Dixie Art Colony Foundation

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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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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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Arthur Walter Stewart Acquisition

Due to our donors' generosity, we were able to make what is a VERY SIGNIFICANT purchase of this large oil landscape by Dixie Art Colony artist Arthur Walter Stewart dated 1940. The painting was acquired directly from Stewart by the grandmother of the person that sold us the painting. Opportunities

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A Tribute to Veterans: Veterans Day 2020

On this day, we want to thank all veterans for their service and recognize some of the Dixie Art Colony artists that served in the United States military. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we canceled our 2020 Annual Veterans Day Exhibition. This year would have been our fourth annual exhibition held

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Wetumpka Artist Commissioned by DAC Foundation Founder

Wetumpka artist STEVE GARST was commissioned by Dixie Art Colony Foundation founder and director Mark Harris to create his interpretation of a historical photograph from the DAC Foundation Archives onto canvas. Shown is Wetumpka artist Steve Garst in his studio working on the large and detailed commission. Garst is a 1969

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Wetumpka, Alabama

WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES: Part II

Planning for a TRAVELING EXHIBITION titled “FROM THE ARCHIVES: AN ASSEMBLAGE OF SHARED HISTORY” is well underway. This new exhibition featuring a series of 36 large-formatprofessionally-restored photographs, blended with a unique collection of artwork and ephemera from the Dixie Art Colony Foundation Archives, tells the compelling story behind the depression-era coterie known as the Dixie Art Colony.

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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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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 artists, Martha

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Arthur Stewart

DAC Exhibitions To Be Held In Tallassee

ARTHUR STEWART shown with two of the 14-foot murals which will be the backdrop for the upcoming Dixie Art Colony Foundation exhibition to be held at Trustmark in downtown Tallassee. In 1953 Stewart completed four large murals conceived and started by Kelly Fitzpatrick prior to his death. Four exciting exhibitions

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