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 561 members from 45 different countries.

June 16, 2021
EXHIBITION - United Arab Emirates Around the World with Dea Event Dates: June 13 - June 15, 2021 Artist: Aditi Patwari Opening Hours: Vernissage June 13, 2021 - 6.30 pm 1-1 meetings and private tours June 14, 2021 - 9 am to 6 pm Pre-booking required via info@dea-dubai.com Location: Cosentino City, Unit 401, Building 4, Design District Dubai More Information: “Around the World with DEA”, is a 3-day pop-up exhibition of art and textiles inspired by architecture and travel. Dea’s Founder and Designer, Aditi Patwari will share her inspiration and creative journey behind creating 4 of her recent textile art collections where she mixes hand crafted elements with innovative technologies. Further information: https://www.dea-dubai.com Invitation - Around the World with Dea Invitation #exhibition #UnitedArabEmirates @dea_dubai
June 16, 2021
EXHIBITION - Zwickau, Germany SOMMERSALON Event Dates: June 19 - Sept 19, 2021 Artists: Heike Berl and other Artists Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm Location: Galerie am Domhof Domhof 2 08056 Zwickau More Information: The SOMMERSALON - an exhibition by the Zwickau Art Association follows the tradition of the biannual presentation of member artworks. It provides an overview of current themes, motifs and fields of work and thus gain an insight into developments and tendencies of artists from the regional art scene. Further information: www.heike-berl.de Flyer - SOMMERSALON Galerie am Domhof Zwickau Flyer - SOMMERSALON Galerie am Domhof Zwickau #iapmamember #exhibitiongermany #paperexhibitions
June 16, 2021
EXHIBITION - Leonberg, Germany Mensch, wo bist du? (Man, where are you?) Event Dates: June 24 - August 01, 2021 Artist: Ulrike Buck and other Artists Opening Hours: Vernissage and awarding of the audience prize: June 27, 2021 - 11.15 am Thursday to Friday 2 - 6 pm Saturday to Sunday 11 am - 4 pm Location Location: Kun:st Quartier Schmalzlstr. 4 71229 Leonberg More Information The exhibition title is intended to be a stimulus for reflection: The repositioning of man in or after pandemic times in nature, society, religion or simply a self-reflection. On display are works in the fields of painting, graphics/digital media/photography and three-dimensional works. Furter information: https://kun-st-international.de/kunst-preis-2021-mensch-wo-bist-du-2/ #iapmamember #paperexhibitions #exhibitiongermany