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 594 members from 46 different countries.

September 23, 2022
EXHIBITION - Nicosia, Cyprus Meditations In Blue Event Dates: Sept 30th - Oct. 30th, 2022 Artist: Ismet Tatar Opening Hours: Mon to Frid 9 am - 5:30 pm Sat 9 am - 4 pm Closed Sunday Location: Rüstem’s 59G6+VFR Girne Cd, Lefkoşa 99010 Nicosia More Information:"The beginning of life on earth started in the depth of the blue ocean and that is where I go every morning to fill my energy tank. It is there that I started to meditate about the color blue and the values it has for me. For many months now, I have tried to make my ‘Meditations in Blue’ visible and give them a presence. On the basis of handmade paper, with cyanotype solution, and the help of the sun under the blue sky, I let my thoughts guide me to develop images of the many values and symbols of blue. In many countries the color blue is a symbol for freedom, hope, imagination, inspiration, and sensitivity, but also for depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, stability, faith and intelligence. All the things we need to create our journey of life meaningful. " Ismet Tatar Opening reception September 30, 2022, 7 pm. Further information: https://www.ismettatar.comdavetiye-invitation davetiye-invitation #iapmamember #IAPMA #paperexhibition #paper #exhibition #papermaking #internationalartexhibition #paperartists
September 23, 2022
PRESENTATION and OPEN WORKSHOPS Track Art - Open Workshops Denmark Event Dates: Sept 24th - Oct 2nd 2022 Artists Jytte Rasmussen and other Artists Opening Hours:Sat and Sun, Oct 1 st and 2nd 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Other times and events below. Location: Dokk 1 "Rampen" Hack Kampmanns Plads 1 8000 Aarhus C More Information: Track Art - Open Workshops is the association of professional artists in Central Jutland. It aims to bring art lovers into the artists own environment, our studios, where art is created. In their workshops and studios a large number of artists and craftspeople will show a wide range of works and processes in the fields of textiles, wood, glass, paper, painting, graphics, ceramics, sculpture, photography/video, objects and installation. Presentation and working workshops 24-29 September 24-29, Dokk1, Aarhus. Opening reception, Thursday, September 29, 3:30 pm - 5 pm, Dokk1 Artist talk, 4 pm - 5 pm, "Understanding contemporary art" by Henrik Broch-Lips, art historian and director of Kunsthal Kongegaarden in Korsør. Open workshops at the participants' premises during the weekend of 1-2. October 2022, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Further information: www.sporkunsten.dk Spor Kunsten 2022 Fyler Spor Kunsten 2022 Fyler #iapmamember #IAPMA #paperexhibition #paper #exhibition #papermaking #internationalartexhibition #paperartists
September 23, 2022
👉 APMA Bulletin #62 - ARTICLES 👈 Please send your submissions by email to bulletin@iapma.info 👉 NEW DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 01, 2022 👈 Bulletin theme: 'Confluence.' The IAPMA Bulletin is an annual publication highlighting member contributions which showcases member's art and creativity. Our international presence is very exciting! The publication is distributed to international art organizations and paper related businesses in more than 40 countries every year in April. Each edition relates to a focused theme and contains unique handmade papers and a custom designed paper cover, a tradition established in 1986. For the 2023 IAPMA Bulletin, issue 62, we look forward to receiving submissions from all our members such as essays, projects, reports, collaborations, artwork images etc. that reflect the theme 'Confluence'. Please also submit proposals for the handmade paper cover and the handmade paper swatches. Further information: https://www.iapma.info/Announcements #iapma #IAPMA #bulletin #IAPMABULLETIN #paper #paperart #paperarticles #submissions #bulletin62