Vanguard cartoonist receives prestigious award
The editorial cartoonist for the Portland State University Vanguard, Barry S. Deutsch, recently won the Charles M. Schultz Award for College Cartooning. Deutsch, who is a senior liberal arts major, received the $2,500 top prize in Scripps-Howard’s National Journalism Awards. The winning cartoons covered sociopolitical subjects.

Deutsch started drawing cartoons as a high school student. He studied at Oberlin College and at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Along with that, Deutsch also took a drawing class at Portand State after he transferred several years ago.

International Women’s Day
On Sunday, March 11, Portland’s 26th annual International Women’s Day will take place. The one day celebration provides opportunities for women and the community to discover similarities and learn from differences in an environment that is respectful, inclusive and supportive of the points of view and values of all women. The event will feature female-owned businesses, entertainers, poetry and women’s health issues. Also there will be workshops designed for women and free childcare. The event is free and will be held at the Portland Conference Center.

Nobel laureates announced
On Feb. 28th, Gary Alan Spanovich, Executive Director of the World Peace Conference, announced six Nobel Peace Laureates who are to speak at the first ever World Peace Conference in Portland. The focus of the Peace Conference will be “a spiritual search for world peace using the Dalai Lama’s philosophy.”

The World Peace Conference will be held at Portland State University on Tuesday, May 15th. Tickets for the event can be purchased from PSU: (503) 725-4195.

Fellowship offered for artists
The Regional Arts & Culture Council is looking for applicants and nominations for its Individual Artist Fellowships grants. The annual grants, $20,000 each, are awarded to two artists; one to a literary artist and one to a media artist. The Fellowship awards will recognize artists who are the strongest representatives of the range and diversity of art in the Northwest.

Eligible artists are those who reside in Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties, who have been in working practice in their discipline for a minimum of 10 years and are recognized as a professional artist by their peers. Additional criteria may apply. Community members may nominate artists, or artists may apply directly.

Application forms will be available by March 5. The Fellowship Nomination forms must be received by 5 p.m., March 30 and applications by 5 p.m., April 27. To request a form call the RACC at (503) 823-5111.