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 “Sparkle and Glow”, through January 6, 2019.   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

Beverly Baker
Elizabeth Davison
Floris Flam
Lynne Hoffman

Gretchen Klimoski
Karen McElfish
Dorothy A. Miller
Lynda Prioleau

Marisela Rumberg
Fran Spaeder
Dianne H. Thomas
Merle Thompson

Silk Painting, Dyeing, and Surface Design:

Clara Graves, silk painting diptych

Janet Barnard
Clara Graves

Claudia Levy

Betty O’Mara,
emeritus member

Felting, and Fiber Sculpting:

Jean Ulmer Opilla, “Iguana” fabric sculpture

Eileen Doughty
Roz Houseknecht
Ina Hubiarnatarava
Annalisa Leonessa

Svetlana Mae
Grace Mahanes
Elise Miller

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


Anne Sanderoff-Walker, ikat woven scarf

Carol Bodin
Heidi Brown
Joyce Keister

Robin Milburn
Larry Novak
Anne Sanderoff-Walker

Janet Stollnitz
Mary Jane Svenson


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

Emma Bednar
Kay Collins
Paige Garber

Joan Hutten
Mickey Kunkle
Marla Rudnick

Laura Savage
Stefanie Yoselle

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