Three decades of Hand Papermaking magazine provide a unique repository of information and inspiration documenting our field. Words are precious, but they are not the real thing! To broaden our range of publications to include the most tangible expression of our vocation, we launched our first limited-edition portfolio in 1994. These themed collections of handmade papers are prized in personal and institutional collections, and enjoyed by a wide audience through traveling exhibitions. Most importantly, they provide an archival record, showcasing the work being done in our time by leading paper artists.
To ensure future generations’ access to the exceptional work in our portfolios, we established the HAND PAPERMAKING PORTFOLIO ARCHIVE FUND. Resources in the Fund allow us to set aside 10% of each portfolio edition for placement in esteemed libraries and teaching institutions worldwide. Help us share these cultural treasures by making a tax-deductible gift to our Portfolio Archive Fund. If you do, you’ll get some tangible thanks!
Any amount is appreciated, but donate at least $35 to receive an historic woodblock image, letterpress printed on laid paper, depicting 16th-century European papermaking.
Any amount is appreciated, but donate at least $75 to receive the above, plus a booklet of distinctive paper specimens made by 25 noted artists, with explanatory and inspirational text about each sample.
Any amount is appreciated, but donate at least $150 to receive all the above, plus a lovely watermarked sheet by Tom Leech titled “Hands Across the Watermark,” symbolizing international friendship. You will also be recognized when we list donors by name in our publications.
Any amount is appreciated, but donate at least $300 to receive all the above, plus special recognition in an archived portfolio. (A bookplate adhered to the clamshell box will read “Gifted to XYZ Library by Hand Papermaking with the support of YOUR NAME and contributors to the Hand Papermaking Portfolio Archive Fund.” )
Do you have a particular institution in mind? Perhaps your alma mater? Please call (301) 220-2393 to discuss details on how we can pursue a gift in your name.
Since 1986, with support from a generous community of paper aficionados like yourself, our organization has curated and presented the finest work in our field, inspiring the ongoing revival of the craft, and facilitating the emergence of handmade paper as a vibrant contemporary art medium. We’re proud of our past, but focused now on the future. The amazing paper art we’ve amassed, by some 200 selected artists, must be treasured long after our time.
If you agree, please support this Fund by making a donation online, or call (651) 447-7143, or mail your gift of any size to Hand Papermaking, PO Box 50859, Mendota, MN 55150-0859.
On behalf of those unknown who will someday share our passion, thank you!