Benicia Plein Air Gallery

307 First Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 771-6166

beniciapleinairgallery@gmail.com

www.BeniciaPleinAir.com




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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! 

February Featured Artist

 

Carol Tarzier 
"California Colors"

February 1-29

 

Carol’s paintings focus on light: through the clouds, reflections on water, and on the colors of fruit and flowers. Her favorite time for Plein Air painting is early evening. Her paintings capture the light on the California coastline and bays. Her still lifes glow; brass, copper and glass show the light and apples and pears reflect into the environment.

 Carol has participated in Plein Air events throughout 2023 and will be bringing in Plein Air studies from Mendocino, the Bay Area, and Sedona. This January she is completing the Strada Daily Painting Challenge and will bringing in a month's small paintings, glowing with color.

 

She will be at the Gallery to greet you Saturday February 3rd and the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18. 



Please stop by and say hello between the hours of 11-5!   
 

Member News
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! 
March Featured Artist










Suzanne D'Arcy

Catherine Fasciato

Karen Leoni


Catherine Fasciato's painting "Swirling" has been juried into the 19th National American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) exhibition which travels to two museums, The Institute of History and Art, Albany NY (September 7 - December 31, 2023), and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN (January 19 - May 12, 2024).




 

Swirling
Oil

16x12

 

Iris Sabre

Karen has been juried into the Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO) at the New Museum of Los Gatos - NUMU, at 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos, California 93060. The show runs from 11/16/23 - 3/9/24.

Flying High
Oil

20x16

 

Karen also has a piece juried into the annual "All About Agriculture" exhibit at the Santa Paula Art Museum.  There is a reception open to all on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 4-6 pm and the exhibit runs from 11/11/23 - 3/4/24.  The Museum is located at 117 N. 10th Street in Santa Paula.  You can see the entire show online at: www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

Sunday Morning Ritual
16x20
Oil

Lemons with Grapes
5x5
Oil


Carol Tarzier will be teaching several classes beginning in January through Rossmoor Art Association in Walnut Creek. Visit www.rossmoorart.com for more information and to register, or contact Carol directly at carol@tarzier.com.

Carol Tarzier

Point Reyes Sunset
Oil 18x24


Iris Sabre's painting "Point Reyes Sunset" will be displayed at the Falkirk Winter Juried Show, "A Gathering of Color," at the Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael, Jan 12 - Feb 16. Iris will also be showing her piece "Partly Submerged" with the Marin Society of Artists exhibit "Winter Blues," at 1515-3rd St., San Rafael, January 11th through February 3rd
Karen is participating in the group show at the Arts Benicia exhibition "Art of a Community." The show runs from January 20th through February 25th, at 1 Commandant’s Lane in Benicia.

Sand and Cypress
Oil

12x16

 

Alexandra Connor

Alexandra’s “Blake Gardens, Kensington” has been accepted into the California Watercolor Association’s members’ show “Small Paintings.” The show runs from January 4 to February 24, 2024, at Main Street Arts, 613 Main Street, in Martinez. Main Street Arts is open Wednesday-Saturday 11-4 pm and Sundays 10 -2 pm. The reception will be held Saturday, January 13 from 4-7 pm.  

Blake Gardens, Kensington

Watercolor

9x12

 

MaryLou Correia

 MaryLou Correia will be showing with the Arts Benicia show "Art of a Community." The show runs from January 20th through February 25th, at 1 Commandant’s Lane in Benicia.

Frolicking on Benicia Beach

Oil

12x16

 

Maria is participating in the group show at the Arts Benicia exhibition "Art of a Community." The reception is Saturday January 20 from 4-6pm.  The show runs from January 20th through February 25th, at 1 Commandant’s Lane in Benicia.

Maria SantoStefano

View from Hastings Street, Benicia
Oil 12x12

Pears

Oil

3x3