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!
September 2021 FEATURED ARTIST
Catherine Fasciato's Release was accepted into the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Mary R. Koch Arts, Wichita, KS. Oct 15 - November 27
Catherine Fasciato's painting, Breaking Revisited, will be part of the American Impressionist Society 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition. Gallery 1516, Omaha, NE
OUR FRESH WORKS PAGE HAS BEEN REFRESHED!
It's reformatted as a better virtual showcase for paintings that are new,
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!
September Mt. Diablo, Oil 20 x30
Crimson Carneros, Oil 16 x 20
Beach Combing, Half Moon Bay, Oil on Canvas, 14 x 18
"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. https://www.internationalartist.com/The Gardener, 1836 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
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.
The show runs September 7th-30th and features a collection of works painted during the pandemic.
In Mary Lou's words, "Our lives were changed and our freedoms restricted by the unrelenting challenges of COVID, but artists continued with healing creativity. I found myself taking solace in painting from nature close to home throughout the shutdown." Mary Lou continues, "For me, the adventure is the process of painting. The meditative, absorbing challenge of capturing a moment, a sense of place. Painting is my way of cherishing nature and welcoming the surprises and the unexpected gentle creatures I meet along the way."
“I was inspired in early Spring at the Northgate entrance to Mount Diablo. There was a moment when three grazing horses were silhouetted in Spring splendor. I returned several times to capture the glorious clouds in the February skies.”
Please join Mary Lou at the Gallery Sunday, September12th, Saturday September 18 Sunday 19.
Soaring, Pt. Lobos, Oil, 11 x 14
GROUP SHOW! GROUP SHOW! GROUP SHOW! GROUP SHOW!
Carol Tarzier's painting "Skies over 101 South" has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, to be held at Mary R. Koch Arts, Wichita, Kansas, October 15th through November 27th, with the reception Friday October 15th, 5:30-8 pm.