when referring to a group of artists and their work:

I could relate to the Maine artists' work but I was fascinated by the Orkney artists work as well.

I am leaning towards artists' due to the possesive....

Thanks for your help. Melissa

Yes, you need the apostrophe.

Or you could say 'the work of the Orkney artists'.

I know this is unrelated to the question, but I lived in Maine for 15 years. In fact, my friend owned an art gallery in Brunswick. (Speaking of Maine artists.)

Is the Great Impasta still there? Are the garlic knots still as good?