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Painter Spike Ress has been named purchase award winner of this year's Dixie Invitational Art Show in St. George. He received $3,000 for his watercolor "Winter Wonders of Zion."

First, second and third prizes in oil painting were captured by Ron Rencher, A.D. Shaw and Robert Bullough. In watercolor, Glen Edwards took top honors, with Ed Maryon and Mary Lou Romney receiving second and third place.In other media, first-, second- and third-place winners were Sheri Lynn Boyer Doty, Arlene Braithwaite and Kent Goodliffe.

Singer Donny Osmond presented the purchase award to Ress and announced the award recipients.

- Denis and Bonnie Phillips, owners of the Phillips gallery for over 20 years, closed two of their galleries yesterday - Pierpont and Courtyard. These galleries have shared space in the General Engineering Building (159 Pierpont) for almost four years.

According to Bonnie Phillips, the galleries were not profitable. Location and sluggish economy were cited as reasons for lack of sales. A year ago, the Phillips also closed the doors of their Dooly Gallery in Park City.

All artwork from the Pierpont and Courtyard galleries will be transported to the Phillips Gallery, 444 E. 200 South.

- Brent K. Evans, owner of Basil's gift shop in Crossroads Mall, is interested in exhibiting arts and crafts by regional artists not already represented by other local galleries. Specifically, he's looking for jewelers, glassblowers, ceramists, sculptors, woodcarvers, china painters, enamelists, box makers, lace makers and others who create small, traditional crafts.

To find out more, call Evans at 355-1012 or stop by Basil's at Crossroads Plaza 116. Basil's is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

- High school students and teachers are being recruited nationwide to participate in Summer Residency Study Programs in American architecture. They will be held at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's masterwork in western Pennsylvania.

Conducted in June and August, these residency programs will explore the art in architecture, utilizing the talents of experts in a wide variety of disciplines, including architecture and architectural history, urban planning, historic preservation and performing arts.

The High School Residency Program will be held June 21-29; the Teacher Residency, August 3-10. Enrollment is limited and competitive. Applications are due April 1. Any student who will graduate from the 11th or 12 grade this spring, or any teacher, is eligible to apply. The $400 tuition includes instruction, program travel and room and board.

For applications, contact Sarah E. Larsen, Education Coordinator, Fallingwater, P.O. Box R, Mill Run, PA 15464 or call (412) 329-8501. FAX number is 412-329-0881.

- The Greater Salt Lake Area Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the Council Chambers, north building, Salt Lake County Complex, 2100 S. State. Guest speaker will be Jeana Kimball, international quilter, teacher and author. She will lecture and present a slide show on "Friendship Quilts." For details, call 968-2602.

- Lectures, workshops and classes.

March 3-5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6003 S. 1300 East - Sculpting seminar taught by Jack Johnston of Talbot Johnston Original Art Dolls, Orlando, Fla. For reservations, call Jane Poole, 272-4958.

Wednesday, March 4, noon, Salt Lake Art Center - "Symbols of Transformation," art-lunch lecture by John-David E. Robinson. No charge.

Wednesday, March 4, 7-9 p.m., A Woman's Place Bookstore, Foothill Village - Judith McConkie will give the fifth lecture on art appreciation. Topic: "Quoting Polycleitos: The Greco-Roman Root in Western Visual Arts." Cost per lecture: $10. For information, call 583-6431.

Wednesday, March 4, 8 p.m., Parry Choral Room, Browning Center, Weber State University - Lecture by critic, historian and performance artist Joanna Frueh.

March 6 and 7 - Marketing Seminar for Advanced Artists, taught by Jack Johnston. Cost of seminar: $295. For additional information and registration forms, call Diane Pratt at 487-3310.

Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Salt Lake Art Center - "Celebrating the Spirit," a symposium with guest speakers and panel of artists. One of events accompanying current exhibition "Dreams and Shields: Spiritual Dimensions in Contemporary Art." Guest speakers include Ciel Bergman, David Floria, Vern Swanson and Suzi Gablik. Free. Box lunch is available for noon session. Cost: $8. Reservations for lunch cannot be made until 10 a.m. the morning of the symposium.

Saturday, March 7, 3 p.m., Marriott Library auditorium, University of Utah - "The Hard Days," lecture by Palestinian artist Mahmoud Jadallah.

Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m., Bountiful/Davis Art Center - Gallery talk by Anton J. Rasmussen, whose one-man show is on display at the center.

- By Richard P. Christenson