December in the Gift Shop

Gift Shop Artist of the Month

Sara Tabbert

Featured: December 3-23, 2021

Gift Shop Hours: Monday–Saturday, noon–6 pm

Sara Tabbert is a printmaker and mixed media artist from Fairbanks, Alaska. With an MFA in printmaking from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her love of woodblock printing has led to the creation of carved, painted wooden panels. In addition to smaller work, Tabbert’s large-scale public art commissions can be found throughout Alaska. Her work is housed in public collections through the state and far beyond. In early 2020, the Alaska State Museum presented a solo exhibit of her recent work.

Tabbert has been awarded grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. In addition to residencies in the US, Canada, Argentina, and Italy, Tabbert has been an artist in residence through the National Park Service in Denali, Zion, Isle Royale, the Chilkoot Trail, and looks forward to an upcoming residency in Acadia National Park. She has been selected as a 2022 resident fellow in the Windgate ITE program at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia.

Sharing art with other people is one of Tabbert’s priorities. She has worked actively as a teaching artist with schools throughout Alaska, and also leads workshops for adults. When not in the studio she enjoys skiing and hiking with her dogs.

In addition to Sara Tabbert’s work, we will be featuring the work of a handful of other artists and authors from the community some of whom have worked with Sara.


COVID-19 mitigation measures: Fairbanks Arts’ board of directors has approved COVID-19 mitigation measures that include (but are not limited to):

  • Masks are required and social distancing of no less than 6ft apart must be observed within the Bear Gallery.  
  • The current limit of visitors in the gallery at one time is 15 individuals.
  • Our COVID-19 mitigation plan involves the frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this effort to stay open while supporting artists and arts supporters safely and responsibly.