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 562 members from 44 different countries.

September 15, 2020
Letters4Future - International Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Art, 18 Sep-18 Oct 2020, Karlsruhe, Germany @petragrupp #laurabehar #renatagiannelli @resharts @sukran.tumer #dr.utelicht @fideslinien @heathermatthewcom #helenetschacher #iapmasponsoredevent #paperartexhibition #paperartists #iapmamembers #paperarts #paperjoy💕 #handmadepaper
September 11, 2020
Zeiten - Schichten - Schriften - Winterthur, Switzerland Christine Läubli 29 Aug - 12 Sep 2020, opening 20nov2020 #christineläubli #iapmamember #paperarts #paperartist #paperjoy💕 More Info: Time is an incomprehensible phenomenon for humans. Our body changes, things pass away, new things take the place of the old. Our memory stores in a disorganized way what seems important to us. Images and writings make it possible to collect, order and design in a targeted manner. Just like the thread, Christine Läubli accompanies writing through life. Whether in the creation of images or the writing of texts - it is always a matter of finding the precise form. By dealing with a topic for a long time, she tries to grasp its core and shape it in its very own way. The attraction lies in the process, in the slowness, the silence, in which something new breaks open, takes shape and expression. Die Zeit ist für den Menschen ein unfassbares Phänomen. Unser Körper verändert sich, Dinge vergehen, Neues tritt anstelle des Alten. Unser Gedächtnis bewahrt ungeordnet auf, was ihm wichtig scheint. Bilder und Schriften ermöglichen es, gezielt zu sammeln, zu ordnen und zu gestalten. Ebenso wie der Faden begleitet Christine Läubli die Schrift durchs Leben. Ob beim bildnerischen Gestalten oder dem Verfassen von Texten – immer geht es darum, die präzise Form zu finden. Indem sie sich lange Zeit mit einem Thema befasst, versucht sie, dessen Kern zu erfassen und in seiner ureigenen Weise zu gestalten. Der Reiz liegt im Prozess, in der Langsamkeit, der Stille, in der etwas Neues aufbricht, Form und Ausdruck annimmt.
August 18, 2020
Natural Forms, 13 - 30 August 2020, Dorset, UK #janalisonedwards #iapmamember #paperartist #paperarts #paperjoy💕 more info: Inspired by Nature Recent walks around Colmers Hill on the Symondsbury Estate and at the Seaton Wetlands have brought home how lucky we are to have nature in all its forms around us to offer solace in the midst of a crisis. An adolescent fox, five ducklings and a chirping reed warbler were all that was ...