The Wenaha experience is exceptional because of our dedicated and experienced staff.
Ed grew up in Dayton, Washington, and appreciates the quality of life in a small town. When he and his wife, Pat, decided to open a gallery, it was Dayton that afforded that opportunity. It was the perfect fit with a town that honors and preserves its history. Ed learned to appreciate art at an early age. In addition to its beauty, art tells a story, inspires, and often preserves and illustrates a historical event. In addition to his work at the gallery, he is currently the assistant dean and professor of law at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon.
Ed and Pat married 44 years ago because Pat wouldn’t sell Ed one of her oil paintings. Now they own a gallery together. Instead of art, Pat pursued a career in Medical Technology. Art is still her first love and she now uses her artistic skills in framing design.
Lael Loyd, CPF
Lael is a certified picture framer and has been a part of the Wenaha Gallery team since 2004. Prior to her work at the gallery she earned a degree in management and communication from Corban College. She brings enthusiasm, creativity and 11 years of experience to her work. She is accomplished in all aspects of the gallery operation from design to framing, management, and marketing. Away from work, Lael is a determined long distance biking enthusiast and is often found peddling in some grueling biking event.