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National Portfolio Days

National Portfolio Day events are held from September to January across North America. Explore the nation’s best colleges of art and design - all in one place - and meet with Stamps representatives, who will provide 10-15 minute portfolio reviews, discuss our unique curriculum, and answer questions about professional careers in art. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

A National Portfolio Day can be the first step in investigating art schools and early college programs, or a perfect way for prospective students to introduce themselves and their work to Stamps.

Showing your work early can help you acquire important information about organizing and presenting your portfolio for future admission consideration.

All Portfolio Day events are free, open to the public and do not require pre-registration. Learn more about The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) at portfolioday.net.

Your Portfolio

Your portfolio should showcase the best work you are making now, and can include finished pieces, work in progress, and sketchbooks. Don't spend time and money matting or framing your work, or worrying about presentation; the work itself is what is of interest to us. Be sure to curate your portfolio to include your strongest 12-15 pieces. If you will share your portfolio with us digitally, make sure to bring a viewing device (laptop, tablet, etc).

2016-17 NPD Events

Arizona
Day City Hosting School
Saturday, December 3, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Phoenix Cornish College of the Arts
Mesa Community College
Art/Communication Building
1833 W. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202
California
Day City Hosting School
Sunday, October 23, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Diego Laguna College of Art and Design
Westin San Diego
400 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Saturday, January 14, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco San Francisco Art Institute
Sunday, January 15, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Otis College of Art and Design
Connecticut
Day City Hosting School
Sunday, November 6, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Hartford Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
District of Columbia
Day City Hosting School
Sunday, November 19, 2016
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Washington, DC Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University
Marvin Center
800 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052
Florida
Day City Hosting School
Saturday, January 21, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Miami New World School of the Arts
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Chapman Conference Center
245 Northeast 4th St. 2nd floor
Miami, FL 33132
Sunday, January 22, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Sarasota Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 N. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, FL 34234
Georgia
Day City Hosting School
Sunday, September 25, 2016
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Atlanta Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University
Marriott Perimeter Center
246 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE,
Atlanta, GA 30346
Illinois
Day City Hosting School
Sunday, October 16, 2016
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Chicago School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Columbus Drive Building
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603
Louisiana
Day City Hosting School
Saturday, January 14, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
New Orleans Memphis College of Art
Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport
6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70003
Maryland
Day City Hosting School
Sunday, November 20, 2016
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Baltimore Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Massachusetts
Day City Hosting School
Saturday, November 5, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Boston Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
Michigan
Day City Hosting School
Sunday, October 30, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Detroit College for Creative Studies
TBA
New Mexico
Day City Hosting School
Sunday, December 4, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North Hotel
5151 San Francisco Rd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
New York
Day City Hosting School
Sunday, November 13, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
New York City Fashion Institute of Technology
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St.
Exhibit Hall 1A
New York, NY 10001
North Carolina
Day City Hosting School
Sunday, November 20, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Charlotte Kansas City Art Institute
Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
Ohio
Day City Hosting School
Saturday, October 1, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Sunday, October 2, 2016
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Columbus Columbus College of Art & Design
Pennsylvania
Day City Hosting School
Saturday, November 12, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Moore College of Art & Design
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Texas
Day City Hosting School
Saturday, October 1, 2016
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Houston School of Visual Arts
TBA
Sunday, October 2, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Dallas School of Visual Arts
Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75207
Virginia
Day City Hosting School
Saturday, October 29, 2016
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University
814 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Wisconsin
Day City Hosting School
Saturday, October 15, 2016
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E. Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202