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Portfolio Instructions

Your portfolio should be a collection of 10 to 20 examples of your best work that reflects your talent and potential. It can contain original work, 35mm slides, or a combination of both. You may send a variety of media (any combination of pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, photo, oil, collage, ink, etc.). Every item in your portfolio must be labeled with your name, title of work, medium, size, and date completed.       

Original two-dimensional works should be neatly matted and demonstrate your drawing ability and use of color, your creativity, imagination, and originality. Include at least three drawings from direct observation. Examples of three-dimensional work should be submitted in slide or photo form.       

For a slide portfolio, shoot your work in front of a gray or neutral background like a piece of cloth or matte board. Individual shots should be taken of each piece. For best results use Kodak 35mm Kodachrome 64 film and take your slides outside in the shade. Submit 35mm slides in transparent slide pages (available at camera stores). The folowing should be done to all slides:

  • Print your name on the front side of each slide (shiny side)
  • Place an ink dot to indicate top of artwork on each slide
  • Number the slides

Also make an inventory sheet which corresponds to the numbered slides with your name on it. For each item on the sheet include the title, medium, size, date completed, and any other pertinent information about each piece.

Portfolios can be received from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. , Monday through Friday, in the Department of Art, sixth floor (room #604), Price Doyle Fine Arts Center, before the deadline JANUARY 15. Whether mailing or hand delivering your work, if you want your work returned to you by mail, you must include return postage; otherwise the Department of Art will hold your work for you to pick up.       

When packing your work, place everything in one container. Use a flat box, a purchased artist's portfolio, or large pieces of cardboard taped securely around your work. Be sure your package is secure and reusable so we can mail it back to you. Mail your portfolio so it will be received in the Department of Art and Design no later than JANUARY 15.

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