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What is a Portfolio and Where to Start?

Applying to art school usually means providing images of your artwork in the form of a portfolio. But how do you get started? How do you know what to include and what to leave out? How do artists use this important tool in their college admission journey?


Thursday, September 15, 2022 @6pm ET


Join Senior Portfolio & Visual Arts Admissions Consultant at ArtsBridge, Jen Guillemin, and Associate Director of Admissions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sioban Lombardi, to find out what they look for in an admission and merit-scholarship winning portfolio.


Sioban Lombardi, Associate Director, Admissions, is a Chicago-area painter, instructor, and arts advocate. I earned my BFA in Painting from Barat College of DePaul University and my MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to exhibiting work in the Midwest, I was a founding member of Margin Artists Co-Op and served as a director for Refuge Center for the Arts and Woman Made Gallery. My own work explores truth and fiction as they exist in memory and nostalgia.

With a background in arts leadership, counseling and teaching, Jen has 20 years of experience in recruitment, admissions, portfolio development and academic leadership in higher education. She has mentored thousands of student-artists and has spearheaded many arts initiatives at the BU College of Fine Arts, serving as inaugural director of arts leadership and innovation, interim director of the BU School of Visual Arts and as founding director of the BU Visual Arts Summer Institute, a pre-college arts program for high school students.

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ArtsBridge Summer Virtual MasterClass Series, June 18, 2020
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