Founder of AIR Artists, Inc., and president and founder of art4business and ArtSouth Inc., Sue Wiggins is a lifelong entrepreneur. She has assisted with the development of art collections at countless corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities. She is a pioneer in the field of art consulting with 25 years of expertise. A member of National Association for Corporate Art Management and a board member of the Philadelphia Print Center, Sue has lectured extensively on art in the corporate environment. A graduate of the University of Alabama (BA, 1972) with studies in communications and art history, she also designed and implemented special programs for the University’s Peace Corp department. Sue grew up in Andalusia, Alabama, and is proud to make the city the first AIR Artists location.
Andrew Glasgow, President
Alabama-native Andrew Glasgow earned his degree in Art History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and began work at the Birmingham Museum of Art as a field worker and then as Acting Curator of Decorative Arts. In 1988, the Southern Highland Craft Guild hired Andrew as Curator of Education, and, in 1993, he became Assistant Director of Blue Spiral 1 gallery. He later returned to the Guild as Director of Programs and Collections. In 2001, he became the Executive Director of The Furniture Society, an international organization of artists who use the furniture form as their subject of expressions. In 2007, Andrew accepted the job of Executive Director of the American Craft, a national non-profit headquartered in New York City, which had a $7 million budget and 30,000 members. In 2009, Andrew was diagnosed with a viral lymphoma and medically retired. Since then, he has done pro-bono work for the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Asheville Art Museum, the Southern Highland Craft Guild, and the Center for Craft.
Anne Kent Rush, Secretary
Anne Kent Rush has experience in many aspects of publishing, including running a small press and an imprint for Random House, Inc., editing, writing, book design, and consulting for business firms starting in-house publishing branches. She has designed marketing material and illustrated over 70 books for other authors. Kent was a partner in Alyssum Therapy Center, San Francisco, and on the teaching staff of Esalen Institute, Big Sur. She has published 20 books through Random House, Rizzoli, Dell, and Simon & Schuster, including 11 in her specialty field of preventive health care, which have sold millions and been translated into 12 languages. Learn more about her at www.AnneKentRush.com
AIR Artists Advisors
Steven Bingler, Architect
Steven Bingler is the founder and CEO of Concordia, a community-centered engagement, planning, and architectural co-design studio in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Concordia studio collaborates with universities, governmental agencies, and a diverse network of community-based organizations. Steven’s manuscripts and research papers have been published in books and journals on urban planning, architectural design, education, public health, and smart growth. His work has received support from the Ford, Rockefeller, Bill and Melinda Gates, Wallace, Prudential, George Lucas, Irvine and William Penn Foundations, and the Philadelphia Education Fund. Concordia’s award-winning education, cultural, housing, and recreation projects have appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, TheWall Street Journal, Metropolis, Architecture, and Architectural Digest. In 2014, Steven co-authored an Op Ed for the New York Times with architectural critic Martin Pedersen advocating for a realignment of contemporary planning and design practices around more design equity and inclusionary practices, which led to the creation of the Common Edge Collaborative (commonedge.org). Steven is designing the artists’ eco-friendly housing and workspaces. His Shibusa cottages will be the hallmark of our AIR Artists communities.
Carrie Cook, Artist Administrator
Carrie Cook has over 15 years of experience in art collections management. She has managed acquisition projects for Omnicom, Quaker Chemical, and MasterCard Worldwide. She has coordinated collections management for Cigna and IBM and organized major art moves for Sanofi Aventis and Pfizer. Carrie has expertise in art research and extensive knowledge of contemporary artists worldwide and has drafted art management and exhibition standards for several corporate and public clients.
Teresa Nelson, Advisor to Cotton Street GALLERY
Teresa Nelson is a native of Dozier, Alabama, and a graduate of Troy University. Born into a family of quilters – her grandmother, mother, and sister all quilted – Teresa had an early interest in sewing, including heirloom sewing and smocking, garment, and home décor. She founded the Covington County Quilters’ Guild in 2004 and is the current president. The Guild provides comfort quilts to law enforcement and fire departments for emergency needs, the cancer center, veterans, and others. Teresa is retired from PowerSouth and has two daughters and three grandchildren. She is the advisor for Quilted Treasures at the Cotton Street Gallery, which offers high-quality new and antique quilts.