ST. GEORGE — Longtime Dixie State College professor of Art Glen Blakely will be presented with the Fellow of the Council award by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts at the organization's international conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Blakely has published more than 70 articles in scholarly magazines, served as the council's director at large and has been the organization's official photographer for 15 years.

He helped establish the St. George Art Museum and was its first director for six years and was the first director of the St. George Arts Festival in 1979. In addition, Blakely served on the Dixie Task Force, St. George Arts Commission, Southwest Utah Arts Council, St. George Film Commission and the Utah Arts Council Advisory Board.