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High school students show their portfolios to arts college representatives at last year's NPD at Cornish. Photo: Mark Bocek.

This is a free event.

National Portfolio Day at Cornish

January 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

Main Campus Center
1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA [map]

On Saturday, January 11, National Portfolio Day will be held at Cornish for Seattle and the Northwest. High school students in art and design from the NW region are encouraged to attend and show their portfolios to representatives from NPD-member colleges of the arts.

National Portfolio Days are educational events for young artists, held at host colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada. No pre-registration is necessary, and there is no cost to attend. National Portfolio Days bring students together with experienced college representatives who review artwork, offer critique, discuss college plans, and share information about their programs. These events are not an examination or a competition. The college representatives are interested in your development, look forward to reviewing your work, and will provide you with helpful information for the next step in your education. We recommend that you use your time at a National Portfolio Day to discuss your work with as many representatives as possible.

At a National Portfolio Day, you’ll get a small taste of what it could be like to attend a professional art program. You’ll see a variety of artwork created by young artists with varying skills and experiences. You may hear many different opinions about your work. Be prepared to discuss the way you develop your ideas, your background in art, and your thoughts about your future direction.

No admissions decisions or scholarship awards will be offered to you at a National Portfolio Day. Some of the colleges represented may accept the portfolio you present as the visual portion of your application, and others have policies which prohibit making a definitive admission decision at the time of your review. All will expect that your artwork will progress in the coming months.