The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, January 26, 2015

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Appoints New Director of Development and External Relations
Lisa A. Arnette is the new Director of Development and External Relations at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT.- The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) announced Ms. Lisa A. Arnette as the institution’s new Director of Development and External Relations. Arnette assumed her new position at the Museum on November 23, 2009.

A highly motivated professional with over 19 years of comprehensive development experience, Arnette is no stranger to Museum management or nonprofit fundraising. From 1998 to 2003, she served as a development officer at the Utah Museum of Natural History (UMNH) on the University of Utah campus, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of fundraising and membership, including raising funds for the UMNH capital campaign for a new facility.

After a successful tenure at the UMNH, Arnette accepted a position as Director of Advancement at Judge Memorial Catholic High School, where she built a thriving development program. Arnette’s time at Judge resulted in an 89% increase in annual giving and $9 million raised through a capital campaign for campus improvements. Arnette most recently served as Director of Operations and Development for One HEART, an international non-governmental organization specializing in maternal and newborn health among indigenous populations worldwide. While at One HEART she successfully secured major grants from new foundation funders nationwide and more than doubled the proceeds from the annual gala.

“After having worked in the museum world, I know what a wonderful place it is,” Ms. Arnette reports. “In particular, the University of Utah’s museums bring important elements of culture and education to our state and are the University’s bridge to the community. I am thrilled to be back at the U and look forward to working with the skilled team of professionals at the UMFA to further the Museum’s mission on campus and around the state.”

As Director of Development and External Relations at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Arnette will supervise the Museum’s development and external relations department, which encompasses fundraising, membership, marketing and public relations. Additionally, she will be charged with planning and guiding fundraising efforts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies.

“We are delighted to welcome Lisa Arnette to the UMFA staff,” says UMFA Interim Director Gretchen Dietrich. “Lisa has a terrific track record as a fundraiser and development professional. She brings great integrity and professionalism and offers fresh eyes to our work. I know Lisa will work together with our fantastic development and external relations team to build a successful development program and help the UMFA achieve its ambitious mission of high-quality programs and exhibitions.”

In addition to Ms. Arnette’s new position, the Museum is pleased to announce the promotion of former UMFA Development Officer Sonja Lunde to Associate Director of Development. “Sonja is a first-rate person and staff member – a gifted development professional – and we are profoundly lucky to have her on staff,” notes Dietrich. Lunde will work closely with Arnette to create and institute a new dynamic development plan for the Museum.

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts | Lisa A. Arnette | Gretchen Dietrich |

Today's News

December 3, 2009

Royal Academy Presents New Work from More than 30 Leading Contemporary Artists

Many Premier Art Institutions in Paris Closed Due to Strike

Christie's Hong Kong Autumn 2009 Auction Series Totals US $212.5 Million

"ARTIST ROOMS 2010 Tour" Announced - 21 Exhibitions from Llandudno to Fort William

CityCenter in Las Vegas Features Unparalleled Fine Art Collection

Museo del Prado Focuses New Temporary Exhibition on Dutch Painting

ARCOmadrid_ 2010 to Showcase the Quality and Diversity in Contemporary Art

Andrew Wyeth Leads $32.3 Million Sale of American Art at Christie's

Rare Exhibition in Indianapolis Brings Together Spanish Sacred Art

Looted Artifacts Being Returned to Italy from New York City

First U.S. Survey of Contemporary Films from Lithuania to be Screened at MoMA

Spectacular Collection of Dresses on View at the National Gallery of Victoria

Peter Forakis, Originator of Geometry-Based Sculpture, Dies at 82

William Ansley Contemporary Art Glass Collection to be Auctioned

High to Premiere New Exhibition of Works by American Photographer Peter Sekaer

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Appoints New Director of Development and External Relations

Sale of George Washington Letter Could Set Record

Nelson-Atkins Mourns Loss of Board Chair Harry C. McCray, Jr.

Museum in San Diego Announces New Qualcomm Grant to Continue Free Admission

Bonhams Latest Canadian Art Sale Tops $1M

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Regrets: Upper Belvedere opens exhibition featuring recent work by Jasper Johns

2.- Swedish-born star of La Dolce Vita, Anita Ekberg, has died in Rome at the age of 83

3.- Swedish archaeologists find rare 2,500-year-old relief depicting two pharaonic deities

4.- 'American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp' opens at the Morris Museum of Art

5.- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum welcomes Nathaniel Silver as Assistant Curator of the Collection

6.- Art Institute names new curator: Rebecca Long will be responsible for Italian and Spanish art

7.- The 'Holy Grail' of electric guitars, the original Les Paul 'Black Beauty' prototype, up for auction at Guernsey's

8.- 10,000 photos taken between 1840 and 1920 from Jerome Manin's collection to be sold

9.- Special Asterix cartoons to honour French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo dead

10.- The art world uncovered: Art travel experiences like you've never seen before

Related Stories

Commemorative Exhibition by Don Olsen Now on View at The Utah Museum of Fine Arts

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts Presents salt 2: Sophie Whettnall

Las Artes de México on View at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Exhibition of Lithographs by Pablo O'Higgins at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site