Executive Board

Alec Sturgis serves as the Vice-Chair. He is a composer, writer and a co-founder of Cairn Desk — a front exploring radical pragmatic praxis through music composition and theory. He was also an organizer of the interdisciplinary art-space Apothecary, which hosted hundreds of events in the course of its one year. In addition to his independent projects, Alec is currently pursuing degrees in Musicology and Philosophy at UNC Asheville.

Alistair Hoehne, Treasurer, is the owner of A&M Analysis Group, LLC in Asheville NC.

Tom Ashcraft is the MFA Director and endowed professor at Western Carolina University. He is an artist and founder of Workingman Collective, a group of artists and professionals with an interest in exploring the nature of collaboration and cooperation, invention, and chance. workingmancollective.blogspot.com

Sara Baird is the artistic director, choreographer and a performer of Anemone Dance Theater. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin (2005) and a BFA from Florida State University (1993). Dancing professionally for 20 years, Baird has produced many NYC seasons and toured the U.S., South America and Europe. She relocated to Asheville in July 2009 and has been awarded several grants including an NC Arts Fellowship. (2014) anemonedance.org

James Baudoin is the Executive Director and Project Manager for the Performance Center in Asheville, a future multipurpose venue to serve Western North Carolina. He has worked in the same capacity with projects from design through opening in Arizona, Texas and Georgia. Each of his projects have included video centers and supported a wide range of multimedia artists, as will the Asheville complex.

Victoria Bradbury is Assistant Professor of New Media at UNC Asheville and is an artist-researcher weaving programming code, physical computing, body and object. Her interactive installations have explored historic witch trials and guilt and innocence as reflected through code. She has led art hacking events and workshops including The City is The City (is The City) at Baltan Labs (Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2015) and Thinking Digital Arts // Hack (Newcastle UK, 2014). She was a member of the British Council team for Hack the Space, Tate Modern. (London UK, 2014) and participated in the IMMERSION: Art and Technology workshops (Shanghai, China, 2012) and Digital Media Labs (Barrow, UK, 2014). Victoria’s artworks have been exhibited at Harvestworks, Hallwalls Gallery, Globe Gallery, Revolve, Albright Knox and The New Britain Museum of American Art and she has published writing in Neural Magazine, the CITAR Journal & Media-N Journal. www.victoriabradbury.com

Rocky Kenworthy is the owner of Dot Editions, a fine art print business in Asheville, NC. Following fifteen years of working in the photography industry in New York City, Rocky created Dot Editions in 2005. www.doteditions.com

Karie Reinertson is Co-Founder and Principal Designer at Shelter Collective, an interdisciplinary design studio based in Asheville. The studio’s interests lie at the intersection of craft, art, and design. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Throughout the past eight years in Asheville, Karie and her team have designed numerous spaces in the Asheville area, including East Fork Pottery’s flagship storefront downtown, Well Played Board Game cafe, the Center for Craft’s “Made in WNC” exhibition, and various residential design projects. Through these, and other projects, she has collaborated with various craftspeople throughout Western North Carolina and the United States. shelterprotectsyou.com

Ursula Gullow is a visual artist and painting instructor at A-B Tech Community College in Asheville, NC. Since moving to Asheville in 2003, she has been involved in a number of projects ranging from the production of her own public access television show, to the staging of interactive art installations. Gullow was an artist-in-residence at Gil-Society in Akureyri, Iceland (2005) and at Artspace in Raleigh, NC (2017). She is a recipient of the North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant (2009) and Penland School of Craft’s Williams and Womble Scholarship (2014). She currently serves on the editorial board for Holler.org, a MAP-affiliated arts and culture website for Western North Carolina. www.ursulagullow.com