-David and Anji Sumida of Bitterroot Valley, Mont., believe in togetherness after marriage. In 1980, Anji was having difficulty with a painting and asked David for suggestions. He offered them by actually painting on her work.
Both were pleasantly surprised with the results, so decided to continue this collaborative venture. Sometimes they paint side-by-side and sometimes in turns. They call their combined style "abstract realism."Anji, an American Indian, will be in Salt Lake April 8 and 9 for an exhibit of some of their original paintings and limited-edition prints. The show will be held in the home of Brenda Burton, 848 S. Eighth East, in Salt Lake City, on April 8 from 6-10 p.m. and April 9 from 2-5 p.m. The public is invited.
-National art experts will participate in Art Focus '89 at Brigham Young University this week. They include Gilbert A. Clark, professor and coordinator of art education at Indiana University, and Theodore Wolff, art critic for The Christian Science Monitor.
Clark will conduct a workshop at 3 p.m. on March 29 and lecture that same day at 7:30 p.m. Both activities will be held in A-468-70 Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC).
Wolff will be the keynote speaker at the students awards banquet at 6 p.m. on March 30 in the Skyroom of the Wilkinson Center. He will also conduct a faculty workshop.
-Winners have been chosen in the Davis County Competition Exhibition '89 at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center. Lynn Cozzens won first place and a cash award of $300 for his entry "The Back Road." David Merrill came in second with his oil "Winter Forest." Robert B. Day won third place for his oil "South of Farmington." Winners of honorable mentions were Todd Orchard, Deborah Peterson and Gibbs M. Smith. The public is invited to stop by the center to view these and other entries juried into the show. The exhibit continues through April 28.
-Juror Gaell Lindstrom chose about 200 pieces of art from 448 entries to be shown in the Cedar City Annual Art Exhibit. The show will run from April 6-28 at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery in Cedar City. Lindstrom is a professor emeritus at Utah State University, whose art faculty he joined in 1957.
-The Salt Lake Art Dealers Association is announcing the availability of organizational memberships. Art dealers, non-profit visual arts institutions, art consultant, appraisers, framers and others in related businesses and professions are invited to apply for membership. Application deadline is April 7. For more information, call the Gayle Weyher Gallery at 534-1630.
-The Western Arts Foundation (WESTAF) will award up to 15 fellowships of $5,000 each to professional artists working in crafts. Deadline for application is June 1.
The program, now in its second year, features different visual arts disciplines annually. For a information or a fellowship application, contact Diana J. Platts, Special Projects Coordinator, WESTAF, 207 Shelby St., Suite 200, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 988-1166.
-Lectures, art classes, workshops, etc.
March 27, 5:15 p.m., Salt Lake Community College - Introductory humanities class begins. The curriculum covers art, sculpture, literature and music. Krista Rodin Popich will teach this five-credit hour course every Monday and Wednesday.
March 30, 7:30 p.m., Room 451, Browning Center, Weber State College - Slide lecture by painter/critic Thomas Lawson. The public is invited to this free lecture.
April 1, 3:30 p.m., Courtyard Gallery, 444 E. Second South - Terry Tempest Williams will read and John Telford will show slides from their new book "Coyote's Canyon."
April 3, 8 p.m., FAV 150, Utah State University - Visiting artist's lecture featuring painter Phyllis Bramson.
April 15, 2 p.m., Pierpont Gallery, 149 W. Pierpont, 363-4141 - Talk by Silvia Lis Davis in conjunction with her sculpture exhibit at the gallery.
April 24, 8 p.m., FAV 150, Utah State University - Visiting artist's lecture by Irving Norman.