Benicia Plein Air Gallery

307 First Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 771-6166

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We are open:

Fri - Sun, 11 am to 5 pmAnd 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! 

May Featured Artist

Carol Tarzier

Coastal California

May 7 - May 31

Member News

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! 

While you're here, don't forget to check out our FRESH WORKS PAGE!

It's reformatted as a better virtual showcase for paintings that are new, excite us,
 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! 
Kathleen Gadway

End Of My Day

Oil on Canvas Panel 12x16

Sunset - 101 North
Oil on Canvas
Karen's work will be presented at Valley Art Gallery in "Slopes of Diablo," from May 14th - June 25th The reception is on Sunday, May 15th, 2-5 pm

Pacifica Coastline  Oil on canvas  7x11

Two Special Shows in May: A Group Show "Celebrating Spring". In conjuntion with Celebrating Spring, we will have a special outdoor exhibit on Saturday May 7th, 11am-5pm.  Artists will be demonstrating painting bouquets designed by Sweetness and Light Floral Design.
Please join us for this one-day event!

Carol Tarzier will be featured at the Gallery with "Coastal California." Carol will be showing work from coastline painting trips and Plein Air events, along with floral paintings. The show and auction "Coastal California" is also a Ukraine benefit and 50% of Carol's May sales will be donated to one of the vetted and approved aid organizations listed on  

Carol will be at the Gallery Sunday May 8th 11-5 pm and Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th 11-5 pm.

Road To Red Rock Oil on Canvas 8x10

MaryLou Correia

Catherine Fasciato

Karen Leoni

Ocean Rhythms

Oil on Canvas Panel 12x16


Oil on Linen 20x30

Dusty Summer Days          Oil on Canvas       11x14

Karen also has three juried works in "Enduring Moments," a show at Coastal Arts League, through May 15
300 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA through May 15

Stephen Berry

Day 42         Watercolor           8x8"      

Steve Berry is presenting a virtual release of 25 hand-selected daily paintings this coming Saturday, April 30th. These 8" x 8" paintings will be available for sale for 3 days only through Stephen's website

Interested in getting 48 hour Early Bird Access, 20% off, or the opportunity to select from any of the 75+ daily paintings Steve has been doing? If so, follow this link and sign up for his Art Collector's Club!

Stephen Berry is building an email list for collectors. If you love his watercolor work and would like to get early access to his paintings when he releases a Collection, follow the link and sign up.

Roses At The Museum Grounds

Oil on canvas


MaryLou Correia

Flowering Crabapples   

Catherine Fasciato    

Maria SantoStefano

Moraga's Pear Orchards in Spring Bloom    

Flowering Crabapples          Oil        10x20

Mary Lou Correia's "Flowering Crabapples" will be at Studio Gallery's "Delicious" show. The show runs from May 26th through June 20th. Studio Gallery is located at 1641 Pacific Avenue in San Francisco and is open Thursday through Sunday, 12-6 pm.
STUDIO Gallery

Mary Lou's work will also be presented at Valley Art Gallery in "Slopes of Diablo," from May 14th - June 25th. Valley Art Gallery is located at 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek, CA and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11-5 pm. The Reception is Sunday, May 15th, 2-5 pm.

Trail to Mt Diablo          Oil        16x20

Catherine Fasciato's work has been juried into "Slopes of Diablo," at the Valley Art Gallery. The show runs from May 14th - June 25th, with a Reception on Sunday, May 15th, 2-5 pm.