Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Mary Freiburger (Jems Jewelry)
Debbie Tomassi (Original Textile Designs)
Thursday November 3 - 5:00 - 8:00 pm (open house)
Jem's Jewelry offers classically styled necklaces and earrings for women who love jewelry. Mary Freiburger designs unique, affordable pieces made of sterling silver and gold embellished with sparkling semi-precious stones and European glass at her studio in Seattle.
Mary finds inspiration for her colorful pieces from a walk in the arboretum or a visit to the local aquarium. The vibrant colors of blooming trees in the Spring, Autumn leaves or tropical fish are visible in her brightly colored creations.
Jem's current line of jewelry reflects Mary's love of spending time at the beach. Soft ocean blue chalcedony semi-precious stones wrapped in gold are featured in her recent designs. Earrings and necklaces for Fall feature labradorite and moonstone.
Jem's Jewelry can be found at museum gift shops and art galleries through out the Pacific Northwest.
Debbie Tomassi is a local painter, writer, illustrator and surface designer. She is an artist with a tireless imagination who creates in nearly every medium there is.
Her career began at American Greetings as a humorous writer and illustrator where she spent many years not only writing and illustrating thousands of greeting cards but she also had the pleasure of designing in many other products in the social expression and gift industry.
Debbie has established an enviable track record of sales, as well as a noteworthy clientele that includes Design Design, Inc., Smilebox, Ronnie Sellers Publishing, Leap Year Publishing, Little Brown Publishing, Madison Park Greetings, Microsoft, NobleWorks, and American Greetings / Recycled Paper Greetings, Current, and Gina B.
In 2010, Debbie was awarded the highly prestigious Reuben Award for the Greeting Card Category by the National Cartoonists Society in New York City at their Annual Banquet.
Her paintings have been sold at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Fraga Gallery, Tokyo and Garden Essentia.