Featured Artists Calendar

January 9 - February 2, 2020

Sharon Hind-Smith

Reception: TBA

Benicia Plein Air Gallery

307 First Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 297-5903



October 3 -  November 3, 2019

JoAnn McMahon

Reception: October 12, 3 - 5

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September 5 - September 29, 2019

Iris Sabre

"View From the Edge"

Reception: Sept 14, 3 - 5 

March 5 - April 5, 2020 

Catherine Fasciato

Reception: TBA

Iris Sabre is the featured artist at Benicia Plein Air Gallery from September 5 through September 29 with her exhibit "View from the Edge." The community is invited to the artist's reception on Saturday, September 14 from 3 to 5 pm.

"View from the Edge" showcases the best of Iris' plein air work executed during the past year. She is a quintessential plein air painter, working rapidly in oil paint to complete a large format painting on site. Iris’ enthusiasm for her work is evident in her characteristic use of colorful paint and broad brush strokes. The “view from the edge” refers to the location where she stands while painting, be it the edge of a cliff, the edge of a meadow, the edge of a stream, or the edge of the sea. Born and raised in San Francisco, Iris considers herself to be a naturalist. She feels intensely the sights, sounds, and colors of her native environment. For her, the act of painting is a way of being there, of immersing herself in the beauty of the surroundings.

Iris earned a bachelors’ degree in Fine Arts from San Francisco State University and has continued to learn and explore her medium in classes and workshops with several local artists. She also paints figures and portraits and shows her work in galleries in San Francisco, the East Bay, and Marin County. She has won awards for her work at several venues including the Marin County Fair, Marin Society of Artists, San Francisco Women Artists and the Oakland Art Association.  Learn more about her at www.IrisSabre.com.

Spring and Summer Hours: 

Thurs - Sun,  noon to 6 pm

Fall and Winter Hours:

(starting Nov 3)

Thurs - Sun,  11 am to 5 pm

And by appointment

February 6 - March 1, 2020

Rolando Barrero

Reception: TBA

November 7 - December 1, 2019

Maria SantoStefano

Reception: Nov 16, 3 - 5

December 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

"Celebrating Benicia"

BPAG 10th Anniversary Group Show

and Holiday Minis

Reception: TBA

Featured Artists Calendar

April 9 - May 3, 2020

Joanne Gustilo

June 4 - July 5, 2020

Stephen Berry

May 7 - May 31, 2020

Nancy Roberts

Aug 6 - Aug 30, 2020

MaryLou Correia

July 9 - Aug 2, 2020

Susan Johnson

Sept 3 - Oct 4, 2020

Carol Tarzier

Dec 3, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021

JoAnn McMahon

Oct 8 - Nov 1, 2020

Judith Kunzle

Nov 5 - Nov 29, 2020

Iris Sabre

Featured Artists
in 2020

We are proud to be showcasing the top three award-winners from this year's Benicia Plein Air Paint-Out in a special exhibit through September 29.

First Place

Heather Martin

Through the Fennel, Gouache

Second Place

Clark Mitchell

Blustery at the Beach, Pastel

Third Place

Mary Parkerson

Walk Through to Strait from

West I Street, Oil

August 24 - September 29, 2019

Congratulations to the

Honorable Mention

winners as well!  Click here to see  photos of their work:

Michael Dadasovich

Sergio Lopez

Sheridan Lugo

New Fall Collection

Benicia Plein Air Gallery features a year-round exhibit of work by all 13 gallery artists

showcasing a colorful variety of media and styles. Drop by to see what's new!