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   April 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! 


Thanks to
PAUL J. of El Sobrante
who purchased Maria SantoStefano's  painting, Palm Parallels.

$150 of the purchase price was donated in his honor to The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano!
On The Coast Oil 11x14 by Karen Leoni
Congratulations to Catherine Fasciato who has been accepted as an Artist Member of the California Art Club!

Thanks to the buyer of Iris Sabre's painting, Buckhorn Cove! $235 has been donated in his honor to the Alameda Community Food Bank!

Kathleen Gadway's painting, Seam #2, is part of the DeYoung Museum Open Exhibit, SF

Stephen Berry

will be running a 3-day online workshop on Composition and Design, through the CWA (California Watercolor Association) on April 16,17,18th. Students will practice building stronger focal points through guided tasks and lectures. Subjects will include: thinking of compositions as a collection of abstract shapes, simplification of values, using a limited palette to compose through color usage, etc. To find out more and enroll, please go to Stephen's blog at-

May 2021

Kathleen Gadway

More donations were raised Jan-Mar, thanks to buyers including Birnbaum Realty of Benicia, and Benicia residents, Cynthia B. and Kathleen B. Thanks to All!

'Shrooms by Carol Tarzier (left) and The Procession by Catherine Fasciato (right) were accepted to the 5th Annual American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase!
Reinert Fine Art, Charleston, SC       April 1 - 31, 2021

Catherine Fasciato's Breaking Revisited has been accepted to the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, California Center for the Arts, Escondido CA, April 9 - May 16

Carol Tarzier's  Apples and Slices has been juried into "Renewal and Rebirth," the California Art Club's Spring Excellence in Traditional Fine Art competition.  March 7th - June 1st. Carol Tarzier is also one of the CAC's Finalists for this show, and Finalist pieces will be unveiled at a special online exhibition March 7th on the CAC website.

June 2021
Iris Sabre

In Michael's words, "I started to paint seriously about 2003 taking classes through Adult Education in watercolor and pastels. My college experiences in architecture had a number of delineation and freehand drawing classes. Most of my work now is in acrylics or oils." He continues, "One of my early instructors said, 'Painting is a new way of seeing.' This is true, and I’m still learning to “see.” Whether looking at a scene or a person, the light, reflections, distance and contrast are constantly in new juxtapositions."

This month’s show is a collection of some of Michael's favorite paintings from nearby locations. He will be posting a short video of the show and will be at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery every Sunday in April. He is looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones.

Michael's email is and his website is

July 2021
Beth Winfield
Click the painting above to see a video of Michael's work!
Bay View   SOLD!