Education

 

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

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

 

Awards & Collections 

 

2022 Adaptation and Innovation Grant - National Endowment of the Arts and Alaska State Council on the Arts

2021 Usibelli Grant Recipient 

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 Arts Development Grant Recipient - Alaska State Council on the Arts and National Endowment of the Arts

2020 Cook Inlet Housing Authority Mini Grant - Anchorage AK

2019 Art In the Garden - Our2Cents Inc. Grant Recipient

2017 Northern Alaska Environmental Center “Artist of the Year”

2008 UAF College of Liberal Arts- Art Department Graduate Fellow 

2005 University of Montana College of Liberal Arts “Presidential Student of the Year” Award

2005 University of Montana, Missoula - Permanent Art Collection Raku Vessel

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2022 Loose Quilts, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks AK

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

 

2022 Mother Lode, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer AK

2022 Warmth, Stay Home Gallery, Paris TN

2021 64th Parallel Juried Art Exhibition, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks AK 

2021 From Fairbanks with Love, The Lemonade Stand, Anchorage AK

2021 13+, curator Tamara Wilson, The Lemonade Stand, Fairbanks AK

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

2020 The Pink Show, curator Ethan Lausen, Well Street Art Co, 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 

 

2023 Seed Lab Barn Quilt Mural and Anchorage Museum Artist Residency

2022 Asphalt Art Initiative + Bloomberg Grant Selected Artist, Fairbanks AK

2022 Fairbanks Farm Barn Quilt, Fairbanks Experiment Farm, Fairbanks AK

2022 Friendship Stars, Mural - SARTA Grant, Imagine Butte Resource Center Butte, MT

2022 Spruce Cone, Black Spruce Brewing Company, Fairbanks AK

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 Authorities Centennial Village Gardens Mini Quilt Trail

2020 Rising Sun, Boreal Sun Charter School, Fairbanks AK

2020 Flying Geese, 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 Members Only - Alaska Biennial 2020: Somer Hahm + Kristin Link - Artist Talk, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage Alaska, February

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

 

Related Employment and Internships

 

2019 - Present Creative Director of the Far North Quilt Trail Project

2018 - Present Exhibition Technician, Fairbanks Arts Association

2017 - Present  Drawing and Painting Instructor the Folk School of Fairbanks

2006 - 2012 Gallery Assistant, Well Street Art Company

2008 Gallery Manager/Graduate Practicum - University of Alaska Art Gallery

2005 Student Intern, Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana