One of the many highlights of this year's Convention will be the origami exhibition by attendees and special guests, which will also be a great treat for those in the New York area!
The exhibition will be open to registered conference attendees during the following hours:
- Friday: 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am–7:30 pm
- Sunday: 9:00 am–5:00 pm
The exhibition will be open to the general public during the following hours:
- Saturday: 10:00 am–4:45 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am–4:45 pm
For the general public, a photo ID is required for admittance to the Exhibition and Sales areas. Masks are recommended but not required. Please see the security guard for a sticker to allow you entrance.
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.
Exhibiting Your Art
Everyone is welcome to exhibit their artwork at this year's Convention. In order to have space set aside for you, you must either (a) register for Convention or (b) send your artwork with a registered attendee (see additional notes below). In either case, you must also fill out the exhibition registration form whether it's a single piece or a group of models. Please register for exhibition space by June 15 EDT.
You have registered the following people for Exhibition space:
- Please log in to your web account to register for exhibition.
Tables are 6’ (1.8 meters). We are anticipating many exhibits this year. Therefore, space will be limited to half of a table per person.
Since Convention is an all-age, inclusive event, please keep your entry “G-Rated” (appropriate even for children to look at) and also non-political. If you are not sure of its appropriateness, please ask us at convention-info [at] origamiusa.org.
If you are a creator, you may sell your exhibition artwork. Exhibition items for sale will have a green dot next to them. Please indicate on your exhibition form which items you will sell and prices. The Exhibition manager will have a listing of the exhibition items for sale for attendees who inquire.
Setup and Takedown
When you arrive to set up, please check in with the exhibition manager at the exhibition site to find out the assigned location of your individual display. At the exhibition site, origami should be set up between 12:00 pm–5:00 pm on Friday and taken down between 5:00 pm–7:00 pm on Sunday. For each exhibitor, we will provide a name card and exhibition space. Space will be assigned ahead of time based on the requirements that you specify on the Exhibition registration form (link above). Exhibition by non-attending members must be facilitated by an attending member who will be responsible for bringing, setting up, taking down and returning the exhibited work. Any work not taken down by 5:00 pm on Monday will become property of OrigamiUSA.
Once you enter the exhibition site you will see tables covered with black cloth. Tables will be numbered with the exhibitor's name. Any raised platforms should be brought from home. Artists can store empty boxes and packaging materials under the tables but must be removed at the end of the exhibition or they will be thrown away.
Presentation and Labeling
Try not to overcrowd your models. Each model needs to be identified but the format can be flexible, for example, a small 2" x 3" label by each model in the format of
The label can be flat, tent fold-over cards, or some other design as long as the label is unobtrusive and informative.
As optional information, you might consider the date of the composition and folding, the medium (type of paper, square or other shape), and/or crease pattern, if available.
We will 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) and social network pages (e.g., Facebook, Instagram).
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 artwork.
If you do not wish to allow photography of your work, please place a prominent notice to that effect at your exhibition space, and we will ask visitors to respect that.