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
This year the exhibit will be in D'Angelo Center, near the Sales Areas. At this point, we are unsure how much of our exhibit will fit. Where your exhibit will be placed will depend on the number and size of your models, so please be as specific as possible when filling out your form. You can also send photos and questions to Ruthanne Bessman at convention-exhibition [at] origamiusa.org.
Anyone can exhibit their artwork at the Origami Convention 2019, whether a single model or several, but space must be reserved in advance. If you plan on participating in the Exhibition, you must send your request to exhibit by June 10. Not all space requests can be fully granted (due to limited space), but we will try to accommodate all requests. You must be registered to attend the Convention to participate in the Exhibition. If you are not attending, and would like an attendee to facilitate the display of your models, that attendee must fill out the form and fulfill the volunteering requirements.
Registration for Exhibition
You have registered the following people for Exhibition space at Convention:
- Online registration for Exhibition is closed.
Please download and read the following important guidelines:
Please note that there are no sales in the Exhibition area.
Volunteer Requirements for Exhibitors
If you want to exhibit at the convention, you'll have to volunteer to monitor the area for at least one hour. This ensures that the area is supervised at all times, and visitors really enjoy having knowledgeable artists available. Sign up for your shift when you set up your exhibit.
Note: If you are displaying your model as part of an Origami Group exhibit then a representative from the group is required to volunteer one hour for a half table or less, and two hours for a full table.
You are exempt from this requirement if:
- You are teaching or volunteering for more than four hours on Saturday and/or Sunday.
- Your ATC (Artist Trading Card) is the only item you have on display (all cards are included).
- You have a model that is part of a table set aside by OrigamiUSA for a Design Challenge or Memorial.
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.
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] origamiusa.org.
The Exhibition will be open to registered convention attendees during the following hours:
- Friday: 6:00 pm–10:00 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:
- Friday: 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am–4:45 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am–4:45 pm
Non-members, including family and friends of members, may visit the public areas (Sales and Exhibition). Admission is free.
Origami can be set up after 1:00 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.