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

Nick Schutzenhofer


Our latest Art Drop is Nick Schutzenhofer’s Untitled.

Nick Schutzenhofer’s new paintings continue to mine, translate and synthesize the work of 20th century outliers. Using the material history of painting as a departure point, Schutzenhofer paints in a process analogous to jotting down notes in the margins of a book. The resulting pictures bridge the interior and exterior, lying somewhere between material lust and wandering mind.

Courtesy the artist and MICKEY.

Curated by 8-bridges from EXPO CHGO ONLINE.

Nick Schutzenhofer

Untitled, 2021

Pva, paper, ink, watercolor, pigment dispersions, urethane, encaustic, casein, epoxy and inlayed ceramic plate on linen over panel

35 1/2 x 57 inches

$4,000