Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Our Most Prized Donations are Unsolicited Donations

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation From day one a large part of the vision for the Dixie Art Colony Foundation was to produce ONGOING, QUALITY, FRESH, and ORIGINAL CONTENT that would inspire our followers to want to invest in our future and yearn for more. Someone recently asked

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Reconstructing and preserving the past, one piece at a time.

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation Sometimes reconstructing the past can be like constructing a jigsaw puzzle. As the Dixie Art Colony Foundation’s digital and paper archives continue to grow by leaps and bounds, we remain resolute in our quest to preserve this important part of our history. This

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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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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.  1 2 3 Wolfe was proficient in both watercolors and oils. He became best known for his oil portraits. By his own estimation, Wolfe painted

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Kelly Fitzpatrick

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

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Fitzpatrick 1939 World's Fair New York

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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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.  1 2 In 1913, Goldthwaite's

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