Featured Artists Calendar

January 9 - February 2, 2020

Sharon Hind-Smith

Reception: TBA

Benicia Plein Air Gallery

307 First Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 297-5903



October 3 - November 3, 2019


Reception: TBA

October 3 -  November 3, 2019

JoAnn McMahon

Reception: TBA

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September 5 - September 29, 2019

Iris Sabre

"View From the Edge"

Reception: Sept 14, 3 - 5 

March 5 - April 5, 2020 

Catherine Fasciato

Reception: TBA

August 8- September 1, 2019

Judith Kunzle

"Land and See"

Reception: August 10, 4 - 6

Judith Kunzlé is the featured artist at Benicia Plein Air Gallery from August 8 to September 1 with her exhibit “Land and See," a lively set of watercolors and ink drawings that celebrate the landscape as a moving thing. The community is invited to the artist’s reception on Saturday, August 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. As a special treat, several Benicia Tuesday Poets will be presenting poems they've created inspired by Judith's paintings during the reception.

“Land and See” is about seeing, drawing and painting the land en plein air (in the open air.) Judith loves the outdoors and especially mountains. She walks and hikes with her painting backpack and stops when a scene becomes her subject. She does not know what the painting will “look” like until she’s done, because the act of painting is for her an ongoing interaction with the landscape she’s in.

For Judith the landscape is a living thing, not only in the plants and animals that live on it, but the forms of the land, its tensions, the curves and sways of its topography. Judith’s quest is to see the land in the balance and play of form, texture, light and color. From the slopes of Mt. Diablo to the spiky curves of an agave, she aims to see the body language, dance and harmony.

Judith has travelled far since her first home in Switzerland. From Chile to China, from New Zealand to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, she has always been an artist. But her favorite place of all is her new home, Walnut Creek. Learn more about Judith Kunzlé at www.JudithKunzleArt.com.

Summer Group Show

Benicia Plein Air Gallery presents a year-round exhibit of plein air paintings by  all of the gallery's artists, showcasing a colorful variety of media and styles. Drop by to see what's new!

Spring and Summer Hours: 

Thurs - Sun,  noon to 6 pm

Fall and Winter Hours:  (starting Nov 3)

Thurs - Sun,  11 am to 5 pm

And by appointment

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February 6 - March 1, 2020

Rolando Barrero

Reception: TBA

November 7 - December 1, 2019

Maria SantoStefano

Reception: TBA

December 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Group Show and Minis

Reception: TBA

More info coming soon!

Featured Artists Calendar

April 9 - May 3, 2020

Joanne Gustilo

June 4 - July 5, 2020

Stephen Berry

May 7 - May 31, 2020

Nancy Roberts

Aug 6 - Aug 30, 2020

MaryLou Correia

July 9 - Aug 2, 2020

Susan Johnson

Sept 3 - Oct 4, 2020


Dec 3, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021

JoAnn McMahon

Oct 8 - Nov 1, 2020

Judith Kunzle

Nov 5 - Nov 29, 2020

Iris Sabre

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