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 585 members from 45 different countries.

August 02, 2022
NEW EXHIBITION: "Puls.es" (Poland) Event Dates July 23, 2022 until January 29, 2023 Artist Ewa Latkowska-Żychska Opening Hours: July to August Mon to Saturday 9 am - 6 pm Sunday 9 am - 4 pm September to October Monday to Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Sunday 9 am - 4 pm November and December Tuesday to Sunday 9 am - 3 pm Location: Museum of Papermaking Kłodzka 42 57-340 Duszniki-Zdrój At the temporary exhibition in the Museum of Papermaking, entitled "Puls.es," Ewa Latkowska-Żychska presents works expressing her feeling of the world. The exhibition includes large-format compositions inspired by nature and created from handmade kozo paper and paper using local Polish plants. A collection of smaller works comprises sheets made according to Japanese papermaking technique, generating more personal reflections and often bound in the form of a book. #localfibers #papermaking #washi #nagashizuki #papermaker #artistbook #pulp #pulppainting #kozo #museumofpapermaking #iapmamember
August 02, 2022
NEW EXHIBITION: "openArt" (Switzerland) Event Dates July 30, 2022 until October 09, 2022. Artist IAPMA Member Gerda Ritzmann and other Artists Opening Hours Tuesday to Sunday 2 pm - 8 pm Monday closed Also, by appointment Location Trii 6535 Roveredo Canton Graubünden For the twenty-second time, the openArt sculpture exhibition in Roveredo, Trii, opens their gates at the end of July. The artists' initiative, which has already become a tradition, offers another insight into contemporary art from national and international artists. The sculpture park, situated in a natural landscape, invites unique encounters and conversations among art lovers.The evening will be accompanied by music. Further information: https://openart.ch Email l.amarca@bluewin.ch Phone +41 79 444 2161 #openart #sculpture #womensculptors #sculptureexhibition #sculpturepark #memorybag #memory #thingswecarry
August 02, 2022
NEW EXHIBITION: "Covering The Void" (Argentina) Event Dates July 18, 2022 until August 28, 2022. Artist Silvia Turbiner @silviaturbiner Opening Hours Daily 24 hours Location Galería Las Artes Museum Carnacini Pueyrredón 2720 Villa Ballester Provincia de Buenos Aires The exhibition is 20 meters long and can be viewed day and night from the street. The artist, Silvia Turbiner, incorporates Kozo Fibers and handmade Kozo paper into large pieces that hang from the ceiling. #kozo #fiberart #papermaking #papelhechoamano #artedepapel #papermaker #papelera #installationart #installationartist #washi #iapmamember