The Dixie Archives
The DAC Foundation has begun the process of assembling an extensive collection of exhibition catalogs, books and periodicals that contain information and artwork related to the Dixie Art Colony and the colony participants. As of June 2016 the DAC Foundation as assembled more than 35 publications and we are more each week..
Examples of some specific items included in our collection:
- Hardcover Autographed First Edition, The Savannah: published 1951, written by Thomas L. Stokes, illustrated by Lamar Dodd. Hand-signed by Lamar Dodd and Thomas L. Stokes.
- Hardcover Exhibition Catalog, American Art Today: published 1939, New York World's Fair 1939, Grover A. Whalen, President.
- Hardcover First Edition, In and Out of Court: published 1942, Written by Francis X. Bush, Illustrated by J. Kelly Fitzpatrick
- 50th Anniversary Edition Catalog, 1913 Armory Show: published 1963, Organized by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute
- Exhibition Catalog, Tales from the Easel: American Narrative Paintings from Southeastern Museums, circa 1800-1950, published 2004, Organized by the Southeastern Art Museum Directors Consortium.
- Exhibition Catalog, The Bayou Painter: South Alabama's Art Colony 1946-1953, published 2004, Organized by the Southeastern Art Museum Directors Consortium.
- Numerous Vintage Copies, American Art Review featuring Colony Artists.
Preserve the Legacy Fund
Donations made specifically to the Preserve the Legacy fund will be earmarked for the acquisition of new Dixie Art Colony related artwork and memorabilia or for the restoration and archival framing of Dixie Art Colony related artwork currently in our permanent collection.
We have worked diligently to assemble a collection of original artwork by Dixie Art Colony artists. The collection is made up of donated work and purchases. We are interested acquiring all works by the Dixie colonists, particularly works of art that we believe were executed at the Dixie colony.
The DAC Foundation has assembled numerous examples of Dixie Art Colony related collectables including items ounce owned by the colonists, books, magazines and a variety of ephemera including brochures, cards, and notes and letters to and from colonists.