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.
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January Featured Artist
"I'm Not Banksy"
My January featured artist paintings are a collection of some early works, travel studies and recent paintings. Annotation tags and some with sketches will describe the locations and other information about the artwork. I started taking art classes about twenty years ago, first in watercolor, then pastels and now working in oil and acrylics. Much gratitude to my early workshop instructors including Peg Humphries, Robert Chapla, Susan McKenna List, Jerrold Turner, Niki Basch Davis, Randy Sexton, Tim Horn and Gregory Kondos. Art to me is an avocation and is just part of many other interests and hobbies I enjoy. I think I continue to improve as an artist and spend a fair amount of time retouching or painting over works I did years ago. Thanks for stopping by the gallery and looking, Michael Dadasovich.
Michael will be greeting folks at the Gallery on Friday, January 6th, on Friday January 22nd, and Saturday and Sunday, January 27th and 28th
Please enjoy a video of Mike's works below!
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!
2023 UPCOMING FEATURED ARTISTS
Karen has been juried into Art About Agriculture at the Santa Paula Museum, 117 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA. The exhibition will run from November 12 – March 5, 2023.
Steve in his studio at home
16x20 Oil on linen
China Cove Morning
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!
Catherine has been juried into the California Art Club show "California Dreaming," hosted by Curated by the Sea, 703 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA. The exhibition runs from Thursday, January 19th, through Saturday, March 11th. The opening reception is Friday, February 2nd and the closing reception is Friday, March 3rd, 2023.
Mendocino Night Sky 8x10 Oil
Carol has been juried into the California Art Club show "California Dreaming," hosted by Curated by the Sea, 703 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA. The exhibition runs from Thursday, January 19th, through Saturday, March 11th. The opening reception is Friday, February 2nd and the closing reception is Friday, March 3rd, 2023
Stephen Berry will be running a 12-week live, online intensive that starts late January. Are you ready to challenge yourself and push your watercolor skills forward? "From Photo to Final Painting" will introduce students to composition, notans, wet-into-wet painting, color mixing and more, as Stephen helps you take a photo of your own all the way to completion. Read the preliminary details and sign up for the Wait List on his website. https://www.seamlessexpression.com/blog/2023/1/1/announcing-my-next-version-of-from-photo-to-final-painting
Chris Naughton has been juried into the Pastel Society of America (PSA). The Pastel Society of America, or PSA, is the oldest pastel society in America and is largely responsible for the current renaissance of pastels in American art.
Chris will be offering two classes this Spring at ArtsBenicia on Pastel Painting. Back by popular demand will be an Introduction to Pastel Painting series, and Intermediate level classes for more advanced artists. Each class will be offered as a 4 hour session on a Saturday date to be determined. For more information visit https://artsbenicia.org/