It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our patron, Dorothy (Dotty) J. Coleman. Dotty devoted her life to the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, where she nurtured many students and faculty through the years. While she was able, Dotty was regularly seen cheerfully painting at the Academy. She was a great listener and always interested in learning something new. Dotty was very generous and willing to help those in need.
Her spirit has touched the hearts of the faculty, staff and students of NOAFA, as well as the art community in New Orleans and beyond.
The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts Family