Welcome to Cavallo - Nice to meet you!
ABOUT THE OWNER -
German born artist Beate Casati moved to the United States from Germany to study art at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington D.C. where she specialized in Printmaking and Fine Art. She is also a collected painter and ceramicist.
Beate came to Charlottesville in 1991 where she began her career as a professional framer & Assistant Manager at Freeman Victorious (founded in the 1950's). She then moved on to manage another independent area workshop with an extensive team for 15 years while painting on the side, before she decided to set out on her own in 2010 to expand her knowledge further.
She opened her first venue LA LINEA BELLA ( the beautiful line) in artistic McIntire Plaza (Charlottesville) and soon expanded into her gallery ATELIER ONE. She temporarily closed her successful venue to follow her heart, and after a short artisan hiatus, Beate returned, fell in love with and moved to historic Gordonsville in 2017, where she reopened her beautiful new venue CAVALLO GALLERY on a much smaller but more creative scale.
Beate is active in the community and is the founding member of Main Street Events LLC ( with fellow Gordonsville partners Well Hung Vineyard and The Nathaniel Inn), runs a blog named Love Gordonsville VA, and she is active in the Orange County Chamber of Commerce & on the Advisory Board of Orange County Tourism. She is also knowledgeable in the area of toxin free and gluten free living and is a wellness advocate for DoTERRA. Her partner Randy Cooper is the founder (and talented chef!) of the new farm to table market & restaurant Provisions Market Table in Orange.
Growing up and traveling in Europe gave Beate a great sense of color, history, texture and style. Her forward thinking sense of design, sense of artistry and strong work ethic have made her a favorite amongst her long time clients and friends.
Her two companions TITUS and PANDORA (two long haired dappled Dachshunds) can be found either at the studio or on their new Italian leather sofa in their Gordonsville home (spoiled?? naah...:)
We look forward to meeting & finding out more about you!
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