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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Institute of Contemporary Art San José – ICA Social Club: A Curator’s Eye

March 25 @ 6:00 pm PDT - 7:00 pm PDT

ICA Social Club: A Curator’s Eye will be the final arts professional panel of the series. On March 25th, curators Janet Bishop (SFMOMA), Wassan Al-Khudhairi (CAM St. Louis), Tina Vaz (Facebook Open Arts), and Alison Gass (ICA San José) will discuss the curator’s role in the art market from the perspective of their differing institutions. See what artists these curators have their eye on and learn about the important relationships between artist, curator, and collector.

This talk is part of the ICA Social Club: A Master Class in Collecting Contemporary Art. If you’re not already a member or would like to upgrade your membership, visit our website at icasanjose.org to learn how to sign up or email us at membership@sjica.org. Become a part of the ICA Social Club today!


March 25
6:00 pm PDT - 7:00 pm PDT
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