The HCP 2022 Print Auction & Party

40+ years of emphatically visual culture

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Houston Center for Photography

We are happy and grateful to be bringing the Annual Print Auction back in-person in a reimagined format that highlights the mission of HCP and incredible work by local, national, and internationally-renowned artists. Join us at HCP for an evening of delectable passed bites and drinks, good company, and spirited bidding on world-class art. Instead of relocating to an off-site venue, auction prints will be installed in HCP’s galleries so they can be truly appreciated. Drinks and food will be served throughout the night, while guests enjoy the exhibition and bid in the silent auction. During the live auction, led by Sarah Krueger, Head of Photographs at Phillips, guests will sit in rows, as at an auction house, or bid from high-top bar tables. We are excited for this fun and flexible reboot!

From HCP fellows to leading international artists, the Print Auction truly has something for everyone. The diversity and quality of the art is a testament to HCP’s deep importance to the photographic arts in Houston and across the country. With your help, HCP will be able to continue to bring the power of photography to thousands of artists, students, and community members.

Underwriting Levels

$5,000 — 4 tickets + premiere reserved seating at live auction + other benefits
$2,500 — 2 tickets + premiere reserved seating at live auction + other benefits
$1,000 — 1 ticket + premiere reserved seating at live auction + other benefits
$500 — 1 ticket + reserved seating at live auction (limited availability)
$350 — 1 ticket + open seating at live auction (limited availability)
$150 — 1 cocktail ticket + bar area high-top tables at live auction (limited availability)

Reserve Your Seat


For underwriting and sponsorship, please contact Harold Urteaga, Development Coordinator, at harold@hcponline.org or 713-529-4755.


Online and Absentee Bidding

Can’t wait to place your bid? All lots will be available for bidding online on February 24th, 2022. Check back here for the link once the auction goes live.


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About the Auctioneer

Sarah Krueger
Head of Photographs Department, New York

With over a decade of experience at Phillips, Sarah Krueger has been instrumental in working with collectors to research, source and evaluate property for auction as well as executing sales strategies for high-value lots. As one of Phillips’ most tenured auctioneers, Sarah consistently takes the rostrum for sales across categories in New York and London, and she serves as the primary Photographs auctioneer in New York. Notably, in April 2019 she hammered down the gavel at $1.8 million to achieve a new world auction record for the acclaimed photographer Helmut Newton, and 2017 she conducted the auctions for the prestigious private collection assembled by late financier and pioneering New York-based collector Howard Stein, The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation which achieved over $10 million in sales. Sarah also donates her time as a benefit auctioneer for numerous non-profit organizations that span the United States, including Free Arts NYC, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Houston Center for Photography, The Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and others.

Sarah has an ardent interest in fashion photography, and in 2015 coordinated Steven Meisel: Role Play, the first comprehensive global selling exhibition for the critically hailed photographer. Her passion has extended into several speaking engagements, including a talk about fashion photography with the designer, Duro Olowu, sponsored by Matches Fashion, and a presentation on collecting photography with PhotoNOLA. Sarah joined the Photographs department in 2007 and holds a Master’s degree from New York University. Prior to her graduate work, Sarah worked with the art collection of a major financial institution in New York.