Photo credit T.J. Fudge

Photo credit T.J. Fudge

Now we invite you to explore and interpret the WAIS Divide ideas, place, or process through your own art.

Winning entries will have their work exhibited at

National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska


In Antarctica: winning entries will travel to Antarctica and be displayed at McMurdo Station and at the WAIS Divide site during the 2016/2017 season.


All winning and honorable mention entries will be presented in an online gallery here at

Note: The specific exhibit scheduling and gallery details may change.


Photo credit John Fegyveresi

Learn more about the science here

Anna McKee, print inspired by ice-penetrating-radar data from WAIS Divide.

Learn more about Anna's WAIS art here and here

The observations from WAIS Divide range from colorful thin section imagery of ice through cross polarizing lenses (shown at left) to patterns of climate change exhibited in the oxygen isotopes shown below. In this art contest, you can use any of the imagery or data sets available to explore and interpret the stories of WAIS Divide.

WAIS Divide Project Members, Nature, 2013

For teachers! Explore the art-science connection with your class. Click here for a Teacher's Guide