Benicia Plein Air Gallery

307 First Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 297-5903

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Spring and Summer Hours: 

Thurs - Sun,  noon to 6 pm

Fall and Winter Hours:

Thurs - Sun, 11 am to 5 pm

And by appointment

Aug 6 - Aug 30, 2020

Jane Sneed

July 9 - Aug 2, 2020

MaryLou Correia

Sept 3 - Oct 4, 2020

JoAnn McMahon

Dec 3, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021

Group Show

Oct 8 - Nov 1, 2020

Carol Tarzier

Nov 5 - Nov 29, 2020

Suzanne D'Arcy

Featured Artists
in 2020/21

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! 

Gallery is CLOSED temporarily in accordance Covid19 health directives.

The following Featured Artists' Shows are on hold. New dates to be determined

Iris Sabre

"Moods and Colors"

Joanne Gustilo
"Rugged Coast"

Congrats to 3 of our members who have paintings in the California Art Club show "Treasures from the Bay Area: New Works by the California Art Club"

March 7 - April 3

Holton Studio Gallery, 2100 5th Street, Berkeley, CA 

Carol Tarzier
Catherine Fasciato
MaryLou Correia
Swirling, by Catherine Fasciato,  currently part of the Oil Painters of America Exhibit, RS Hanna Gallery,  Fredericksburg, TX
January 2021
Karen Leoni
February 2021
Maria SantoStefano
Iris Sabre
Moods & Colors
Spring Still Comes, Oil, 18 x 24
Mendocino Bluffs, Oil, 18 x 24

TThe good news is that we shall paint on! and will post our new work to this site. Click on the Fresh Works page in the headings above to see our collection of new paintings!

If you are interested in a painting, contact us at: 

to make an appointment.

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.

as a sample of "Fresh Works," here is a brand new painting by Karen Leoni

click these links for printable documents:
Mt. Diablo Pastures, Oil, 18 x 24
Fort Baker, Oil, 24 x 18

For Iris Sabre plein air painting is a bold and daring adventure. She is never sure what the outcome will be. It is this uncertainty that gives the painting spontaneity and makes the process new and different every time it is undertainken. When plein air painting Iris is totally "in the zone," working rapidly on a large format with oil paints, she completes a work on site with bold strokes and vivid colors. "You have to love it," she says..."to love being out there on the edge of the cliff over the sea  or the high hillside painting. This is paradise."

Born and raised in San Francisco, she received her bachelor's degree in painting at SF State University, as well as two teaching credentials, Multiple Subjects and Fine Art. She has continued to take workshops and study with local painters Randall Sexton, Pam Glover, and Van Waldron. A member of the California Art Club, her work is also shown at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery and the Marin Society of Artists Gallery in San Rafael.

Hidden Vineyard, Oil on Canvas, 9 x 12