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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.

Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Arts Benicia and the Benicia Library to offer gallery exhibits featuring local artists, including one with student art

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.

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.

Mixed-media Collage Series, Daily Fabric Of Life, at Benicia Gallery

Artist Susan Sharman’s upcoming Benicia Library Art Gallery features embroidered images in a series of textile collages that form the basis of “The Daily Fabric,” 9/13 through 10/16 with a reception Sunday, 9/18.

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.

Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

The public is invited to watch 40 plein air painters in action and stroll downtown at a new event sponsored by Benicia’s plein air painters. Held August 27, painters from San Francisco, Oakland and other Bay Area cities are coming to Benicia to paint Benicia’s scenic beauty. Prize-winning paintings will be awarded cash prizes handed out by Mayor Elizabeth Patterson.

From Plein Air To Studio, Nikki Basch Davis’ New Painting Style

Benicia’s Nikki Basch Davis, who began creating art in town 27 years ago as a plein air painter, recently began a studio practice for a change of pace. Her new work is being shown at the Benicia Library art gallery in June and July 2016.

New Gallery Adds To Benicia’s Arsenal Of Art

The new HQ Gallery at the Arsenal, opening May 7 for Artist Open Studios weekend, is located at the entrance of the area known as an artist’s haven, where there are many live-work artist studios. The gallery will show the works of local painters and artists working in other mediums.