- How does a person graphically depict a migraine headache? Well, about 400 migraine sufferers across the country tried to capture on canvas the severity of these headaches and submitted their entries to the first nationwide "Migraine Masterpiece" art competition.

Tom Wood of Salt Lake City was one of the 25 winners. He received a merit award for his entry, "The Storm Returns." This mixed-media work combines airbrush, traditional brush, watercolor, acrylic and colored pencil.The "Migraine Masterpiece" exhibition was displayed at the Pyramid Gallery in Soho, N.Y., from March 2 -11.

- Laurel Casjens recently captured Japan on film and is displaying some of these photographs at the Karroo Cafe, 4700 S. Ninth East, #25.

Although tourists take millions of photographs of Japan every year, most of them overlook scenes of quiet beauty and sensitive compositions. But not Casjens.

She doesn't look in the usual places for her inspiration. When working with color, she selects bits of warm hues to accent neutral scenes. She makes sure that their placement adds to, rather than detracts from, the overall composition. An excellent example is "Tea House."

She is especially attracted to the seasonal personalities of trees, including fallen leaves that dot the landscape and float across the water.

In her black-and-white photography, Casjens relies more heavily on scenes where light plays hide-and-seek with shadow. "Lobby, Shinjuka Center Bldg." is an excellent example.

Casjens' "Images of Japan" photography show remains at the Karroo Cafe through April 8. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

- Top winners in this year's All-State High School Show at the Springville Museum of Art are Nathan Durrant and Michael Havey, Highland High; James Snow of Timpview; and Lara Farmer of Waterford. Awards of excellence were presented to Joe Ashton, Andy Buckles, Rebecca Campbell, Jenni Clawson, Libero Della Piana, Rachel Farmer, Herbert Flower, Ronald Hansen, Paul Hayes and Timothy May. In addition, 20 students received awards of merit. Museum Director's awards went to Lisa Gale, Taylorsville, and Mike Klotovich, Bingham.

- Kurt E. Fishback is currently exhibiting his portrait photography at The Camera Obscura Gallery in Denver, Colo. Titled "Portraits of Artists in Their Environment," the show will remain there through April 1. Fishback teaches photography at Weber State College.

- New officers in the Salt Lake Art Dealers Association are Dolores Chase, president; Dolores Kohler and Kim Duffin, vice presidents; Dave Ericson, secretary; and Gayle Weyher, treasurer.

- The opening reception of the Alliance for the Varied Arts Exhibition is scheduled for 3 to 3:30 p.m. this afternoon at 9290 N. Fourth East in Logan. A program of music and dance as well as a talk by Dolores Chase will immediately follow the reception. Both the reception and program are free to the public.

- Lectures, art classes, workshops, etc.

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.