Benicia Plein Air Gallery is open Fridays through Sundays.
Benicia Plein Air Gallery is located at 307 First Street in the heart of historic downtown Benicia. The Gallery is open Friday through Sunday 11 am to 5 pm and is staffed by artists. The Benicia Plein Air Gallery will be observing Covid-19 precautions.beniciapleinair.com
January's Featured Artist is Michael Dadasovich.
Beth Winfield is featured at the Gallery in February.
The Benicia Plein Air Gallery has a membership opening starting March 1st, 2023. See beniciapleinair.com for application information.
"I'm Not Banksy!"
Michael Dadasovich "On the Rocks" Acrylic 16" x 20"
In Michael Dadasovich's words, "My January Featured Artist paintings are a collection of early works, travel studies and recent paintings. Annotation tags and sketches 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 am 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 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 will be greeting folks at the Gallery on Friday, January 6th, on Friday January 22nd, and Saturday and Sunday, January 27th and 28th.
Michael Dadasovich "Rocky Shore" Acrylic 18" x 24"
Michael Dadasovich "Presidio View" Acrylic 20" x 16"
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
Catherine Fasciato "China Cove Morning" Oil 14" x 11"
Catherine Fasciato's painting "Mendocino Arch" is showing at the California Art Club show Monumental Miniatures, at The Old Mill, 1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA. The show runs through January 22, 2023.
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.
Chris Naughton "Village 360" Pastel 14" x 18"
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/
Carol Tarzier "Mendocino Night Sky" 8" x 10"
Carol Tarzier's "Chabot Trail" is showing at the California Art Club show "Monumental Miniatures," held at The Old Mill, 1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA. The show runs through January 22, 2023.
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.
Carol's "Landscapes from Photographs" class begins Friday, January 6th, and runs for ten weeks. To sign up, visit www.rossmoorart.com or contact Carol directly at email@example.com.