"International artists working in the medium of scratchboard come together at the Kentucky Artisan Center to exhibit exceptional works of art. Works by fifty-one members of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA), including artists at the Masters level, will be on display from, May 17 -- July 31, 2019, at the Center. Artists selected hail from all over the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, China, and Portugal. In conjunction with this exhibit, the Center is hosting the ISSA annual conference with workshops and presentations at the Center throughout the opening weekend. Awards will be presented, in various categories, during the opening reception May 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. All events are open to the public. This exhibit showcases highly detailed and representational imagery with nature and animals as predominant subjects. Works are most often rendered in black and white, but the addition of colored inks give these works a full range of visual realism."