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! 

April Featured Artist
 Michael Dadasovich
"California Dreamin'"

April 3-28 

Michael Dadasovich has worn many hats in his and regional planner; real estate developer; wine grape grower; formula race car driver; thoroughbred horse breeder ; husband, father and grandfather.
But the hat that has accompanied him most of the time over the last 20 years has been a rumpled baseball cap.  Brushes in hand, paints nearby, canvas on an easel, he will indulge his favorite activity once again on April 27 and 28 when he greets visitors at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery. His April featured artist show will be his last at the gallery he helped start 14 years ago.

Paintings in the April show will include early works never shown before as well as more recent palette knife paintings.


Please stop by and say hello to Mike on Saturday April 27 or Sunday April 28 between 11am-5pm!

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! 
May Featured Artist

Mary Lou Correia

Catherine Fasciato


Catherine Fasciato's painting "Swirling" has been juried into the 19th National American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) exhibition which travels to two museums, The Institute of History and Art, Albany NY (September 7 - December 31, 2023), and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN (January 19 - May 12, 2024).





MaryLou will be teaching "Plein Air Painting Experience" through Walnut Creek Arts starting May 3rd for ten weeks, Fridays 10 am - 1 pm. For more information:visit
Direct link to Mary Lou's Class is here. 

Snow on Mt. Diablo



McKerricher Coastline


Carol will be teaching "Plein Air Oil Painting," a week-long Plein Air workshop at Feather River Art Camp, June 1 through June 8, 2024. Early registration is discounted through March 31st. For more information contact Carol directly at or visit

Carol Tarzier

Welcome to our new member Samantha McNally
Samantha is an award-winning, professional watercolor artist, whose works are collected and appreciated across the country. Known for her realism and delicacy in capturing floral and nature-inspired subjects, Samantha also teaches watercolor painting, is an art juror and a demo artist. She is a signature member and past president of the California Watercolor Association. Samantha is on the board of the Lamorinda Arts Alliance as well as their webmaster. Samantha is also the webmaster for Benicia Literary Arts.

See Sam's artwork at

Path to Diablo








California Dreamin'




Tahoe View




Banner Day




Leslie Golden

Leslie will be showing her oil paintings at the William Welch wine tasting bar at 837 Main Street in Martinez, beginning the first Friday in April just in time for the Martinez Art Walk! Come visit the wine tasting bar any Friday 4pm to 7pm or Saturday 1pm to 7pm or Sunday 1pm to 7pm. Join us for a glass of vine and a view of her paintings through the spring and summer. She may become a fixture there!

Nightfall over the Vineyard