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   June 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 

12 - 6 PM

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! 


On The Coast Oil 11x14 by Karen Leoni

We are so pleased to have raised money for the Alameda Community Food Bank and the  Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano  from the sale of paintings by Iris Sabre and Maria SantoStefano.Thanks to buyers:

Paul J. of El Sobrante

Terry H. of Discovery Bay

Birnbaum Realty of Benicia

Cynthia B. of Benicia

Kathleen B. of Benicia

Charles P. of Davis

Seung M. of San Francisco

Amanda M. of Concord

Carol is also showing still life paintings at the Lynn House Gallery in Antioch, CA as part of the Re-Opening Exhibit

July 2021
Beth Winfield
Oaxaca Dancers, 18x24, Oil
Iris Sabre will be featured in a Ten Artists Group Show at the Marin Society of Artists Gallery, May 15 - July 3, 1515 3rd St., San Rafael
Carol Tarzier will be showing new landscapes from Carrizo Plain & the Morro Bay area in the show "Impressions of the Middle Kingdom", the Central Coast Invitational, Paso Robles, May 5-Jun 28

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.

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August 2021

Karen Leoni

Skyline at Sunset by Iris Sabre just sold in April with a full 50% of the sales price going  to the Alameda Communtiy Food Bank! Donation matching brought it up by another 25%!

Click  the above for a video of Iris' work!

"New Beginnings"

Iris Sabre's work is rooted in a belief in the restorative powers of nature - the ability of nature to provide sanctuary and solace in troubled times. As a plein air painter she communicates the joy and beauty of the natural world in her painting. She completes her large format paintings in oil, working rapidly and using bold strokes and vivid colors.

Born and raised in San Francisco, she received her bachelor's degree in painting at SF State University, as well as two teaching credentials, Multiple Subjects and Fine Arts. She continues to take workshops and has studied with local painters Randall Sexton, Pam Glover, and Van Waldron. A member of the California Art Club, her work is also shown at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery in San Francisco and at the Marin Society of Artists Gallery in San Rafael.

The collection will be on display June 4th through June 27th. Iris will be in the gallery 12-6 pm Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th to welcome old friends and make new ones.

September 2021
MaryLou Correia
Stephen Berry is featured in the June/July issue of International Artist. This will be the first in a 4 part series on watercolors!