HCP Announces Search for New Executive Director
HOUSTON (July 16, 2014)—Houston Center for Photography (HCP) announces that it is launching a search for a new Executive Director to lead the organization, effective immediately.
Bevin Bering Dubrowski is stepping down from her role as HCP’s current Executive Director to become the organization’s first Creative Director. She will focus on new initiatives to enhance the community’s awareness of HCP’s programs. Alexandra Irvine, currently Administrative Director, will assume responsibility as Interim Executive Director to aid in a smooth transition until a permanent ED is appointed.
“During Bevin’s five year tenure as Executive Director, she has elevated the visibility and success of all fundraising endeavors, especially the annual print auction,” stated Jereann Chaney, President of HCP’s Board of Directors. “She has increased HCP’s reputation and visibility throughout Houston and the global photography community.” Chaney added, “The organization’s growth trajectory now requires programming be increased, which in turn means adding new staff positions. We are delighted that Bevin will remain on our team so that we may continue to take full advantage of her talent and commitment to excellence.”
HCP is located in the heart of Houston’s museum district within walking distance of The Menil Collection and the Rothko Chapel. It enjoys a long-standing reputation for presenting exhibitions and educational programs that are of the highest cultural and artistic merit. As one of the only organizations in Houston focusing on the presentation of contemporary photography, HCP fills a particular niche within the city’s vibrant and diverse visual arts landscape. Exhibitions are regularly reviewed by both local and national media and enjoy opportunities for program collaboration with many local organizations. Founded in 1981, HCP is dedicated to exhibiting important work that is not being shown elsewhere in Houston.
The organization has an annual operating budget of $900,000, more than doubling in the past five years, and cash reserves to cover five months of operating expenses. HCP’s annual Fine Print Auction has developed into one of the photography community’s premier fundraising events, attracting both collectors and donors from around the world. It earned a record-breaking $227,000 in 2014, up from $80,000 five years ago.