Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Our Most Prized Donations are Unsolicited Donations

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation From day one a large part of the vision for the Dixie Art Colony Foundation was to produce ONGOING, QUALITY, FRESH, and ORIGINAL CONTENT that would inspire our followers to want to invest in our future and yearn for more. Someone recently asked

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Reconstructing and preserving the past, one piece at a time.

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation Sometimes reconstructing the past can be like constructing a jigsaw puzzle. As the Dixie Art Colony Foundation’s digital and paper archives continue to grow by leaps and bounds, we remain resolute in our quest to preserve this important part of our history. This

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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

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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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Kelly Fitzpatrick

Kelly Fitzpatrick Paint Pallet Donated

  We are excited to announce a recent gift by the family of Dixie Art Colony artist Louise Smith Everton. According to Louise Everton's son Angus Everton, prior to his mother's death in 1995, she gave him the oil paint palette last used by artist John Kelly Fitzpatrick. Louise told Angus it had belonged to

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Exposing Fragments form the Past

  The Lost Colony Ceiling Panels:  One year at the Nobles Ferry site, colonists decided to paint the lodge's tin ceiling panels. The ceiling was divided into square panels and each artist was assigned a two-and-one-half-foot square for a composition about themselves. Thereafter, everyone who studied at the Nobles Ferry

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