The mission of the Cabell Gallery is to foster the celebration of beauty, emotion, and life through the work of the artists we represent. We have designed our client experience to be calm, thoughtful, and attuned to your needs.
Meet Susan Groves, Owner/Curator
Susan is a graduate of Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, with a degree in Communications. A life long lover of art, Susan grew up in Lexington. In fact, her first purchase of original art as a young adult was from a local artist here in Rockbridge County and remains the favorite of her large and ever growing collection. Susan ended up moving all over the United States in her job as a radio DJ and Programmer. She collected art from all her travels, and after 25 years away, decided Lexington was where she wanted to be. She moved back and began her journey at the Cabell Gallery in 2015.
After 4 years as curator, Cabell Gorman gave Susan the opportunity to take over the gallery completely. With the purchase of the gallery, her love for Lexington and her love for art finally combined to a true calling. Her joy is in finding emerging artists and sharing this region’s incredible artistic talent with all the patrons of the Cabell Gallery.
Susan resides in Lexington, Virginia with her husband, her two cats, her two dogs and occasionally her globe trotting parents.
Meet Pamela Dager, Marketing and Media Manager
Pam studied French, Psychology, and Art at West Chester University, in West Chester, PA, graduating in 1996. She earned an M.Ed from Wilkes University in 2003. She spent 18 years teaching World Languages in suburban Philadelphia, PA and the past 5 years rural Virginia. Pam’s teaching career involved planning art and cultural experiences for her students in Quebec, Paris, Switzerland, and Rome.
Pam is excited to join the Cabell Gallery team to help promote local Virginia art and artwork. We’re confident that after years of teaching French to high school students, she can handle anything. In her free time Pam enjoys reading, cooking (she owns over 300 cookbooks), running, yoga, and photography. With social media as one of her gallery responsibilities, when you come in and see her on her phone, know that she’s posting!
Meet Mary Ann Taylor, Gallery Assistant
Mary Ann led a busy life before she and her husband retired and found their way to Rockbridge County. You may find it hard to believe, but this sweet lady used to be a federal investigator. Also true, is that Mary Ann bought so many paintings from the Cabell Gallery that we finally said, “Do you want to just work here?” And she did.
A true art lover, she and her husband purchased a house just outside of Lexington when they had two daughters attending Virginia Military Institute. Now, their girls are both VMI graduates and have moved on, but Mary Ann and her husband are still calling Lexington home (for now). If you come in she can tell you all about any of our artists, or any other topic in which she is well versed, such as VMI, Ireland or Zumba.
Meet Cabell Gorman, Founder/Artist/Mentor
Cabell received her BS in Art and Sociology from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. Cabell opened the Cabell Gallery in September of 2014. It was her mission to bring to Lexington fine art from all over the region. She started the gallery from the ground up, building it to one of Virginia Living’s “Best Art Galleries” of 2019.
After 5 years, Cabell decided to try new challenges and sold the gallery to Susan Groves. She stays very involved, though, and you will often see her and Weezy at the gallery. Cabell continues to help find new artists and connect clients with art that they can love for a lifetime. You can also find her own art there, too. Her paintings of horses and hounds are a cornerstone of the Cabell Gallery.
Cabell currently resides in Richmond with her husband and two dogs. She thinks of Lexington as her second home though, having lived there as a teenager and with her parents still there. No matter where she goes she seems to always find herself drawn back to beautiful Rockbridge County.
Meet Weezy, Gallery Dog
Weezy couldn't care less whether you buy any art. She is happy for you to look around as long as you don't disturb her nap or take her chair. Especially if you are another dog. Then she really would prefer you go find your own gallery and chair, this one is spoken for.
Weezy enjoys a good scratch, her water bowl to be full, and yummy cookies. She currently resides wherever Mommy is. Yes, she is aware that she is pretty but you may tell her that again if you must. And yes, that portrait you see is of her, but she is not interested in signing autographs. However, on second thought she would like you to buy some art if it means that Mommy can buy more cookies.