Benicia Plein Air Gallery


“Plein Air” means “open air” and signifies outdoor painting that captures nature’s light. Plein Air painting became famous in France in the 19th century. The invention of paints in tubes enabled impressionist artists, such as Van Gogh and Monet, to paint outdoors, en plein air.


"Not until the late 1860s, with the work of Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro, the leaders of Impressionism, did painting en plein air become more popular. This change came about from 1881, when Monet, in his efforts to capture the true effects of light on the colour of landscape at any given moment, began to carry several canvases at once into the out-of-doors. On each he began a painting of the same subject at a different time of day; on subsequent days, he continued to work on each canvas in succession as the appropriate light appeared." Britannica

June 2018

Featured artist: Susan Johnson




Calendar

May 2018

Featured artist: Michael Dadasovich



January 2019

Featured artist: Iris Sabre





November 2018

Featured artist: Stephen Berry

Christmas Tree goes up

with mini paintings!
November 23

February 2019


Featured artist: Samantha McNally

Reception: February 9 , 2-4





Benicia Plein Air Gallery

307 First Street

Benicia, CA. 94510

Phone number: 707-297-5903


February 2018

Featured artist: Rolando Barerro

Reception: TBA


October 2018

Featured artist: Dixie Mohan





September 2018

Featured artist: Judy Feins



January 2018


Featured Artist: Susan Street

Reception: TBA

December 2017

Group Show, Theme - Peace


The Gallery will be open on December 1 till 8 pm for the Benicia Tree Lighting.
Christmas cookies from 6-8!


Original mini painting Christmas tree ornaments available throughout the month of December

displayed on the Gallery Christmas Tree.  The tree goes up on the day after Thanksgiving. 




March 2018 

Featured Artist:

JoAnne McMahon




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 April 2018

Featured artist: Catherine Fasciato



July 2018

Featured Artist Mary Lou Correia

August 2018

Group Show

Theme TBD

Samantha McNally Watercolors

Show runs from November 9 to December 7

Reception during the Art Walk November 11 from 3 to 5 

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On November 24 the Gallery Christmas Tree goes up with original mini painting ornaments for sale. We will be open on December 1 with Christmas cookies till 8 pm for the Benicia Tree Lighting. 



Visitors since September 2017

December 2018

Group Show, Theme TBA

Reception: TBA


The Gallery will be open till 8 pm for the Benicia Tree Lighting.
Christmas cookies from 6-8!


Original mini painting Christmas tree ornaments available throughout the month of December

displayed on the Gallery Christmas Tree.  The tree goes up on the day after Thanksgiving.