“Real Art,” a group show juried by Ken Greenleaf, will be on display Wednesday, Aug. 2 through the 20th at Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. The public is invited to an artists’ reception Saturday, Aug. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Featured artists are Debra Arter, Audrey Bechler, Geoff Bladon, Ian Bruce, Pam Cabanas, Sue Dixson, Virginia Forrest, Cynthia Hammett, Anne Heywood, Hannah Ineson, Jean Kigel, Edward Mackenzie, Judy Nixon, Petrea Noyes, Patience Sampson, Delphine Sherin and Carol Wiley. The title of the show is meant as a light-hearted comment on the perennial question “but is it art?” Just as each step in the artist’s creative process is a subjective decision, so are the decisions made by any jury in choosing a group of paintings, prints and drawings that seem to work with each other. Tidemark Gallery is proud to represent this group of artists whose styles and subjects vary widely, but whose artistic integrity is the common thread that holds it all together.

“Real Art” may be seen Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., along with a rich selection of paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry, pottery, hand-painted floor cloths and books by local artists, authors and illustrators. For more information, call  832-5109 or visit tidemarkgallery.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.