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

Sarah Shepard Gallery
Featuring Mary Lee Bendolph, Tammy Rae Carland, Jeffrey Cheung, Angela Hennessy, Jaime Knight, Rumi Koshino, Terri Loewenthal, Masako Miki, Signe Olson, Amy Rathbone, Miriam Klein Stahl & Lena Wolff
Our Eyes Are On Fire, A Group Show curated by Lena Wolff

Our Eyes Are On Fire brings together 12 artists around interweaving themes of radical hope, visioning utopia, and expressions of joy in the context of the pressing issues we face as a society. The title of the show partially speaks to the wildfires that have ravaged California in recent years, but it also refers to the incisiveness and clarity of vision artists possess in relationship to the world, and the ways that they are uniquely capable of transforming dilemma into the sublime.

 

Tammy Rae Carland
A rose is a rose is a rose, 2018
Archival pigment print
45 x 45 inches
Edition 3/5 plus 2 artist’s proofs

Jeffrey Cheung
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 inches

SOLD

Rumi Koshino
Untitled, 2019
Acrylic on paper
21 x 21 inches

Angela Hennessy
Untitled (Sun), 2020
Synthetic and human hair, artist’s hair, twist tie wire, frame
39 x 28 inches

Jaime Knight & Lena Wolff
Army of Lovers, 2017
Hand-pulled screenprint
22 x 15 inches
One from an edition of 40

Terri Loewenthal,
Psychscape 71 (Ike’s Backbone), 2018
Archival pigment print
42 x 56 inches
One from an edition of 3

Lena Wolff
A New Sun, 2021
18 x 18 inches
Four-color screenprint
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil (on the recto)
Edition of 40

Miriam Klein Stahl
Future Ancestor, Activist, Optimist, Explainer of Nuance, Agitator, Cultural Underdog, Fated Rememberer, Bookish, Poet & Feminist, 2020
Cut paper, gouache & acrylic
Variable dimensions