National Portfolio Day


Sunday, Nov 5, 2017


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Gene Polisseni Center


What is National Portfolio Day?

National Portfolio Day serves a variety of purposes. Most importantly it is designed to help further the artistic development of young artists by bringing together experienced college representatives to review artwork and offer feedback. 
We understand that some people make certain kinds of art more successfully than others. Do not be discouraged if you see work that is “better” than yours. National Portfolio Day may be the first time you'll see so many people in one place who all share a powerful commitment to the arts. The experience is a small taste of what a professional art program can be like.
National Portfolio Days are also about the exchange of information about your work, ourself, your college plans, and your concerns. This is not an examination or competition. The college representatives are pleased to talk about their programs and can be most helpful when discussing your artwork.
Your portfolio should include your best and most recent work, but it can also include works in progress, sketchbooks, and tear sheets. You will hear many different opinions of your work. Do not hesitate to explain how you develop your ideas and where you want to take them. No admissions decisions or scholarship awards will be offered to you at National Portfolio Day. Some colleges represented may accept your portfolio as the visual portion of your application. Other colleges have restrictions that prohibit them from making a definite portfolio decision at the time of your review. We urge you to discuss your work with as many representatives as possible.
2017 Participating Schools
The College of Saint Rose
College for Creative Studies
Kendall College of Art and Design 
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons School of Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
Sage College of Albany 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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