Last Updated on November 2, 2023 by Kaley Cope
(Pendleton, OR) – The Betty Feves Memorial Gallery is pleased to announce its reopening with an art exhibition featuring David Stump’s work titled Meditations of a Mad Man Worthy of a Public Hanging. The show is on display from October 12 to December 3, 2023.
The community is invited to attend an Artist Reception on Thursday, November 9, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at Blue Mountain Community College. This event offers an opportunity to engage with the artist; a brief artist talk will take place at approximately 5:00 pm.
Stump was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1958 and pursued his education at several institutions, including Portland State University, Mount Hood Community College, Colorado Springs Community College, and four years of military service in Germany. His studies covered a wide range of subjects, leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree from Portland State University, focusing on art.
As an educator, Stump has taught subjects such as Art History, Painting, Sculpture, Design, and Drawing. He spent 12 years as an adjunct art teacher at Klamath Community College. For the past nine years, he has been a dedicated part-time faculty member at Blue Mountain Community College, where he is currently teaching drawing classes.
The art exhibit includes paintings, drawings, and sculptures that span over 30 years of David Stump’s artistic practice. His work delves into the cyclical patterns of human behavior and our collective impact on the environment, serving as both a reflection on our shared history and a call to acknowledge the environmental challenges we leave for future generations.
The Betty Feves Memorial Art Gallery at BMCC is a non-profit exhibition space connecting emerging and established artists and their work with students, staff, and the public in eastern Oregon. The gallery welcomes tours from schools, clubs, and other organizations during exhibits. Those interested should contact Feves Gallery Director Nika Blasser, email@example.com or 541-278-5952.
The gallery is open Monday—Thursday, 9:30 am—1:30 pm, located in Pioneer Hall on the Pendleton Campus, 2411 NW Carden Avenue. Admission is free.