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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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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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” John Kelly Fitzpatrick

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of DIXIE ART COLONY co-founder JOJN KELLY FITZPATRICK. Fitzpatrick was born on August 15, 1888. Although there have been questions surrounding the actual birthplace of John Kelly Fitzpatrick, we have uncovered documents that prove he was born at the Cantelou home located at 207

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

RICHARD BLAUVELT COE: Addition to DAC Foundation Collection

This recent acquisition is a large oil on canvas by Richard B. Coe. It was acquired from an art dealer in upstate New York, where Coe lived for many years after moving from Alabama. The foundation currently has three paintings and numerous sketches by Coe in its collection. Coe participated

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Wetumpka, Alabama

WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES: Part I

Although our museum gallery is temporally closed and our programs and exhibitions have been suspended, BEHIND THE SCENES, WE ARE WORKING HARDER THAN EVER TO ADVANCE OUR MISSION. Planning for a new TRAVELING EXHIBITION titled “FROM THE ARCHIVES: AN ASSEMBLAGE OF SHARED HISTORY” is well underway. Shown are items form

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

MORE NOTES FROM OUR FOLLOWERS

During this unprecedented time, one of the most rewarding aspects of our journey is when we receive positive feedback from our supporters that somehow we have brightened someone's day. Below are a few examples of the many KIND NOTES we received regarding two of our COVID-19 blog posts. Hopefully, we

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WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS… Squeeze Them Into Some Sweet Iced Tea!

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation This post is a follow up to our March 20, 2020 post about how the DIXIE ART COLONY artists navigated through difficult times and refused to abandon their creative pursuits. Growing up, I never really thought of my grandmother Winfred Era Morgan (Harris),

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The Elusive Mr. Richard B. Coe: Part Two

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation In this post, the second in a series centered around Dixie Art Colony participant Richard Blauvelt Coe we will take a look at some of Coe's illustrations. In 1968, a children's book titled "Sam A Goat" was published by Astor-Honor,

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