience. The on-site Gallery of Fine Arts showcases a rotating selection of local art for admiration and for purchase, in addition to the permanent installations profiled below. The Lodge will also be home to an Artist in Residence program highlighting a new artist each quarter, who will take inspiration from the surroundings to create and give demonstrations of their craft through both private and public lessons.
Steffon Moody is a visual artist and art professor at DigiPen School of Technology in Redmond, where he teaches drawing and digital environment painting. He grew up painting scenery for the theater, learning the craft from his father, Robert Moody. He currently works in oils, painting landscape and the figure, as well as drawing editorial cartoons for local publications. He lives on Vashon Island.
Steffon was commissioned to design the lobby painted mural. The mural is a nod to the history of the surrounding area, its culture, and the natural environment. Steffon also created the Trompe D’oieils that adorn the interior doorway of the east entrance and the restaurant.
The Source and Lady of the Lake
Sabah Al Dhaher
Sabah Al-Dhaher was born in Nasriyah, Iraq. At the age of fifteen, he was accepted to The Fine Arts Institute-Basra in Iraq, where he lived and received his training in classical art, graduating in 1989. Soon after, he became a political prisoner of Saddam Hussein. After fleeing Iraq, Sabah spent two and a half years living in a tent in the desert of Saudi Arabia as a refugee until he came to the United States.
Sabah has been creating and exhibiting his work throughout the Northwest since he found his way here in 1993. He currently teaches stone carving at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and at the international Northwest Stone Sculptors Association annual symposium since 1998. In his paintings he uses oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, but he is most famous for is using coffee as a medium in his paintings.
Pam Ingalls paints light falling on ordinary people, objects, and scenes. Raised in Spokane, Washington, she was first inspired by her parents, artists Richard and Marjorie Ingalls. She studied art at the Accademia Di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy and earned an art degree from the art department that her father began at Gonzaga University in Spokane.
Strong color and sound drawing are primary in her paintings. Her choice of simple subject matter is surprising, sometimes humorous, and always full of emotion. Portraits, still life and interior scenes populate her studio. A table with chairs, rubber boots standing by a kitchen door, even a clawfoot tub - all evoke a sense of humanity and presence, as if someone is either about to enter the frame or has just left it.
Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa, and juried into more than 125 national and international shows.
Pam was selected to create the portrait of Kevin and Mary Daniels. The Visionaries is part of the Private Collection of Kevin & Mary Daniels.
Julie was raised on the Eastside of Lake Washington before moving to Europe when she was 12 years old. She attended boarding schools in Spain and England, then returned to America where she studied at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts. She made jewelry in copper and other materials before becoming a sculptor.
She made her first trip to Japan in the late 1980’s, where she encountered traditional Japanese woodblock prints. She had always loved the Japanese aesthetic and came back to the United States with a new curiosity for woodblock printing, which she explored alongside her sculpture, throughout her 35-year career.
Speidel often works at the intersection between figuration and abstraction, suggesting the human form through combinations of elegantly simple shapes both in her sculpture and her work on paper.
RBG, an honoring of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is part of the Private Collection of Kevin and Mary Daniels.
Paul Vexler’s interest lies in creating a visual and spatial experience. His wood and aluminum sculptural forms evolve from his understanding of geometry in the natural world and his expertise with his materials. Finding an intersection of art, mathematics and science, Vexler’s sculptures often express unique possibilities within a material, elegantly twisting loops that bend and curve into hanging intricate knots.
“I want people to approach my work and feel compelled to walk around it and view it from different angles. I want them to walk around it two or three times because the work is helping them to learn to see things that they missed the first time. And most of all, I want them to experience the pleasure of seeing something beautiful.” he has said.
Paul’s sculpture, Figure Eight is part of the Private Collection of Kevin and Mary Daniels.
Pacific Northwest Wildlife
Jeffrey Michael Samudosky
While on his way to snowboard in Vermont Jeff noticed wood carvings along the side of a road. Inspired by this idea, in 1998, JMS Wood Sculpture was born.
Over the past 20 years, wood carving has allowed Jeff to live all over the country and travel across the world participating in competitions, and events both individually and as part of the Bear Hollow crew.
Jeff was featured as the anatomy specialist on two episodes of the television show Saw Dogs in 2012, “Race to the Finish” and “First Breath,”. His sculptures where in National Geographic Kids UK magazine issue 145, Wood Carving Illustrated issue 82, Odd is Art, published by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and Who’s Who in Visual Art, Vol. 2018-2019, and Redwood Burl, by Adam Dias.
Jeff was selected to design and create the animal sculptures placed in the Apses around the exterior of the building.
