Salem artist April Waters recently had the honor of being chosen by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate in their Antarctic Artists and Writers Program during the months of November and December in 2018. This opportunity allowed Waters to study the sea ice, ocean, icebergs, and the Maar Glacier at Palmer Station in Antarctica in preparation for her upcoming exhibit, Water-Ice-Sky, intended for student and public engagement throughout Oregon and internationally.
She is now at work on a group of large-scale paintings of the water, ice, and sky for exhibit at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and multiple galleries and will be doing presentations for educators, students, and the public. The exhibition will speak to the beauty and the vulnerability of Antarctica’s fragile and susceptible ecosystem.
April received an Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity grant to support exhibitions:
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Salem, OR
May 14 - August 13, 2022
Giustina Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
January - February, 2023
View related information on the Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective website.