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

Johansson Projects
MIGUEL ARAZABE | RACHELLE BUSSIÈRES | CRAIG DORETY | MATTHEW F FISHER | ALEXANDER KORI GIRARD | KRISTINA LEWIS | BLAISE ROSENTHAL
COMMUNITY GARDEN

At a time when it feels like the light is finally breaking through the darkness, Community Garden — a group exhibition of seven artists — cultivates an abundance of connections. Using a variety of methods, the artists achieve a naturalism that aesthetically binds their work together into a single gesture, allowing us glimpses and sensations of the open spaces where we once walked freely, and will soon return.

Community Garden features: Miguel Arzabe, Rachelle Bussières, Craig Dorety, Matthew F Fisher, Alexander Kori Girard, Kristina Lewis, Blaise Rosenthal is open for in-person visits at Johansson Projects.

Miguel Arzabe
Study for Calculus
2020
Woven acrylic on Yupo
24″ x 23″

Blaise Rosenthal
The Great Beyond
Pastel, charcoal, earth pigments and acrylic on canvas
66 x 88 inches

Rachelle Bussières
Paper Orb (by day and night), 2021
Exposures on two gelatin silver papers
20 x 24 inches each

SOLD

Alexander Kori Girard
Meeting About Equity, 2020
Acrylic gouache on canvas
72 x 48 inches