National portfolio day is a chance to get your portfolio reviewed by several colleges, art schools, and universities. This year's portfolio day is hosted by Lesley University College of Art and Design—my alma mater! It will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Sunday, October 19th from 12-4pm. As stated on the National Portfolio Day site:
National Portfolio Day is an event specifically for visual artists and designers. It is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art.
The site has lots more information about what to bring, what to expect from the day, whether or not to present your portfolio digitally, and much more. If you are interested in having your portfolio reviewed by experts in the field and are possibly interested in a career and education in the arts this is a great opportunity!