The International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) is the world leading organisation for paper artists. It was founded in 1986 in Düren, Germany, when paper as an art medium was far less well-known than it is today. While paper history and production are one facet of the Association's activities, the central focus is to promote paper and handmade paper as a contemporary artistic medium.

The Association's main objective is to facilitate an international exchange of artistic ideas and share information about hand papermaking and paper art. IAPMA aims to provide the opportunity for members to work together, collaborate on artistic projects and exhibitions, share solutions to technical problems, explore different paper-related cultural backgrounds, and encourage new approaches to paper arts. To this end, each year one Bulletin and six newsletters are produced: the newsletters provide information about exhibitions, publications, projects and techniques involving paper; the Bulletins are professionally produced magazines with handmade paper covers and sample papers which feature individual artists, papermakers and their ideas. All members are invited to share information with other members through the newsletters and Bulletins.

Currently, the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists has 597 members from 48 different countries.

January 24, 2022
MINIARTEXTIL 30 February 20-March 13, 2022 Featuring the work of #iapmamember Bara Lehmann-Schulz and other Artists Le Beffroi de Montrouge Centre Culturel Avenue de la Republique 92120 Montrouge (Paris) The exhibition MINIARTEXTIL is a juried group exhibition from Arte & Arte held annually in Como, Italy (314 applications 54 selected). For the 30th anniversary in 2020 it could not take place and was postponed 2 times due to covid. After Como, the exhibition also goes to other places and the cooperation with Montrouge has existed for 16 years. Artworks, exhibited in the frame of the 30th edition of Miniartextil in Como from April to July 2021, will be exhibited in Montrouge, a quarter of Paris in February 2022, where it has been shown annually since 16 years. The partnership with Arte & Arte is a strong element in the cultural identity of Montrouge. The basic material of Bara Lehmann-Schulz' artworks is varnished cotton textile arranged in a square with a horizontal hole pattern. Vertical sections of thick paper strings and video tapes are alternately pulled through the holes so that a particular surface texture developed. The colour of all ingredients are black, but due to the individual materiality, structure and form, a special rhythm emerges and a normally monochrome black appears matt or shiny, depending on the viewers angle of view…. #black #noir #textileart #textileartexhibition #miniarttextile #fiberart #fiberartist #fiberartistoninstagram
January 19, 2022
"The Asia-Europe 5 Satellite Exhibition" (France) February 19, - May 29, 2022. Featuring IAPMA members Verena Friedrich and Helene Tschacher, as well as and other artists Manufacture Museum. 29 Avenue Julien Lagache 59100 Roubaix Asia-Europe 5 exhibition will tour 2021-23 in Finland, Belgium, Denmark and Germany. The AE5 exhibition presents works by 37 artists from Asian and European countries. Many of the artists have a textile background and they use materials and techniques that are textile and paper related but with a twist of contemporary arts. The exhibition presents culturally characteristics and original methods with a free use of textile tradition. Included are several sculptural art works made of materials that are familiar from our everyday life but are used in an unexpected manner with new techniques without names. #paperartexhibition #paperart #textileart #textileartexhibition #iapmamembers #contemporaryartexhibition
January 18, 2022
"Paper haiku" - exhibition at the Paper Art Gallery of the Museum of Papermaking (Poland) Haiku - is Japanese poetry, accurately and in a very simple way expressing thoughts; haiku is related to the philosophy of zen which in art is characterized by subtlety, aesthetic minimalism and abandonment of one's own "I". The exhibition "Paper haiku" is the visualization of those values. The artworks of #iapmamember Małgorzata Antoszewska-Moneta are dominated by elements of far eastern culture because of her stay in Japan, where she learned the art of making Japanese paper called washi in the studio of Isao Nakamura, as well as calligraphy and woodcut; as the artist says: "... it decided about one of my artistic paths, influenced the others"; apart from the paper sphere, the artist deals with painting, unique photography and graphics. Opening Hours November - April Tuesday - Sunday 9 am - 3 pm May - August: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 6 pm Sunday 9 am - 4 pm October - November: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Sunday 9 am - 4 pm Location Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki-Zdrój Kłodzka 42 57-340 Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland #haiku #washi #castpaper #paperartinstallation #paperart #papermaking #papermaker #kozo