Today, outstanding artist/instructors teach the five day sessions which are held about the last week in April and the first week in October. Beginning on Tuesday afternoon for set-up, meet and greet, dinner and a talk by the visiting artist/instructor… and winding up on Sunday with a morning critique of work produced during the session.
Neither Camp Jacobs nor the Mississippi Art Colony make any profit from these arrangements. The intention is to break even. The Smithsonian lists the Colony as the country’s oldest artist-run organization of it’s kind.
The Art Colony was founded at Allison Wells Hotel in Way, Mississippi in 1948. John and Hosford Fontaine were the leaders. In 1963, due to a catastrophic fire at the Alison Wells Hotel, the Colony was moved and reorganized…….