Eight bridges connect the San Francisco Bay, so it is an apt name for a gallery platform that brings the Bay Area art world together.

Our mission is to maintain a vibrant gallery scene, despite restrictions on travel, celebrations and other larger gatherings. We want to support our artists by informing and entertaining curators, collectors and critics with potent online exhibitions of their work.

On the first Thursday of every month, we will launch 8 shows of artists relevant to the Bay Area. They may be working in this place, long considered an epicenter of change, or deeply engaged in the conversations the Bay Area holds dear, whether it’s related to technology, the environment, social justice or sexual identity, to name a few. In addition, each month will highlight the crucial work of a Bay Area non-profit arts organization as its beneficiary, with an initial donation led by Phillips.

Founding Committee

Claudia Altman-Siegel, Kelly Huang, Sophia Kinell, Micki Meng, Daphne Palmer, Chris Perez, Sarah Wendell Sherrill, Jessica Silverman, and Elizabeth Sullivan

Ambassador Committee

Sayre Batton & Maja Thomas, Joachim & Nancy Bechtle, Matt Bernstein, Sabrina Buell, Wayee Chu & Ethan Beard, Natasha Boas, Douglas Durkin, Carla Emil, Matt & Jessica Farron, Lauren Ford, Ali Gass, Stanlee Gatti, Brook Hartzell & Tad Freese, Pamela & David Hornik, Katie & Matt Paige, Putter Pence, Becca Prowda & Daniel Lurie, Deborah Rappaport, Komal Shah & Gaurav Garg, Laura Sweeney, The Battery, Robin Wright, Sonya Yu & Zack Lara

Sponsors

Lobus, Phillips, The Space Program

Art Drop
Laura Figa

Our latest Art Drop is Laura Figa’s Cyrus on their backs.

This work is part of a three-year long, ongoing series of improvisational drawings which began as an exploration of retired systems of long-distance communication and currently incorporate aspects of architectural drawing and letter forms.

Laura Figa is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in the Bay Area. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Oregon and a Master’s degree in Fine Art from California College of the Arts. Her work has been shown at 500 Capp St., Bass & Reiner Gallery, Et al, 1599fdT, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (forthcoming).

Laura Figa
Cyrus on their backs, 2021
Graphite on paper
40 x 26 inches
$2,200

 

Image credit: Chris Grunder