As in years past, the Annual Convention will feature an exhibition of works by our attendees, which frequently includes some of the latest, most astonishing origami in the world! The exhibition is open to all attendees as part of registration; in addition, there will be public viewing hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Exhibiting Your Artwork

Anyone can exhibit their artwork at Origami Convention 2009, whether a single piece or a tabletop, but space must be reserved in advance. If you have artworks, photos, or other origami-related materials, bring or send them. If you plan on participating in exhibition, you must register and request space. Not all space requests can be fully granted (we have limited space), but everyone who asks will get something. Please complete the Exhibition tear-off sheet in your mailed registration packet or use one of the following links:

Note that if you want to exhibit at the convention, you'll have to volunteer to monitor the area for at least one hour. Please complete the Volunteer tear-off sheet in your mailed registration packet or use one of the following links:

Please note that there are no sales in the exhibition area.

Please download and read the following important guidelines:

Presentation and Labeling

All artworks should be labeled with the name of the work, the folder, and the creator (if different). For example:

  • "Flower" designed by I. M. Creator, folded by J. Random Folder
  • "Knuckle-Busting Tessellation", designed and folded by Jane Doe

As optional information, you might also consider including the date of composition and folding; the medium (type of paper, paper shape), and/or the crease pattern, if available.

In general, tabletop and/or wall space are available. When preparing models for display, please consider their appearance. If you are designing your own display, please include a sketch with your form. Any questions or concerns, please contact Ruthanne Bessman at convention-exhibition [at]

Exhibition Hours

The exhibition will be open to registered convention attendees during the following hours:

  • Friday: 7:00-9:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

The exhibition will be open to the public during the following hours:

  • Saturday: 10:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Sunday: 10:30 am-4:30 pm

Non-members, including family and friends of members, may visit the public areas (Sales and Exhibition) for a fee of $3 for adults, free for children under 12.

Origami can be set up after 5:00 pm Friday and must be taken down by 6:00 pm Sunday. Exhibitors are asked to take down their exhibits on Sunday between the hours of 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Any work not taken down by 6:00 on Sunday will become the property of OrigamiUSA.


We do allow photography in the exhibition for personal use only. "Personal use" means one's own records and/or posting on one's own non-commercial web page or social network page. OrigamiUSA will also post photographs of the exhibition on our own website (see here for some examples). Photography for commercial use is, in general, prohibited; if you wish to take photographs for eventual commercial use, you must obtain permission from both the folder of the works and, if different, the creator of the original work.

If you do not wish to allow photography of your work, please place a prominent notice to that effect within your exhibition space and we will ask visitors to respect that.


Origami artwork is fragile and easily damaged; for this reason, there is no touching or handling allowed of the origami works on display without permission, for any reason. If you are photographing a work and you want to move it to get a better angle or backdrop, you must obtain permission from the artist to do so.