Support the Awesome OAS Group for PCOC 2019
$6,772 pledged
69% of $9.8k goal
103 contributors
11 Days left Ends Feb 3, 2019
Help us raise funds to sponsor the amazing OAS (Origami Always Succeed!) Group to travel from Barcelona, Spain to Portland, Oregon, USA to appear as special guests at the Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Convention (PCOC) in mid-September 2019.

Thank you everyone for helping us succeed with Brian K. Webb's matching challenge of $500 (this amount has now been matched). Yay! 

There are a lot of great gift ideas on this page to consider for youth in your origami community, Valentine's day, someone's birthday, or, other ideas? Thank you everyone for helping us on our final countdown: ONLY 13 days left.

Have questions?  Please feel free to call 615.270.9270 or email me at oas.fundraiser@gmail.com

Why donate to this fundraiser?

  • Because OAS inspires others to be better
  • Because they are super supportive teachers that bring cheer and patience to their classes
  • Because most US folders have not met or experienced their unique team aesthetic and fun approach to origami (more details below)
  • Even if you're unable to attend PCOC, you can still enjoy some new diagrams and feel extra good about supporting others in your origami world community.

For you 

Thank you so very much for taking a moment to visit our OAS for PCOC fundraiser page. To share our appreciation of your consideration, please enjoy this free diagram, provided by OAS:

*****  Senglar /Boar by Marc Vigo - PDF - Intermediate   *****
Next year is the Year of the Pig ;-) Let's get ready!

What's happening here?

We (Melissa Mohamed, Kathleen Sheridan, and Brian K. Webb) are huge fans (along with many many others) of the OAS (Origami Always Succeed!) Group , four paper-folding designers/enthusiasts, whose camaraderie and focus on origami is inspirational and fun.

Because OAS is SO COOL AND KIND, we want to do something crazy... We want to try and raise funds to sponsor them as special guests for the Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Convention (PCOC), which will be held mid-September 2019 in Portland, Oregon, USA. It's a hefty goal but worth trying!

OAS, who?

They (Joel Garcia Moix, Marc Vigo, Enrique Martinez, and Oriol Esteve) are an amazingly talented group of origami designers who meet weekly, constantly challenging each other to improve their origami craft. Additionally, they are fun to hang out with and super kind and considerate in sharing with others.

OAS is quite unique in their mindset/approach to origami. In their own words, here's how they describe themselves: 

The Legend of OAS -   https://bit.ly/2MEQ2Fi

We definitely want to share *more about them with you! And truly hope you have the wonderful opportunity of meeting them in-person.

*Links to their Facebook page and design work can be found further below in the FAQ section.

How will the money be used?

This is an all-or-nothing campaign. If we do not reach our goal by February 3, 2019, your pending contribution will be canceled. But, IF WE REACH OUR GOAL, thanks to you, here's a breakdown of how the money will be allocated:

**  If there are funds leftover after airline purchases, etc., OAS has requested that the extra go towards special guest funding for PCOC 2021.

OAS is providing origami perks for donations!

OAS was happily surprised to hear about our desire to raise funds to honor their talents and wonderful personalities. In return, to share their gratitude, they are providing some fun and very appealing donation Perks, listed to the right on this page (if on desktop) for the fundraiser.

And, as a reminder, here’s their free perk to you just for visiting our fundraiser page:  Senglar /Boar by Marc Vigo (PDF)

Will you help?

Any amount will be super helpful. We have a short window of time (now until February 3, 2019) to run the fundraiser.

Also, consider helping us get the word out by sharing this page via Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram (here's a graphic), including the hashtag: #OAS4PCOC

Thank you!!

Donation Process (three options)

Here's a quick walk-through of the donation process so that you know what to expect:

1. Via this website

Below is a preview link of the payment page. I added a few arrows to show where FundRazr will ask for tips. Tips go directly to them and not us. We greatly appreciate their platform and hope you give them a tip but it is not necessary:

Click here to preview the payment page

2. Offline *promise* to send a check AFTER the fundraiser ends 

The more of these we receive, the less processing fees we'll have to pay.

