Monthly Archives: March 2012

2012 Auction – call for Origami Artist Participants

Heart with Crane by Francis Ow (folded by Anne LaVin)

It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the terrible day of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Much has been done, but there’s still much to do to help the area recover – and the children of Sendai still need support.  So today seems a fitting day to announce that we will hold our second Origami Auction to benefit Japanese children starting on May 5, 2012.

If you’re an origami creator and would like to participate by donating a piece for this second auction, please read about the details for this year’s auction.  We look forward to hearing from you!

And if you’re interested in owning a piece of original origami art, well, watch this space for announcements of the artists, pieces and schedule.  (Consider subscribing to the site’s RSS feed, or “friending” us on Facebook so you receive all our updates!)

2011 Auction “wrap-up” – 2012 update coming soon!

Apologies, fans and friends far and wide, for the delay in getting out a wrap-up post – life does seem to get in the way of Origami sometimes.

After tallying and accounting for fees, etc. we did indeed manage to raise just over US$3K in our fall auction.  A truly  heartfelt thank you to all the generous artists and eager bidders who made the auction such a success!  One hundred percent of the proceeds will be going to benefit an orphanage in the Sendai area.

And to continue our support, this spring we will hold our second auction, scheduled for early May.  More details to follow shortly!