I spent a beautiful fall day at recently at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, located in Lakewood, Colorado. The occasion was National Portfolio Day. Budding young artists attend one of about 50 portfolio events around the country in order to receive some critical feedback on their portfolios before they are submitted to colleges of art and design for admission and scholarhips.
Hundreds of high school students–and others–aspiring toward a career in art and design descended upon RMCAD to show their artwork to 33 different art schools. I interviewed Liz Dietz, who explained a bit about what to expect at National Portfolio Day.
Aspiring artists will want to take advantage of the opportunity for lots of free advice on how to present themselves and their work in the best way possible. Colleges of art and design are glad to share their experience and expertise with you–in large part because it gives them the chance to review your work, too, and to convince you that their school is best suited to your needs.
So don’t hesitate to participate in National Portfolio Day!