About Our Gallery

The Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery (formerly Potomac Craftsmen Gallery) was the first fiber arts gallery in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area. It was established in September of 1974 and was an original occupant of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. It is a cooperative association of up to 70 fiber artists, many of whom teach and have been published.

To continue our tradition of excellence, all work exhibited in the gallery is juried to keep our standards high. There are 11 themed shows every year with a wide variety of fiber art. Traditional offerings of quilts, weavings, knits, and crochet are available, as well as innovative art that uses fiber techniques with nontraditional materials, such as metals, glass, wood, and clay.

Membership in the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery is open to all qualifying fiber artists in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area.

Members who exhibit are required to work in some capacity in the gallery and must join the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. For more information concerning the application process please contact the Membership Manager with this online form.

Board of Directors and Officers

Chairman:   Merle Thompson

Vice Chairman:   Eileen Doughty

Business Manager: Mickey Kunkle

Supplies Manager: Dianne Harris Thomas

Treasurer: Mary Ann Robinson

Staff Manager:   Robin Milburn

Secretary:  Mary Jane E Svenson

Membership Manager:  Marisela Rumberg

Jury Chair: Nancy Pollack

Jury New Member Coordinator: Joyce Keister

Jury Education Coordinator: Annalisa Leonessa

Jury Hotline: Grace Mahanes

Jury Guest Coordinator: Elise Miller

Jury Secretary: Anne Sanderoff-Walker

Jury Committee Member: Gladys Seaward

Newsletter Editor:  Joann Bast

Publicity Manager:  Carol Bodin (see our Press Page for inquiries)

Display Managers: Kay Collins, Lynne Hoffman

Training Coordinator: Janet Stollnitz

Torpedo Factory Artists Association Representative:   Gretchen Klimoski

Web Master: Mary Jane Svenson