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 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 491 members from 41 different countries.

August 19, 2019
A reminder of this exciting upcoming Paper Event Middleste Molen, Loenan, Netherlands Sept 14th & 15th, 2019 Exhibits and artists talks on Paper Art from 16 different Paper artists including several of our IAPMA members. Paper Art demonstrations, paper making, artist talks and an International Paper Art Exhibition Supported by the IAPMA Association #MiddelsteMolen #CODA #papermill #netherlands #paperart #papermaking Heather Matthew Kirsti Grotmol @heikeberl More information below
August 12, 2019
Th Rhinoceros Project was always going to be an ambitious undertaking. Anne Beck and Michelle Wilson decided that they'd like to produce a life sized watermark of Albrech Durer's 'Rhinoceros' woodblock. To do this they first needed the image to be embroidered onto fabric, then for it to be used as a watermark for the paper pulp. This phase took 2 years with the embroidery being worked on at 16 different sites. It was completed in 2018. On August 9th at Shotwell Paper Mill, they poured the pulp. An amazing project. The final pieces - both embroidery and watermark - will be exhibited together for the first time at the Mendocino Art Center later this fall during their exhibition, How is Your Rhinoceros Inspiring You? For more information go to https://rhinocerosproject.tumblr.com #Rhinocerusproject #annebeck #michellewilson #paperpour #shotwellpapermill #paperpulp @annebeck @michellewilson
August 10, 2019
In South Australia August is always the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival. With over 700 exhibitions, open studios, large scale installations, talks and venue walks across the State. This is always a busy time for Visual Artists. It covers a wide range of mediums including Paper art and our IAPMA member Jan Coveney has been involved in 2 of these exhibitions, one at Mrs Harris' Shop Gallery entitled, 'Journey Beyond....' a collection of works by 15 artists who have 'no use by date' and the other at The Stationmasters Art Gallery in Strathalbyn. www.salafestival.com #salafestival #paperartists #southaustralia #strathalbyn #mrsharrisshop #paperart #visualartists #stationmastersartgallery #strathalbyn @jancoveney