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Spring Auction Wrap-up

We’re very happy to report that the 2012 Spring Auction, with 18 items, raised nearly US$2,500 to support the Origami Caravan Project!

Many, many thanks to our participating artists, and to the bidders and happy owners of these wonderful pieces.

We plan on holding another auction this coming fall, and will send out a call for participants this summer.  Watch this space for details…

2012 Spring Auction – Details!

We’re pleased to announce the final details of the 2012 Spring Auction (which starts with our first auction this coming Saturday, 5 May, at 7PM EDT, US.) Once again, we’ll be using eBay as our auction venue, and require payment via PayPal – so if you’re interested in bidding, you’ll need to set up an eBay account, and either get a PayPal account, or use a credit card through their site.  OrigamiUSA has kindly offered to be our official charity “sponsor” for our eBay auctions, and act as conduit for the financial transactions.

Pieces, artists and auction schedules will be as follows (each auction will last three days):

Thanks to all the artists (and one book donor) for their generous donations – and we hope all our readers and fans will find something to tempt them to bid!

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!

Nearing the end…

…of this most amazing and interesting few weeks.  So far, with our last auction in its final hours, we’ve raised over $3K!  We’ll have the final totals tonight – stay tuned!

Our final auction: Robert J. Lang’s “Quezadan Pot, opus 603”

Robert’s splendid vase form is now live on eBay:

Good luck!

LaFosse and Alexander “Makoto-Cho” (a butterfly for Makoto Yamaguchi)

This beautiful piece, created in honor of Makoto Yamaguchi, is now live for bidding at eBay:

Good luck!

Brian Chan’s “Red Mantis” now live

Brian’s lifelike “Red Mantis” is now live for bidding on eBay:

Good luck!

Joseph Wu’s “Owlbear”

Joseph’s menacing “Owlbear” is now live on eBay:

Good luck!

Tomoko Fuse’s “Box to the 4th Power”

With a huge number of books to her name, and seemingly endless geometric designs up her sleeve, Fuse is perhaps most famous in the Origami world for her creative boxes. This auction is for a perfectly nested set of four little boxes in bright seasonal colors.

Good luck!