Birmingham Museum of Art

DAC Foundation Featured at the BMA

August 2, 2018, was a great day for the Dixie Art Colony Foundation! Our day started at 9:30 am at the BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART with coffee and delicious pastries and ended with us reaching over 600 Facebook followers. 1 2 3 4 5 —pictured is Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC

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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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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

The Diverse Styles of Arthur Stewart

While researching the life and work of Dixie Art Colony artist Arthur Walter Stewart, several things quickly became apparent. Stewart was an extraordinary friend to many and a highly diverse and multitalented artist whose work has been highly prized and admired for decades. —by Mark Harris, President & Director, DAC Foundation

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Alabama Artist Iain Stewart

DIXIE ART COLONY: A New Generation

John Kelly Fitzpatrick's legacy lives on at Nobles Ferry and other sites frequented by the Dixie Art Colonists. Thanks to Alabama plein air painters Carol Barksdale, Barbara Binford Davis, Iain Stewart, Shirley Esco, John Patton, Aimée Harbin, Barbara Moody and others, Central Alabama sites ounce frequented by Dixie Art Colony plein air

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River Region Artist Carol Barksdale

Carol Barksdale is pictured participating in a DAC Foundation plein air painting event at Jasmine Hill Gardens.  Jasmine Hill Gardens was a well-known plein air painting site for the Dixie Art Colony painter form 1937 until 1948. 1 2 • Jasmine Hill Cottage, 2018, watercolor on paper • San Miguel, 2018, watercolor on paper

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River Region Artist Shirley Esco

  Shirley Esco is pictured participating in a DAC Foundation plein air painting event at Nobles Ferry on Lake Jordan. Nobles Ferry was the home of the historic Dixie Art Colony form 1937 until 1948. 1 2 3 • Corn Creek, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 30"x24"  • Nobles Ferry, 2017,acrylic on canvas,

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River Region Artist Barbara Binford Davis

Barbara Binford Davis is pictured participating in a DAC Foundation plein air painting event at Nobles Ferry on Lake Jordan. Nobles Ferry was the home of the historic Dixie Art Colony form 1937 until 1948. 1 2 3 • Portrait of John Kelly Fitzpatrick, 2018, oil on paper, 12" x 9"  • Walk

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A Four-year Mystery Recently Solved

Mildred Nungester (American, 1912–2009), Weighing Cotton, 1944, oil on canvas, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Association Purchase, 1944.7, 48" x 168"  1 2 3 Above are a few photographs from our January 2018, Lunch & Learn program at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. In the first slide, artist Elizabeth

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DAC on the Road in Birmingham

JANUARY 9, 2018: Highland Book Club  Presentation & Video: Dixie Art Colony: A Look at Its Lasting Legacy. On January 9, 2018, the Highland Book Club, established in 1891, hosted the DAC Foundation at the Mountain Brook Club located in the Birmingham area. The group included family members of two Dixie Art Colony

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January 17, 2018 Event Rescheduled

John Kelly Fitzpatrick (American, 1888-1953), Boggs Pottery, 1936, watercolor on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Association Purchase, 1967.5 "From the MMFA Vault" Lunch & Learn program RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, January 24, 2018  Due to potential severe winter weather, and the possibility that road conditions may be a concern Wednesday morning, we

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