Portfolio Day


In collaboration with Douglas County Schools, Parker Arts presents Portfolio Day.

Friday, March 6, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the PACE Center

Portfolio Day is a professional development opportunity for high school students interested in continuing their educational and professional career in visual arts. At Portfolio Day, students will have their portfolios reviewed by university art professors, working artists, and peers and will receive personalized constructive critiques on their art work, portfolio presentation, and artist statement. 

This year’s Portfolio Day will include college recruitment offices sharing information about their art programs, scholarships, and admissions, and an informative panel discussion on College Or Not To College.

A catered lunch will be provided for participating students. 

Registration deadline: Feb. 17, 2020. Fee: $5. Teachers should collect student fees and provide to Parker Arts via cash, check or credit card. Please call 303.805.3374 to process over the phone or visit the PACE Center between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Students may also register individually online here. During registration, please note which Douglas County school you attend. 

Portfolio Day is only open to invited students. Please do not register to this program if you have not been asked to participate by your school’s art teacher. Registration refunds incur a $5 fee.

For participation questions, please contact Parker Arts Education at 303.805.3374 or via email.

Bright Futures Student Exhibit

Students' experience will culminate in a professionally curated art show at the PACE Center from March 13 - April 1, 2020 with a reception on April 1, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. 

Exhibit Dates: March 13 – April 1
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Artwork Delivery: Thursday, March 12, 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Artwork Installation: Friday, March 13 (performed by Curator)
Artwork Deinstallation: Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 pm immediately following the opening reception.

Download Bright Futures Instructions and Label Templates


How to Prepare


  • Students should provide registration fee of $5 to their teacher or may register online here. (please, indicate school during registration.)
  • Review the Student Action Items.
  • Print and complete the Student Artwork Labels for Bright Futures Art Exhibition.

Download the Schedule of Events
Download the 2020 Portfolio Day flyer

Portfolio Reviewers & Recruiters
Arapahoe Community College
Art Students League of Denver
Colorado Mountain College
CU Denver
Denver University
Metro State University