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Celebrate Local Americana

on July 25 with the Gateway Gallery!

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Our July Featured Artists: Rebecca Tighe and Karen Helbe

Oil Painting by Becky Tighe

Fishing, Oil on canvas by Rebecca Tighe

In 2000, Architect Rebecca Tighe began taking watercolor classes at a local community college, and later continued art classes in and around Leesburg. She took a liking to oil painting: "Oils are a lot more forgiving," she says. For the past 7 years she has painted landscapes, still lifes, and portraits with oil paints using a loose representational style. Becky paints because she finds it incredibly fascinating. Tighe says, "There are so many variables, color, intensity, values, composition, brush strokes, thickness of paint, and changes in texture to play with and learn how best to express yourself." She insists she is still learning, and mostly paint subjects from life, often visiting local sites with the Loudoun Sketch club to paint landscapes, setting up still lifes in her studio, or taking classes and workshops with other painters in the region.
Pewter Candlestick by Karen Helble
Pewter Candlestick, by Karen Helble

Karen uses traditional methods of hammering, casting, and spinning to create heirloom quality pewter pieces. She and her husband, Stuart, have been pewtersmithing for over 30 years. Their pieces are well known for being highly polished and finely finished. Karen's skill with calligraphy also allows her to engrave her metal pieces, making them one-of-a-kind. Collectors also enjoy her extensive selection of ornaments. Karen has carved close to 300 different designs! She enjoys other forms of art as well, and is an accomplished basket maker.

Call for Artist-Members

The Gateway Gallery is currently accepting applications for new member-artists. We have openings for 2D artwork as well as fiber and other crafts, and,we are open to an array of mediums. Surprise us! We are located on Route 7 just west of Round Hill, at Hill High Marketplace, which we share with the Round Hill Arts Center, Mom's Apple Pie at Hill High, Hill High Artists' Lofts, and Bogati  Winery.

Members serve on committees to manage the Gallery, work three half-day shifts a month, pay $40/month dues and contribute 20% of monthly sales toward gallery expenses. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact us at We're a fun group and we're looking forward to hearing from you! Learn more or join today!

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