If you are a local artist or art lover in the SF Bay Area, there will be a number of upcoming events in Benicia over the next 2 months that I wanted to highlight today.
Benicia Plein Air Gallery Group Show
Sunday, August 6th, 300-500 pm-
I'll be one of the 12 artists with a piece in this show. We'll all have painted the same local water scene, and there will be an ekphrastic poetry reading to go along with it- namely, local poets write poems to go with the art. It's a lot of fun, and we did something similar last year, with great success. http://www.beniciapleinair.com/
Workshop- Wet-Into-Wet Clouds and Landscapes-
Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13, 900-400pm, 195$
My July workshop on Clouds is full, but I've got a second workshop on Wet-Into-Wet Clouds and Landscapes set up at Arts Benicia. If you would like to sign up, please follow this link- https://artsbenicia.org/loosening-up-with-wet-into-wet-clouds/. Payment will go directly through Arts Benicia, and the workshop will be held in their classroom, which is also in Benicia. This will be my first workshop on a weekend, as I try to meet the schedules of those with full time work. Should be lots of fun!
2nd Annual Benicia Plein Air Paint Out
Saturday, August 26th, 900-500 pm
The Benicia Plein Air Paint Out is back in action! Last year was a great inaugural event, with over 40 painters, and we are hoping to up the ante with more participants and publicity this year. We'll be donating 15% of all sales to the local Arts Benicia Youth Program. If you are an artist and would like to participate, please follow this link for all pertinent information, including a prospectus and entry form- http://www.beniciapleinair.com/artist_information.html
Reception for my show at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery
Saturday, September 9th, 400-600 pm
I'll be the Featured Artist at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery for the month of September. The show is yet to be named, but this will be the day of my reception. Besides the normal wall the FA gets, I'll be bringing in a substantial amount of additional work to be hung outside, so there should be a nice selection of 15-20 of my paintings up for viewing and sale. If you'd like to see some of my new work in person, ask me questions, or are interested in purchasing something, this is a good date to save! :)