NEWS New ED for Sonoran Arts League
FOR RELEASE: Oct. 8, 2020
New director for Sonoran Arts League
League is finalist for Governor’s Arts Award
Cait Huble, executive director Sonoran Arts League>>
ARTS LEADER: Cait Huble of Phoenix is the new executive director of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League. Submitted photo
Cait Huble is the new executive director of the Sonoran Arts League, a leading nonprofit arts organization in Arizona.
Huble spent the last decade working with nonprofit arts organizations across the country, primarily focusing on strategic planning, programming and development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Concordia University – Irvine.
“I am honored to join the Sonoran Arts League and feel privileged at the opportunity to build upon the decades of hard work by dedicated board members, staff and volunteers,” Huble notes. “The arts community in Arizona is resilient and it is in this spirit that I begin my work, confident that we will emerge from these challenging times with a renewed commitment to providing opportunities for artistic expression and arts education programming.”
Huble, most recently director of programs for Arizona Business Committee for the Arts, says her passion for creativity, diversity and progress drives her dedication to sharing the arts with as many people as possible.
“I look forward to supporting the League’s members and working closely with the community to increase the visibility and impact in this next chapter of the organization’s growth,” Huble adds.
“We are pleased to welcome Cait to the League,” says Paul Diefenderfer, Sonoran Arts League president and a metal artist. “With her experience, and love of the arts, she will be instrumental in moving the League into the future.”
Jonni DeAnda, member of the search committee, League treasurer and a glass bead artist, says she is “thrilled to have Caitlin join our organization. She is going to artfully carry the Sonoran Arts League to the next level.”
Huble will work with the Board of Directors and League committees in programs, finances, member services, communications and collaboration with others. She will assume a leadership role in partnering with businesses, foundations, government officials, other nonprofits and supporters, and will lead fundraising efforts, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, donor cultivation and grant writing. She replaces Patty Bell-Demers who left in August to lead a nonprofit in Prescott.
Huble is also an Army spouse, distance runner and travel enthusiast. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and two yellow labs.
In related news, the League is a finalist for the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards in the Arts Administrator/Organization category, as noted https://azcitizensforthearts.org/governors-arts-awards/finalists/. The virtual event will be held Wed., Oct. 28 on the Arizona Citizens for the Arts Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaCitizensfortheArts/.
The Sonoran Arts League is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), volunteer-based, arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists and art education with more than 750 members from around the United States and Canada. Home of “Hidden in the Hills” Studio Tour, which runs Nov. 20, 21, 22 and 27, 28, 29, the League’s mission is to “give to the community by promoting art, artists and art education through leadership and service in the belief that an artistic awareness is essential to the well-being of life and our community.”