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Hartford Art School to Host “National Portfolio Day” for High School Students

Posted 11/04/2010
Posted by David Isgur

Approximately 1,200 high school juniors and seniors from around the Northeast will be coming to the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School for National Portfolio Day on Saturday, Nov. 6, a day full of visual excitement, high emotions and exciting opportunity. Prospective art school students will bring their portfolios to be reviewed and critiqued by some of the 50 art schools and their representatives.

The purpose of this event is to further artistic development and to give students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the art schools they are interested in. This event gives students an opportunity to visit with more than one school, and see different options available to them. Students with exceptional work will be urged to apply to that particular school.

Among the schools taking part are the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School; Rhode Island School of Design; Pratt Institute; Rochester Institute of Technology; the Fashion Institute of Technology; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Parsons the New School for Design; the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; and Maryland Institute College of Art.among others.

This is a free event for students and no prior registration is needed. Student registration begins at 10 a.m., Portfolio Review Sessions will be held from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created in 1978, solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. The NPDA, consists of representatives from regionally accredited colleges and universities, which are members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The NPDA is the only organization of its kind, and its membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada.

For more information, contact Robert Calafiore, assistant dean of the Hartford Art School, at 860.768.4807 or