-Prominent photographers from the Mountain West will participate in the 1989 Mountain West Biennial Photograph Exhibition opening June 17 in the NEH Museum of Art's Caine Gallery at Utah State University.

More than 110 artists submitted photographs for this show, juried by internationally recognized photographer John Pfahl. Initially he reviewed all the slides, and, later, the actual photographs. He then juried in works by 35 photographers.As part of his juror's statement, he said, "In the work that I have chosen for this show, I have had the great pleasure of making contact with some lively, perceptive and inventive minds."

An internationally recognized photographer, Pfahl has been a professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Several photographic processes and techniques are represented in this exhibition, including silver gelatin prints, color prints, hand-colored works, collage and experimental pieces.

The exhibit will remain in the Caine Gallery through Aug. 13. For information about this and other exhibitions, call 750-1412.

-The Utah Arts Council has announced the names of the apprentices who have been selected to learn folk art skills by master artists. In the visual arts and crafts area, they are: Lena Arslanian and Loleta Emrazian (lace-making/Armenian); April Enciso (Acoma pottery/Pueblo Indian); Kristine Andreasen (quilt-ing/Euro-American); Laurel Cannon (tatting/Euro-American); Chia Lo Ly (flower cloth/Hmong); Elaine and Tammy Baldwin (tatting/Euro-American); Roy Reyes (pinata-making/Mexican); Ruby Bronson (paper-cutting/Euro-American); Marty Thompson (saddlemaking/Euro-American) and Mark Vainstain (clay toy-making/Russian).

-The Bountiful/Davis Art Center has received a Yorktown storage shed from Fred Meyer Inc. to house the center's audience chairs. Curator Marc Moulton said, "Getting the shed will save us a good deal of work. We used to store the plastic chairs outside, unprotected. It was quite a chore to clean over 100 or them before each program."

-What do you get when you take 20 tons of clay and divide it among six highly creative students? Well, USU students transformed all this clay into an outdoor sculpture garden.

Each student was given a half-ton of clay and told to create his or her own sculpture. Each student received five weeks to complete the project.

Working on such a large scale presented many challenges. But through trial and error, the sculptors effectively resolved them.

On June 1, the sculpture garden was officially unveiled at the Stuart Nature Park in Logan. Those who attended found that each ceramic piece was as individual as its creator.

This is the second year Salt Lake County, Interstate Brick Co. and USU have joined forces in a unique ceramic/sculpture project.

-Lectures, art classes, workshops, etc.

June 11, Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 4 p.m., (292-0367) - Cary Stevens Jones will present the video "Landscape Painter" and lecture about the art and influence of LeConte Stewart.

June 12-16, USU Art Department, Logan - Workshop on hand-built and wheel-thrown vessels by New York potter Woody Hughes. For information, call 750-1690.

June 14, Salt Lake County Building, Room S1010, 7-9 p.m. - Watercolor demonstration by Frank Webb, internationally known watercolorist. Sponsored by the Utah Watercolor Society. Fee: $3 for members, $5 for non-members.

June 14, 3:30 p.m., USU Art Department, Logan - Gallery talk by Woody Hughes. For information, call 750-1412.

June 19-23, 8 a.m. to noon, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, U. of U. - Seminar for teachers focusing on art criticism, aesthetics and art history. Aspects of Utah State Core Visual Arts Curriculum will be addressed. Seminar fee: $50; an additional $50 for two university credits. Call 581-3580.

June 19-23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kimball Art Center. Watercolor workshop by Osral Allred. For details, call 649-8882.

June 20, 7 p.m., Salt Lake Art Center - Painting demonstration by Ted Goerschner. Sponsored by Intermountain Society of Artists. Admission: $2 for members; $5 for non-members.

June 21-23 - Design workshop by Ted Goerschner, sponsored Intermountain Society of Artists. Call 571-2886.

June 23 & 24, July 21 & 22, Aug. 18 & 19, Kimball Art Center. Three sessions of wildflower photography by Jerry Honeywell. Call 649-8882.

June 26-30, Outdoor landscape workshop by Ted Goerschner sponsored by Intermountain Society of Artists. Call 571-2886.

June 26-30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kimball Art Center. Workshop on Oriental papermaking by Dorothy Linden. For details, call 649-8882.