- Utahns can meet and listen to prominent Utah artist Arnold Friberg from 7-9 p.m. on March 8. Sponsored by the Intermountain Society of Artists, the event will take place at the Salt Lake Senior Citizens' Center, 237 S. 10th East. Admission is $3 for members and $6 for non-members.

Friberg is best known for his paintings of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, his "Book of Mormon" illustrations, and paintings he did of scenes from "The Ten Commandments." He has also painted a number of outstanding historical and Western subjects, including his popular "Prayer at Valley Forge." His fine art prints will be available that evening. For advance tickets, call 942-0289.- Gaell Lindstrom of Logan captured the top prize of $3,000 in the second annual Dixie Invitational Art Show in St. George recently. When the annual exhibit concludes on March 19, his winning oil, "Hurricane Mesa," will become part of Dixie College's permanent art collection.

Lindstrom's painting was selected from 134 entries of invited artists. A bronze by Jerry Anderson was awarded a blue ribbon for the best sculpture in the show.

Exhibit chairman Robert Sears said, "Respected artists from several Intermountain states are participating, and we really have an exciting display of art."

Max Bunnell, the show's curator, said that as of Feb. 22, close to two dozen artworks had already sold. Thirty percent of each sale goes toward the building of Dixie College's new art museum/gallery.

- An open house and artists' reception is planned for March 9 from 6-9 p.m. at the Magna Branch Library to launch a program of rotating exhibits by Magna area artists. Invited to exhibit during the open house are photographer Maggie Howieson, oil painter Dixie Jones, folk artist Jill Moyes and woodwork artist Bill Pixton. In addition, Joy Hirschi's oils and acrylics will be displayed that day and will continue there through April 5. The Magna Branch Library is located at 8339 W. 35th South. For information, call 250-5430.

- An impressive exhibit of paintings of the high desert by V. Douglas Snow is being featured at the Stremmel Gallery in Reno, Nev. It will remain there through March 24.

- The Contemporary Arts Group recently appointed its 1989 board of directors. They are Bob Hermanson, president; Blake Luther, vice president; Renee Fitzpatrick, secretary; and Vee Carlisle, treasurer. Other board members include L. Barlow, M. Covey, M. Gaddie, A. Hanniball, M. Haley, A. Palmer, E. Roberson and C. Wangsbard. Advisory board members are A. Dreyfous, A. Bliss and A. Gregersen.

- Lectures, Art Classes, Workshops, etc.

March 6, SUSC, Cedar City - Sam Collett will demonstrate pastel painting from 1-5 p.m. and present a lecture/demonstration from 7-9 p.m.

March 7, 1-5 p.m., SUSC, Cedar City - Hands-on workshop in pastel portraiture by Sam Collett.

March 10, 8 p.m., Utah Museum of Natural History (UMNH) - Lecture by Constance LaLena entitled "Fiber Arts in the Natural World." Open to public.

March 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UMNH. Workshop entitled "Designing and Weaving Fabrics for Interiors and Clothing." Taught by Constance LaLena. Cost: $65. Call K. Fennell, 582-9417.

March 12, 3 p.m., Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Gallery talk by Harry Taylor in conjunction with his printmaking exhibit in the Upstairs Gallery.

March 17-18, Diane Pratt's studio, 3218 S. 11th East. Seascape painting taught by Diane Pratt. Sponsored by ISA. Call 571-2886.