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Portfolio Day

Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day
Friday, November 9, 2018 • 4:00-8:00pm
Show your portfolio, learn about college art programs, and get tips on admissions.

40 colleges in one location!
(colleges may register to attend here)

Portfolio Day will give students the opportunity to meet with college representatives from the most prestigious schools in our nation and to have their portfolios reviewed by these same schools. Students should bring 15 – 20 examples of original, recent art work.

Now in its 18th year, you can:

  • Find the college that is best suited for you
  • Explore one of the many art based careers
  • Receive advice on your portfolio development
  • Discuss your work with the major art schools’ representatives

Join us at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum on the first Friday of November every year! This event is centrally located in Hyde Park, New York, half way between New York City and Albany overlooking the Hudson River.

Student reviews will be from 4:00 pm — 8:00 pm, and admission is FREE for all high school students, teachers, and parents.

Colleges attending in 2018:

Alfred University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Boston University School
of Visual Arts
California College of the Arts
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art and Design
Delaware College of Art and Design
Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
George Mason University
Hartford Art School
University of Hartford
Laguna College of Art and Design
Lesley University College of Art and Design
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art and Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons School of Design, The New School
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
Pratt MWP College
of Art and Design
Purchase College, SUNY
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of of Technology
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
School of Visual Arts
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Ulster
Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts
The College of Saint Rose Center for Art and Design
The Sage Colleges
The University of the Arts
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
University of New Haven
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
…….AND MORE TO COME!

Driving Instructions to Regional Portfolio Day from New York City, Long Island, New Jersey

Via New York Thruway (cars, buses, trucks)
Get off at Exit 18, New Paltz. Take the ramp up to Route 299 and make a right, going east. At the end of 299 is a traffic light at the intersection on 299 and Rte 9W. Make a right and go south on 9W. After the third traffic light in the town of Highland, take the ramp (on right) for the Mid-Hudson Bridge. At the end of the bridge, just before one enters Poughkeepsie, is a ramp to Route 9. Take Route 9 north into Hyde Park. The FDR Historic Estate and The Wallace Visitor Center is on the left.

Via the Taconic State Parkway (cars only)
Get off the Parkway onto Route 55, going west toward Poughkeepsie. Continue on Route 55 through the city of Poughkeepsie. You will approach the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Just before the bridge, on the right, is a ramp leading to Route 9. Make a right onto this ramp. Take Route 9 north into Hyde Park. The FDR Historic Estate and The Wallace Visitor Center is on the left.

From the North

Via NYS Thruway (car, buses, trucks)
NYS Thruway (I87) South to Exit 19 (Kingston). Take 1st right onto traffic circle then first right (Route 28). Take your 1st exit onto Route 209. (Look for Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge sign) and take bridge over the Hudson River. At 2nd traffic light make a right onto Route 9G. At the 1st traffic light (intersection of Route 9 and 9G), make a right onto Route 9 and travel approximately 14 miles into Hyde park. The FDR Historic Estate and The Wallace Visitor Center is on the right.

Via the Taconic State Parkway (cars only)
Get off the Parkway onto Route 55, going west toward Poughkeepsie. Continue on Route 55 through the city of Poughkeepsie. You will approach the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Just before the bridge, on the right, is a ramp leading to Route 9. Make a right onto this ramp. Take Route 9 north into Hyde Park. The FDR Historic Estate and The Wallace Visitor Center is on the left.

by train…
MetroNorth

For additional information on any of these programs or for a detailed brochure, please contact our office at 845.471.7477.

Hosted by The Art Institute, an advanced portfolio program in the arts, has been assisting high school age teens in receiving college scholarships since 1996. The program, completely run by professional artists, stresses skills and creative development in drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.

Presented by The Art Effect’s Art Institute and made possible by a generous grant from The James J. McCann Charitable Trust.