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SEPTEMBER Period(s) School
Monday, September 9 5 School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Tuesday, September 10 3 & 5 Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle)
Monday, September 16 3 & 5 SMFA (School Museum of Fine Arts) at Tufts (Boston)
Saturday, September 21 12-3pm SAIC Day at the Japanese American Museum, LA
Thursday, September 26 3 & 5 California College of Art (Oakland/Sand Francisco)
OCTOBER Period(s) School
Tuesday, October 1 3 & 5 Art Center (Pasadena)
Tuesday, October 8 3, Flex, 5 Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR)
NOVEMBER Period(s) School
Sunday, November 10 12-4pm National Portfolio Day, Otis College of Art & Design
Tuesday, November 12 Flex, 5 Kansas City Art Institute

Free Portfolio Program for Teens at the Palisades Branch Library

PRESENTER: LINDA POLLACK, Director and Head Coach at Prep for Art
Time & Date: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: Palisades Branch Library Community Room, 861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades
Phone: (310) 459-2754
This informative and fun workshop will provide you with tips and strategies for creating a strong portfolio and supplemental portfolio. Learn how to apply for college art programs! Students, parents, and college counselors are welcome.

For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

National Arts Competition Application >
Apply by October 11, 2019

RISD Online Portfolio Reviews

RISD has teamed up with AICAD to offer online reviews. upload 5 of your works to get feedback that can help you finalize your portfolio. For more info, contact RISD Admissions. / Contact or call 401-454-6300.

Support Your Art Student
SAMO4ART is a nonprofit group looking for a few parents of current Samohi art students to continue its legacy of supporting Visual Arts at SAMO.
  • Help manage SAMO4ART
  • Help support exhibits and Opening Receptions in the Historic Roberts Art Gallery
  • Help manage donations
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Laurie Ann Gutierrez at

Donate to SMAPA Visual Arts

Please consider making a tax deductible donation which will allow us to provide much needed supplies so our students may continue to create amazing works of art! If you want your donation to go to a specific Art Teacher or program, please state this in the check memo line or in the message box via PayPal.

Please makes checks payable to: "SMAPA Visual Arts"
c/o Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica CA 90405
Attn: Art Dept, Martin Ledford

SMAPA Visual Arts and SAMO4ART operate through the Santa Monica Arts Parents Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal ID 95-2563339.

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