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

Pamela Walsh Gallery
Craig Waddell
Beauty & Imperfection

Pamela Walsh Gallery is pleased to present Beauty & Imperfectiona selection of new paintings by Sydney-based artist Craig Waddell. Recognized as one of Australia’s most lauded contemporary painters, Craig’s practice is a testament to his great passion for the tangible characteristics of paint. Associating with the styles of Willem de Kooning and Frank Auerbach, Waddell approaches his work as an emotional and physical gesture. He delights in the act of pushing, pulling – practically wrestling the paint on the canvas in a vigorous, explosive manner. This materiality is evident in his finished works; his canvases vibrate with energy. The thick waves of paint capture light as it falls across the undulating surface. He is known for his spectacular abstract florals, but also has a strong commitment to portraiture and vanitas still lifes. His artistic practice and resulting work is a deep exploration of his interest in love, loss, longing and the inevitability of death.

Craig Waddell

Floating Forms Dancing in the Cosmic Wanderlust of the Silver Moonlight, 2021

Oil on linen

83.8 x 72 inches

213 x 182 cm

$28,000

Craig Waddell

Head Strong, 2019

Oil on linen

22 x 21.6 inches

56 x 55 cm

$6,500

Craig Waddell

Melting Hearts Swimming Amongst the Wildflowers, 2021

Oil on linen

32.2 x 28.3 inches

82 x 72 cm

$7,800

Craig Waddell

We Shall Grow Together, 2021

Oil on linen

60.2 x 53.9 inches

153 x 137 cm

$18,000