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Benicia Plein Air Gallery is open Fridays through Sundays.

Gallery hours are 12-6 pm Friday through Sunday.  The Benicia Plein Air Gallery will be observing Covid-19 precautions.

Karen Leoni will be featured in August with her exhibit "Local Inspiration."

MaryLou Correia will be Featured Artist in September.

Karen Leoni, "Reaching for the Sun," Oil on Linen, 10" * 10"

"Local Inspiration"

The recent events that changed all our lives during the pandemic had artists staying in or close to home for many months.  Fortunately for artists living in the Bay Area,  it was easy to be inspired by the beauty surrounding us. This is the focus of Karen Leoni's new exhibition during month of August at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery.  
“One afternoon, the way the trees cast some lovely shadows on a downtown Benicia bakery stopped me in my tracks and I knew I was going to paint that,” Karen says.  That painting, along with many other new works, will be on display from August 6 through the 29th.  
Karen will be in the gallery from noon to 6 pm on Friday August 6, Saturday August 14 and Friday August 20.  Please drop by and say hello.  

Karen Leoni, "Benicia Fishermen," Oil on Linen, 16" * 20"
Karen Leoni, "The Depot,"  Oil on Canvas, 12" * 16"

Member News

Stephen Berry, "Inside,"  Watercolor, 30" * 22"

Stephen Berry's 4-part series on watercolors can be found in the International Artist magazine.  The first in the series, the article "Thnking Negatively " appeared in the June/July issue.  In it he explores painting negatively -- a watercolor approach that can lead to powerful compositions.  The article also features a step-by-step of this painting, "Inside," which is from the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.  Pick up an issue to read the article by following the link below, and see the painting itself, which is available at The Gardener in Berkeley.
The Gardener, 1836 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710


Catherine Fasciato's painting Tidal Dance is included in the California Art Club's 110th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, from July 10 - August 7, at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, Orange, CA.
Catherine Fasciato will also be participating in the Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout August 2 - 7, with the Show and Sale Saturday, August 7th, 10 am - 5 pm.
And Catherine's painting Breaking Revisited will be shown at the American Impressionist Society's 22nd National Juried Exhibition, Gallery 1516, Omaha, Nebraska, September 9th through December 12th.

Kathleen Gadway and Catherine Fasciato will be participating in Valley Art Gallery's "Paint the Downtown" weekend event in Walnut Creek, Friday through Sunday, August 27-29.   Plein Air painters will be painting in Walnut Creek downtown locations Friday and Saturday, and showing and selling Sunday in front of the Lesher Center 11 am - 4 pm.  This event is the finale to the Arts in August program.

Iris Sabre, "Zig Zag," Oil, 18" * 24"

Iris Sabre's painting "Zig Zag" is juried into the Marin Society of Artist's August national show.  

Carol Tarzier, "Clouds over Mount Wilson," Oil on Linen, 16" * 12"

Carol Tarzier will be showing paintings at the Orinda Library during the month of August.   Her show features Still Life, Figurative, and Landscape.  Tarzier's landscapes include work from her drive through Nevada and Colorado and based on her time at the Telluride Plein Air event in Telluride, CO.  The show opens August 1st, with a reception Saturday August 7th, 3 - 5 pm. 

Beth Winfield, "Hozho - Beautiful Place," Oil on Linen, 24" * 30"

Beth Winfield is invited to join the "Painting the Enchanted Circle" Juried Plein Air show in Taos, New Mexico.
Beth Winfield is also invited to participate in the PAPNM 13th National Juried Exhibition and Show in October at the Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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