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.
A fine art gallery - a big deal right? So there had to be some significant occurrences leading to the inspiration to create such an enterprise. The details of this story can be found here on Cabell Gorman's personal website. Additionally, the story has been published as a book and is available online through Amazon.com: A Young Life of Light.
Meet Cabell Gorman, owner / CEO
Cabell received her BS in Art and Sociology from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. Cabell's extensive business career began as owner and operator of a candle manufacturing company called Candles by Cousins. Cabell's role expanded to include sales, marketing, production; essentially all aspects of running a business. Since then, Cabell initiated many fundraising events: organizing, chairing and leading. Examples include: SPCA, Alexander Graham Bell Association, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), Reach Out and Read, and Catholic charities, just to name a few. At Rawls museum in Courtland, Virginia, Cabell was their "Artist in Residence". Cabell has many outstanding awards and solo art shows to her credit. It was during this satisfying period of her life when she painted and successfully sold her own art (cabellgorman.com) that Cabell concurrently served as a docent at the VMFA in Richmond, Virginia.
Cabell currently resides in Richmond with her husband and two dogs. Her son, Jack, is a recent graduate of Virginia Military Institute. Cabell lived in Lexington as a teenager and with her parents still there, she seems to always find herself drawn back to beautiful Rockbridge County.
It was with this, and the inspiration mentioned above, that Cabell decided to open an art gallery in historic downtown Lexington, Virginia. This fine art collection is the culmination of all these experiences. Welcome to the Cabell Gallery.
Meet Susan Groves, Curator / Director
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. She still enjoys an occasional appearance on local radio and her job as an adjunct instructor at Dabney S Lancaster Community College. Her main joy, however, is in finding emerging artists and sharing this region’s incredible artistic talent with all the patrons of the Cabell Gallery. That and, of course, her family. 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 Gaby Vazquez, Intern
Gaby is currently a student at Southern Virginia University set to graduate in 2020 with an art degree. Before college brought her to Buena Vista, Virginia, she called Greensboro, NC home. It was her middle school art teacher that first recognized her talent and encouraged her to pursue art. Gaby hopes to eventually become a teacher herself so that she can inspire future children towards expressing themselves through art.
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.
Meet Harry Hathaway Warner, consultant / mentor
Harry graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). Before retirement, he enjoyed a varied career in banking, corporate, and non-profit management, service on corporate boards, consulting, and real estate development. Specifically, Harry was the Director of Development for both Virginia Military Institute and for the John C. Marshall Museum. He has written several books, one of which, “House Mountain Affair” is available for sale at the Cabell Gallery with 100% of the proceeds benefiting House Mountain conservation. Harry’s greatest interests are in his children and grandchildren. Harry lives with his wife, Sis, in Lexington, Virginia.