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 months of  November & December 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 

11 - 5PM

Upcoming Featured Artists:

December 2020               
Group Show!  'Strait' Ahead 2021!

As a sample of "Fresh Works," below are new paintings by MARYLOU CORREIA & KAREN LEONI 

Sonoma Fall, Oil, 6 x 6, by MaryLou Coreia
Kathleen Gadway's painting, Seam #2, accepted to the deYoung Open Exhibit, San Francisco
Iris Sabre's painting, Hard Alee, accepted to California Art Club's Our World Reimagined

Painting en plein air in the time of Covid!

Click the link below (1st photo) to check out a video on the subject, starring a few of our members out enjoying their craft with masks, social distancing and panache! 

Featured Artist
November  2020

Suzanne D'Arcy

"All Around Our Counties"

Catherine Fasciato will be Featured Artist at Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, 9/29 - 11/7.
January 2021           
Maria SantoStefano
February 2021
Stephen Berry
Karen Leoni's paintings, Orinda Vista and Arch Rock both made the Fav 15% in August's BoldBrush Competition
PAUL J. of El Sobrante
who purchased the painting, Palm Parallels from the Gallery in October. $150 of the purchase price was donated in his honor to The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano!
Palm Parallels,Alameda, Oil, 20 x 10 by Maria SantoStefano

California native Suzanne D’Arcy was raised both in her parents’ suburban home and on her grandmother’s Gold Country farm. The two different environments, suburban and agricultural, piqued her interests in a variety of painting genres, from domestic and farm animals, agricultural lands, farms and ranches, small towns, young men with hot rods, environments insides buildings, to city skylines.

"I am interested in the inherent power and rhythm of average life. The subject matter can be very ordinary; it is the magic of the place, the color, atmosphere, play of light and dark, textural physicality of oil paint that can make paintings extraordinary. I work from life as often as I can. The interpretation of mood, atmosphere, and light plays a dominant place in making a painted canvas sing with life. I am very interested in the living relationships between man, animal and land."

Early Morning at the Horse Barn, Oil, $450
Meeker Slough in Spring, 12 x 12, Oil, $400
Rain, 12 x 12, Oil, $400
On The Coast Oil 11x14 
by Karen Leoni