Dixie Art Colony Foundation

The Story Behind the Founding of the DAC Foundation: Part Two

With growing frequency, we are asked what sparked the founding of the DAC Foundation. The answer is a rather lengthy story with numerous twists and turns that we will share in a series of blog posts. Through these posts—we will also share information about individuals and experiences that were key

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

The Story Behind the Founding of the DAC Foundation: Part One

With growing frequency, we are asked what sparked the founding of the DAC Foundation. The answer is a rather lengthy story with numerous twists and turns that we will share in a series of blog posts. Through these posts—we will also share information about individuals and experiences that were key

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Barbara B. Davis Paintings Added to DAC Foundation Collection

Two oil portraits by River Region artist Barbara Binford Davis have been added to the DAC Foundation "New Generation Collection." The "New Generation Project" began in 2016 at the Fitzpatrick-Mehearg Farm located in Elmore, Alabama, where the DAC Foundation held a program about the history of the property once owned by Governor Benjamin Fitzpatrick

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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. For those

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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 Part of the mission of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation is to promote the local creative economy and tourism. WE ARE ALWAYS PLEASED

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Downtown Wetumpka

UA Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to visit Wetumpka.

On October 18, 2019, the Dixie Art Colony Foundation will host a day-long educational program in Wetumpka for the University of Alabama Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Each year, (OLLI) the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes offer continuing education programs through 120 universities and colleges in all 50 states and the District

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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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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. • Jasmine Hill Cottage, 2018, watercolor on paper• San Miguel, 2018, watercolor on paper John Kelly Fitzpatrick's

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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. • Corn Creek, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 30"x24" • Nobles Ferry, 2017,acrylic on canvas, 11"x14"• Long Way Home, 2018,

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