About D&D

Creators, Dreamers, Teachers, Art Enthusiasts, and much, much more.  Dobson & Dault is two person team: Shala Dobson and Jim Dault.  Together they’re living out their dream of doing what they love for a living.

Meet Dobson & Dault

Shala Dobson and Jim Dault are living their dream of creating uniquely, powerful art from their Entheos Art Studio on a lake in Alaska. Surrounded by nature in their self-designed and constructed Art Studio and Home, they are constantly inspired by the lake and forest environment. Their Art sanctuary includes a separate Art Library, sauna and hot tub with over 1000 feet of deck, greenhouse Painting Studio and Sculpture Studio with lake and mountain views. They can paddle off in their kayaks, sail boat or canoe to explore any time of the day and experience the abundant wildlife on the lake.

Shala Dobson

Born in the territory of Alaska, artist Shala Dobson has seen many changes in Alaska. At her lakeside studio in Meadow Lakes she works in many mediums such a drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

She has artwork in the collection of the Anchorage Museum Without Walls Percent for Public Art Program, Fairbanks Museum of the North, Alaska State Art Bank, and many private collections.

She taught art in the Anchorage School District for 23 years before retiring from Hanshew Middle School and was voted Alaska Art Teacher of the Year twice in her art teaching career. She is a Teaching Artist in the Artist in the Schools Program through the Alaska State Council on the Arts and travels all over Alaska in the artist residency program. She develops art curriculum programs for schools such as Kaleidoscope School of the Arts and Science in Kenai. She gives Teacher Art In-Services to teachers in Anchorage, Mat-Su Borough, and in each of the villages where she conducts Artist in the School Residencies.

She is president of their small business Entheos Art LLC located in Meadow Lakes Alaska.

She is a member of the National Art Education Association, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Bunnell Street Gallery, International Gallery of Contemporary Art and the Anchorage Museum.

Jim Dault

Jim Dault was born on his parents’ 160 acre homestead in Anchorage, Alaska in 1959, the same year Alaska became a state. He has worked in a wide range of mediums throughout his career including drawing, painting, sculpture, assemblage and installations.

He has collaborated with Shala Dobson on many 1% for Public Art commissions in Anchorage and throughout the state. He has received numerous art awards and his artwork is found in many private collections. His artwork is represented in the book “Found and Assembled in Alaska” by Julie Decker. His waterfront studio is located in Meadow Lakes, Alaska. His sculpture material includes wood, bronze, cast aluminum, resins, stone and salt.

He is registered with the Artist in the Schools Program in Alaska and is a member of the National Sculpture Society.