It is always the season for browsing at Tidemark Gallery because each month, the gallery is refreshed with new art by its member and guest artists. Everything is local and visitors are always welcome, whether for an hour of in-depth study or just a quick few minutes to see what is new.

The Members’ Holiday Show and Retrospective will run through January. The public is warmly invited to a special holiday opening and reception Saturday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tidemark’s traditional December show offers a variety of small and large paintings, photographs, prints, textiles for the home, pottery, jewelry, small sculpture, books and custom picture framing. This year, the gallery also features a retrospective with selections by some of its outstanding guest artists since 2005.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tidemark Gallery is located downtown at 902 Main St./Route 220. For more information, call 832-5109.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to