The International Fine Print Dealers Association
The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is a non-profit organization of leading art dealers, galleries, and publishers with expertise in the field of fine prints. Members are committed to the highest standards of quality, ethics, and connoisseurship, and to promoting a greater appreciation of fine prints among collectors and the general public. Since its formation in 1987, the Association has grown beyond its original five founders into an international organization with over 165 elected members in thirteen countries. Membership requires a high level of expertise, ethics and professional integrity. Election to membership takes into account years in business, the quality of art offered for sale, exhibitions and published catalogues, as well as community service.
Lanaquarelle cold press is a beautiful paper for watercolor and gouache. It does not hold up to drafting tape as a masking method, but can take masking fluids. The paint continues to slowly and evenly disperse across a wet surface, applied even after the wet sheen subsides, so be careful not to over-paint during wet on wet or dispersion will go too far. It is a great paper for very surprising subtle and delicate effects, as well as bold and saturated washes, which apply easily and evenly. I am glad I tried this paper and I would definitely use it again and again.