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: Karen McElfish
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