Confident brushwork characterizes the work of Pemaquid Art Gallery members Sarah Wilde of Walpole and Barbara Applegate of Bristol, whose paintings are on exhibit at the Gallery through Columbus Day. Barbara Applegate lived in the Brandywine Valley after college and immersed herself in the rich tradition of realism made famous by Howard Pyle and the Wyeths. She summered in Maine, strongly drawn to quiet villages with their wood-framed houses and kitchen gardens. She has garnered more than 100 awards from professional art organizations. The landscapes of Sarah Wilde present dramatically flattened shapes and bold blocks of color, her paintings veering toward abstraction. “I seek out scenes that quicken my heart and fuel my passion,” the artist says, “and edit out anything that might weaken the impact of the big forms and strong values.” For more information call Peggy Farrell at 677-2078.