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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Jessica Silverman Gallery – Talk with Ali Gass and Conrad Egyir

January 28 @ 6:00 pm PST - 7:00 pm PST

Detroit-based Ghanaian artist Conrad Egyir will be in conversation with Ali Gass (Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art San José) on Zoom. The artist will discuss his new paintings for 4×8-bridges and his upcoming Facade Project with ICA San José in summer 2021.

The ICA Facade Project launched in 2020 with inaugural artist Amir H. Fallah, garnering wide acclaim in conjunction with the ICA’s role as a Vote Center for the 2020 November election. With the success of our inaugural Facade Project, we are looking forward to presenting the next project in summer 2021 with Ghanaian artist Conrad Egyir. This exhibition will be installed on the front of the ICA’s building, including a fifty-foot mural, that offers an entirely new conception of the relationship between the street and the building’s architecture.

Facade Project
Register for this talk here.


January 28
6:00 pm PST - 7:00 pm PST




Jessica Silverman Gallery