Students must bring a portfolio of 10-15 pieces of their most recent art work.
Portfolios should include finished pieces, work in progress, and sketchbooks.
The portfolio may also include architectural designs and models, stage designs, fashion and costume designs, or anything else a student may have made in art class, a summer exploration program, or on their own.
A simple portfolio made of two pieces of stiff cardboard, held together with tape or twine is adequate. Pieces of plain blank paper can be used to separate the works.
Include your name, address, telephone number, grade, and current school written in clearly printed block letters on the outside of the portfolio.
Drawings from observation are preferred – examples include: still-life studies, landscapes, portraits, interior scenes.
Select work that demonstrates creativity/originality, skill in the use of materials/techniques, ideas/content, subject matter, consistency, and craftsmanship.
Artwork may be 2-dimensional (drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, etc.) or 3-dimensional (sculpture, mobiles, crafts, etc). Artwork that is too large to bring to site can be presented in photographs.
Label all photographs to identify those that are digital or processed by a commercial lab or those self-processed.
Cartoons, superheroes, and drawings from photographs are strongly discouraged.
Applicants will be required to draw a still-life study (10 minutes) on-site as part of their adjudication.