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 567 members from 43 different countries.

November 28, 2020
Hello IAPMA Members!! The theme is POWER..... Thank you to those that submitted and expressed interest in creating the handmade cover for our upcoming bulletin. There is only ONE WEEK left to submit your articles and tipped-in paper swatch proposals for the next printed IAPMA Bulletin. Share your art, recent adventures, exhibition reviews, and more with our members and Bulletin subscribers around the world. Deadline is December 4th, 2020. The IAPMA Bulletin is an annual publication that is created by the members, for members, as well as bulletin subscribers and institutions. Our bulletins are professionally designed and printed, a tradition since 1986. More than 600 bulletins are mailed to over 40 countries each year. Each edition contains unique handmade paper and each year the Bulletin focuses on a different theme. The theme for the upcoming issue is Power. Please follow carefully the submission guidelines in the pdf document in our November newsletter. Please email if you have any questions or if you need help with your submission: editor@iapma.info #beapartofitall #contribute #iapma #iapmamembershipjoy💕 #iapmamembers #paperjoy💕 #itsallaboutpaper
November 24, 2020
Winter salon, Meissen, Germany, 28 Nov 2020 - 16 Jan 2021 @paper_is_like_music #heikeberl Heike Berl #iapmamember #paperartist #paperartexhibition #paperart #handmadepaper #paperjoy💕 Der WINTERSALON des Kunstverein Meißen knüpft an die Tradition der Jahresausstellungen vieler Kunstvereine, in denen Künstlerinnen und Künstler mit einem regionalen Bezug die Möglichkeit erhalten ihre Arbeiten der letzten Jahre der Öffentlichkeit zu präsentieren und diese zu verkaufen. Zugleich gibt die Ausstellung einen Überblick über aktuelle Themen, Motive, Arbeitsfelder und Inhalte sächsischer Künstlerinnen und Künstler und damit einen Einblick in momentane Entwicklungen und Tendenzen der regionalen Kunstszene. The WINTERSALON of the Meissen Art Association follows the tradition of the annual exhibitions of many art associations, in which artists with a regional reference are given the opportunity to present their works of the last years to the public and to sell them. At the same time, the exhibition provides an overview of current themes, motifs, fields of work and contents of artists from Saxony and thus an insight into current developments and tendencies of the regional art scene.
November 13, 2020
Reminder: Virtual Studio Tour Saturday, 14 Nov, see link in our bio! Photos above feature previous #paperartexhibition in @bulgaria 2019 #paperartists #iapmamembers #paperjoy💕 @irenerammensee @eszterbornemisza #marieschirrmacher-meitz @josephine.tabbert @jobinsanglard