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Pacific Northwest College of Art to Host National Portfolio Day

Release date: 11/14/11

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November 14, 2011

Lisa Radon, Communications Specialist
Pacific Northwest College of Art 971 255 5528

Becca Biggs, Director of Communications and Public Programs
Pacific Northwest College of Art 971 255 5511

Pacific Northwest College of Art to Host National Portfolio Day

PORTLAND, OR – November 14, 2011 – Representatives from Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and more than 30 leading art colleges from across the country converge Sunday, January 8, 2012 at PNCA for National Portfolio Day (NPD). At this free event, college representatives both answer admissions questions and review portfolios of prospective undergraduate students.

Guided campus tours begin at 10 a.m. followed by portfolio reviews at 12 p.m. The event runs until 4 p.m. All National Portfolio Day events are free, open to the public, and do not require per-registration.

National Portfolio Day is designed to help further the artistic development of young artists by bringing together experienced college representatives to review artwork and offer feedback.

Participating colleges include:

Alberta College of Art + Design
Art Center College of Design
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
Columbus College of Art & Design
The Cooper Union School of Art
Cornish College of the Arts
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Kansas City Art Institute
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Laguna College of Art + Design
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Moore College of Art & Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art & Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons The New School for Design
Parsons Paris School of Art & Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
School of Visual Arts
The University of the Arts
Washington University College of Art
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Woodbury University, School of Media, Culture & Design

For more information about National Portfolio Day at PNCA, please contact PNCA’s Admissions office at 503-821-8972.

About The National Portfolio Day Association
The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created in 1978, solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. The Association consists of representatives from regionally accredited US colleges and universities that are accredited institutional members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and Canadian colleges and universities that are members of Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) or that hold NASAD Substantial Equivalency status. NPDA is the only organization of its kind and the membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

About Pacific Northwest College of Art
Since its founding in 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has become a leader in innovative educational programs that connect students to a global perspective in the visual arts and design. In addition to its nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, PNCA offers graduate education with an MFA in Visual Studies, a Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies, an MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research, and an MFA in Collaborative Design, as well as an MFA in Applied Craft and Design developed in collaboration with the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

PNCA is actively involved in Portland’s cultural life through exhibitions and a vibrant public program of lectures and internationally recognized visiting artists, designers and creative thinkers. With the support of PNCA+FIVE (Ford Institute for Visual Education), the College has a partnership with the nationally acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Craft. For more information, visit

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