If you'd like to skip all transaction/processing fees, we will also accept checks, which you can send AFTER the campaign ends successfully.

To ensure your promised amount is accounted for in advance:

Please call or text me, Melissa (615.270.9270), or email oas.fundraiser@gmail.com and provide the following details: Your name, phone number, the amount that you wish to donate, and the perk you would like to obtain.

I'll reach out to you after the fundraiser to provide information for sending in your donation.

3. Venmo

@OAS-Fundraiser (make sure to mention your perk choice)

Visit our Facebook Page for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/oasfundraiser/

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What will OAS teach at the convention?

Still to be determined but we can definitely say there will be a group talk on their design aesthetic! To quote someone from one of their last aesthetic talks... "Everyone that was there says it was incredible."

When will we get our digital downloads? 

After the fundraiser ends (successfully), we will email you (1-3 months later) a Dropbox link to your digital download.

When and how will we get our models?

OAS will be folding flat models that will fit in envelopes to be mailed to you anywhere in the world. These will be sent out in the upcoming months.

When will we get our t-shirt and/or hoodie?

We'll email you for your preferred size and then OAS will ship to you within the upcoming month.

Could you share more info about OAS? 

Yes, of course. Enjoy...

OAS on FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/OAS.Origami.Always.Succeed/


1. Enrique Martinez

Model pics
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1xbhzstfck7nsl7/AABGZ75Kz3xBFujqBg41x8kWa?dl=0

OrigamiUSA article
https://origamiusa.org/thefold/article/origami-designers-secrets-enrique-martinez

Flickr
Flickr -https://www.flickr.com/photos/enrique_emmn/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/enrique_enmimano


2. Joel Garcia Moix

Model pics
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p1aam61tv6v2gzn/AAB-w8FsEBMwo397ZS1FEXzIa?dl=0

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/JORELSON/


3. Marc Vigo

Model pics
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qfpod1umvukcakr/AADl8esgeF2TTHJm4s41doFla?dl=0

Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papiro_marc/

Website
http://www.lsi.upc.edu/~marc/hobbies.html


4. Oriol Esteve

Model pics
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vh6miwijc7wbmlo/AACL5jGTGx4JYhKJnVFD-v3_a?dl=0

Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/136824097@N07/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/oriol.esteve.origami/

 

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$15 USD
MODEL: Cat by Nicolas Terry
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How cute is this? Purrrfectly folded and sweet to look at. Looks like a happy cat that wants you to adopt them ;-)

Signed by Nicolas.

Shipping fees for this model will be taken care of by an anonymous donor.

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$20 USD
MODEL: Rabbit by Nicolas Terry
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An adorable bunny with very expressive ears and a cute overbite! He/she would be very hoppy to meet you.

Signed by Nicolas :)

Shipping fees for this model will be taken care of by an anonymous donor.

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$45 USD
MODEL: Oystercatcher by Nicolas Terry
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Also known as a Huitrier-pie. It looks like it's ready to move! Love how the head curves up, ...looking for a morsel in the distance?

Shipping fees for this model will be taken care of by an anonymous donor.

I WILL CONTACT YOU AFTER THE FUNDRAISER ENDS for obtaining your address.

Thank you for your wonderful support! And hope you enjoy this super cool oystercatcher model :)

* Also, if you think we've underpriced Nicolas Terry's model, if you want, there's an option to add to the donation amount. You'll see a section titled "Care to top it up?" shortly after making your selection.
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$45 USD
MODEL: Parrot by Nicolas Terry
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I ADORE this parrot so much! And that red and black duo paper! Ready to fly your way.

Signed by Nicolas + Free shipping :)

I WILL CONTACT YOU AFTER THE FUNDRAISER ENDS for obtaining your address.

