The Jeffrey Dobbs Endowment Fund
The Jeffrey Dobbs Endowment Fund was established in June 2018, in loving memory of artist and Madison resident, Jeffrey Dobbs.
Originally of Darien, Jeff’s passions and business took him all over the world. While in Japan, Jeff learned the traditional art form of Gyotaku, a method of printmaking that utilizes fish, sea creatures, and other ocean life as printing plates. As an avid fisherman, this artform captivated Jeff and greatly informed his work as an artist.
The Jefferey Dobbs Scholarship for Excellence in Painting
As a tribute to Jeff, a new scholarship, The Jefferey Dobbs Scholarship for Excellence in Painting, has been created to encourage young artists and provide support for them to further their artistic studies. This scholarship will be offered as part of Shoreline Arts Alliance’s Scholarship in the Arts Program. As paint was Jeff’s medium of choice, eligible works must utilize paint as the primary focus of the piece. However, unique processes and unconventional works will be both accepted and encouraged.
Flourishing Gentleman, Joyce Huang, Winner of the 2021 Jeffrey Dobbs Scholarship for Excellence in Painting