Executive Board

Constance Humphries serves as the Board Chair. She is an artist and educator, who holds an MS from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (1997) and a BFA from University of North Carolina – Asheville (1994). Performing since 1987, Constance creates butoh-based live art and performance for video. She has presented her work internationally, including Mexico, the US, and the UK and has taught digital media at ABTech since 2002.

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.

Ursula Gullow, Treasurer, 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. She is an avid supporter of the burgeoning interdisciplinary and new media art scene in Asheville.

Jill Cockerham, Secretary, is a textile artist, painter and sustainable clothing maker focused on rescued, recycled and found materials.

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)

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.