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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.

March's Featured Artist is Carol Tarzier. 

Iris Sabre is featured at the Gallery in April.   

Welcome New Member

Alexandra Connor


Alexandra Connor  "Sugar Mill Store, Maui"  Watercolor 11x14


Benicia Plein Air Gallery welcomes Walnut Creek watercolorist Alexandra Connor.  Her work will be on display at the Gallery beginning in March.   Alexandra Connor discovered urban sketching through joining Bay Area Plein Air groups.  She began working in watercolor in 2018 and watercolor is now her primary focus. 

In Alexandra's words, “There are so many moving parts to a watercolor—the composition, the mood, the values, the color harmony, the variety of brush strokes, the perspective, the wetness of the paper, the thickness of the paint—it’s a challenge that continues to be both daunting and rewarding. The complexity of this dance is what pulls me in again and again. My aim is to try to capture the excitement of this challenge and to encourage the viewer to see as I see.”



Carol Tarzier

"California Colors"

Carol Tarzier  "Rodeo Beach Cliffs"  Oil on Canvas  24" x 30"

Carol Tarzier's paintings focus on light: through the clouds, reflections on water, and on metal, glass, fruit and flowers.  Her paintings feature the beautiful California coastline and the East Bay hills behind her home.  Color, value and composition bring vibrancy to her still lifes.  Her Featured Artist show includes both Still Life miniatures from the January Daily Painting event and California landscapes.  

The show runs Friday March 3rd through Saturday March 31st.  Carol will be at the Gallery to greet visitors and friends Sunday March 5th, Sunday March 12th, and the weekend of March 25th - 26th.  

Carol Tarzier  "View from Buckhorn Cove"  Oil  8" x 6"
Carol Tarzier  "Caspar Beach Cliffs"  Oil  7" x 7"
Carol Tarzier   "Poinsettia Leaves and Roses"  Oil  4" x 4"

Member News
Chris Naughton  "Village 360"  Pastel  14" x 18"

Chris Naughton is offering classes on Pastel Painting through ArtsBenicia:  Introduction to Pastel Painting series, and Intermediate level classes for more advanced artists.   For more information about Pastel classes with Chris, contact
Catherine Fasciato  "Tidal Dance"  Oil  18" x 14"

Catherine Fasciato's "Tidal Dance" has been juried into the 2023 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, at Reinert Fine Art in Charleston, SC.  The show runs from March 31st to April 30th, 2023.  
Carol Tarzier  "Teapot with Grapes"   10" x 8"

Carol Tarzier's "Teapot with Grapes" has been juried into the American Impressionist Society's Small Works Showcase, at The District Gallery, Knoxville, TN., April 14th through May 20th, 2023.    The opening reception is Saturday, April 15th, at 5 pm.…

Carol Tarzier is also showing in "Figurative Expose" at the Pence Gallery, 212 D. Street, Davis, CA.  The show runs from February 10th - April 2nd.
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Benicia CA 94510

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