DAC on the Road in Birmingham

JANUARY 9, 2018: Highland Book Club  Presentation & Video: Dixie Art Colony: A Look at Its Lasting Legacy. On January 9, 2018, the Highland Book Club, established in 1891, hosted the DAC Foundation at the Mountain Brook Club located in the Birmingham area. The group included family members of two Dixie Art Colony

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January 17, 2018 Event Rescheduled

John Kelly Fitzpatrick (American, 1888-1953), Boggs Pottery, 1936, watercolor on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Association Purchase, 1967.5 "From the MMFA Vault" Lunch & Learn program RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, January 24, 2018  Due to potential severe winter weather, and the possibility that road conditions may be a concern Wednesday morning, we

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Veterans Day Event to Honor Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick received the “Presidential Wound Certificate.” (What is today the “Purple Heart”) Wetumpka Artist John Kelly Fitzpatrick to be Honored at Elmore County's 9th Annual Tribute to Veterans  Join us on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wetumpka Alabama to honor Dixie Art Colony co-founder

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Dixie Art Colony

Dixie Art Colony: A Look At Its Lasting Legacy at Tallassee NOW 2017

Trustmark, 304 Barnett Boulevard, June 9 & 10, 2017 On June 9 and 10, 2017, the Dixie Art Colony Foundation held two exhibitions at the 304 Barnett Boulevard branch of Trustmark located in downtown Tallassee. The exhibitions were held in conjunction with the 2017 annual "Tallassee NOW" event. On Friday, June 9 an

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PORTRAIT PAINTERS: Did you know?

Photograph from the Dixie Art Colony Foundation archives. DID YOU KNOW that five of the painters associated with the Dixie Art Colony became well-known portrait painters? Over the coming weeks we will explore and examine portraiture. Particularly works by five artists that participated in the colony. The photograph above is a

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Goldthwaite Etching Added to Collection

ANNE with MAJOR and MINI, Anne W.  Goldthwaite, drypoint etching, 10"x8", 1918. This self-portrait was recently added to the Dixie Art Colony Collection. Goldthwaite studied etching with Charles Mielatz at the National Academy of Design in New York City. Goldthwaite, a Montgomery, AL native, is known to have attended the Dixie Art Colony in 1934, 1940 and 1941 as

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PRIVATE SHOWING: Kelly Fitzpatrick

On WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017, members and guests of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation enjoyed a private tour of works by John Kelly Fitzpatrick. The tour took place at the Alabama Department of Archives & History and the Alabama State Captiol. 1 2 3 4 Thank you Graham Neeley, Museum

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LeBron Painting Added to Collection

  ALABAMA COTTON, Warree Carmichael LeBron, oil on canvas, 20" x 24" This painting was donated to the Dixie Art Colony Foundation by Kimberli Messer of Spartanburg, South Carolina.  At one time her mother Rosemary Peters Rivers was a resident of Coosa County, Alabama.  Thank you Kim for your very generous donation

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Arthur Stewart

DAC Exhibitions To Be Held In Tallassee

ARTHUR STEWART shown with two of the 14-foot murals which will be the backdrop for the upcoming Dixie Art Colony Foundation exhibition to be held at Trustmark in downtown Tallassee. In 1953 Stewart completed four large murals conceived and started by Kelly Fitzpatrick prior to his death. Four exciting exhibitions

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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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