Somer Hahm





2008 University of Alaska, Fairbanks / MFA - Painting and Drawing magna cum laude 

2005 University of Montana, Missoula/ BFA - Painting and Drawing summa cum laude 


Awards & Collections 


2021 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival “Artist of the Year”

2020 Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Project Award

2020 Alaska Chapter of the Awesome Foundation Grant Recipient

2020 Community Art Development Grant Recipient, Alaska State Council on the Arts


Solo Exhibitions


2020 The Painted Quilt, Wandering Bear Gallery Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks AK

2014 Flock, Keller Allied Architecture and Arts, Fairbanks AK

2012 Birds of Paradise, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks AK

2010 A Birds Eye View, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks AK

2008 Loop Dreams, The Annex Art Space, Ester, AK


Selected Group Exhibitions


2021 UAF College of Liberal Arts - Art Faculty Exhibition, UAF Gallery, Fairbanks AK

2020 Alaska Biennial Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage AK

2020 Members Exhibition, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage AK

2019 64th Parallel Juried Art Exhibition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks AK

2019 Artists of the North: New Works, Trax, Fairbanks AK

2018 64th Parallel Juried Art Exhibition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks AK

2018 10 x 10 Membership Exhibition, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Fairbanks AK


Public Art Commissions 


2021 The Folk Quilt, The Folk School at Cabin 66 in Pioneer Park, Fairbanks AK

2021 Hen and Chicks, Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, Ester AK

2021 Gathering Place, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks AK

2021 Flowers in a Basket, Garden Path and Beet Friends, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Anchorage AK

2020 Rising Sun at Boreal Sun Charter School, Fairbanks AK

2020 Flying Geese at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, Fairbanks AK

2020 Juncos & Sunflower Star, Fairbanks Community Garden, Fairbanks AK

2019 Snow Crystals, Goldie’s, Fairbanks AK


Selected Press & Interviews

2021 FORUM, Piecing it Together: Somer Hahm and the Far North Quilt Trail, Alaska Humanities Forum, Addie Studebaker

2021 Aurora Magazine, Exploring a Public Pattern: Somer Hahm '08, Elizabeth Talbot, 2021

2021 Latitude 64, Folk Quilt Project Launches, Chris Capps, April 

2021 Edible Alaska Art in the Garden: Photo Essay by Addie Studebaker, Spring 2021

2020 Fairbanks Daily News Miner, Centerpiece of Fairbanks Quilt Trail Project Makes Debut, Gary Black, August 

2020, I Like Your Work Podcast Studio Visit Artist of the Week, Erika B. Hess, April 

2020 Art Matters: Live Broadcast Radio Interview: The Far North Quilt Trail Project, Graham Dane, January 

2020 The Hi-Lo, Survival of the Artist: We are each others human resource, Virginia Broersma, January

2019 Fairbanks Daily News Miner, In Fairbanks, a Quilting Project Takes to the Trails, David James, December