John Kalama Room

It was so exciting to finally see the John Kalama room at McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge!

Room 214: John Kalama Room

McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge, Kalama, Washington
See Marie painting the portrait  |   See Marie painting the headboard

Room 214: John Kalama Room, McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
Wall painting
Room 214: John Kalama Room, McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
Custom headboard
Room 214: John Kalama Room, McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
Bathroom stencil work

The hotel was full of overnight guests. I had to ask the occupant of Room 214 if I could see it. Turns out, the person staying in Room 214 (John Kalama Room), was Shannon McMenamin. She most graciously allowed me in to see it and take photos. Thanks, Shannon!

Room 214: John Kalama Room, McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
Shannon McMenamin and Marie Wise
Room 214: John Kalama Room, McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
Marie Wise and the custom headboard

Because the only way to see any of the paintings is to go into their namesake rooms, all of the paintings are reproduced and hang in the hallways. We found John Kalama on the third floor.

Third floor hallway, McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
Marie Wise by John Kalama reproduction

In my hand I’m holding the pre-opening party invitation. It features one of the paintings done by another artist.

A photographer took a photo of all the artists. Here’s the group as we gathered together by the totem poles. The photo will display somewhere inside the lodge.

Artists group shot at McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
Artists group shot

The project was a highlight of my artistic career. I might even paint some more historical portraits! I invite you to learn more about my painting process at: