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 605 members from 47 different countries.

November 25, 2021
EXHIBITION - California, USA Divisions Event Dates: Oct 16 - Dec 12, 2021 Artist: Margaret Griffith Opening Hours: By appointment only, see below. Location: Soraya Art Gallery 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, California 91330-8299 More Information: The exhibition is open to ticket holders one hour prior to performances, during intermissions and by appointment. To make an appointment, email crystal.diaz@csun.edu, or call +1 818 677-8821 or visit the website. Press images are available upon request; email erika.ostrander@csun.edu. Further information: See download below and http://www.margaretgriffith.com www.thesoraya.org/visit/artgallery/ Margaret Griffith at The Soraya Art Gallery Margaret Griffith at The Soraya Art Gallery #divisons #sorayaartgallery #paper #paperart #papermaking #paperexhibition #iapmamember #california
November 24, 2021
IAPMA supported EXHIBITION - Riga, LATVIA Nature Creates 2021 Event Dates: Nov 15 - Dec 31, 2021 Artists: Erika Maldere, Erika Zutere and other Latvian paper artists Opening Hours: Daily 10 am - 4 pm Location: University of Latvia Botanical Garden, Kandavas iela 2, Kurzemes rajons, Rīga, LV-1083 More Information: The project was supported by IAPMA e.V. . The artworks of the exhibition were created during the workshop NATURE CREATES in the creative house Memberi in Dzērbene, Latvia, from 13 to 20 August 13 -20, 2021. Further information: https://www.botanika.lu.lv/en/ Nature Creates 2021 - Poster Nature Creates 2021 - Poster #naturecreatesexhibition #paper #paperart #papermaking #iapmamember #latvianpapermakers #rigalatvia #iapmasupportedexhibition
November 24, 2021
EXHIBITION: Foggia, ITALY Biennale TRACARTE 2020 Event Dates: Nov 12 - Jan 20, 2022 Artists:Bara Lehman-Schulz and other Artists Opening Hours: Mon to Sat - 10 am - 1 pm and 5 - 8 pm Location: Galleria d'arte della FONDAZIONE DEI MONTI UNITI Via Arpi 152 71121 Foggia ITALY More Information: Biennale TRACARTE 2020 has been shifted due to Covid 19 to December and January 2021/2022. The exhibition highlights one of the assumptions at its base, namely that the artist's book cannot be bridled in a 'genre', but constitutes, as Giorgio Maffei, one of the greatest connoisseurs of the material, believed, a 'polyform object'. The curator concludes: "The exhibition path itself has privileged a free approach to the works, without suggestions of diachronic readings or thematic, technical or material aggregations: the exhibition is the historical precipitate of the artists' individuality and it is the uniqueness of their passions, of their meditations, that each work must give back to us. Further information: http://www.tracarte.it https://www.fondazionemontiunitifoggia.it #bienneletracate2020 #paperart #paper #paperexhibition #iapmamember #papermaking