David Selleck is honored posthumously in a retrospective show in February 2019. Born in Storm Lake, Iowa in 1947, Selleck graduated magna cum laude with an MFA from the University of Iowa. He came to Oregon and influenced generations of Northwest artists through his teaching at Mt Hood Community College, Portland Community College and Lewis and Clark.

His work was exhibited widely across the Pacific Northwest, and in international exhibitions and his paintings remain in the permanent collection at Hallie Ford Museum in Salem.

Selleck was a much-revered member of Blackfish Gallery. He preferred his work to speak for itself and it did so powerfully. His commanding, often large-scale paintings, drawings and sculptures drew in the viewer and invited their unqualified engagement and participation. His subject matter was frequently political, raw and not for the timid.