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Unsure if I should send a visual arts supplement.

rdly2ttgrdly2ttg Posts: 23Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in College Admissions
I think I'm decent. There are definitely some media/technique themes in my portfolio, but no real thematic trends. Maybe portraiture, but not quite. I live in a large metropolitan area and have won several city/region art contests + three (four? five? honestly can't remember which pieces I brought while I'm writing this near midnight after my physics lab, really) maximum scores of 4 at VASE. Why I have no credentials in larger competitions? Registration fees. My school limits it to only 10 seniors, regardless if we are willing to pay the fee. And I'm only a senior this year, so...tada.

I'm certain that I'm among the better art students in my school district, and I HAVE developed a direction, albeit a vague one, in my portfolio. My teacher recommends sending a supplement. However, some schools (*cough*acertainschoolinPaloAltoandothersdarnyou*cough* seem so forceful about EXTRAORDINARY work. And I'm a bit hesitant about that.

I did attend a recent National Portfolio Day and talked to SVA and SFAI. Technique/media/style was a go, but they pushed for more personal direction. Pretty, but generic, basically. In the past two months, I taken that advice to heart, and I think it shows. But whether it shows enough?...

Not sure exactly what I want to ask, but any advice?

Sorry. This was kinda long. And I do abuse the poor ellipse. What did it ever do to me?
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Replies to: Unsure if I should send a visual arts supplement.

  • fogcityfogcity Posts: 2,406Registered User Senior Member
    Assuming that your school's art teacher supports you and is willing to write a recommendation to accompany your submission, and especially if you intend to take some art classes in college send in the supplement. It can only help.
  • rdly2ttgrdly2ttg Posts: 23Registered User New Member
    Thank you.
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