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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John Kelly Fitzpatrick

A Few Photographs From Our July 18, 2019 Lunch & Learn

Thank you to those that attended our July 18, 2019, Lunch & Learn program about Kelly Fitzpatrick’s participation in Alabama’s New Deal Art Programs. We were particularly pleased that we had several out-of-town guests and a group of docents form the Montgomery Museum of Fines Arts in attendance. 1 2

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Alabama Power Company

DAC Featured In APC “Shorelines” & Alabama News Center

ART IN THE HEART OF DIXIE: Lake Jordan’s Dixie Art Colony offered inspiration and haven for artists in 1930s and 1940s. Article by: Carla Davis, Alabama Power Company 1 2 3 4 Part of the mission of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation is to promote the local creative economy and

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Tallassee Alabama

In Many Ways, Artists Serve As Historians

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation The Dixie Art Colony Foundation is pleased to announce the Elmore County PREMIERE of our updated video titled "DIXIE ART COLONY: A Look At Its Lasting Legacy" on the large screen at the historic MOUNT VERNON THEATRE located in downtown Tallassee, Alabama. The Mount

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DAC Foundation April Event Photographs

Despite the threat of severe weather, our April 18, 2019, Dixie Art Colony Foundation event, "A Retrospective of the Works of Arthur Walter Stewart," at the home of Carol and Rusty Stewart was well attended. We would like to express a special thank you to the Stewart family and to the

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Notes From Our Supporters

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation As we move forward in our fourth year, one of the most rewarding aspects of this journey is when we receive confirmation that we have in some way brightened someone’s day. Since launching the Dixie Art Colony Foundation website in December of 2015,

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Camellias: Alabama’s “Rose of Winter”

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation Growing up in Alabama, each spring I found myself surrounded by camellias. I have fond memories from my childhood of my grandmother Winfred Morgan Harris and her avid love of camellias. Each spring her yard was filled with an assortment of camellia blossoms,

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Happy Birthday Norma LaMae Forbes

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation Norma LaMae Forbes was born on March 4, 1919 in Birmingham, Alabama to Edythe LaMae Nixon Forbes and Robert Forbes. In the 1930s she studied art and fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York City. In the 1940s she studied

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“Tung Mill” by Carlos Alpha “Shiney” Moon

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation A major part of the mission of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation is the preservation of Dixie Art Colony related artwork and ephemera. When we acquire artwork, photographs, and other ephemera, we carefully evaluate them. If restoration is needed to restore a piece

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