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Tips for Young Artist Attending National Portfolio Day

I am ecstatic to tell you about National Portfolio Day. It is an awesome opportunity designed to help you further your artistic development by bringing together experienced college Representatives to review your artwork and offer valuable feedback. 
Visual Artists & Designers
Each college invited to attend are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.  High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend. 

Our Portfolio Day at Watkins

The Representatives are from all across the United States and most of the representatives there graduated from the college they represent, which is invaluable because they can tell you first hand the experiences at their college. How cool is that?
Watkins College had several rooms set aside for the many college Representatives to use. You were allowed 10 minutes maximum with each college representative to review your artwork, discuss their art programs, facility, and answer questions about Art careers.  Then you would move on to the next college of your interest and wait your turn.  I encourage you to discuss your work with as many representatives as possible and draw from their suggestions.
Killer No Filler
Your portfolio should include your best and most recent work, but it can also include works in progress, sketchbooks and tear sheets.  Be prepared to explain how you develop your ideas and where you want to go with them. Don't think technique only but think about why your art is unique (different).
Artist carried their work in portfolio cases, handmade and store brought. One artist carried what had to be an 8 foot canvas, to each college rep.
It was unique to gather with so many people who all share a powerful commitment and love to the arts. 
Make plans to attend your local Portfolio Day.  I wish all young artist of the world Good Luck on your artistic future. The world needs creative problem solvers just like you.

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