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 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.
September 2021
MaryLou Correia
Catherine Fasciato's painting, Breaking Revisited, will be part of the American Impressionist Society 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition. Gallery 1516, Omaha, NE


October 2021
Carol Tarzier

It's reformatted as a better virtual showcase for paintings that are new,
excite us,
 have accompanying stories, represent favorite locations or present in a series. 

Click on the Fresh Works Tab in the Headings at the top of this page to take a look! 

The recent events that changed all our lives during the pandemic had artists staying in or close to home for many months. Fortunately for artists living in the Bay Area, it was easy to be inspired by the beauty surrounding us. This is the focus of Karen Leoni's new exhibition during month of August at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery. “One afternoon, the way the trees cast some lovely shadows on a downtown Benicia bakery stopped me in my tracks and I knew I was going to paint that,” Karen says. That painting, along with many other new works, will be on display from August 6 through the 29th. Karen will be in the gallery from noon to 6 pm on Friday August 6, Saturday August 14 and Friday August 20. Please drop by and say hello.


Fun on Sunday, Oil  16 x 20

Reaching for the Sun, Oil  11 x 10

The Depot, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16

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November 2021
JoAnn McMahon
 "Inside," Watercolor, 30" * 22"
Stephen Berry's 4-part series on watercolors can be found in the International Artist Magazine. 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
Catherine Fasciato will also be participating in the Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout August 2 - 7, with the Show and Sale Saturday, August 7th, 10 am - 5 pm.
Kathleen Gadway and Catherine Fasciato will be participating in Valley Art Gallery's "Paint the Downtown" weekend event in Walnut Creek, Friday through Sunday, August 27-29. Plein Air painters will be painting in Walnut Creek downtown locations Friday and Saturday, and showing and selling Sunday in front of the Lesher Center 11 am - 4 pm. This event is the finale to the Arts in August program.

Iris Sabre's painting "Zig Zag" (18x24, Oil)  is juried into the Marin Society of Artist's August national show.
Carol Tarzier will be showing paintings at the Orinda Library  Gallery during the month of August.  Reception Saturday August 7th, 3 - 5 pm.
Beth Winfield is invited to join the "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.