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 652 members from 54 different countries.

June 10, 2023
👉 UPCOMING EXHIBITION - Korea 👈 Nature Art Cube Exhibition Event Dates: June 15th - August 15, 2023 Artists: Bara Lehmann-Schulz, Tanja Major and other Artists Opening Hours: 10 am - 6 pm Location: Geumgang Nature Art Center 8 Yeonmisangogae-gil Gongju More Information: The Nature Art Cube Exhibition is a global nature art movement planned by Korea Nature Artists’ Association, Yatoo, and has been conducted as one of the indoor exhibitions of Geumgang Nature Art Biennale. It is a program that seeks to interpret and broaden awareness of nature in various ways of thinking and expression in a 12cm cube. A catalogue will be available. Further information: http://www.natureartbiennale.org/home/index.php #iapmamember #IAPMA #paperexhibition #paper #exhibition #papermaking #natureartcube #paperexhibitionkorea #paperartists #paperart #creatingwithpaper Photo credit: Babara Lehmann- Schulz - Veggie Cube - top
June 08, 2023
👉 UPCOMING EXHIBITION - Salzburg, AUSTRIA👈 Beachtliches Nichts - Remarkable Nothing Event Dates: June 17th - July 9th, 2023 Artist: Eva Maria Juras Opening reception Fri, June 16th, 2023 at 7 pm Opening Hours: Fri and Sat 2 pm - 6 pm and by appointment Location: Sammlung Aichhorn Textil Kunst Galerie Steingasse 35 5020 Salzburg More Information: The Aichhorn Collection, in whose gallery rooms Eva Maria Juras shows her work, comprises valuable textiles from India to the Far East. The piece, Beachtliches Nichts, which gives the exhibition its name, it was leftovers from a New Year's Eve firework that, lying on the floor, attracted her attention and finally, together with other elements made of flax, wood and rubber, became a work of art. In the work 'Shibori,' Eva shows that this technique can also be perfectly applied to paper - a homage to the wonderful Aichhorn collection. It is her wish that the everyday, ubiquitous, always available material paper will also be transformed from Nothing to Remarkable for the guests of the exhibition. Further information: www.sammlung-aichhorn.at www.creativeaustria.at/2023/05/17/eva-maria-juras-beachtliches-nichts-textilkunst-galerie-aichhorn-salzburg/ phone +43 664 9166891 http://www.evajuras.de/ #iapmamember #IAPMA #paperexhibition #paper #exhibition #papermaking #paperartists #paperart #creatingwithpaper #internationalassociationofhandpapermakersandpaperartists #remarkablenothing #salzburg #austriaexhibition
June 08, 2023
👉 UPCOMING EXHIBITION - LATVIA 👈 The 7th International Riga Textile and Fibre Art Triennial Event Dates: June 15th - September 17th, 2023 Artist: Geneviève Rocher and other Artists Opening Hours: Tues to Sun 11 am - 7 pm Closed on Mon Location: Museum of Decorative Arts and Design 10 Skarnu St, Riga Art Museum"Riga Bourse" 6 Doma laukums, Riga More Information: The theme of the exhibition is “ Quo Vadis.” https://www.liveriga.com/en/visit/events/exhibitions/7th-triennial-of-textile-and-fiber-art-quo-vadis-1 Photo credit Guy LHeureux https://genevieverocher.com #iapmamember #IAPMA #paperexhibition #paper #exhibition #papermaking #paperartists #paperart #creatingwithpaper #internationalassociationofhandpapermakersandpaperartists #riga #textileandfibreart