portfolio week

Portfolio Day

Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day, Friday, October 4, 2024 gives over 400 local youth the opportunity to speak with college representatives, get their portfolio critiqued, and receive a true advantage as they contend for merit-based scholarships in the arts. For more than 20 years, Portfolio Day has been able to provide a unique opportunity for high school, undergraduate, and Art Institute students to meet with more than 30 art schools and colleges free of charge thanks to a generous grant from a local foundation.

Concessions open for snack purchases. 
Walk-Ins welcome 

Art Institute members get VIP early access to be the first in line at the 2024 Portfolio Day! 
Become a member today

Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day hosts students from throughout the region, coming from as far as 200 miles away, who speak with art school and college representatives and have their portfolios evaluated, giving them a true advantage in the college admission process. Students obtain catalogs, admission policies, and information on scholarship opportunities directly from their preferred schools. The college representatives have remarked on the high quality of art projects they have reviewed from our students.

2023 Attending Colleges

Alfred University School of Art & Design

Art Center College Of Design

Boston University School of Visual Arts

College for Creative Studies

Delaware College of Art and Design

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

Maine College of Art & Design

Maryland Institute College of Art

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Montserrat College of Art

Moore College of Art & Design

Parsons School of Design

Pratt Munson College of Art and Design

Purchase College

Ringling College of Art and Design

Russell Sage College

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Museum of Fine Arts

School of Visual Arts

SUNY Fredonia

SUNY Ulster

Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth CVPA

University of the Arts

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

…and more!

Colleges interested in joining us can register for a table here. 
$100 registration fee includes a table at the Portfolio Day event, held at the Majad J. Nesheiwat Convention Center; listing in our event map highlighting the majors your school offers; listing on all marketing and promotional materials; technical support during the event; and lunch.

What should you bring to your pre-scheduled appointment?

Your portfolio should consist of 10-20 of your best and most recent visual artwork. You may also want to include works in progress or sketchbooks in order to share your process when necessary.

For additional information please contact The Art Effect office at 845.471.7477

Portfolio Day is hosted by The Art Institute; a year-round, intensive, pre-college portfolio development program for motivated teens ages 14-19. The Art Institute has been preparing students for acquiring merit-based scholarships to the nation’s best schools in the visual and media arts since 1996. Click here to learn more.  

Portfolio Day is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and by monies received from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Thank You to our Portfolio Day Sponsors:

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Poughkeepsie Galleria

Rhinebeck Bank Sponsor
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Drake Creative