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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 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

Date City Hosting School
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