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Brightly Colored Paintings of Local Scenes Evoke a Sense of Whimsy

After Benicia artist Donna Covey transitioned from a career in art education, she turned to painting herself, to much success with her local scenes in Benicia and other Northern California communities.

Jerrold Turner’s Work Exhibited at Benicia’s Gallery 621 in March

After many years as a successful landscape painter, the artist is creating new works in his studio that encompass humor, whimsy and a commentary on social-political themes.

An exhibit of Nikki Basch-Davis paintings opens at Gallery 621

Benicia artist Nikki Basch-Davis is featured at Gallery 621 in February 2017, for her paintings in the upcoming show “Connections.” A skilled artist and teacher, Basch-Davis’ paintings have been shown in many exhibits throughout the years.

An artist and teacher, Eanes studied, traveled, then studied some more prior choosing art as vocation.

Benicia studio artist and full time art teacher Mark Eanes talks about his path to becoming an artist and teaching art.

Benicia Arsenal Painter and Photographer Mark Eanes

Mark Eanes explores the concept of layering, fueled by his travels, in his expressive mixed media paintings and photography.

Samantha McNally Watercolors at Downtown Benicia Gallery

Benicia plein air Painter Samantha McNally is the featured artist at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery, a co-op gallery with 13 artist members who paint local scenes in and around town and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Nothing Screams “FUN!” Like A Wild West Auction Party

Arts Benicia’s annual fundraising event, with the 2016 theme, The Wild, Wild West—Silver Screen to Steampunk, promises to be another great success with food and wine, specialty lighting, music, photo booth and a lot of art in the live and silent auctions.

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

An eclectic art exhibit at the Arts Benicia Gallery is entitled Order + Chaos, where 20 artists will be exhibiting their work, chosen by juror Catherine Clark. The exhibit runs Aug. 6-Sept. 11.

Italian Renaissance Festival Brings Family Fun To Vallejo

Carnevale Fantastico, a high-art, family friendly Italian Renaissance Festival, returns to Vallejo’s Blue Rock Springs Park, May 14 & 15, 2016.

Benicia Arsenal “Ground Zero” For Artist Open Studios

With A 22-year long legacy of 70+ artists opening their private studios to the public, Arts Benicia launches its biggest event of the year May 7-8. A map of the studios, some of which are live-work, is available at Arts Benicia in the lower Arsenal.