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 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 nationalportfolioday.org.
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).
2019-20 NPD Events
|Sat., September 14, 2019||Atlanta NPD||Columbus College of Art & Design|
|Sun., September 15, 2019||New Orleans NPD||Kansas City Art Institute|
|Sat., September 21, 2019||Milwaukee NPD||Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design|
|Sun., September 22, 2019||Albuquerque NPD||Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design|
|Sat., September 28, 2019||Austin NPD||School of Visual Arts (SVA)|
|Sat., September 28, 2019||Kansas City NPD||Kansas City Art Institute|
|Sun., September 29, 2019||St. Louis NPD||Washington University|
|Sun., September 29, 2019||Dallas NPD||School of Visual Arts (SVA)|
|Sat., October 5, 2019||Denver NPD||Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design|
|Sat., October 5, 2019||Richmond NPD||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Sun., October 6, 2019||Minneapolis NPD||Minneapolis College of Art and Design|
|Sun., October 6, 2019||Charlotte NPD||Kansas City Art Institute|
|Sat., October 12, 2019||Hartford NPD||Hartford Art School|
|Sun., October 13, 2019||Boston NPD||Massachusetts College of Art and Design|
|Sat., October 19, 2019||Indianapolis NPD||Herron School of Art and Design|
|Sun., October 20, 2019||Chicago NPD||School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
|Sat., October 26, 2019||NYC NPD||School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
|Sun., October 27, 2019||Philadelphia NPD||University of the Arts|
|Sat., November 2, 2019||Washington, DC NPD||George Mason University|
|Sun., November 3, 2019||Detroit NPD||College for Creative Studies|
|Sun., November 3, 2019||Baltimore NPD||Maryland Institute College of Art|
|Sat., November 9, 2019||Seattle NPD||Cornish College of the Arts|
|Sat., November 9, 2019||San Diego NPD||Laguna College of Art + Design|
|Sun., November 10, 2019||Los Angeles NPD||OTIS|
|Sun., November 10, 2019||Portland NPD||Pacific Northwest College of Art|
|Sat., November 16, 2019||Cincinnati NPD||Art Academy of Cincinnati|
|Sun., November 17, 2019||Cleveland NPD||Cleveland Institute of Art|
|Sun., November 17, 2019||San Francisco NPD||California College of the Arts|
|Sat., January 25, 2020||Miami NPD||New World School of the Arts|