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! 

Catherine Fasciato's Release is on display at the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Mary R. Koch Arts, Wichita, KS. Oct 15 - November 27
Catherine Fasciato's painting, Breaking Revisited, is being shown at the American Impressionist Society 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition. Gallery 1516, Omaha, NE

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! 

Skies over Utah, Oil  18 x 24

Morro Rock, Oil , 12x 12

November 2021
JoAnn McMahon
 "Inside," Watercolor, 30" * 22"
Stephen Berry's 4-part series on watercolors continues in October's International Artist Magazine  with a new article entitled "the Mechanics of Water".  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 participating in "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.

Shoreline Rocks Schoolhouse Beach, Oil, 12 x 12

December 2021
Carol Tarzier's painting "Skies over 101 South" can be seen at 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.

Carol Tarzier is Featured Artist in October with “Seas and Skies,” October 1st-31st. Carol was juried into the Telluride and Sonoma Plein Air events this year, as well as into group shows featuring the California coast. Her show features works based on her Plein Air trips to Colorado, Sonoma County, and Mendocino County. In Carol’s words, “I’m inspired by the natural open spaces – the skies I see across the West and in Colorado and Utah, the sunsets over the Central Coast, the evening light in Northern California. And I love the movement of the ocean waves against the rocks. I try to get this movement and energy in my paintings.”

Join Carol at the Gallery on Saturday October 9 from 2-4pm and on Saturday and Sunday, October 16th-17th and October 23-24th.

Please contact Carol directly via email at, visit her Facebook page

or visit her Instagram account,

Seas and Skies

Carol Tarzier

October 2021 FEATURED ARTIST         

 "The Fog Rolled In, Quiet and Cool" Watercolor, 11"x15"
at Mendocino Paint Out in September
Stephen Berry has won it!
In addition, Stephen will be represented at the Mendocino Art Center gallery's October show with four pieces
 "Splash of Sunlght"
Oil on Canvas
Iris Sabre participated in the Mendocino Plein Air Paintout and this painting will be represented in the October show at the Mendocino Art Center Gallery


Carol's painting "Evening Falls" received an Honorable Mention at the Mendocino Plein Air Paintout.
She will be represented in the Mendocino Art Center Gallery's October show with three Plein Air pieces.
Carol's painting "Little River Beach" is showing at the "Coastal California" exhibit at the California Art Club Gallery at the Old Mill through January 22nd, 2002.
Karen Leoni is participating in the Favell Museum Art Show in Klamath Falls, OR.  The show is open and paintings are available for purchase from 9/24-11/7.  To see more of Karen's work at the show, please visit:
Spring in the Valley Oil 12x24
Waiting for Blue Sky Oil 16x20
Bold and Beautiful Oil 20x16
People Watching Oil 12x12