IAPMA Timeline

2021

Nicole Donnelly, United States, President. Updated Statutes and registration of IAPMA at the Registry Court in Dresden (Germany) as non-profit association under the name 'International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) e.V.

2021

Nicole Donnelly, United States, President. Carolina Larrea Chile, Vice President. The postponed Congress from 2020 was held in 2021 as live-online event through several Zoom sessions between September and November. Congress venues were Toyota City and Obara, Japan. Convenors were PAPER TOYOTA 2020 Executive Committee, Toyota City Obara Paper Art Museum Washi no Furusato, and Toyota Obara Washi Kougei Association.

2020

Nicole Donnelly, United States, President. Carolina Larrea Chile, Vice President. The congress was postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

2018

Nicole Donnelly, United States, President. Carolina Larrea Chile, Vice President. The congress was held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Congress Convenor Daniela Todorova.

2016

Nicole Donnelly, United States, President; Carolina Larrea, Chile, Vice President. The Congress was held in Brasilia, Brazil. Congress Convenor Dr. Therese Hofmann. A deluxe Bulletin with 12 paper swatches and three traveling exhibitions were organized for the 30th Anniversary.

2014

Gail Stiffe, Australia, President; Helen Hiebert, United States, Vice President. The Congress was held in Fabriano, Italy. Congress Convenor Giorgio Pellegrini.

2013

Gail Stiffe, Australia, President; Helen Hiebert, United States, Vice President. No congress was held. Member Book featuring 260 paper artists published, Editor Helene Tschacher

2012

Gail Stiffe, Australia, President; Helen Hiebert, United States, Vice President. A congress was held in Cleveland, USA at the Morgan Conservatory.

2011

Gail Stiffe, Australia, President; Helen Hiebert, United States, Vice President. No Congress was held. A special bulletin and many exhibitions funded by IAPMA to celebrate the twenty fifth silver anniversary.

2010

Helene Tschacher, Germany, President; Joanne Kaar, United Kingdom, Vice President. A Congress was held in Wonju, South Korea. Congress Convenor Chang-Bok Lee.

2009

Helene Tschacher, Germany, President; Joanne Kaar, United Kingdom, Vice President. A Congress was held in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia. Michelle Green Wubbolts, Congress Convenor. Member Book featuring 173 paper artists published, Editor Helene Tschacher

2008

Helene Tschacher, Germany, President; Helen Hiebert, United States, Vice President. No Congress was held.

2007

Helene Tschacher, Germany, President; Laara Cassells, Canada, Vice President. A congress was held in Wadham College, Oxford, England. Congress Convenor Hilary Sussum.

2006

Helene Tschacher, Germany, President. Laara Cassells, Canada, Vice President. A congress was held in Steyrermühl, Austria. Congress Convenor Joachim Tschacher and team. A publication "Twenty Years of IAPMA" was published.

2005

Helene Tschacher, Germany, President. Gail Stiffe, Australia, Vice President. A Congress was held in Banff, Canada. Congress Convenor Elizabeth Crammond.

2004

Marjorie A. Alexander, United States, president; Gail Stiffe, Australia, vice president A congress was held in Jeonju, South Korea. Congress Convenor Dong-GynJIN.

2003

Owe Bjorklund, Sweden, resigned as President. Marjorie A. Alexander, United States, appointed President; Gail Stiffe, Australia, Vice President. A Congress was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Congress Convenor Elisabeth Jobin.

2002

Owe Bjorklund Sweden, President; Helene Tschacher and Joachim Tschacher, Germany, Vice Presidents. A proposed Congress in Chicago, Illinois, USA was cancelled. Congress Convenor Bill Drendel.

2001

Owe Bjorklund, Sweden, President; Helene Tschacher and Joachim Tschacher, Germany, Vice Presidents. A congress was held in Duzsniki, Poland. Congress Convenor Joachim Tschacher.

2000

Owe Bjorklund, Sweden, president; Helene Tschacher and Joachim Tschacher, Germany, vice presidents. A congress was held at Abbazia Di Speneto, Italy. Luciano Pandiani, convenor.

1999

Anne Vilsboll, Denmark, President; Marilyn Sward, United States, Vice President. A proposed joint Congress in Chicago, Illinois, USA with the Friends of Dard Hunter was not held. A second edition of the Cavalcade was produced.

1998

Anne Vilsboll, Denmark, President; Marilyn Sward, United States, Vice President. A Congress was held in Adelaide, Australia. Congress Convenors Ruth Creedy and Heather McDonald.

1997

Anne Vilsboll, Denmark, President; Marilyn Sward, United States, Vice President. No Congress was held. A special publication "IAPMA Cavalcade" was published with a biography of each artist.

1996

Anne Vilsboll, Denmark, President; Marilyn Sward, United States, Vice President. A congress was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Anne Vilsboll, Congress Convenor. IAPMA was honoured by having the prestigious calendar of Papierfabrik Scheufelen in Lenningen, Germany, using 12 mail art pieces for their 1996 calendar.

1995

Therese Weber, Switzerland, President; Helmut Becker, Canada, Vice President. A Congress was held in Kyoto, Japan. Congress Convenor Kyoko Ibe. IAPMA received the "Kami Academ Award" in Kyoto.

1994

Therese Weber, Switzerland, President, Helmut Becker, Canada, Vice President. A Congress was held in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. Congress Convenor Eva Andresen and Pat Gentenaar.

1993

Therese Weber, Switzerland, President; Helmut Becker, Canada, Vice President. A Congress was held in Montreal, Canada. Congress Convenors Johanna Roy and Michelle Heon.

1992

Therese Weber, Switzerland, President; Helmut Becker, Canada, Vice President. A Congress was held in Budapest, Hungary. Congress Convenor Geza Meszaros.

1991

Ray Tomasso, United States, President; Dr. Dorothea Eimert, Germany, Vice President. A Congress was held in Basel, Switzerland. Congress Convenors Therese Weber and Fred Siegenthaler. A sixth birthday party was held in Basel.

1990

Ray Tomasso, United States, President; Dr. Dorothea Eimert, Germany, Vice President. A Congress was held in Düren, Germany. Congress Convenors Dr. Dorothea Eimert and John Gerard.

1989

Dr. Dorothea Eimert, Germany, President; Ray Tomasso, United States, Vice President. A joint Congress with the Friends of Dard Hunter was held in Reno, Nevada, USA. Congress Convenor Ray Tomasso.

1988

Dr. Dorothea Eimert, Germany, President; Ray Tomasso, United States, Vice President. A Congress was held in Düren, Germany. Congress Convenors Dr. Dorothea Eimert and John Gerard.

1987

Dr. Dorothea Eimert, Germany, President; Ray Tomasso, United States, Vice President. A Congress was held in Capellades, Spain. Congress Convenor Victoria Rabal.

1986

Fred Siegenthaler, Switzerland, had been corresponding with hand papermakers all over the world and came up with the idea of an international association. Credit for the formation of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists goes to Fred and a few friends who assembled in Düren, Germany, and IAPMA was born. Dr. Dorothea Eimert, Director of the Leopold Hoesch Museum was elected President.