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.  Wolfe was proficient in both watercolors and oils. He became best known for his oil portraits. By his own estimation, Wolfe painted more than 800

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Wetumpka, Alabama

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 Fitzpatrick

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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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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

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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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

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.  In 1913, Goldthwaite's oil painting,

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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 site

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Dixie Art Colony: A Look At Its Lasting Legacy

Wetumpka City Hall: May 23 through July 6, 2014 More than a year in the making, this exhibition about one of the Deep South's first art colonies is thought to be the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition about the Dixie Art Colony. The popular exhibition and lecture series held at the Wetumpka

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