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! 

During the month of   May 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  posted to this website. Click on th


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.

 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:

As a sample of "Fresh Works," below are new paintings by MARYLOU CORREIA & KAREN LEONI 

Sonoma Fall, Oil, 6 x 6, by MaryLou Correia

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! 


On The Coast Oil 11x14 by Karen Leoni
Congratulations to Catherine Fasciato who has been accepted as an Artist Member of the California Art Club!

We are so pleased to have raised money for the Alameda Community Food Bank and the  Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano  from the sale of paintings by Iris Sabre and Maria SantoStefano.Thanks to buyers:

Paul J. of El Sobrante

Terry H. of Discovery Bay

Birnbaum Realty of Benicia

Cynthia B. of Benicia

Kathleen B. of Benicia

Charles P. of Davis

Seung M. of San Francisco

Amanda M. of Concord

Kathleen Gadway's painting, Seam #2, is part of the DeYoung Museum Open Exhibit, SF

Catherine Fasciato's Breaking Revisited has been accepted to the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, California Center for the Arts, Escondido CA, April 9 - May 16

Carol Tarzier's  Apples and Slices has been juried into "Renewal and Rebirth," the California Art Club's Spring Excellence in Traditional Fine Art competition.  March 7th - June 1st. Carol Tarzier is also one of the CAC's Finalists for this show, and Finalist pieces will be unveiled at a special online exhibition March 7th on the CAC website.

June 2021
Iris Sabre
July 2021
Beth Winfield
MaryLou Correia's Mustard Festival is part of  the American Impressionist Society's 2021 online Spring Show, April 30 thru May
Carol Tarzier will be showing new landscapes from Carrizo Plain & the Morro Bay area in the show "Impressions of the Middle Kingdom", the Central Coast Invitational, Paso Robles, May 5-Jun 28

Catherine Fasciato's Tidal Dance is part of the California Art Club's 110th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Jul 10 - Aug 7,  Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, Orange, CA.

Kathleen will be in the gallery the weekend of May 14th, 15th & 16th. She is looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

Kathleen’s recent works are small works en plein air and larger studio paintings. She delights in creating the illusion of space, light and place with oil paint. Sometimes while one is painting, light, color and the brush take over and the thought process is suspended; that is Kathleen’s favorite time.

Kathleen started painting outdoors as a child with lessons from a local artist in her garden. Her work draws inspiration from nature and a sense of place. One of her earliest memories is running through beams of sunlight in a neighbor’s yard. She “chases the light” with her paintings and continues to be profoundly influenced by light.

Kathleen holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, an MFA from California College of Art, and has studied at the Jerusalem Studio School in Civita Castellana, Italy. She maintains studios in Berkeley and Volcano, CA. Kathleen is represented by the Benicia Plein Air Gallery and the Valley Art Gallery of Walnut Creek, CA.

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August 2021

Karen Leoni

Skyline at Sunset by Iris Sabre just sold in April with a full 50% of the sales price going  to the Alameda Communtiy Food Bank! Donation matching brought it up by another 25%!