Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Remembering Norma LaMae Forbes

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear friend and fellow Dixie Art Colony enthusiast Norma LaMae Forbes. Norma passed away peacefully in her sleep in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday, October 27, 2018, after living 99 years, 7 months and 23 days.  1 2 3 4

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Wartime And The Dixie Art Colony

Fitzpatrick received the “Presidential Wound Certificate.” (What is today the “Purple Heart”) In preparation for the “100th Anniversary of Armistice Day,” now called Veterans Day in the United States, we felt it appropriate to share some information about how World War I changed the life of Dixie Art Colony co-founder

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Art and History Make a Great Combination!

The Dixie Art Colony Foundation will be featured at the October 10, 2018 meeting of the Captain William Bibb Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. —by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation Some time ago we were asked by the Captain William Bibb Chapter of Daughters of the

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Barbara Binford Davis

“Happy Birthday” John Kelly Fitzpatrick

On August 15, 2018, the Dixie Art Colony Foundation celebrated the Birthday of Dixie Art Colony cofounder John Kelly Fitzpatrick born on August 15, 1888. We had a large crowd on hand for the festive celebration. Thank you Barbara Binford Davis for sharing your talent! Your beautiful portrait of Kelly Fitzpatrick reproduced well

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Birmingham Museum of Art

DAC Foundation Featured at the BMA

August 2, 2018, was a great day for the Dixie Art Colony Foundation! Our day started at 9:30 am at the BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART with coffee and delicious pastries and ended with us reaching over 600 Facebook followers. 1 2 3 4 5 —pictured is Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC

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Dixie Art Colony

“DIXIE DOODLES: The Lighter Side”

The colonists were well known for their casual laid back style and fun-loving sprit. Therefore, it is not surprising that numerous cartoons and caricatures were created by the artists while they were at the colony. We call this collection of sketches, screen prints and painted ceiling panels "Dixie Doodles." In the photograph below Kelly

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

The Diverse Styles of Arthur Stewart

While researching the life and work of Dixie Art Colony artist Arthur Walter Stewart, several things quickly became apparent. Stewart was an extraordinary friend to many and a highly diverse and multitalented artist whose work has been highly prized and admired for decades. —by Mark Harris, President & Director, DAC Foundation

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Alabama Artist Iain Stewart

DIXIE ART COLONY: A New Generation

John Kelly Fitzpatrick's legacy lives on at Nobles Ferry and other sites frequented by the Dixie Art Colonists. Thanks to Alabama plein air painters Carol Barksdale, Barbara Binford Davis, Iain Stewart, Shirley Esco, John Patton, Aimée Harbin, Barbara Moody and others, Central Alabama sites ounce frequented by Dixie Art Colony plein air

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River Region Artist Carol Barksdale

Carol Barksdale is pictured participating in a DAC Foundation plein air painting event at Jasmine Hill Gardens.  Jasmine Hill Gardens was a well-known plein air painting site for the Dixie Art Colony painter form 1937 until 1948. 1 2 • Jasmine Hill Cottage, 2018, watercolor on paper • San Miguel, 2018, watercolor on paper

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River Region Artist Shirley Esco

  Shirley Esco is pictured participating in a DAC Foundation plein air painting event at Nobles Ferry on Lake Jordan. Nobles Ferry was the home of the historic Dixie Art Colony form 1937 until 1948. 1 2 3 • Corn Creek, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 30"x24"  • Nobles Ferry, 2017,acrylic on canvas,

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