Benicia Plein Air Gallery

307 First Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 771-6166

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Spring and Summer Hours: 

Fri - Sun,  noon to 6 pm

Fall and Winter Hours:

Fri - Sun, 11 am to 5 pm

And by appointment

Benicia Plein Air Gallery presents a year-round exhibit of work by all of our gallery artists showcasing a colorful variety of media and styles.

Drop by to see what's new! 

 We are OPEN for business, operating under Covid-19 guidelines and with a temporary new schedule:

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

12 - 6 PM

Upcoming Featured Artists:


Painting en plein air in the time of Covid!

Click the link below (the 1st photo) to check out a CNN video on the subject, starring a few of our members out enjoying their craft with masks, social distancing and panache! 

September 2021 FEATURED ARTIST         

Catherine Fasciato's Release was accepted into the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Mary R. Koch Arts, Wichita, KS. Oct 15 - November 27
Catherine Fasciato's painting, Breaking Revisited, will be part of the American Impressionist Society 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition. Gallery 1516, Omaha, NE

MaryLou Correia

October 2021
Carol Tarzier

It's reformatted as a better virtual showcase for paintings that are new,
excite us,
 have accompanying stories, represent favorite locations or themes. 

Click on the Fresh Works Tab in the Headings at the top of this page to take a look! 

September Mt. Diablo, Oil  20 x30

Crimson Carneros, Oil  16 x 20

Beach Combing, Half Moon Bay, Oil on Canvas, 14 x 18

November 2021
JoAnn McMahon
 "Inside," Watercolor, 30" * 22"
Stephen Berry's 4-part series on watercolors can be found in the International Artist Magazine. Pick up an issue to read the article by following the link below, and see the painting itself, which is available at The Gardener in Berkeley. Gardener, 1836 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Beth Winfield is invited to join the "Painting the Enchanted Circle" Juried Plein Air show in Taos, NM

Beth Winfield is also invited to participate in the PAPNM 13th National Juried Exhibition and Show in October at the Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The show  runs September 7th-30th and features a collection of works painted during the pandemic.

In Mary Lou's words, "Our lives were changed and our freedoms restricted by the unrelenting challenges of COVID, but artists continued with healing creativity. I found myself taking solace in painting from nature close to home throughout the shutdown." Mary Lou continues, "For me, the adventure is the process of painting. The meditative, absorbing challenge of capturing a moment, a sense of place. Painting is my way of cherishing nature and welcoming the surprises and the unexpected gentle creatures I meet along the way."
“I was inspired in early Spring at the Northgate entrance to Mount Diablo. There was a moment when three grazing horses were silhouetted in Spring splendor. I returned several times to capture the glorious clouds in the February skies.”

Please join Mary Lou at the Gallery Sunday, September12th, Saturday September 18 Sunday 19.

September Colors of Joy

Soaring, Pt. Lobos, Oil, 11 x 14

December 2021
Carol Tarzier's painting "Skies over 101 South" has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, to be held at Mary R. Koch Arts, Wichita, Kansas, October 15th through November 27th, with the reception Friday October 15th, 5:30-8 pm.