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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.

September's Featured Artist is MaryLou Correia.

Catherine Fasciato will be featured in October.  

MaryLou Correia


MaryLou Correia  "Yosemite Splendor"  
Pastel  12" * 18" 

MaryLou Correia takes the spotlight as September’s featured artist with a show featuring pastel and oil paintings celebrating autumn colors. In MaryLou’s words, “Autumn is my favorite painting season. Nature provides gifts: russet colors, cooling temperatures, and long shadows.  My show features Yosemite splendor, peaceful waterways along with Delta, coastal drama, and awesome Mount Diablo.”  

"Escaping the inland August heat to Half Moon Bay, I gazed on beach inlets with swarming pelicans and gulls competing for fish. The glistening pond tucked in sand led down to the ocean.  The dark sea waves reflected the fog in motion. I painted vigorously with that special challenge of a new discovery.  It was so restful just watching the colors of the setting sun. "

Mary Lou's show ”September” is also a Ukraine benefit and 50% of her September sales will be donated to one of the vetted and approved aid organizations listed on   MaryLou will be greeting patrons and new friends at the Gallery Saturday, September 3rd and over the weekend of September 10-11.  

MaryLou will also be teaching a Plein Air workshop Friday September 7th through Walnut Creek Arts and Recreation.


Contact Marylou:
925 989-6075
Instagram: MaryLou Correia_colorist


MaryLou Correia  "Frolicking, Bean Hollow Beach"
Oil  10" * 20" 
MaryLou Correia  "San Simeon Sunset" Oil  12" x 9"

BPAG's Fall Show
"Fall in a Frame"

Maria SantoStefano  "Autumn, Moraga" Oil  16" x 20"

The Gallery is celebrating the season with two special shows.  "Fall in a Frame" is a collection of paintings celebrating the changing weather and colors as we move into Fall.  

On Saturday, September 10th, 11am- 5 pm, the artists welcome the public to an outdoor show and reception featuring artists painting Fall colors en Plein Air.  

BPAG Artists at
Mendocino Open Paint Out
Catherine Fasciato  "Mendocino Arch"  Oil   9" x 12"

BPAG artists Stephen Berry, MaryLou Correia, Suzanne d'Arcy, Catherine Fasciato, Iris Sabre, and Carol Tarzier will be participating in the Mendocino Open Paint Out, September 19th - 25th.  Over 60 artists meet in beautiful Mendocino and paint the lovely Victorian town and the dramatic Mendocino coastline.

Member News
Catherine Fasciato  "Awaken"  Oil  20" x 16"

Catherine Fasciato's painting "Awaken" has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition.  The exhibition will be held at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas, and the show runs from September 10 to October 1, with the reception September 10, 1 - 5 pm.

Catherine Fasciato has two paintings, "Swirling" and "King Tide," accepted into the California Art Club's Biennale: Celebrating California, at Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville, CA.  The exhibition runs September 23 to October 29, 2022,  with the reception on October 15th.
Catherine Fasciato's painting "Mendocino Arch" is accepted into the California Art Club show Monumental Miniatures, at The Old Mill, 1120 Old Mill Road,  San Marino, CA.  The reception takes place Friday, September 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Stephen Berry  "Morning Stroll"  Watercolor  8" x 8"

Are you an experienced watercolorist interested in taking your work to the next level? Stephen Berry will be teaching online classes in October and November.   Interested readers can follow the link to sign up for Stephen's Art Learners List.  Get updates on upcoming classes, so you can sharpen your painting and get those miles on your brush that you need to really improve!

Karen Leoni  "Well Bred" Oil on Linen 16" x 20"

Karen Leoni is showing in the Wild Wild West Art Show.  The show runs from August 27th through September 9th, and is held at the 
Brittany Davis Gallery, 308 Broad Street, Nevada City, California.  

Karen Leoni will also be showing at the Favell Museum Art Show, 
Favell Museum, 125 West Main Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon.   The show runs from September 24th through November 5th.  

Christopher Naughton will be teaching Introduction to Pastel Painting, Saturday, October 15th, 10 am - 2 pm, at Arts Benicia, 1 Commandant's Lane.  Some space are still available.  Contact Arts Benicia for more information.  
Maria SantoStefano "Back on the Trail" Oil 12" x 16"
Maria SantoStefano’s painting "Back on the Trail" will be part of the "Born to be Wild" exhibit at Main Street Arts Gallery, 613 Main Street, Martinez. The show runs from September 2 through October 16.

Several of Maria SantoStefano’s paintings are currently on display at The Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda. The show continues through the month of September with a mid-show reception Friday, September 9, 6 - 8 PM.

Carol Tarzier's "Chabot Trail" has been accepted into the  California Art Club show "Monumental Miniatures," held at The Old Mill, 1120 Old Mill Road,  San Marino, CA.  The reception is Friday, September 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Carol will be teaching a ten-week workshop, "Fruit Flowers Flora and Food,"  with Rossmoor Art Association in Walnut Creek, Fridays 12:30 - 4:30 pm, starting 9/30/22.  Sign up at or contact Carol directly for information.
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