Benicia Plein Air Gallery

307 First Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 771-6166

beniciapleinairgallery@gmail.com

www.BeniciaPleinAir.com




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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! 

October Featured Artist:

Catherine Fasciato


"California Coast"

October 1-30

Member News
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! 
2022 UPCOMING FEATURED ARTISTS
November
Iris Sabre
Karen Leoni is exhibiting 5 paintings in the Wild Wild West Art Show. The show runs from August 27 - October 15, and is held at the new Brittany Davis Gallery, 308 Broad Street, Nevada City, California

Mendocino Magic

Oil

12x9

Catherine Fasciato, AIS, OPA is featured in October at the Gallery with her show "California Coast." The show presents the California Coast from the turquoise water of Garrapata to the craggy cliffs of Mendocino, seen through Catherine's eyes.

In Catherine's words, ”Painting to me is a way to express emotion, much like a musician expresses emotion through music. I have enjoyed painting and drawing most of my life, I now paint mostly in oils; I love the feel and texture. I enjoy painting en plein air and in the studio, it is all exciting to me regardless of painting a crashing wave or a portrait."

"I was born in Hong Kong and raised in Hong Kong and Yorkshire, England. I am an American/British dual citizen, but consider California my home. My inspiration comes from great masters such as John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, and Anders Zorn as well as contemporary artists Randall Sexton, Huihan Lui, Kevin Courter, Ruo Li, Kevin Macpherson, Brian Blood, Laurie Kersey and Don Demers."
Catherine will be at the gallery to meet friends and the public Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th, and Saturday and Sunday, October 29th and 30th.

Contact Catherine:
website www.catherinefasciato.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catherine.fasciato
instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catherinefasciato/
phone (925) 395-3519

Karen Leoni

Anticipation
16x20 Oil on linen

Christopher Naughton will be teaching Introduction to Pastel Painting, Saturday, October 15th, 10am - 2pm, at Arts Benicia, 1 Commandant's Lane. Some spaces are still available.
Contact Arts Benicia for more information.

Neptune's Wonder

Oil 11x14

Catherine Fasciato

Maria SantoStefano


Catherine Fasciato has two paintings, "Swirling" and "King Tide," in the California Art Club's Biennale: Celebrating California, at Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville, CA. The exhibition runs September 23 to October 29, 2022, with the reception on October 15th.

 Christopher Naughton

On The Edge
Oil

14x11

Maria SantoStefano’s painting "Back on the Trail" will be part of the "Born to be Wild" exhibit at Main Street Arts Gallery, 613 Main Street, Martinez. The show runs from September 2 through October 16.


Maria is also showing an exhibition called "Focal Points," at the Valley Art Gallery, 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek, CA. The show runs from October 1- November 12, with an Open House Saturday, October 1, 11am - 5pm.


Are you an experienced watercolorist interested in taking your work to the next level? Stephen Berry will be teaching online classes in October and November. Interested readers can follow the link to sign up for Stephen's Art Learners List. Get updates on upcoming classes, so you can sharpen your painting and get those miles on your brush that you need to really improve!
https://www.subscribepage.com/c1b3n2

Steve Berry

Morning Stroll
8x8 Watercolor
    

Well Bred
16x20 Oil on linen

Sunset At The Ranch
12x16 Oil on linen

Karen Leoni will also be displaying 9 paintings at the Favell Museum Art Show at the Favell Museum,
125 West Main Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon. The show runs from September 24 - November 5. Visit www.favellmuseum.org for all of the paintings in the show or Karen's website: www.karenleoni.com
Mendocino Arch Oil 9x12
    

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! 

Pink Roses
16x20 Oil on linen

In The Moment
12x16 Oil on linen

Back On The Trail
12x16

Oil

Carol Tarzier

Carol will be teaching a ten-week workshop, "Fruit Flowers Flora and Food," with Rossmoor Art Association in Walnut Creek, Fridays 12:30 - 4:30 pm, starting 9/30/22. Sign up at www.rossmoorart.com or contact Carol directly for information.
carol@tarzier.com
www.tarzier.com
www.rossmoorart.com
BPAG's FALL SHOW
"Fall In A Frame"

October Activity at the Gallery


The Gallery is celebrating the season with a special show. "Fall in a Frame" is a collection of paintings celebrating the changing weather and colors as we move into fall.  Please visit the gallery during October for paintings from all of our artists that depict the season of autumn.

Autumn, Moraga
12x16 Oil by Maria SantoStefano
    
Autumn Splendor
9x12 Oil by Karen Leoni
    

Solitude

Oil

12x16

The Jagged Edge       Oil

Meeker Slough                  Oil

Summer Moraga
11x14

Oil

Catherine is also showing at "Focal Points," at the Valley Art Gallery, 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek, CA. The show runs from October 1st through November 12th, with an Open House Saturday, October 1st, 11 am - 5 pm

Catherine Fasciato's painting "Mendocino Arch" is showing at the California Art Club show Monumental Miniatures, at The Old Mill, 1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA. The show runs September 29 to January 22, 2023.

Swirling  Oil  20x16

MaryLou Correia

Yosemite Splendor    Pastel      12x16

MaryLou is also showing at "Focal Points," at the Valley Art Gallery, 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek, CA. The show runs from October 1st through November 12th, with an Open House Saturday, October 1st, 11 am - 5 pm

Carol Tarzier received the "Best Collection" award at the Mendocino Open Paint Out. The award is for the best group of paintings produced during the week and is a half-page ad in Plein Air Magazine.

Chabot Trail 12x9 Oil

Carol Tarzier's "Chabot Trail" is showing at the California Art Club show "Monumental Miniatures," held at The Old Mill, 1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA. The show runs September 29 to January 22, 2023.