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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).

2018-19 NPD Events

California
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, October 20, 2018
12-4 pm
San Diego NPD Laguna College of Art & Design
Westin San Diego – Downtown
400 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Saturday, January 12, 2019
12-4 pm
San Francisco NPD San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St, San Francisco, 94133
Sunday, January 13, 2019
12-4 pm
Los Angeles NPD Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida St #2319, Pasadena, CA 91103
Colorado
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, September 22, 2018
12-4 pm
Denver NPD Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce St, Lakewood CO 80214
Connecticut
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, October 20, 2018
12-4 pm
Hartford NPD Hartford Art School
200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
District of Columbia
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10 am-2 pm
Washington, D.C. NPD Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at GWU
500 Seventeenth St, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Florida
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, January 26, 2019
12-4 pm
Miami NPD New World School of the Arts
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
245 Northeast 4th Street, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL 33132
Sunday, January 27, 2019
12-4 pm
Sarasota NPD Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
Georgia
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10 am-2 pm
Atlanta NPD Columbus College of Art & Design
TBD
Illinois
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, October 14, 2018
10 am-2 pm
Chicago NPD School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60603
Louisiana
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, January 19, 2019
11-3 pm
New Orleans NPD Kansas City Art Institute
Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport
6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70003
Maryland
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, November 18, 2018
1-5 pm
Baltimore NPD Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
Massachusetts
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, October 21, 2018
12-4 pm
Boston NPD School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
TBD
Michigan
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, October 28, 2018
11 am-3 pm
Ann Arbor NPD U-M Stamps School of Art & Design
North Campus Research Complex, Building 18
2800 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Minnesota
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, October 7, 2018
12-4 pm
Minneapolis NPD Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
New Mexico
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, December 2, 2018
12-4 pm
Albuquerque NPD Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel
5151 San Francisco Road NE, Albuquerque,, NM 87109
New York
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, November 10, 2018
12-4 pm
New York NPD Fashion Institute of Technology
Jacobs Javits Convention Center – Hall 1C
655 W 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
Ohio
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, October 6, 2018
12-4 pm
Cincinnati NPD Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson S, Cincinnati OH 45202
Sunday, October 7, 2018
1-5 pm
Columbus NPD Columbus College of Art & Design
60 Cleveland Ave, Columbus OH 43215
Oregon
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, January 6, 2019
12-4 pm
Portland NPD Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225
Pennsylvania
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, November 4, 2018
12-4 pm
Philadelphia NPD Tyler School of Art
Pennsylvania Convention Center in Exhibit Hall E
1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Texas
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, September 29, 2018
12-4 pm
Dallas NPD School of Visual Arts
Hilton Anatole, Grand Ballroom
2201 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas TX 75207
Sunday, September 30, 2018
11-3 pm
Houston NPD School of Visual Arts
Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel
1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 77380 United States
Virginia
Date/Time City Hosting School
Sunday, November 18, 2018
1-5 pm
Charlotte NPD Kansas City Art Institute
Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217
Washington
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, January 5, 2019
11-3 pm
Seattle NPD Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora St, Seattle, 98121
Wisconsin
Date/Time City Hosting School
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10 am-2 pm
Milwaukee NPD Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202