Thank You, Bruce.
Over this past year, the PRC Board of Directors embarked on a periodic reassessment of the organization’s mission and strategic plans. The review is part of the PRC’s evolution from its long-term association with Boston University to being a resident partner with Lesley University College of Art and Design.
The initiative included surveying the membership and other engaged people in the photographic community, and working with Empower Success Corps (ESC) consultants to map the PRC’s future direction.
During this transition period, Bruce Myren was engaged in a consulting role as our Director, responsible for reestablishing a regular slate of programming, as well as managing the PRC’s flagship exhibitions.
As his paid consulting work draws to a close, the Board thanks Bruce for his efforts as we now turn to putting our plans into effect.
Further, the Board especially thanks Bruce for the significant and impactful volunteer efforts he has devoted to the organization over the years.
In particular, four years ago, the PRC faced a daunting challenge to its existence. Bruce was a principal member of the small group of people who together not only kept the PRC going, but also rebuilt the strength of the organization to its current solid foundation.
During the past four years, Bruce kept the PRC Nights program going, restarted the PRC Portfolio Review program, found and managed exhibits to mount, created the Your Work Here 2.0 exhibit that energized the membership, created and sent out dozens of eblasts, maintained the old website, and oversaw and created social media postings.
Further, Bruce ran the annual EXPOSURE juried competitions, finding notable jurors, managing the process, contacting winners, arranging for the show to be installed, taking it down, packing it up, and shipping artwork back to the photographers.
He did most of that work in a volunteer capacity, and voluntarily continued the social media work in addition to his program management as a paid Director for much of 2018.
His work has been a key reason that the PRC continues not only to exist, but also to thrive as we enter 2019. Thank you, Bruce.