Contact: Natalie Fleenor
Aug. 25, 2016
Inaugural event will connect prospective art students with college representatives
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art (MCA) will partner with the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) in Knoxville, Tennessee to host the inaugural East Tennessee Portfolio Day at the museum, 1050 World’s Fair Park, on Oct. 2 from 1–5 p.m. in the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
By hosting East Tennessee Portfolio Day at KMA, MCA will allow prospective art students to meet with art college representatives from around the country. Similar portfolio events require students in the East Tennessee region and surrounding states to travel long distances, which can be prohibitive to their participation. MCA’s partnership with KMA will bring this important and informative event for the first time to prospective art students in Knoxville.
East Tennessee Portfolio Day will give high school and college transfer students the chance to review their portfolios with college representatives, receive critique on their work, and learn more about attending a professional art college. All colleges participating in the event are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Participating in East Tennessee Portfolio Day will give the schools an additional opportunity to make contributions to KMA’s scholarship fund, which will support a scholarship to be awarded to a student at the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, on view this fall at KMA Nov. 25–Jan. 8, 2017. East Tennessee Portfolio Day will begin a week of local college fairs, including the Knox County College Fair on Oct. 4.
The Knoxville Museum of Art is dedicated to educational programming through museum tours, workshops, artist residencies, outreach programs, and family activities. The KMA reaches over 60,000 individuals annually through museum visits, special events, concerts and other programs.
More information about East Tennessee Portfolio Day can be found online at mca.edu.
Photo: Courtesy of Knoxville Museum of Art
About Memphis College of Art:
Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.
About Knoxville Museum of Art:
The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10am–5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.knoxart.org.