April Waters: Water-Ice-Sky, Antarctica

May 7 – August 13, 2022

Study Gallery and Print Study Center


In 2018, Salem artist April Waters (American, born 1954) traveled to Palmer Station, Antarctica as a National Science Foundation artist in residence to observe, study, photograph, and sketch the ocean, icebergs, and Maar Glacier. Waters transformed those sketches and photographs into paintings that address the effects of global warming on the earth’s southernmost continent. The exhibition features a range of Antarctica paintings created over the past three years as well as text panels that describe her journey and the science being done at Palmer Station. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color brochure with an essay by art writer Bob Hicks.

Financial Support

Financial support for this exhibition has been provided by advertising support from The Oregonian/Oregon Live; and by general operating support grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission

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April Waters, "Passing of Time" (detail), 2019

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