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Jeremy Shafer
jeremy@barf.cc / www.jeremyevents.com


    Television Appearances
    Guest on Craft Lab - DiY Network  2/07
     
    Guest (four times) on Sabado Gigante - UNIVISION  5/03, 7/03, 12/03, 4/06
     
    Second place in competition of Japanese origami masters -- TV Champion - TV Tokyo  2/03
     
    Guest on Evening Magazine - KPIX Channel 5  1/02
     
    Guest on 7 O’Clock Evening News - KPIX Channel 5  11/01
     
    Guest on Ni Tan Tarde - Number one Venezuelan late night talk show - Canal Televen  2/01
     
    Guest on De Par en Par - Venezuelan morning talk show - Canal Televen  2/01
     
    Guest artist on The Show - KRON / Bay TV  1/00
     
    Guest artist (two times) on The Carol Duvall Show - National Home and Garden Channel  5/98


    Juggling Achievements
    One of 20 known jugglers in the world who can qualify with 9 balls
     
    Performs regularly at fairs, festivals, parties and company events
     - Performed 3 shows a day, 18 days straight at the California State Fair - Sacramento 8/03, 8/04. 8/07
     - Performed 3 shows a day at 31 county fairs -- California, Arizona 2003-2007
     - Street-performed 19 years in a row at the Solano Stroll Festival - Berkeley  9/87-9/05
     - Circus Arts Instructor for 13 summers at Camp Winnarainbow - Laytonville, CA 9/88 - 9/01
     - Clients include, Genentech, Motorola, Chevron, Dreyers, Macy’s, Sutter Health, Red Bull, George Lucas
     
    Performance repertoire
    - Juggling, unicycling, stilts, giant transforming origami, handwhistling, salsa dancing
    - Fire eating, fire folding (flaming crane), flaming unicycle, fire juggling - 5 Torches, 5 fireballs
    - Juggles 2 torches and a watermelon while on a 6-foot unicycle
    - Juggles three giant Hoberman Spheres 20 feet up into the air

    Origami Achievements

    Created hundreds of original origami models  83-present
     
    Author/diagrammer of book - Origami to Astonish and Amuse, St. Martin's Press - release date: 7/01
     - Sold 20,000 copies
     
    Self-employed origami artist
     - Editor of quarterly newsletter for Bay Area Rapid Folders (BARF) - 200+ subscribers  9/94-present
     - Performer and teacher of origami at schools, parties and corporate events  9/95-present
     
    Published regularly in origami journals
     - Bay Area Rapid Folders Newsletter  94-present
     - Annual Collection, Origami USA  91-present
     - Imagiro - bi-monthly origami "zine"  95-present
     - Featured in periodicals of national origami associations: USA, England, France,
     Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Colombia, Japan  91-present
     
    Featured in origami books and educational media
     - Origami the Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding, by Rick Beech, Lorenz Books 01
     - Origamido, by Michael Lafosse, Rockport Publishers  00
     - Folding California, by Dorothy Engleman - origami video production  99
     - Origami in the Classroom, textbook by Key Curriculum Press  98
     - Origami in Action, by Robert Lang, St. Martin's Press  97
     - Secret Life of Paper, by Robert Lang, Cloudrunner Inc. - interactive computer program   97
     
    Commercial Ventures
     
    - FTL Happold - designed expandible sphere for potential use on future NASA Space Shuttle  1/02
     - Bureau of Jewish Education - designed/folded 400 50-faced brochures for advertising campaign  9/99
     - KPMG - demonstrated origami at tradeshow booth - slogan: "We shape solutions"  6/98
     - Bayer Corp. - designed origami red blood cell and blood sampling storage device  2/98
     - Co-created and produced origami magic trick, "Fusion Loops" - sold internationally  9/95
     
    Exhibited, performed and taught at museums, origami conventions and cultural festivals
     
    - Honored guest performer at Peabody Essex Museum Origami Exhibition Opening - Salem, MA 5/07
     
    - Honored guest performer at Masters of Origami Exhibit Opening - Hangar-7, Salzburg, Austria, NC 7/05
     - Honored guest at Southeast Origami Festival - Charlotte, NC 9/02
      - Guest Speaker at the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting - Boston 3/02
     - Guest artist at Junior Museum and Zoo - Palo Alto, CA (two times)  4/00, 3/01
     - Honored guest at Venezuelan Origami Convention - Caracas, Venezuela  2/01
     - Honored guest at Italian Origami Convention - Bologna, Italy  12/00
     - Honored guest at Colombian Origami Convention (3 times) - Cali, Colombia  11/97, 11/99, 11/00
     - Resident artist at Zeum - interactive technology museum - San Francisco  2/00
     - Guest artist at Exploratorium - interactive technology museum - San Francisco  1/00
     - Honored guest at French Origami Convention - Paris, France  5/99
     - Honored guest at Spanish Origami Convention - Madrid, Spain  4/99
     - Honored guest at British Origami Convention - York, England  4/99
     - Honored guest at Origami Tanteidan Convention - Tokyo, Japan  7/98
     - Origami U.S.A. conventions (8 times) - New York  6/91-6/99
     - Pacific Coast Origami Conference (2 times) - San Francisco Japantown  11/97, 3/00
     - Annual Cherry Blossom Festival (6 times) - San Francisco Japantown  4/93-4/98
     - McHenry Library, UC Santa Cruz - solo exhibition  2/94-3/94
     
    Can fold a flapping crane from paper lit on fire while riding a 6-foot unicycle   present

    Education
    University of California, Santa Cruz - Bachelor of Arts in Math  9/91-6/95
     
    Berkeley High School - Honors level courses  9/87-6/91
     
    Fluent in Spanish,
     
    Basic communication skills in French, Italian, Japanese


    Personal Attributes
    Dedicated, patient, persistent, and out-going
     
    Creative, humorous, and entertaining


    There's more . . .
    Unicycling
     - Unicycled 80 miles in one day (Daly City to Santa Cruz)  10/11/95
     - Unicycled 10 miles everyday to the university campus - Santa Cruz  9/92-6/95
     - Unicycled over the Berkeley Hills on a 9-foot unicycle  6/92
     
    Misc. Circus Arts
     - Rola-Bola, Walking Globe, tight-rope, contact juggling, club swinging, poi, diabolo, devil sticks, cigar boxes
     
    Dancing
     - Salsa, Ballroom, Contra, Irish, Int'l folk - Berkeley  9/95-present
     - Ballroom, Contra, Int'l folk, Mexican Folklorico - Santa Cruz  9/91-6/95
     
    Music
     - Accomplished in voice, piano, pan pipes, handwhistle, hand clapping
     
    Sports
     - Tennis, ultimate frisbee, footbag
     - Member of Berkeley Unicycle Basketball Club  9/01-present