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 552 members from 44 different countries.

March 30, 2020
#iapmamember Michel Olivier #papermaker #paperartist #pastexhibition #paperartexhibition. Uniting typography and paper, on the theme maritime impressions. A passionate encounter to sublimate the paper, to praise it, give it another dimension, new forms. Present it as a living matter. Play on gramages and pulp linen, hemp or mule bark, to give birth to unexpected creations.
March 28, 2020
Teximus 3 - Zug, Switzerland, 15-18 October, 2020, Christine Läubli and other artists #christineläubli #paperartist #paperartexhibition #iapmamember #paperarts #paperjoy💕 #handmadepaper For the third time Altstadthalle in Zug is the setting for the juried exhibition TEXIMUS. The exhibition is organized by the TAFch group who have set themselves the goal of bringing textiles and fiber in art to a wider audience, and to establish and promote networks for focused cooperation. Further information: https://www.tafch.ch/index.php/de/teximus
March 26, 2020
Nutrition-Free Art - It Has To Be Better 09 Apr - 15 May 2020 Landes Sullivan #landessullivan Madison, WI, USA. More Information: For us, it's all about the art. Capture the gesture, nail a composition, spill some color. We craft colorful, textured handmade cotton and abaca paper objects that along with a few other materials like wood, foam board or fencing wire are then cobbled together to make our art. Our works are abstract. They soak up the exuberance, frustration, hope and confusion that we feel as we make them. #iapmamember #paperartist #paperartexhibition #paperjoy💕