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Union artist Lindsey Jaeger’s ‘Rooted in Kentucky’ scratchboard selected for International exhibition in Berea

Artist Lindsey Jaeger’s Rooted in Kentucky scratchboard of a mink swimming among sycamore roots has been selected for inclusion in the Eighth Annual Exhibition of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists.

Artists from Australia, Canada, China, England, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States will be represented in the show.

Jaeger developed the idea for her entry into the juried international art show from photographs she took during a workshop on salamanders presented by the Boone County Conservation District at Middle Creek Park in Boone County, Kentucky. Rooted in Kentucky will be available for purchase for $1,750 from the Kentucky Artisan Center. Prints, notecards, and other products are available for purchase from Fine Art America.

The International Society of Scratchboard Artists is a non-profit society dedicated to providing support to scratchboard artists and educating the public about this amazing fine art medium. Scratchboard is a fine art form that uses a surface covered with white clay and a top layer of ink, usually black India ink. Artists use sharp and abrasive tools to remove the ink to create an image. The process has roots going back to the 19th century.

With representational subjects, such as Jaeger’s mink and sycamore roots, scratchboard artists focus on where light graces the surface of form, whereas with other mark-making media, such as, for example, pencil and charcoal, artists put down marks representing shadows.

The public is invited to attend the art show and reception on Friday, May 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center, located at 200 Artisan Way, Berea.

Members will conduct workshops and presentations throughout the open weekend; registration is required. The exhibition will run from May 17 through July 31, 2019.

Lindsey Jaeger (née Kiser) is a visual artist, patent attorney, wife, and mother of two from Boone County. Her scratchboard and acrylic paintings feature Kentucky wildlife, wildflowers, and natural found objects, such as birds’ nests, as focal points for promoting spiritual and mental wellness. In 2016, Jaeger was appointed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to a volunteer position on the board of the Kentucky Arts Council.

For more information, please visit her website or contact Lindsey Jaeger at 859-568-2608 or art@lindseyjaeger.com. Follow her on IG and FB @lindseyjaegerfineart.

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