The Art of a Community
January 23 – February 21
The Art of a Community is our 20th annual members-only exhibition showcasing the multifaceted talents of our member artists.
Reception: Saturday, January 23, 7-9pm
Community Open House: Saturday, February 20, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Family Art Day: Saturday, February 20, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
March 12 – April 10
The Next Generation exhibition is created specifically for Benicia students. Student artwork ranging from kindergarteners through high school seniors is displayed for a month in the Arts Benicia gallery. Student artists from all Benicia schools, afterschool and private art education programs are invited to participate.
This celebration of youthful creativity began in 1996 at Arts Benicia with great support from the community.
Reception: Sunday, March 13, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Family Art Day: Sunday, March 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Benicia Artists Open Studios
Preview Exhibition: April 23 – May 8
Open Studios 2-day event: May 7 & 8, 10am-5pm
Each year the community of artists and artisans in the City of Benicia welcome visitors to experience an Open Studios event the first weekend of May. This is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios and live/works spaces to see new and exciting works of art.
Creative Work Fund Final Project with artist Mark Brest van Kempen
THE CREATIVE WORK FUND IS A PROGRAM OF THE WALTER & ELISE HAAS FUND
SUPPORTED BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE WILLIAM AND FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION.
June 11 – July 10
Mark Eanes and Mary Shaw, Curators
Member Preview: Thursday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Reception: Saturday, June 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Forma Natura is an exhibition of seven California regional artists whose biomorphic abstractions and organic shapes evoke patterns, forms, and echoes of the natural world.
ORDER + CHAOS
August 6 – September 4
Catherine Clark, Juror
Member Preview: Thursday, August 4, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Reception: Saturday, August 6, 6:00-8:00pm
Chaos has no meaning without order. An examination of the creative relationship between order and chaos and the delicate balance that artists must maintain.
Arts Benicia Annual Art Auction & Gala
September 24 at the Historic Benicia Clock Tower, 6:30pm
Each September, art lovers and collectors from around the Bay Area flock to one of Benicia’s most exciting and entertaining fundraising events, held in Benicia’s historic Clock Tower.
October 15 – November 13
Thomas Wojak, Curator
Member Preview: Thursday, October 13, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Reception Saturday, October 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Works on paper by emerging artists from Bay Area MFA programs, including California College of the Arts (CCA), University of California at Davis, UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute and the Academy of Art University.
December 3 – December 18
Tony Natsoulas, Juror
Member Preview: Thursday, December 1, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Reception Saturday, December 3, 6:00-8:00pm