Zita M. Simutis, Affiliate

Zita served as President of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild from May 2009 until June 2011. She is a wet feltmaker, dyer, and embroiderer and you can see her artwork at Fiberworks at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and at the Studio Gallery in Davis WV. Online you can see Zita’s work at torpedofactory.com, listed under artists. She was a Resident Artist in the Fiber Studio at VisArts Center in Rockville, MD from April 2010 to March 2013, and the Fiber Studio project was juried in by Stacy Sklaver and Judith HeartSong.

She has taken surface design and dyeing classes at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington DC, The Art League of Alexandria, VA and at Springwater Fiber Workshop in Alexandria with Candace Edgerely. Zita’s felting teachers include Jorie Johnson, Chad Alice Hagen, Lisa Klakulak, Liz Clay, Sharon Costello, Liz Clay, Andrea Graham, Chris White, and Renate-Maile Moskowitz.

Zita primarily focuses on combining felting, dyeing, and embroidery, producing a variety of products, including gorgeous purses, scarves, wall hangings, table runners, and vessels.

Zita’s work has been selected for juried exhibits in the DC area at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art, VisArts, The Creative Craft Council and at the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, WV .

Formerly she served the Director of the US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and concurrently the Chief Psychologist of the US Army.

Specialties: Felting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Beading

Cognitive Psychology 

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