We are closed until the

National Health Emergency has ended

We look forward to reopening


Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery was Washington’s first fiber art gallery when it opened in 1974 as an original occupant of the Torpedo Factory. Its parent guild was established in 1944 and is still going strong.

Our members create original fiber art such as sculptures, wall hangings, accessories, wearables, jewelry and many other innovative works. Examples of skills and techniques our artists use are knitting, weaving, paper making, quilting, basketry, jewelry, hand-painting and dyeing. Our members are very active in the art community. They teach, publish, exhibit in local and national shows; many have won awards.

Every year we install eleven juried shows, each of four to six weeks duration. Click here for our complete show schedule, and to learn more about the members featured during this show.

Our gallery is open 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

Our current show theme is “Repetitions.”  Here’s just a sampling of our work!

View more images of the artwork in the current show at www.potomacfiberartsgallery.com/current-exhibition

Gallery Members

Each member is listed under the primary category of fiber work. Many members are accomplished in several categories.

Quilting, Stitching, and Fabric Collage:

Gretchen Klimoski, hand-made and sashiko-embroidered jacket (detail)

Elizabeth Davison
Barbara Dove
Floris Flam

Lynne Hoffman
Gretchen Klimoski
Marisela Rumberg

Fran Spaeder
Merle Thompson

Silk Painting, Dyeing, and Surface Design:

Clara Graves, silk painting diptych

Clara Graves

Claudia Levy


Felting, and Fiber Sculpting:

Jean Ulmer Opilla, “Iguana” fabric sculpture

Eileen Doughty
Roz Houseknecht
Ina Hubiarnatarava

Annalisa Leonessa
Svetlana Mae
Grace Mahanes

Jean Ulmer Opilla
Irina Smirnoff
Mary Turpin

Knitting, and Crocheting:

Mary Ann Robinson, detail of knit shawl

Lilly Barton
Jeanne L. Bohlen

Susan Keller
Nancy Pollack

Mary Ann Robinson
Barbara Rushworth


"Rough Seas" necklace (sculptural bead weaving with Japanese and Czech glass beads, Swarovski crystals, sea glass), by Gladys Seaward

“Rough Seas” necklace (sculptural bead weaving with Japanese and Czech glass beads, Swarovski crystals, sea glass), by Gladys Seaward

Joanne Bast
Carol Brobst

Gladys Seaward

Mary Shultz

Weaving, and Basketry:

Anne Sanderoff-Walker, ikat woven scarf

Janet Barnard
Carol Bodin
Norma Brooks

Heidi Brown
Joyce Keister
Robin Milburn

Larry Novak
Anne Sanderoff-Walker
Janet Stollnitz


Marla Rudnick, labradorite and knit silver necklace (image by Ralph Gabriner)

Paige Garber
Joan Hutten

Mickey Kunkle

Marla Rudnick

Daily: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm (except second Thursdays)
Second Thursdays: 10:30 am - 9 pm