IAPMA

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 paper role as art form and 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 Bulletins 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 samples 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 564 members from 43 different countries.


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September 21, 2020
MEMBER EXHIBITION ARTISTS -Letters4Future - International Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Art, GERMANY September 18, 2020 until October 18, 2020. Friday 4.30 - 6.30 pm Saturday and Sunday 2 - 5 pm Poly Gallery Karlsruhe e.V. Viktoriastraße 9, 76133 Karlsruhe ARTISTS - Tricia Smout, Aditi Patwari, Renata Giannelli, Heather Matthew, Laura Behar, Şükran Tümer, Viviane Colautti Ivanova, Mieke van Zundert, Anni Fiil & Silke Lazarevic, Eva Kipp, Silke Janssen, Fides Linen, Dr. Ute Licht, Helene Tschacher, Petra Grupp, Michaela Schwarzmann, Ingrid Bürger, Renate Schweizer ‘Letters4Future’ - concerns about the future and our planet. The exhibition presents impressive, current artistic positions and works on and of paper by artists from Australia, India, Turkey, Israel, The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, France and all parts of Germany. Many people, including artists, on all continents are concerned about the state of the earth. As artists, they make contributions to the future. The individual begins building insect hotels, caring for bees in the city and urban gardening. Citizens and artists measure their ecological footprint. Renewable energies and organic farming are increasing... The exhibition ‘Letters4Future’ is initiated and curated by Renate Schweizer (Artists4Future Karlsruhe), in cooperation with the International Association of Hand Paper Makers and Paper Artists (IAPMA). Further information: www.poly-galerie.org www.kalender.karlsruhe.de #memberexhibition #Letters4Future #IAPMA #contemporarypaperart #paperexhibition #germany Renate Schweizer #internationalpaperart
September 14, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT !!! IAPMA CONGRESS Toyota City, JAPAN October 7th - 11th, 2021 7th Congress / Nohgakudo 8th Congress / Nohgakudo 9th Congress / Toyota City Tour 10th PAPER TOYOTA Workshop and Symposium / Sangohkan 11th Congress – Obara Washi kogei workshop tour, closing ceremony / Obara area The IAPMA Exhibition dates and venues have been changed as follows: IAPMA Exhibition Dates: 7th September – 17th October 2021 Venue: Toyota City Folk Craft Museum, Kirakutei, and Toyota Citizens' Gallery While taking the future COVID-19 situation into account, the PAPER TOYOTA Executive Committee will take great care to ensure the Congress is a safe and enriching event for all IAPMA members. If the schedule has to be changed, we will discuss it with the IAPMA Committee, then provide you with the information. We look forward to seeing you in 2021! #IAPMAcongress2021 #papermakers #paerartists #iapma #internationalcongress
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September 21, 2020
Letters4Future - International Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Art, 18 Sep-18 Oct 2020, Karlsruhe, Germany #ingridbürger, #miekevanzundert, @viviane.colautti.art @michaelaschwarzmann @werkstattsilkejanssen #triciasmout @anni.fiil @evakippart #silkelazarevic #aditipatwari #iapmasponsoredevent #iapmamembers #paperjoy💕 #paperartexhibition #paperartists #paperarts #handmadepapers More Information: The exhibition presents impressive, current artistic positions and works on and of paper by artists from Australia, India, Turkey, Israel, The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, France and all parts of Germany. Many people, including artists, on all continents are concerned about the state of the earth. As artists, they make contributions to the future. The individual begins building insect hotels, caring for bees in the city and urban gardening. Citizens and artists measure their ecological footprint. More Information ‘Letters4Future’ - concerns about the future and our planet. The exhibition presents impressive, current artistic positions and works on and of paper by artists from Australia, India, Turkey, Israel, The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, France and all parts of Germany. Many people, including artists, on all continents are concerned about the state of the earth. As artists, they make contributions to the future. Citizens and artists measure their ecological footprint. The exhibition ‘Letters4Future’ is initiated and curated by Renate Schweizer (Artists4Future Karlsruhe), in cooperation with the International Association of Hand Paper Makers and Paper Artists (IAPMA). The exhibition ‘Letters4Future’ is initiated and curated by Renate Schweizer (Artists4Future Karlsruhe), in cooperation with the International Association of Hand Paper Makers and Paper Artists (IAPMA).
September 15, 2020
Letters4Future - International Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Art, 18 Sep-18 Oct 2020, Karlsruhe, Germany @petragrupp #laurabehar #renatagiannelli @resharts @sukran.tumer #dr.utelicht @fideslinien @heathermatthewcom #helenetschacher #iapmasponsoredevent #paperartexhibition #paperartists #iapmamembers #paperarts #paperjoy💕 #handmadepaper
September 11, 2020
Zeiten - Schichten - Schriften - Winterthur, Switzerland Christine Läubli 29 Aug - 12 Sep 2020, opening 20nov2020 #christineläubli #iapmamember #paperarts #paperartist #paperjoy💕 More Info: Time is an incomprehensible phenomenon for humans. Our body changes, things pass away, new things take the place of the old. Our memory stores in a disorganized way what seems important to us. Images and writings make it possible to collect, order and design in a targeted manner. Just like the thread, Christine Läubli accompanies writing through life. Whether in the creation of images or the writing of texts - it is always a matter of finding the precise form. By dealing with a topic for a long time, she tries to grasp its core and shape it in its very own way. The attraction lies in the process, in the slowness, the silence, in which something new breaks open, takes shape and expression. Die Zeit ist für den Menschen ein unfassbares Phänomen. Unser Körper verändert sich, Dinge vergehen, Neues tritt anstelle des Alten. Unser Gedächtnis bewahrt ungeordnet auf, was ihm wichtig scheint. Bilder und Schriften ermöglichen es, gezielt zu sammeln, zu ordnen und zu gestalten. Ebenso wie der Faden begleitet Christine Läubli die Schrift durchs Leben. Ob beim bildnerischen Gestalten oder dem Verfassen von Texten – immer geht es darum, die präzise Form zu finden. Indem sie sich lange Zeit mit einem Thema befasst, versucht sie, dessen Kern zu erfassen und in seiner ureigenen Weise zu gestalten. Der Reiz liegt im Prozess, in der Langsamkeit, der Stille, in der etwas Neues aufbricht, Form und Ausdruck annimmt.