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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.

April's Featured Artist is Suzanne d'Arcy.  

Carol Tarzier will be featured in May.  

Suzanne d'Arcy

"Quiet Places"

Suzanne d'Arcy  "Summer Heat"  Oil on Canvas 12" * 12" 
Suzanne d'Arcy grew up between her grandmother’s California farm near Jackson in the Gold Country and her parents’ suburban home in Sacramento. That split existence gave her respect and love for farm and rural life coupled with living experiences in the city.  Her first  public venture into painting was one of her grandmother’s farm animals, an anatomically correct bull, which got her painting removed from Back-to-School Night as a child and thoroughly embarrassed her parents.  Suzanne did not mind.
D’Arcy received two Bachelor of the Arts in Art Studio and Art History from the University of Davis, followed by an ABA degree from the Academy of Art.  Her style is figurative expressionism and  explores the relationships between domestic animals, humans, technology, and city life.
In addition to teaching at the Academy of Art University, she has taught Location Painting at the Orinda Center for several years. Galleries include Across the Way in Moraga and Benicia Plein Air Gallery.  Suzanne has many wins in State and Regional painting competitions, including the California State Fair and Alameda Fair and a First Place Oil in the Haggin Museum National Competition. D’Arcy is active in preserving open lands; she is on the Art in Public Spaces of Moraga commission and served as a Planning Commissioner for the Town of Moraga.
Suzanne will be at the Gallery Friday April 1st 11-5 pm and Saturday and Sunday April 2nd and 3rd 11-2 pm.  
Suzanne d'Arcy  "Spring in the Slough" Oil on Canvas  12" * 12" 
Suzanne d'Arcy "Sundown's Kiss"  Oil on Canvas  10" * 20" 
Suzanne d'Arcy  "Fall at Meeker Slough" Oil   11" * 14" 

Member News
Stephen Berry  "From the Train" Watercolor  

Stephen Berry is building an email list for collectors.  If you love his watercolor work and would like to get early access to his paintings when he releases a Collection, follow the link and sign up.

Stephen is also in a watercolor show at The Art Cottage in Concord. The show is currently open, and the closing reception is Sat Apr 23, 2-4 pm.  
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Karen Leoni  "Incoming" Oil on Canvas  20" * 30" 
Karen Leoni will be participating in "Light and Shade," an online exhibition at Las Laguna Art Gallery, 577 S Coast Highway A-1, Laguna Beach, CA from 4/7/22- 6/7/22.
Light and Shade Las Laguna Art Gallery
Karen Leoni will also be showing three paintings in "Enduring Moments," a show with Coastal Arts League, 300 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA, 4/17/22 to 5/15/2022, with a reception 4/9/22, 1-4 pm. 
Carol Tarzier  "Pacifica Coastline" Oil on Canvas Panel  7" * 11" 

Carol Tarzier will be participating in the Kern County Plein Air Festival, April 8th through April 23rd.
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Benicia CA 94510

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