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Studio 29 – Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

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June 2014

“Water”

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 17, 2014 - August 3, 2014

Inspiration: the sea, lakes, rivers, taps, clouds,rain, snow, ice.

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August 2014

“Fire”

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 5, 2014 - September 7, 2014

Our inspiration: heat, flame, elementals, burning, arson, passion, fiery tempers, anger, explosive situations, BBQ, camp fires, fire flies.

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September 2014

Architectural Inspiration

Potomac Fiber Arts

September 9, 2014 - October 19, 2014

Inspiration: Fiber art from architecture, a style, a particular building or detail of building, or the work of a particular architect.

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October 2014

Steampunk

Potomac Fiber Arts

October 21, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Inspiration: Focus on reuse of vintage technology, fashion (especially from the Victorian age) to create new objects for the modern age. Chronicling a burgeoning subculture which delights in making things that are a blend of the modern and anachronistic.

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November 2014

“Holiday Treasure”

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 18, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Inspiration: Aladdin’s Cave-Gold and silver, metallic accents, sparkle and shine.

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January 2015

Self Portraits

Potomac Fiber Arts

January 6, 2015 - February 8, 2015

Inspiration: how our artists view themselves

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February 2015

Front and Back

Potomac Fiber Arts

February 11, 2015 - March 15, 2015

We feature items that are different on each side or surface.

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March 2015

Maps

Potomac Fiber Arts

March 17, 2015 - April 13, 2015

Inspiration: Maps — from the OED — “A diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.”.

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April 2015

The Latin Beat

Potomac Fiber Arts

April 14, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Inspiration: we celebrate all things Central and South American.

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May 2015

In My Neighborhood

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015

Inspiration from local color.

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June 2015

Magical, Mystical Animals

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 16, 2015 - July 27, 2015

  A new twist on zoology.

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July 2015

Parades

Potomac Fiber Arts

July 28, 2015 - August 30, 2015

Our inspiration is taken from march music, bands, baton twirlers, flags, floats and balloons.

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September 2015

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Potomac Fiber Arts

September 1, 2015 - October 18, 2015

The commonly-asked question is answered with fiber art about our summer adventures.

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October 2015

Safari

Potomac Fiber Arts

October 20, 2015 - November 16, 2015

The call of the wild, animal prints, exotic animals.

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November 2015

Winter Wonderland

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 17, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Sparkle and shine, white and snowy.

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January 2016

Birds of a Feather

Potomac Fiber Arts

January 3, 2016 - February 7, 2016

Things that go together

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February 2016

Salute to Primary Colors

Potomac Fiber Arts

February 9, 2016 - March 13, 2016

Red, Yellow, Blue

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March 2016

Fashion

Potomac Fiber Arts

March 15, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Art Into Fashion, and Fashion into Art

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April 2016

Singing in the Rain

Potomac Fiber Arts

April 12, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Inspiration from Movie Songs. Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: Now in Studio 29!

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May 2016

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Horizons

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 17, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Separation between sky and earth, landscapes, seascapes, sunrises, sunsets…  Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: Now in Studio 29!

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Free

Opening Reception

May 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We’ve moved to Studio 29! See our new studio, enjoy light refreshments, meet the artists, and see our latest fiber art! Plus, a few lucky visitors will win gift cards!

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June 2016

Free

Circuses

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 13, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Circuses: clowns, animals, trapezes, jugglers, ringmasters, crowds, sideshows.  Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: Now in Studio 29!

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July 2016

Explorations, Part 1

Potomac Fiber Arts

July 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016

Vikings, Phoenicians, Marco Polo, Tall Ships, Discovery of the New World…  Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: Now in Studio 29!

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August 2016

Free

Explorations, Part 2

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016

The continents, Amazon, north and south poles, Mt Everest, ocean depths, outer space, moon landings…  Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: Now in Studio 29!

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October 2016

Free

Salute to secondary colors

Potomac Fiber Arts

October 4, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Orange, purple and green. Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: Now in Studio 29!

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November 2016

Free

Geometry Glitz

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 8, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Sparkle and shine, with a focus on shapes. Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: Now in Studio 29!

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January 2017

Neutrals: Calm after Holiday Color

Potomac Fiber Arts

January 10, 2017 - February 5, 2017

After the mad sensory stimulation of the holidays comes a return to calmer hues. Winter invites the seeking of inspiration in neutrals: compositions in black, white, subtle grays, or tans.

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February 2017

Cosmic Sights and Sounds

Potomac Fiber Arts

February 7, 2017 - March 19, 2017

Late winter invites stargazing in the Northern Hemisphere. This contemplative theme comes as the winter night sky’s grand collection of brilliant stars begins to give way to the vernal equinox.

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March 2017

Three-Dimensional Views

Potomac Fiber Arts

March 21, 2017 - April 23, 2017

As befits this season of regeneration and growth, exploration of volume and objects that break out of the 2-dimensional plane serves as the theme for this show. Think sculpture, bas relief, vessels, and more.

