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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Success Is Not Obtained Overnight

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation While preparing the introduction for our September 19, 2018, DAC Foundation “Lunch & Learn” program featuring “Dixie Art Colony: A New Generation” artist Barbara Binford Davis, I made a decision to include some information about some of the latest gifts presented to the

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COMING: Alabama’s Federal Art Projects

Learn about Alabama’s Federal Art Projects and how some of the projects are connected to Elmore County's Dixie Art Colony. Settlers of Alabama–1820, painted in 1942., oil on panel 60"x144" In 2013, Mark Harris now President and Director of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation began a research project to examine the connections between the

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Remembering Norma LaMae Forbes

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear friend and fellow Dixie Art Colony enthusiast Norma LaMae Forbes. Norma passed away peacefully in her sleep in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday, October 27, 2018, after living 99 years, 7 months and 23 days.  1 2 3 4

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Wartime And The Dixie Art Colony

Fitzpatrick received the “Presidential Wound Certificate.” (What is today the “Purple Heart”) In preparation for the “100th Anniversary of Armistice Day,” now called Veterans Day in the United States, we felt it appropriate to share some information about how World War I changed the life of Dixie Art Colony co-founder

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Art and History Make a Great Combination!

The Dixie Art Colony Foundation will be featured at the October 10, 2018 meeting of the Captain William Bibb Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. —by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation Some time ago we were asked by the Captain William Bibb Chapter of Daughters of the

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Barbara Binford Davis

“Happy Birthday” John Kelly Fitzpatrick

On August 15, 2018, the Dixie Art Colony Foundation celebrated the Birthday of Dixie Art Colony cofounder John Kelly Fitzpatrick born on August 15, 1888. We had a large crowd on hand for the festive celebration. Thank you Barbara Binford Davis for sharing your talent! Your beautiful portrait of Kelly Fitzpatrick reproduced well

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