Board of Directors & Staff

Elsabé Dixon

Executive Director

elsabe@danvillemuseum.org

Elsabé Dixon worked for the Glenstone Foundation (Potomac, Maryland) and is President of the Washington Sculptors Group, a non-profit organization that serves artists, collectors, curators and art community groups in the Washington DC metropolitan area. She is a graduate of Averett University and holds an MFA in New Media Art from George Mason University. Elsabe Dixon is trained in cross-disciplinary practices, public engagement strategies, and community outreach. While serving on the boards of Washington Sculptors Group, the Hillyer Gallery (Washington, D.C.), and the McLean Project for the Arts (McLean Virginia), she advocated for a sustainable membership base and community involvement in local programming. Elsabé is a contributing writer for East City Art, a Washington-based news source for art reviews and exhibition events.


CB Maddox

Visitor Services Coordinator

cb@danvillemuseum.org

 A Danville resident of 30 years, Coleman B. Maddox {CB} is a self avowed silver addict, collector and former jeweler.

 He is a native of Charlottesville, Va. While still in Prep School he started working in silver with a jeweler who would later become the first woman to be registered as a British Goldsmith in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 After attending The University, CB worked at the oldest Jewelry Store in Charlottesville, Keller & George, where he started appraising Silver. After leaving the store he started working for various clients from New York to Florida including appraising the silver collection at Hollins College.

 After settling in Danville, CB worked at Commonwealth Silver and Goldsmiths for 23 years. After leaving there he has continued appraising several jewelry and silver collections. He started volunteering at DMFAH during the winter of 2009 and joined the staff in 2010. He is also working on the restoration of his 1880's home which was featured on the 2008 Garden Club of Virginia Tour and on several tours organized by the Danville Historic Society.


Sara Shorter

Administrative Assistant

sara@danvillemuseum.org

Sara holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from UNC Greensboro. She worked in public accounting for three years, during which time she was awarded her CPA.   Sara left public accounting to work for the Commonwealth of Virginia as an auditor.  She retired from the Commonwealth on December 31, 2014.

Sara has been with the Danville Museum on a part-time basis since May 2015. Her duties include secretarial as well as bookkeeping work.   Sara’s hobbies include lap-swimming, knitting, walking and reading.  Sara has volunteered in the past on three rescue squads as an EMT, and as a Church Sunday School teacher and choir member.  She currently volunteers for VITA, helping low-income people with their income taxes.


Wenn Harold

Education & Technical Facilitator

wenn@danvillemuseum.org

Wenn holds a Bachelor's Degree in Art from Averett University. He has experience working with Children and Adults as he was an Activities Director for Assisted Living facilities in Henry County & Martinsville. He has volunteered in schools from Pre-School to High School. 

He also does Graphic Design for the Museum Art exhibits.  Wenn's hobbies include drawing, painting, and sculpting, along with playing music all-around the South-side Virginia areas. He loves art and history. Wenn is also hoping to continue his education and receive his Masters in Fine Arts.

Wenn is happy and proud to be part of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History.