Board of Directors

Wesley Hurd, MFA, Ph.D

Wesley Hurd received his undergraduate degree in art education at Southern Oregon University. He holds an M.F.A in painting and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the University of Oregon. In 1979, Wes founded McKenzie Study Center based in Eugene, OR. He has taught as an adjunct assistant professor of art at the University of Oregon, and is currently a tutor at Gutenberg College, a great books college in Eugene. Wes has been awarded two graduate teaching fellowships at the University of Oregon and was an adjunct assistant Professor in painting in 2001 and 2002. Wes is co-founder of BlueTower Arts Foundation and serves as a principle teacher and chairman of the Board of Directors for the organization. He was nominated for the Portland Art Museum’s Northwest Contemporary Art Award in 2007. See his work here.

Courtney Stubbert

Courtney Stubbert has a B.A. in Art History from the University of Oregon and an AA in Visual Communications from the Art Institute of Seattle. He is Executive Director of the non-profit Eugene Contemporary Art, and Creative Director for Imagination International/Copic Marker, U.S.A. He is also a freelance graphic designer, fine artist and musician.

Craig Doerksen, MA

Craig Doerksen has B.A. in English, University of Oregon and an M.A. in English, University of Ireland, Maynooth. Craig is co-founder of BlueTower Arts Center. He comes with an extensive background in management, including strategic planning and program development. He is currently the Upper School Principal at Trinity Academy of Raleigh, a classical Christian school in North Carolina. Craig is a natural leader and instructor, teaching courses incorporating the various disciplines of the humanities. Craig is a writer, mostly fiction, or writing that is fictitious in nature, if not in appearance.