Alabama Cotton Festival: Eclectic, AL

Representatives of the DAC Foundation had a great day on Saturday, October 29 at the Alabama Cotton Festival in Eclectic. It was a beautiful autumn day with lots of visitors interested in learning more about the historic Dixie Art Colony. Interested in owning a piece of Alabama Art History? Use the

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ALABAMA ARTIST: How High The Moon

"Youngerman's Barn," a watercolor painting by Carlos Alpha "Shiney" Moon, was included in an in a March 1953 exhibition at the Montgomery Museum Fine Arts. The painting was also shown in the 1953 Florida International Art Exhibition where it received a Grumbacher Award of Merit. 1 2 3 4 5

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Art in U.S. Embassies Exhibition

Shiney Moon included in Bucharest U.S. Embassy Exhibition: The Museum of Modern Art first envisioned the idea of a global visual arts program, and in 1963, President John F. Kennedy formalized it. Today, with more than 200 venues, ART In Embassies curates temporary and permanent exhibitions for the representational spaces

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Dixie Girls: Donnave & Louise

— From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 20, 1945 Dixie Girl Artists, Home for Holiday, Put South on Canvas for Gotham Exhibit:  At six Donnave Brennan was a failure. She couldn’t draw cats. She couldn’t draw automobiles or rabbits or houses or boats. She was, in short, an artistic flop. This situation grieved

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Wolfe Paintings Added to the Collection

Karl Wolfe Watercolor Landscapes Added to the Collection: Two large southern landscapes by colony artist Karl Ferdinand Wolfe have been added to the Dixie Art Colony collection.  1 2 3 Wolfe was proficient in both watercolors and oils. He became best known for his oil portraits. By his own estimation, Wolfe painted

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Kelly Fitzpatrick

Kelly Fitzpatrick Paint Pallet Donated

  We are excited to announce a recent gift by the family of Dixie Art Colony artist Louise Smith Everton. According to Louise Everton's son Angus Everton, prior to his mother's death in 1995, she gave him the oil paint palette last used by artist John Kelly Fitzpatrick. Louise told Angus it had belonged to

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DAC Foundation Awards Grant

As part of the DAC Foundation's ongoing effort to help support and promote local arts, a DAC Foundation Promotional Grant has been awarded to the Elmore County Art Guild. According to co-founder and current vice president, Doris Bell, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was founded in 1985.  The grant has been used

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Fitzpatrick 1939 World's Fair New York

JKF Sketch Added to the Collection

1939 Fitzpatrick World's Fair Sketch Discovered: An original Fitzpatrick sketch, executed on one of the Dixie Art Colony excursions to nearby Beeline Pottery has been added to the DAC Foundation Collection. The sketch is numbered 154 and noted by Fitzpatrick as a study sketch for an oil painting he was to produce

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Goldthwaite Added to the Collection

Original 1913 Etching Added to the Collection:  An original drypoint etching titled "Cock Fight" by Montgomery, AL native Anne Goldthwaite has been added to the Permanent Collection. Goldthwaite attended the Dixie Art Colony on several occasions as a guest instructor. She became a well-known painter and printmaker.  1 2 In 1913, Goldthwaite's

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Exposing Fragments form the Past

  The Lost Colony Ceiling Panels:  One year at the Nobles Ferry site, colonists decided to paint the lodge's tin ceiling panels. The ceiling was divided into square panels and each artist was assigned a two-and-one-half-foot square for a composition about themselves. Thereafter, everyone who studied at the Nobles Ferry

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