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National Portfolio Days

National Portfolio Days
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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 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.

Prep Your Portfolio for NPD

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).

2017-18 NPD Events

Arizona
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, January 13, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Diego Laguna College of Art and Design
Westin San Diego
400 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Sunday, January 14, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
San Francisco California College of the Arts
The Sheraton at Fisherman's Wharf
2500 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
Los Angeles CalArts
TBA
Colorado
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, September 23, 2017
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Denver Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
1600 Pierce St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
Connecticut
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Hartford Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
District of Columbia
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Washington, DC Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University
500 Seventeenth St, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Florida
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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 21, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Sarasota Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 N. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, FL 34234
Georgia
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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
Maryland
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, November 19, 2017
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Baltimore Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Massachusetts
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, October 22, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Boston Lesley University
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
Michigan
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University
Kendall College of Art & Design
17 Fountain St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Minnesota
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, October 8, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Minneapolis College of Art & Design
2501 Stevens Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
New Mexico
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, November 12, 2017
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
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, November 11, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Charlotte Kansas City Art Institute
Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
Ohio
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, October 7, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Sunday, October 8, 2017
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Cleveland Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Oregon
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, January 7, 2018
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Portland Pacific Northwest College of Art
TBA
Pennsylvania
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, November 5, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Texas
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, September 30, 2017
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Austin School of Visual Arts
JW Marriott Austin
110 E. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
Sunday, October 1, 2017
12:00–4:00 p.m.
Dallas School of Visual Arts
Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75207
Virginia
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University
814 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Washington
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, January 6, 2018
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Seattle Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121
Wisconsin
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E. Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202