Intermountain Aquatech of Salt Lake City recently won three awards in the 1994 International Design Awards competition sponsored by the National Spa and Pool Institute (NSPI). Two of the three awards garnered by Aquatech were gold medals: one in the category of "Public Pools," and the other for "Technical/Engineering Achievement." The competition featured 701 entries from all regions of the United States as well as nine countries competing in 49 categories. Winners were determined by a panel of twelve judges, comprised of pool and spa industry professionals.

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- The Utah Arts Council's Individual Artist Program is currently accepting applications for grants. This program allows Utah artists access to financial assistance. Grants of up to $500 are available to assist both professional and emerging artists. The funds are made possible through interest earned on a permanent endowment account established for Utah artists by the National Endowment for the Arts and admininstered by the Utah Arts Council. The deadline for submission is Feb. 1, 1995. In conjunction with these grants, the Individual Artist Program will be holding a workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Utah Council's Glendinning Gallery, 617 E. South Temple. The workshop will provide information and technical assistance in applying for grants as well as information on other funding opportunities. For more information, contact Tay Haines, Artist's Services, Utah Arts Council, 533-5895.- The Myra Powell Gallery in Ogden is presenting an exhibit of paintings by two of Utah's most oustanding watercolorists, Richard Van Wagoner of Ogden and Ed Maryon of Salt Lake City. Both are professors of art and both have served as art department chairman of their respective schools - Van Wagoner of Weber State University, and Maryon of the University of Utah, where he also served as dean of the College of Fine Arts. The exhibit opens Friday, Jan. 6, with a reception at the gallery from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, contact Lorna Kennedy, 621-2459.

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