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April 2017

Singing the Blues

Potomac Fiber Arts

April 25, 2017 - May 21, 2017

The blues—a musical genre, a mood, what we perceive when we see light with a wavelength between 450 and 495 nanometers. Blue has myriad associations. It offers as many facets to explore as this show’s theme, whether in visualizing the feel of its namesake music or as the color blue, with all of its meanings. Pictured: “Tangled Up In Blue”, silk painting by Clara Graves

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May 2017

Free

Flora and Fauna

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Inspiration: Plants and animals in fiber; plant life, bugs, landscapes, animals

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June 2017

Under the Big Top

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 27, 2017 - July 30, 2017

In conjunction with the Smithsonian Folk life Festival

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August 2017

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Summer Fun

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 1, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Inspiration: How we while away the hours of summer

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Patterns Abound

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of the juried show “Patterns Abound” on August 29, 2017. The show closes on October 1. We perceive, create, and use patterns every day. Patterns in nature, in industry, and those created by chance; repeating decorative elements; guides to making—all serve as inspiration for this show’s theme. In their statement, jurors Carol Brobst and Annalisa Leonessa commented on the abundance of wonderful themed pieces. They selected for special recognition Eileen Doughty’s wall hanging,…

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October 2017

Free

Communication Happens

Potomac Fiber Arts

October 3, 2017 - November 5, 2017

This show’s theme is the exchange of information, whether in the literal sense, as with words and symbols, or in the figurative sense: the communication that occurs through visual and emotional connection.

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November 2017

Celebrations

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 7, 2017 - January 7, 2018

We celebrate the winter holidays (Pictured: fiber sculpture by Jean Opilla)

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January 2018

Déjà Vu

Potomac Fiber Arts

January 9, 2018 - February 4, 2018

Déjà Vu: Out with the old, in with the new Inspiration: The incorporation and transformation of upcycled and repurposed materials to create fresh, new work. (artwork by Jean Ulmer Opilla)

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February 2018

Opposites Attract

Potomac Fiber Arts

February 7, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Work that exhibits the attraction of opposites: how contrasting colors can work together, the dynamics of positive and negative space, or anything that shows the opposite of something else.

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March 2018

Renewal

Potomac Fiber Arts

March 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018

March 20, 2018, is the Vernal Equinox and the beginning of spring, a time of renewal and fresh starts: Earlier dawns, later sunsets, tree leaves and flowers emerge, birds return, and seeds are sown. (Image, Freesias wall quilt by Dianne Harris Thomas)

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April 2018

Mathematics

Potomac Fiber Arts

April 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018

The beauty of mathematics is on display: Hyperbolic geometry, fractal art, the golden ratio (Φ), Fibonacci series.

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May 2018

Doubling Up

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 21, 2018 - June 24, 2018

We expand our range with two or more techniques in one piece or collaborate with another gallery member.

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June 2018

Graffiti

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 25, 2018 - July 29, 2018

Big and bold graphics, hip hop, irreverent urban décor. (Grace Mahanes, hand-felted scarf with pin)

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July 2018

Life under the Sea

Potomac Fiber Arts

July 30, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Enchanted mermaids, coral, shells, sunken ships, fish, and glorious colors. [Image: felted fish by Barbara Rushworth]

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August 2018

Undulations

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Work exhibiting movement, curves, or swaying rhythms. [image: silk scarf, by Janet Stollnitz]

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October 2018

Hats off to Autumn

Potomac Fiber Arts

October 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Our beautiful hats are tilted in honor of fall in our home city of Alexandria.

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November 2018

Sparkle and Glow

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 5, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Holiday show

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January 2019

It’s Not All Black and White

Potomac Fiber Arts

January 8 - February 3
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February 2019

Opposites Attract

Potomac Fiber Arts

February 6 - March 10
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March 2019

Good Luck Charms

Potomac Fiber Arts

March 12 - April 14

A very special found object, a four leaf clover, a rainbow, a wishbone, a charm on a bracelet – these objects all served as inspiration to our members when creating pieces for this show. Non-themed work is also exhibited.

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April 2019

East Meets West

Potomac Fiber Arts

April 16 - May 19

Ikat weaving, Batik, Sashiko embroidery, Shibori dyeing, hand stamping, and a myriad of other Eastern techniques and clothing styles are integrated with Western designs and techniques. Non-themed work will also be exhibited. (Image: detail of jacket, Gretchen Klimoski)

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May 2019

Environmental Elements

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 21 - June 23

Our artists and their creations are influenced by environmental elements such as air quality, noise, climate, fish and wildlife migration routes, and unique animal species – the list goes on and on. Themed work is eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work is also exhibited.

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June 2019

Labyrinths and Mazes

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 25 - July 28

Labyrinths and/or Mazes lead us on surprising journeys. Sometimes one is led to success and sometimes one hits a dead end. Our members have pushed their paths and have come up with wonderful results. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited. Detail image of scarf by Grace Mahanes

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July 2019

Some Like It Hot

Potomac Fiber Arts

July 30 - August 25

Our artists and craftpersons are influenced by the weather and the beautiful colors of the summer season. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Email: torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov
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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
Thursdays10 am - 9 pm
*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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