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 “Some Like it Hot”, through August 25. Here’s just a sampling of our work!
View more images of the artwork in the current show at www.potomacfiberartsgallery.com/current-exhibition
Each member is listed under the primary category of fiber work. Many members are accomplished in several categories.
Quilting, Stitching, and Fabric Collage:
Silk Painting, Dyeing, and Surface Design:
Felting, and Fiber Sculpting:
Jean Ulmer Opilla
Knitting, and Crocheting:
Jeanne L. Bohlen
Mary Ann Robinson
Weaving, and Basketry:
Mary Jane Svenson