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Portfolio Day

Friday, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 • 4 pm — 8 pm

The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, New York

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

  • 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 school’s representatives

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. This event is centrally located in Poughkeepsie, 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.

Some of the Schools Attending: Alfred University, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston University School of Visual Arts, California College of the Arts, College for Creative Studies, College of Saint Rose, Columbus College of Art & Design, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Delaware College of Art & Design, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Keystone College, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Maine College of Art, Marist College Fine Arts, Marist College Fashion Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mercy College, Montserrat College of Art, Moore College, New Hampshire Institute of Art, New York Institute of Technology, Otis College of Art and Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Pratt MWP, Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sage College of Albany, San Francisco Art Institute, Savannah College of Art & Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, School of Visual Arts, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Purchase College, Syracuse University College of Visual & Performing Arts, University of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University

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…
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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.