Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Exploring the Doris Alexander Thompson Collection: Part Two

This large oil on canvas by Doris Alexander Thompson, dated 1956, was included in the large collection of Alexander Thompson's work recently donated to the DAC Foundation. Fortunately, unlike the other paintings, drawings, and stone lithographs this painting came to us nicely framed. DORIS ALEXANDER THOMPSON, Dazzle at Dusk, 1965, 30 x

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

A Tribute to Veterans: Veterans Day 2020

On this day, we want to thank all veterans for their service and recognize some of the Dixie Art Colony artists that served in the United States military. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we canceled our 2020 Annual Veterans Day Exhibition. This year would have been our fourth annual exhibition held

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Eva Lyle Wilkinson Painting Donated To DAC Foundation

This oil on canvas portrait by Alabama artist Eva Lyle Wilkinson, dated 1947, was recently donated to the Dixie Art Colony Foundation. Eva Lyle Wilkinson, Unknown Portrait, 1947, 26 x 21 inches; ELW-2020.AW.0001 Wilkinson's name can be found repeatedly in the DAC Foundation Archives. However, the extent of her involvement in the Elmore

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Donnave Lindsey Painting Added To DAC Collection

Shown is a recent acquisition by Dixie Art Colony artist Donnave Brennan Lindsey. This large, colorful watercolor painting depicts a scene from Lindsey's trip to The Butchart Gardens located  in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. Donnave Brennan Lindsey, The Butchart Gardens, 1995, 22 x 30 inches; DBL-2020.AW.0001 Lindsey was born on November 23, 1919 in Columbus,

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Paintings from the Doris Alexander Thompson Collection

Shown are two of Doris Alexander Thompson's colorful paintings included in our recent acquisition. Research shows that she studied painting with Roderick Mackenzie and Alexander Abels. DORIS ALEXANDER THOMPSON, Untitled Landscape I, n.d.; DAT-2020.AW.0030 Mackenzie's family immigrated from England to Mobile in 1872. After his mother's death in 1880, Mackenzie was sent

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OUR LARGEST DONATION TO DATE

As mentioned in our September 2, 2019, blog post, "Our most prized donations are the UNSOLICITED DONATIONS." Since launching the DAC Foundation website on December 1, 2015, our website has led to numerous unsolicited donations, including our LARGEST DONATION TO DATE. DORIS ALEXANDER THOMPSON, n.d., Magnolia Springs, AL; 13 x 17 inches; WCL-2013.PH.0001

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Wetumpka, Alabama

WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES: Part II

Planning for a TRAVELING EXHIBITION titled “FROM THE ARCHIVES: AN ASSEMBLAGE OF SHARED HISTORY” is well underway. This new exhibition featuring a series of 36 large-formatprofessionally-restored photographs, blended with a unique collection of artwork and ephemera from the Dixie Art Colony Foundation Archives, tells the compelling story behind the depression-era coterie known as the Dixie Art Colony.

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation, Wetumpka, Alabama

The Elusive Mr. Richard B. Coe: Part Four

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation In this post, the FOURTH in a series centered around DAC participant RICHARD B. COE, we are featuring a painting from the DAC Foundation Collection titled Devin Yacht Club. Located in Amagansett, New York, on the eastern end of Long

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

DID YOU KNOW Kelly Fitzpatrick was an Aspiring Writer?

Most are not aware that KELLY FITZPATRICK was an ASPIRING WRITER that studied journalism at the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA before beginning his art education. Barbara Binford Davis, Kelly Fitzpatrick, 2018, oil on paper The DAC Foundation is fortunate to have numerous examples of Fitzpatrick's musing and writings in the DAC Foundation

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WARREE C. LEBRON: Addition to DAC Foundation Collection

We are excited to announce the inclusion of this large oil on canvas to the DAC FOUNDATION Permanent Collection, The painting is a gift from the Gossard Estate, Nashville, Tennessee, in memory of Sarah Dennis Gossard and Edgar Atherton Gossard. The painting was acquired by the Gossard family directly from Warree

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