Benicia Plein Air Gallery

307 First Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 771-6166

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We are open:

Fri - Sun, 11 am to 5 pmAnd 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! 

August Featured Artist

Beth Winfield

Secret Gardens

July 24 - Aug 28

Member News

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! 

While you're here, don't forget to check out our FRESH WORKS PAGE!

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! 
MaryLou Correia
September 1-30
Karen's work  "Evening Stroll" will be showing in the exhibition "I Figure: Contemporary Figurative Art" from July 21st through August 28th, 2022. The show will be held at Arts Benicia, 1 Commandant's Lane in Benicia, with a Reception on Saturday, July 23rd, 5pm. Contact for more information.

JD's Garden



Beth will be featured at the Gallery in August with her exhibit "Secret Gardens".  

Beth will be greeting patrons and new friends at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery with a reception on Saturday, August 20th from 2-5pm.

To view more of her work at, please visit her website:

Karen Leoni

Evening Stroll


 Oil on linen

Backroads        Pastel           12x18"      

The gallery welcomes our newest member in August, Christopher Naughton, AIA, ACHA.  Christopher works primarily in pastels. 

In Christopher's words "My job is to recreate nature through my own personal lens to express beauty and delight....

I chose pastels to take advantage of their pure color and immediate effect by layering color next to color vs. the traditional blending. I work primarily on "toothed" archival papers and employ scumbled, hatched, and broken color techniques to create my desired level of realism.  My focus as an artist is not to paint objects but instead to paint atmosphere!" 

Christopher lives in Vallejo with his wife and brings his architectural experience to the gallery.

Lavender View



20x16 Oil

Catherine Fasciato's two paintings "Swirling" and "King Tide" are accepted into the California Art Club's California Art Club Biennale: Celebrating California. The show takes place Friday, September 23rd through Saturday, October 29th at Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon St #100, Roseville, CA.
The Reception will be held Friday, September 23, 2022; 6–9 pm

Catherine Fasciato

Maria SantoStefano

Maria is participating in the 17th Annual Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout from August 1-6 in Alameda, CA.  There are 40 juried artists who will be painting stately Victorian homes, quaint shops, picturesque marinas, historic naval ships as well as beaches, lagoons, parks and San Francisco and Oakland skylines.  The exhibition and sale of the paintings will take place at the South Shore Center on Saturday, August from 10am-5pm

Catherine will be painting in the Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, August 1-6 in Alameda, CA.  Artists paint tree-lines streets, stately Victorian homes, quaint shops, picturesque marinas, historic naval ships as well as beaches, lagoons, parks along with skylines of San Francisco and Oakland from the island city of Alameda.

The exhibition and sale of paintings created during the week-long event is at the South Shore Center on Saturday, August 6 from 10am - 5pm.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER! Christopher Naughton

Park Bridge