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


Lobus, Phillips, The Space Program

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Altman Siegel – Soft Network: Reclaiming Network

January 29 @ 1:00 pm PST - 2:00 pm PST


Conversation Participants:

Rachel Comey
Lia Robinson, Research and Collections Associate, Shigeko Kubota Foundation
Gwen Smith
Chelsea Spengemann, Director, Stan VanDerBeek Archive
Sara VanDerBeek
Yelena Yemchuk


Altman Siegel and soft network, a cooperative platform for collective arts programming, are pleased to present Reclaiming Network, a public, open forum discussion in which the project’s ideas will be workshopped and discussed as part of a meditation on the significance of collectivity.

The content that each artist has contributed to the forthcoming Altman Siegel online viewing room, launching on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, as well on Rachel Comey’s website and in her NYC store will be introduced by each participant.

The group will also workshop new methods of activating online spaces and marketplaces as a means of addressing shifting concerns of cultural production and survival during this transformational time.



Image details:
Sara VanDerBeek
Ancient Women 2022 I, 2021-2022
Watercolor, Kokie Artist Palette Goddess, Virtue on Digital C-Print
12 x 8.5 Inches

Courtesy of the artist and Altman Siegel, San Francisco


January 29
1:00 pm PST - 2:00 pm PST
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Altman Siegel
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