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   January 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 

11 - 5PM

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! 

January 2021   FEATURED ARTIST       
Maria SantoStefano
My Places in the Sun
February 2021
Stephen Berry
Karen Leoni's painting made the Fav 15% in October's BoldBrush Competition
Thanks to
PAUL J. of El Sobrante
who purchased Maria SantoStefano's  painting, Palm Parallels.

$150 of the purchase price was donated in his honor to The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano!
On The Coast Oil 11x14 by Karen Leoni
Title. Double click here.
March 2021
Catherine Fasciato
Catherine Fasciato's painting, China Cove Morning is included in the California Art Club's virtual show, Welcome to California. Runs thru January 29, 2021
Click here to see a video of works by Maria

My Places in the Sun pays respect to the Bay Area plein air paintng tradition that has inspired me --that of Pam Glover, the Outsiders, Lundy & Louis Siegriest and the Society of Six. Painting outdoors in Northern California is a year-round privilege and joy. I hope some of that joy comes across in my paintings and the Benicia Plein Air Gallery is a wonderful way to share it. In this time of covid-19, I'd also like to share a portion of the sales.

Twenty to 50% of every painting will go to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

April 2021
Michael Dadasovich

In December we said goodbye to departing member, Joanne Gustilo, a bright spirit in the gallery and extremely talented painter. Joanne and her exquisite watercolors will be greatly missed by members and customers alike! You can always find her work at her website:

We wish her all the best in her new ventures!

Thanks to the buyer of Iris Sabre's painting, Buckhorn Cove! $235 has been donated in his honor to the Alameda Community Food Bank!

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

Stephen Berry

will be running a 3-day online workshop on Composition and Design, through the CWA (California Watercolor Association) on April 16,17,18th. Students will practice building stronger focal points through guided tasks and lectures. Subjects will include: thinking of compositions as a collection of abstract shapes, simplification of values, using a limited palette to compose through color usage, etc. To find out more and enroll, please go to Stephen's blog at-