- Bountiful/Davis Art Center's first exhibition for 1990 will feature watercolors by Thomas Leek. It will begin with an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. His one-man show consists of entirely new creations.

Scott Jensen, director of the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, said, "Leek is not only a master of the watercolor, he is also a master of composition. We are very excited about bringing this exhibit to our community."Although Leek is now a full-time artist, he has been an art professor and curator at Weber State College and Southern Utah State College. He has also won awards in art shows around the state.

- The Intermountain Society of Artists will hold its next education meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Senior Citizens Center, 237 S. 1000 East. Artist David Jackson will demonstrate his watercolor techniques. Jackson teaches art at Bonneville High School.

- The Springville Museum of Art board of trustees has approved the acquisition of three artworks from the "Christmas Lamb" exhibit. They include "The Glory of Man," a large bronze sculpture by C. Lance Harding; "Keeper of the Gate," an oil painting by Dennis V. Smith; and "The Dream," an etching by Adrian Van Suchtelen.

Money for the purchase awards is made available each year by the David Nemelka family of Mapleton. To date, 10 important works have been added to the museum's permanent collection as a result of this annual exhibit.

- The Springville Museum of Art has announced that the purchase award for the "Utah Grandeur" exhibit has gone to Carol Harding of Pleasant Grove for her oil painting "Tinaja Voyage."

Museum director Vern Swanson said, "This work encapsulates the best traditions of Western art. It is naturalistic without being didactic, sensitive without being sentimental and powerful without being brutal."

The "Utah Grandeur" exhibition was on display from Oct. 14 through Dec. 31.

- The Utah Women's Art Project invites all interested women to a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the Main City Library, 209 E. 500 South, from 5-7 p.m.

Women artists are also invited to discuss the Women's Art Project on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m., and Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium at the Salt Lake Art Center. For further information, call Renee Fitzpatrick at 364-8284 or 363-4141.

- The Museum of Church History and Art provides special tours for groups. Those interested in an overview of the museum's major galleries would enjoy the General Gallery Tour. The Focused Exhibit Tour concentrates on single exhibitions or on subjects that meet the group's special interests. Groups interested in these tours should call the museum at least two weeks in advance. Tours are available during regular museum hours Monday through Saturday. One adult supervisor must accompany each 10 children or youth under age 18. For reservations, call 240-2299.

- Lectures, workshops, classes, etc.

Wednesday, Jan. 10, noon, Upstairs Gallery, Salt Lake Art Center - Lecture by artist Frank McEntire about his work in exhibition "Squaring Off."

Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m., Bountiful/-Davis Art Center - Gallery talk on the work of Thomas Leek by Frank Sanguinetti, director of the Utah Museum of Fine Art.

Monday, Jan. 15, marks the beginning of winter classes at the Kimball Art Center, Park City. Watercolor taught by Jim Schnirel will be offered on Monday mornings. Evening classes in watercolor, stained glass and photography will begin Wednesday, Jan. 17; and ceramics on Thursday evening, Jan. 18. For more information, call 649-8882.

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 4:30, NEH Museum of Art, Utah State University - Gallery talk by sculptor Larry Elsner.