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San Antonio, TX - Artpace’s Board of Directors announced today that Regine Basha has resigned as Executive Director to address a medical issue, effective immediately.
“Artpace is an exceptional institution, and I was honored to serve as its Director,” says Basha. “A few months into the new position, I’ve had to deal with a back problem that now requires surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation. After discussion with the Board of Directors, I decided it would be best for the institution for me to step down as Executive Director.”
Basha was selected in December 2011, and remarks of her experience since then, “Being on the ground these past months has only further deepened my appreciation for the organization’s innovative mission, which made my decision even more difficult. I fully support Artpace and look forward to a long and continuing friendship.”
“Although Regine’s tenure has been brief, we will miss her,” says J. Travis Capps, Jr., Chair of Artpace’s Board of Directors. “The entire Board of Directors joins me in wishing her well with her treatment and future endeavors.”
A national search for a new director to lead Artpace will begin soon. Artpace’s Deputy Director, Mary Heathcott, will head operations until the position of Executive Director is filled. “With Mary at the helm and the current Artpace staff in place, Artpace is programmatically strong, especially the core International Artist-in-Residence program. Our fiscal position is also very solid,” assures Capps.
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