Dixie Art Colony Foundation

DAC Foundation Receives A Major Donation

–by Mark Andrew Harris, Founder & Director On behalf of the DAC Foundation Board of Directors, I am excited to announce a major gift made to the DAC Foundation by the MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART. In October of 2019, I was contacted by Melissa Mutert, Curator of Collections & Research

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A Weekend on Alabama’s Gulf Coast: Part One

–by Mark Andrew Harris, Founder & Director What a wonderful weekend—it isn't easy to know where to begin in summarizing our weekend on Alabama's Gulf Coast. So I will start by thanking Barbara Teare with the Dauphin Island Gallery, LLC, and Kathryn Carver with the Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts

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COMING SOON…A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie once wrote in a poem, "GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT."  Shown is Warree C. LeBron in the Dixie Art Colony studio at Nobles Ferry, c. 1938, WCL-2020.PH.0001 Sources: DAC Foundation Archives, Dixie Art Colony Foundation, Wetumpka, Alabama  

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Ninth Richard Brough Watercolor Added to the Collection

–by Mark Andrew Harris, Founder & Director I am pleased to announce the addition of a ninth painting by Dixie Art Colony artist Richard Burrell Brough to the DAC Foundation Collection. This watercolor painting depicting a scene from Alabama's Gulf Coast was recently purchased by the DAC Foundation using memorial

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A Special Message from our Founder

The Dixie Art Colony Foundation will be temporarily closed from December 3 until December 20, due to the passing of our founder's mother, Amanda Ellen Turner Harris Williams. Covington County High School, Florala, Alabama; Class of 1952 Reunion; seated far left, Martha Moon (Kracke) daughter of DAC artist Shiney Moon; seated

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DAC “On The Road” In Birmingham

On Thursday, November 4, the DAC Foundation was "On The Road" in Birmingham, Alabama, with the NEW ERA STUDY CLUB, founded in 1917.  DAC Foundation founder and director Mark Harris presented a slide presentation during Afternoon Tea at the Mountain Brook Club. We always appreciate opportunities to promote our local

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Arthur Stewart Still-life Added to the Collection

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of an additional painting by Dixie Art Colony artist Arthur Walter Stewart for the DAC Foundation collection. "This large still-life painting helps us round out our collection of works by Stewart," said Mark Harris. In addition to portraits and landscape paintings, Stewart is

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Explore the DAC Foundation Collection: Part II

EXPLORE THE DAC FOUNDATION COLLECTION and view 150 WORKS OF ART from the collection using our online database. Recently 50 new entries were added to the artwork database, each with an artist biography and in many cases, a photograph of the artist. Currently, a total of 42 artist's biographies are included.

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A Retrospective of the Works of Carlos Alpha “Shiney” Moon

–by Mark Andrew Harris, DAC Foundation Founder & Director Due to COVID-19, our 2020 exhibition and lecture series titled "A Retrospective of the Works of Carlos Alpha Moon," initially rescheduled for September 2021, has been postponed. We are now tentatively looking at the spring of 2022. However, we have not

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Abstract Works from the Collection: Part Two

In PART-TWO of this four-part series, we will look at three works  of abstraction by Dixie Art Colony artist CALOS ALPHA "SHINEY" MOON and two works by Dixie Art Colony artist RICHARD BLAUVELT COE included in the DAC Foundation Collection. We have included a description under each work of art shown and

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