Thank you for your wonderful support! And hope you enjoy this super awesome parrot model :)
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$60 USD
MODEL: Sparrow by Nicolas Terry
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Wow! The detail and curiosity of this little flyer is amazing! Nicolas Terry, you're a rockstar designer :)

Signed by Nicolas + Free shipping :)

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Thank you for your wonderful support! And hope you enjoy this super cute sparrow model :)
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$200 USD
MODEL: Fiery Dragon by Kade Chan
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This signed model won't be here long! Silver painted and ready to roar. About 25 cm.

Recipient will be responsible for shipping costs (estimated: $25).

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$50 USD
MODEL: Rooster by Raphaël Maillot
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Nice color change! Folded with red and white handmade paper. 10cm tall. Signed :)

Recipient will be responsible for shipping costs (not included in the model pricing). I will contact you after the fundraiser to ask for your address and to take care of the shipping amount.
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$100 USD
MODEL: Black Butterfly by Raphaël Maillot
Gorgeous! This beauty will be signed as well.

Recipient will be responsible for shipping costs (not included in the model pricing). I will contact you after the fundraiser to ask for your address and to take care of the shipping amount.
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$150 USD
MODEL: Acorn by Beth Johnson
Who's going to be the lucky person to snatch this up? Hand painted elephant hide, 3 inches tall.

Free shipping within the USA. Recipients outside of USA will be responsible for any shipping costs over $30.

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$150 USD
MODEL: Square Spaceness by Alessandra Lamio
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Only ONE available. Framed, signed, and shipped from Alessandra to you! The paper has a unique texture perfectly imitating wood. Meaning, up close, this will look as if it has been carved. Additionally, she will cover shipping, up to $50 (44 Euro).
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$250 USD
MODEL: Vortex by Ekaterina Lukashiva
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Only ONE available. This gorgeous spiral tessellation would make a wonderful holiday gift! Framed, signed, and shipped from Kate to you. The paper is tant, painted with acrylic paint. Click the "Read More" link below this text to see a close-up of the design and paper.

SHIPPING DETAILS
I WILL CONTACT YOU AFTER THE FUNDRAISER ENDS for obtaining your address and shipping payment.

- If you live within the USA, shipping will be free.
- Elsewhere will vary but Kate will make it as affordable as possible for you. Recipient will be responsible for up to $50. If it's higher than that (probably not), Kate will pay the difference :)
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$10 USD
CREASE PATTERNS by Jared Needle
ALL donations above $10 will receive both CPs
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$10 USD
DIAGRAM: Jumping Jellyfish by Alessandra Lamio
Cute and bouncy!
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$10 USD
TESSELLATION by Alessandra Lamio
Mesmerizing...
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$15 USD
DIAGRAM: Julie's Rabbit by Nicolas TERRY
A very cool diagram from a super generous supporter.
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$15 USD
DIAGRAM: Parrot by Nicolas TERRY
Beautiful model and nicely diagrammed.
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$15 USD
DIAGRAM: Whiskey, The Rabbit
Check-out this adorable hopper! Nicely diagrammed and includes the crease pattern.
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$20 USD
DIAGRAM: Oystercatcher by Nicolas TERRY
This model is SUPER NEW and super cool! Happy folding :)
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$25 USD
Friend of OAS
Digital booklet with four diagrams
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$50 USD
Brother/Sister of OAS
Deluxe digital book with 12 diagrams
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$100 USD
Patron of OAS
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Deluxe digital book + 1 folded model, signed and numbered
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$200 USD
Revered patron of OAS
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Deluxe digital book + set of 4 folded models, signed and numbered
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$500 USD
OAS demigod
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Deluxe digital book, set of 4 folded models, signed and numbered, + OAS t-shirt
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$1,000 USD
OAS god
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Deluxe digital book, set of 4 folded models, signed and numbered, + OAS t-shirt AND hoodie.
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