Benicia Plein Air Gallery

307 First Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 297-5903

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Spring and Summer Hours: 

Fri - Sun,  noon to 6 pm

Fall and Winter Hours:

Thurs - 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! 

Swirling, by Catherine Fasciato,  currently part of the Oil Painters of America Exhibit, RS Hanna Gallery,  Fredericksburg, TX
July Featured Artist 

During the months of June and July a percentage of our sales revenue will support

Covid-19 relief charities.

Look for eligible paintings marked with a star.

Also a big sampling of paintings, including those featuring charitable donations, are still posted to this website. Click on the


heading above to take a look.

If you are interested in a painting, contact us at: 

Or if you prefer, click on the artist's name in the box in the upper left corner of this page and their website will come up with contact information.

as a sample of "Fresh Works," below is a brand new painting by CAROL TARZIER

Mendocino Sunset, Oil on Linen Panel, 6"x6" $375

 The Gallery



for Business! 

temporary new schedule:

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

Noon - 6PM

We are very pleased  to announce the return of former member
Michael Dadasovich
to the Gallery! 


the return of the "MINI"

in honor of reopening,  a selection of minis are available for purchase

Carquinez Farm, Oil, 8 x 10 $250
Benicia Port, Oil, 11 x 14 $325
MaryLou Correia

Ocean's Roar, 11 x 14
South Hampton Retreat, Oil, 11 x 14 $325
A virtual show for

Susan Johnson

whose Featured Artist gallery show was displaced due to our previous Covid-19 closure! See more of Susan's vibrant paintings at the gallery or click on the Fresh Works page in the headings above. 

Upcoming Featured Artists:

MaryLou Correia
Karen Leoni

October -                   Carol Tarzier
November -          Suzanne D'Arcy
December -                Group Show

Title. Double click here.


We regret to announce that this year's  paint-out event has been cancelled. If you've sent in your entry fee, it will be returned to you.

July 3 through August 1.

"Meet the Artist" is planned for Saturday, July 11, in the side courtyard of the Gallery

In MaryLou's words, "Painting in plein air this spring with all the challenges of shelter-in-place was a delightful, meditative release for me. I enjoyed the company of a few companions as we share the same passion for painting on site and reverence for nature. Returning to familiar places close to home, I found myself attentive to small wonders, clear blue skies, magnificent cloud songs, and abundant blooming wildflowers and birds, "

MaryLou will have unframed works at reduced prices July 11, from 2-6 pm during "Meet the Artist". She will also donate 30% of sales to the Contra Costa and Solano County food banks.

JoAnn McMahon

                                                                                               Sunday Afternoon Meeting at 2:00 pm Alamo Women’s Club,

1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA

Catherine Fasciato was born in Hong Kong while it was still a British Colony and lived there until she was nine when she moved to England, the rugged Yorkshire countryside with its bleak weather and wild moorlands. There she developed her love of drawing animals, mostly horses whilst on long walks in the country. She returned to Hong Kong for four years and then came to California, making it her home in 1976. Her love of the ocean stems from her childhood living in Hong Kong and swimming in the sea as well as long journeys aboard ocean liners with nothing but the sea and sky to look at as her parents loved to travel and her mother preferred going by sea rather than by air. Today she can often be found painting the California coast at Pacifica, Carmel and Mendocino. She is a signature member of American Impressionist Society, California Plein Air Painters and Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters, associate member of Oil Painters of America and the California Art Club. Her works have been described as dramatic and capturing the mood or essence of whatever subject she paints, be it landscape, seascape, skyscape, portrait or still life. She loves to capture the spirit of the elements.                                                                                                                                                              

Catherine Fasciato
Guest Artist Painting Demonstration
July 12
Diablo View, Oil. 22x30, $500

Purchase of Diablo View benifits Doctors without Borders. See details on this and more of Mike's paintings on the Fresh Works page