Elsabé Dixon

Executive Director

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

 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 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.

Louise Martling

Marketing Director

Louise moved to Danville with her family in 2018 from Massachusetts. Born and raised in Connecticut, she moved down the coast, ending up in Nantucket, MA for 15 years. While living in Connecticut, she started her own business, Eleventh Hour Design, A Graphic Design Studio, and was able to continue to grow her business on Nantucket.  

Louise played a vital role in the construction and production of the Camilla Williams Exhibition as a private contractor. She will be regulating our Website, CCECC and Chamber online platforms and assisting with marketing all our new programming as our Marketing Director.