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 current show theme is Singing the Blues, through May 21, 2017.   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:

Fabric collage, by Lynne Hoffman

Beverly Baker
Elizabeth Davison
Floris Flam
Lynne Hoffman

Gretchen Klimoski
Dorothy A. Miller
Lynda Prioleau

Priscilla Stultz
Dianne H. Thomas
Merle Thompson

Silk Painting, Dyeing, and Surface Design:

Painted scarf, by Janet Barnard

Janet Barnard
Clara Graves

Claudia Levy

Betty O’Mara,
emeritus member

Felting, and Fiber Sculpting:

Felted wrap, by Elise Miller

Eileen Doughty
Roz Houseknecht
Annalisa Leonessa
Svetlana Mae

Grace Mahanes
Elise Miller
Jean Ulmer Opilla

Cheryl Roesel
Julia Stephens
Katia Tarkhan

Knitting, and Crocheting:

Windows by the Sea, knit wall art, by Debra M Lee

“Windows by the Sea,” knit wall art, by Debra M Lee

Jeanne L. Bohlen
Debra M. Lee
Nan Lopata

Nancy Pollack
Mary Ann Robinson

Gayle Roehm
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

Milana Lapshinskaya

Weaving, and Basket Making:

Woven scarf, by Marilyn Harrington

Nantucket-style basket by Mary Sue Joy

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

Carol Bodin
Marilyn Harrington
Mary Sue Joy

Joyce Keister
Robin Milburn
Larry Novak

Anne Sanderoff-Walker
Janet Stollnitz


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
Mary Pendergrass

Marla Rudnick
Sylvia Saborio
Laura Savage

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