On Thursday, November 4, Greenfield Community College’s Art Department will host representatives from 15 major art schools across the country as part of GCC’s annual Portfolio Day. Portfolio Day is Greenfield Community College’s major outreach event for art students. The event will be held on November 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the South Gallery at GCC’s Main Campus. Portfolio Day is free, open to the public, and does not require pre-registration.
Admissions representatives from various art schools will view GCC students’ artwork portfolios and students will have an opportunity to gather information about transferring to art schools. For some students, this will be a preliminary part of their application to transfer. Other students will be accepted on the spot into transfer programs.
Not only does this event benefit students from GCC’s Art program, but students from all over western Massachusetts and southern Vermont will also attend the event. Faculty from GCC’s Art department will review portfolios of students from area high schools who are considering attending GCC and will provide tours of the College’s Art department. Area high school students who are considering applying directly to other art schools will also have an opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed.
Art schools sending representatives to GCC’s Portfolio Day include: Art Institute of Boston, Chester College, Hartford Art School, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Maine College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Montserrat College of Art, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, San Francisco Art Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The School of Visual Arts, New York City, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Paul Lindale, Chair of GCC’s Art Department, said, “Portfolio Day is a great opportunity for those who are considering transferring to an art school. Students will have the opportunity to show their artwork and get a feel for the different programs available at other schools. For those students who are not yet ready to transfer, they are able to see other students’ work and listen to feedback on their artwork for the future.”
By Mary McClintock, ’82