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! 

September Featured Artist

JoAnn McMahon

September 1-30






JoAnn McMahon continues with her series of "Joules" as the Benicia Plein Air Gallery's Featured Artist in September. Please stop by to see her gorgeous and distinctive landscapes.

Joann comments "Reconnecting to my background in art is my passion. I see the work in exciting uncompromising lines, colors and shapes. I try to communicate that vision to the viewer in my work. Plein air painting is a grand adventure for all the senses."

To see more of JoAnn's work, please visit her website at:



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! 
Catherine Fasciato

Catherine Fasciato

Karen Leoni

Karen Leoni is participating in the Napa Valley Museum Miniature Show/Sale.  The Museum will host the exhibit for viewing and purchases through 12/30/2023 and is located at 55 Presidents Cir, Yountville, CA


Stewart Ranch

8x10 Oil

Benicia Plein Air Gallery artists MaryLou Correia, Catherine Fasciato, Micaela Marsden, Iris Sabre, and Carol Tarzier will participate in the Mendocino Open Paint Out, September 18th - 23rd, and will be showing their Plein Air pieces in the Benicia Plein Air Gallery through October.

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).


Oil 16x12


"Spring Bouquet"
MaryLou Correia

"Grizzly Peak Boulevard"

Karen has also been accepted into the anmual Favell Museum Art Exhibition and Sale in Klamath Falls, OR
She has 7 pieces in this show.  The reception is Friday September 16 from 5-7pm and located at 125 W. Main Street
"Delight Martinez Pond"
MaryLou Correia

Peak Of The Season
11x14 Oil

Iris Sabre

Harbor View


In addition thirty five of Iris's paintings will be exhibited at Villa Marin, 100 Thorndale Drive, San Rafael. This exhibit will be up through the end of October.

Carol Tarzier

Carol Tarzier is participating in the September Strada Daily Painting Challenge, and will be producing a painting per day through September. Carol will be bringing September Daily Paintings and Plein Air pieces from the Mendocino Paint Out to the Gallery Saturday and Sunday, October 7, 8, and Saturday, October 14th
"Point Pinole"


MaryLou Correia will be sharing the Featured Artist space along with JoAnn during the month.

Peaches and Grapes
6x6 Oil


Iris's work from the "Paint Sausalito" Plein Air event will be on display at the Sausalito Center for the Arts through September 10. Gallery hours are 11 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday

Micaela Marsden

Micaela Marsden will be showing several pieces at the Stanford Inn in Mendocino as part of the Mendocino Eco Artists show to benefit the Mendocino Land Trust

Point Navarro

MaryLou Correia

MaryLou will be participating in the Artists for Lahaina Auction and her painting will be on auction beginning August 25. All proceeds go directly to disaster relief and rebuilding Maui.


Upcountry Maui
Pastel 12x18


Catherine Fasciato will be participating in the Artists for Lahaina Auction and her painting will be on auction beginning August 25. All proceeds go directly to disaster relief and rebuilding Maui.