The Tonsorium Bar Mural
Jean Bradbury was born in Scotland in 1963 and spent her childhood in rural eastern Canada. She earned her BFA from Queen’s University in Ontario and studied illustration at Seattle Central Community College.
She has been recognized by UNESCO for her work teaching art and natural dyeing to rural women in the Middle East in a project she funded and established in 1999. In 2013, she began her organization “Studio Syria” to bring art education to Syrians living as refugees in Jordan.
Jean received 2018 GAP Award funding for her project On-My-Head. In-My-Heart, an ongoing exploration of clothing as language. She paints people wearing garments of importance to them and incorporates interviews with the portrait subjects into the installation. The interviews describe how the item they wear on their heads expresses what they hold in their hearts.
Jean was selected for the mural located in The Tonsorium Bar.
A second-generation Abstract Expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler became active in the New York School of the 1950s. She gained fame with her invention of the color-stain technique—applying thin washes of paint to unprimed canvas. Her own canvases often evoked elements of landscape or figuration in the shaping of their forms. “My pictures are full of climates, abstract climates,” she once said. “They're not nature per se, but a feeling.” In addition to painting, Frankenthaler also made ceramics, welded steel sculptures, and set designs, but the related medium that most attracted her, and in which her achievement came the closest painting, was printmaking—especially the creation of woodcuts, hers counting among the greatest of contemporary works in that medium.
Helen’s serigraph was a gift to Kevin and Mary Daniels by her husband and is a cherished part of their Private Collection.
Georgia Gerber, born 1955, grew up in Pennsylvania, studied sculpture and bronze casting at Bucknell University, and moved west to attend Graduate School at the University of Washington. She lives on rural Whidbey Island, Washington, along with her husband and 18 year-old daughter where she operates her own studio and foundry with the assistance of two women artisans and her husband. She primarily works with life size animal and human figures, often incorporating architectural or abstract elements into the design.
"I like my sculpture to invite an interaction with its audience. This is often meant to be a direct physical interaction, but always I strive to engage the viewer's imagination. I tend to present an incomplete visual narrative; a story is suggested, a feeling evoked, and the viewers find themselves providing details."
Standing Otter by Georgia Gerber is a part of the Private Collection of Kevin and Mary Daniels.
As a Yakima sprout, Erin Schulz studied realist painting at an early age. Ironically, she was first exposed to atelier-style instruction while teaching in China after college. Her experience at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Art in portraiture inspired her to continue studies at Gage Academy (Seattle), Grand Central Academy (NY) and Florence Academy of Art (Italy).
While rooted in the classics with a limited, earth-toned palette, she continues to explore the splendors of contemporary realism in terms of subject matter and technique. She has recently been enamored with our harmonious collaboration with nature, specifically the synchronized movement of people and animals.
Her figurative work has gained national momentum with features in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector and as International Art Renewal Center finalist.
Lifting Leaves by Erin Shulz is a part of the Private Collection of Kevin and Mary Daniels.
Ron earned his PhD. in Biochemistry from MIT in 1965. In 1978 he joined the Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA and ran a research lab until retiring in 2002 to spend full time on photography. Photography was a passion that began in childhood while living in Japan with his parents and younger brother. He has published articles on the Pigmented Platinum process (View Camera and Camera Arts) and three books on creating Digital Negatives. He pioneered the use of the QuadTone RIP in making digital negatives.
As a chemist, Ron perfected tintypes, albumen, salt, cyanotype, silver gelatin, but always his favorite process was printing in palladium, a 19th century process in which a sheet of watercolor paper is hand coated with a sensitized solution of palladium metal. When dry the coated paper is exposed to ultraviolet light through a negative the same size as the final image. Palladium prints have a warm soft tone and are among the most archival of photographic images.
Ron’s photographic work is now stored at the Library of Congress, University of Washington Special Collections Division and at the University of Oregon library.
Snowy Owl, palladium print by Ron Reeder is a part of the Kevin & Mary Daniels permanent collection.
Robert is an award-winning fine art photographer, graphic designer, and mixed media artist.
An avid world traveler, Robert’s photography portfolio includes a wide variety of landscape, travel, architectural, corporate, and wildlife photography spanning multiple continents.
In April 2016, Robert received a commission from Kevin Daniels, President of Daniels Real Estate, to journey with his team to Italy to photograph the selection of marble and travertine for their recent project, The Mark, in downtown Seattle. Locations included historical sites throughout Rome, the Sameva Marble Factory in Tuscany, and Mariotti Travertine Factory in Tivoli. Robert is thrilled to be included in the art collection for The Lodge at St. Edward Park.
Robert’s photo print collection of Alaskan Wildlife is part of the Kevin and Mary Daniels private collection.