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Artist Reception

Mar 14 2020
Venue: Benicia Plein Air Gallery, 307 First Street, Benicia

 

 

ARTIST RECEPTIOM

Saturday, March 14

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

 

The public is invited to a reception for artist, Catherine Fasciato, featured artist spotlight at Benicia Plein Air Gallery in March.  Her beautiful exhibit, Straits to Surf, runs  March 5 through April 5th.

 

Known for her fresh, dynamic style and exciting blend of realism and impressionism, Catherine's Straits to Surf is a collection of dramatic oil paintings she has created along Northern California's rugged coastline. This collection concentrates on the Benicia water ways stretching to the Bay Area and Mendocino. Driven by a passion to capture the ever-changing moods of the sea, Catherine can often be seen braving the elements along craggy bluffs, translating crashing waves and salty spray into lively brushwork and vivid color. She loves to express the spirit of the environment, believing that paintings, like music, can stir the emotions.

 

Catherine participates frequently in plein air events and exhibits, often garnering top awards. Her work has been honored by the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, California Plein Air Painters, Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters, the Carmel Art Festival, Arts Benicia and many other regional and national organizations. She is a founding member of Benicia Plein Air Gallery, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. To learn more about Catherine and see her work visit www.catherinefasciato.com.

 

Also on exhibit is a new collection of plein air paintings by all 13 of the gallery's artists showcasing a colorful variety of media and styles.

 

Benicia Plein Air Gallery is located at 307 First Street in the heart of historic downtown Benicia. Staffed by the artists, the gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Winter/Spring season. For more information visit www.beniciapleinair.com.