For the 10th consecutive year, students from Lynbrook High School’s art department attended National Portfolio Day, held at the Javits Center in Manhattan on Nov. 17.
Under the direction of art teachers Janice Saraiva and Tom Sena, 18 students in grades 10-12 had the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from more than 65 art colleges and university art programs. Students were able to discuss admissions requirements, financial aid opportunities and course programs. Most importantly, they were given the chance to have their portfolios critiqued on the spot by college art professors.
This year’s event was hosted by the Fashion Institute of Technology. More than 600 students from across the tri-state area attended.
According to its official website, the National Portfolio Day Association was created in 1978 solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. The association consists of representatives from regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities who are members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, as well as Canadian colleges and universities that are members of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
The NPDA is the only organization of its kind, and its membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the U.S. and Canada.