HOUSTON – Houston Center for Photography presents an intriguing exhibition in their galleries running from January 16 – February 16, 2015, cumulating in an elegant evening of art and fundraising at The Junior League of Houston, Inc. on February 18, 2015. Now in its 31st year, HCP’s annual print exhibition and auction features artists, galleries, and collectors from all over the world contributing premier photographic art that is auctioned to benefit HCP’s operating fund. The exhibition and auction features 74 artists from around the globe including a vast catalog of vintage and contemporary fine-art prints from both mid-career and established photographic artists, collected in both the museum and private sectors.
Artists represented include Elliot Erwitt, Ken Rosenthal, Lisa Robinson, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Laurie Lambrecht, Renate Aller, S. Gayle Stevens, John A. Chakeres, Mitch Dobrowner, David Fokos, and Jeffrey Becom, among many others. All pieces in the exhibition are available for a “buy-it-now” purchase during the exhibition. To view the entire exhibition click here.
The 2015 HCP Print Auction on February 18 includes a fantastic evening of cocktails, dinner, and both a live and silent auction where HCP serves as hosts to the patrons and friends of their artistic and educational mission. Featuring auctioneer Rick Wester of Rick West Fine Art, one-hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to support HCP exhibitions, educational initiatives, outreach programs, and the award winning publication SPOT magazine.
For information about how to underwrite or purchase tables and tickets for the Houston Center for Photography’s 2015 Benefit Print Auction, contact HCP’s Executive Interim Executive Director Alex Irvine at 713-529-4755.
Exhibition on View:
January 16 – February 16, 2015
1441 W. Alabama
Houston, TX 77006
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027
About the Houston Center for Photography
Connecting People with Photography
HCP’s mission is to increase society’s understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture. HCP strives to encourage artists, build audiences, stimulate dialogue, and promote inquiry about photography and related media through education, exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, and community collaboration. Houston Center for Photography’s exhibition gallery, free to the public, features some of the finest works of contemporary photography. HCP also offers over 300 photography classes and workshops year-round. Varying in competency levels, these classes are all taught by esteemed renowned photographers and lecturers. HCP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving as a resource to its members and the community with programs that have regional and national impact.
Houston Center for Photography is supported by The Houston Endowment; City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; The Brown Foundation; The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Meyer Levy Charitable Foundation; Simmons Foundation; Julie and Drew Alexander; Patricia J. Eifel and Jim Belli; Artists’ Framing Resource; Larson-Juhl; Antonio Manega, Gazer Design; JBD Foundation; Joe Aker; Deborah Bay and Edgar Browning; The John M. O’Quinn Foundation; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Poppi Massey; Howard Greenberg Gallery; Cemo Family Foundation; John D. Chaney; Barbara and Geoffrey Koslov; Art Colony Association; Frazier King; Gardere, Wynne, Sewell LLP; Celia and Jay Munisteri; Joan and Stanford Alexander; Charles Butt; Joan Morgenstern; Burt Nelson; Jereann Chaney; James E. Maloney; Sue and Bob Schwartz; Bob Gomel; Mid America Arts Alliance; The Joan Hohlt and Roger Wich Foundation; The Wortham Foundation, Inc.; Texas Commission on the Arts; Dornith Doherty; Jessica Todd Harper; Kathryn and Tim Lee; Whole Foods Market; Susan and Patrick Cook; Elizabeth and David Anders; Howard Hilliard and Betty Pecore; Renate Aller; Ballard Exploration Company Inc.; Lillian H. & C.W. Duncan Foundation; Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc.; Wendy and Mavis Kelsey, Jr.; Stuart C. Nelson FS; Amegy Bank; Catherine Couturier Gallery; Andy Freeberg; Mariquita Masterson; Muffy and Alexander K. McLanahan; Dixie Messner; Rocky Schenck; Mickey and Mike Marvins; Nena D. Marsh; Tatiana and Craig Massey; Brad Temkin; Lauren Marsolier; Rebecca Roof; Jim Dow; Natan Dvir; Sally and John Hopper; Joel Lederer; The GE Foundation; Rubi Lebovitch; Thomas Damsgaard; Cara and Jorge Barer; Keliy Anderson-Staley; Krista and Mike Dumas; Sherry and James Kempner; James R. Fisher; Aker Imaging; Kevin E. Bassler; Cameron International Corporation; Houston Camera Exchange; Jerry Reed; Robertson-Finley Foundation; Jeremy Underwood; QUE Imaging; Frank Sherwood White; John C. Lewis; Mike Stude; Bevin and Dan Dubrowski; Vadim Gushchin; Dodie Otey and Richard S. Jackson; Bob Gulley; Azita Panahpour; Bryan Schutmaat; Paul Smead; Eddie Allen and Chinhui Juhn; Gay Block; Stanford L. Dow; Martin Elkort; Kathleen Schmeler; Susan and Steve Solcher; Scott R. Sparvero; Tamara Staples; The Beth Block Foundation; Louis Vest; William Winkler; Eric Faust; Keith Carter; Libbie J. Masterson; ExxonMobil Foundation; Christopher Ashby; Janet and Roger Durand; Kelly and Norman Bering; Laura and Tom Bacon; Donna J. Wan; Corey Arnold; Carolyn Brown; Caleb Charland; Wyatt Gallery; Judy Haberl; Henry Horenstein; Manjari Sharma; Priscilla A. Kanady; Marisa Cigarroa Heymach; John H. Duncan, Jr.; Wallace Wilson; Anne Tucker; Marcia Patrick; Shelley Calton; Randy and Laurie Allen; Susan Burnstein; Michael Crouser; Joe Levit Family Foundation; Robert L. Gerry, III; Molly Hipp and Ford Hubbard, III; Leslie and Mark Hull, Fan and Peter Morris; J. Andrew Nairn; Dee Ann Pederson; Betsy and Charles Powell; Del Zogg.
HCP is located at 1441 West Alabama in the Museum District of Houston. Hours: Wednesday–Thursday, 11 am–9 pm; Friday, 11 am–5 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 11 am–7 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information, please call 713.529.4755 or visit www.hcponline.org.