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 592 members from 48 different countries.

November 27, 2022
EXHIBITION - Paper Art and Pop up Pictures Lünen, AUSTRIA Event Dates: Nov 27th - Dec 31st, 2022 Artist: Wilhelm Schramm Opening Hours: Sun through Sat 2 pm - 6 pm Location: Galerie Wolfgang Anders Münsterstrasse 290 44534 Lünen More Information: Phone +49.2306.55080 Further information: http://galerie-anders.de #iapmamember #IAPMA #paperexhibition #paper #exhibition ##papermaking #internationalartexhibition #paperartists #papaperartandpopuppictures
November 27, 2022
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG? … Then make a donation this Giving Tuesday on November 29, 2022, or become an IAPMA Member! IAPMA is the world’s leading association of hand paper makers and paper artists (IAPMA) with currently almost 600 members worldwide. Your donation helps preserve the knowledge of hand paper making and helps Paper Art thrive. You can deduct your donation and your membership fee from your taxable income. IAPMA e.V. is registered as a non-profit association in Germany. This entitles IAPMA to issue donation receipts. For donations up to 300 Euros, a simple payment receipt and a "Simplified Proof of Donation" will suffice for submission to your tax office. Please contact IAPMA Treasurer Eva for more information at treasurer@iapma.info. SEND YOUR DONATION TO to co-treasurer@iapma.info BECOME AN IAPMA MEMBER www.iapma.info - Become A Member #iapma #internationalassociationofhandpapermakersandpaperartists #iapmamember #givingtuesday #givingtuesday2022 #donatetoyourassociation #nonprofitchampions #fundraisingforart #paperlove #artlover #paperenthusiast #paperart #handpapermaking
November 25, 2022
An amazing video to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 'Paper on Skin' exhibitions that are held every year in Burnie, Australia……. Congratulations !!!! #paper #paperonskin #burnietasmania #paperart #wearablepaperart https://www.facebook.com/groups/1500149726931459/permalink/3356360157977064/
November 21, 2022
New Exhibition - "East West - Sofia Paper Art Fest 2022" (Bulgaria) October 11, 2022 - March 12, 2023. Featuring IAPMA Members Daniela Todorova (@daniela.s.todorova), Verena Friedrich, Valentin Bakardjiev Opening Hours Tuesday to Sunday 11 am - 7 pm Closed Monday Gallery opening - 10/11/2022 - 6:30 pm Location Gallery Finesse 17 Hristo Belchev str Sofia East–West is the last exhibition in the program Sofia Paper Art Festival 2022 (@sofiapaperartfest). After presenting a variety of exhibitions as part of the festival's largest section, the Paper Art Biennial, the focus is now on sculpture and installation. The exhibition shows a selection of artists who are fascinated by three-dimensional possibilities. At the same time, we are launching a long-term exchange project between Bulgaria and Germany, which will continue over the next few years with traveling formats in both countries. The selected artists will present works in different styles and with diverse messages. The installations and objects overflow with structures and volumes in the range of white and black. Other artists use the illusion of volume or focus on reliefs, while others prefer amorphous forms in soft, earthy tones. Some of the artists occupy the space with luminous works that are a counterpoint to others that rely on lush color. The exhibition EAST-WEST aims to question certain aspects of sculpture and installation outside of the exhibition space, even though this particular exhibition presents more intimate works set in the gallery. The discussion about the new technologies in sculpture, the lectures on contemporary sculpture in urban and natural environments, the presentations by individual artists, and international sculpture events are among the important topics addressed in the program. The possibilities of three-dimensional works and the new technologies provoke new means of expression and this raises a number of questions and seeks innovative solutions. #paperart #paperartist #sofiapaperfest #papersculpture #paperartinstallation #papierkunst #fiberart #fiberartist #fiberartinstallation #fibersculpture #foldedpaper #foldedpaperart
November 18, 2022
New Exhibition - IAPMA supported: UICB & IAPMA: "Bountiful Harvest" (USA) November 11, 2022 - November 18, 2022. Featuring IAPMA Members: Jane Ingram Allen, Laura Behar, Hanne Frey Husø, Wilhelm Schramm, Jamie Capps, Emily Eldred, Dana King, Lauren Krukowski, Jennifer Miller, Mariceliz Pagan Opening Hours The exhibition can be viewed by appointment. Email to nicholas-cladis@uiowa.edu Location UICB Paper Research Facility 216 North Hall Iowa City, IA 52242 This exhibition is in celebration of the 2022 Kozo harvest at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, which is taking place on November 11, 2022. This exhibition 'UICB & IAPMA: Bountiful Harvest' is located in the gallery space of the UICB Paper Research Facility. IAPMA members and UICB students have joined forces for the exhibition. UICB students worked with papermaking faculty Nicholas Cladis to select artists, curate the exhibition, and install the works in the space. Exhibited is a unique variety of works, ranging from paper sculpture to book work, that either use kozo or contain the theme of harvest in some way. The exhibition was supported by IAPMA e.V. #papermaking #papermaker #paperart #paperartist #iapmamember #iapmasupported #paperartexhibition #bookarts #bookbinding #foldedpaper #kozo #kozoharvest #bountifulharvest #harvest #fiber
November 02, 2022
New Workshop - "Artist Books Online Course" (Argentina) November 10, 2022- December 08, 2022. Workshop Details This workshop is an artist book course showing how to make large paper in a grid shape, or how to make together, simultaneously, both sides front and back of a concertina book in fresh handmade paper. We will collaging with graphic inks, transfers, and inclusions. So many incredible techniques! Further information: https://www.silviaturbiner.com Contact information silvia.turbiner@gmail.com @silviaturbiner #onlinecourse #onlineworkshop #artistbooks #librodeartista #encuadernacion #bookbinding #bookbindingworkshop #librosdeartista #bookarts