A partnership between the CPS Department of Arts Education and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), the All-City Senior Portfolio Exhibition gives CPS high school seniors the opportunity to exhibit their artwork and to gain exposure among selected admissions representatives of various colleges and universities.

2021-22 All City Senior Portfolio Exhibition Information

Important Dates

Submission window opens: October 31st, 2021
Submission window closes: November 29th, 2021
Notifications of acceptance sent: December 14th, 2021
Deadline to submit any missing artist and artwork information: December 21st, 2021
Virtual exhibition goes live: TBD
Opening virtual reception: TBD
In Person Exhibition*: January 11th-16th, 2022
*NOTE: Decisions regarding an in-person, public exhibition are pending and will follow the latest CDC, IDPH, CDPH, SAIC, and CPS OSHW guidance.
*Failure to submit a media release or any other required information could result in removal from the exhibition.

2021-2022 Senior Portfolio Submission Guidelines

Please be sure to view the Submission Guidelines read them thoroughly before submitting artwork.

Submitting Artwork

The 2021-2022 Senior Portfolio Submission Portal is now open through November 29th, 2021. Students may submit 1–5 images or video clips. You must log in to SlideRoom in order to submit artwork.

If you have questions regarding Senior Portfolio, please email allcityarts@cps.edu or call (773) 553-2170.


View Last Year’s Exhibition (2020-21)!

For the second year in a row, the CPS Department of Arts Education staff, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and Design Museum of Chicago worked to shift our in-person Senior Portfolio Exhibition to an online format. The exhibition features 2D, 3D, and time-based artwork by CPS seniors from across the district.

To browse the 2020-21 All-City Senior Portfolio, click below. The CPS All-City Visual Arts website also contains other virtual CPS exhibitions, including All-City Elementary and High School Visual Arts Exhibitions, Advanced Arts, and the Teacher Appreciation Arts Exhibition.


If you have questions regarding Senior Portfolio, please email allcityarts@cps.edu or call (773) 553-2170.