Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

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.

Our current show is “The Latin Beat”, through May 10, 2015.   Here’s just a sampling of our work!

 

 

View images of the artwork in the current show which received jurors’ recognition awards at www.potomacfiberartsgallery.com/current.html

Gallery Members

Multimedia

Three-strand braided necklace with Japanese seed beads, rhinestones, soutache ribbons, pearls, druze quartz, by Kay Collins

Emma Bednar
Kay Collins
Paige Garber

Joan Hutten
Mickey Kunkle
Marla Rudnick

Reginald Teamer
Laura Savage

Quilt, Fabric Collage, and Surface Designers

"Marsh with Red Grass" art quilt, by Betty Ford

“Marsh with Red Grass” art quilt, by Betty Ford

Beverly Baker
Elizabeth Davison
Floris Flam
Betty Ford
Lynne Hoffman

Mihira Karra
Gretchen Klimoski
Dorothy A. Miller
Lynda Prioleau

Fran Spaeder
Priscilla Stultz
Dianne Harris Thomas
Merle Thompson

Silk Painters and Dyers

"Three Pears" by Lubna Zahid

“Three Pears” by Lubna Zahid

Clara Graves
Claudia Levy

Lubna Zahid

Betty O’Mara
emeritus member

Fiber Sculptors

"Furl" quilted fabric sculpture, by Eileen Doughty

“Furl” quilted fabric sculpture, by Eileen Doughty

Anne Buchal
Eileen Doughty

Ann Liddle
Jill Newman

 

Knitters, Crocheters, and Felters

"Layer Colors" handspun/hand-knitted triangular shawl, by Ruth Blau

“Layer Colors” handspun/hand-knitted triangular shawl, by Ruth Blau

Patricia Bingham
Jeanne L. Bohlen
Joan Brown
Roz Houseknecht

Debra M. Lee
Grace Mahanes
Elise Miller
Nancy Pollack

Nimi Rao
Mary Ann Robinson
Gayle Roehm
Barbara Rushworth

Beaders

"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

Zoya Gutina
Gladys Seaward

 

Weavers and Dyers

Nantucket-style basket by Mary Sue Joy

Nantucket-style basket (walnut and cane), by Mary Sue Joy

Fulled wool with shibori accents on coat and hat, by Janet Barnard

Fulled wool with shibori accents on coat and hat, by Janet Barnard

Janet Barnard
Ruth Blau
Carol Bodin
Marilyn Harrington

Mary Sue Joy
Joyce Keister
Evadna Moskowitz
Larry Novak

Heasoon A. Rhee
Anne Sanderoff-Walker
Janet Stollnitz
Kathleen Thompson

Studio:
18
Phone:
703-548-0935
Email:
chairman@potomacfiberartsgallery.com
Hours:
Daily: 10 am - 5 pm (except second Thursdays)
Second Thursdays: 10 am - 9 pm