The Pajaro Valley Arts
"The Pajaro Valley Arts Council, known as PVAC, was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1984 in Watsonville, California, to promote and foster cultural events in the Pajaro Valley and south Santa Cruz County. We strive to nourish the artistic resources found in our rich local cultural diversity, historical heritage, and the natural beauty of the Central Coast. We work collaboratively to develop and promote opportunities for public participation in and appreciation for the arts."
International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists
"IAPMA is the peak International body for paper artists. It was founded in 1986 in Duren/Germany when paper as an art medium was far less well-known than it is today. The main objective of the Association is to facilitate and encourage an international exchange of ideas and to share information about hand papermaking. IAPMA aims to provide the opportunity and inspiration for members to work together, to share solutions to technical problems and to explore different cultural backgrounds and approaches to papermaking."