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

Nancy Toomey Fine Art
Jud Bergeron
New Morning

Nancy Toomey Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Jud Bergeron titled New Morning, on view from March 11 to May 3, 2021. The gallery is located inside San Francisco’s Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street. The public is invited to visit the gallery by appointment — please contact nancy@nancytoomeyfineart.com or 415-307-9038 — and online here.

The artist will be present at the gallery on select Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm throughout the course of the exhibition to meet visitors.

Jud Bergeron’s New Morning exhibition is both a survey of ideas the artist has been exploring for the past five years and an introduction of new techniques and mediums born in quarantine. Bergeron’s work tends to be formal in its execution, composition, and presentation, and at the same time conveys a feeling of playful hopefulness. Beginning in March 2020 the uncertainty was palpable and, in addition to the mounting health fears of the global pandemic, there were existential creative fears as well. Bergeron wondered, “Does the work even matter anymore?” After weeks of trying to make sense of the chaos, he went to the studio and, with limited access to materials, made do with what he had–clay and a well appointed silk screen studio. Bergeron spent the next few months making ceramics and experimenting with glazes and, for the artist, it was a liberating feeling to simply explore materiality and process.

Shard, 2016
Cast fiberglass and automotive paint with painted steel base (base not pictured)
86 x 24 x 24 inches
Edition 1 of 5
$45,000

Cyclopean Runways, 2021
Cast resin and paint
10 x 10 inches, each

98 x 74 inches, all 48
Configuration variable
$1,000 (each), $45,000 (all 48)
Available in other mediums:
Bronze – $3,000 (each)
Aluminum – $2,500 (each)
All mediums: editions of 12

Cyclopean Runways, 2021,
2 color silk screen print
48 x 37 inches
Edition of 11
$1,300

Ideas for Bright Ideas 4, 2021
Silk screen print, unique
22.5 x 21.5 inches, framed
$950

Demon Dog, 2018
Cast resin, spray paint and automotive clear coat
25 x 12 x 12 inches
Artist proof (unique)
$14,000

Cubensis, 2016
Cast resin and paint on hardwood base
25 x 16 x 14 inches
Edition 5 of 9
$14,000

Grid, 2020
Cast bronze with stainless steel backing
8 x 8 inches, each

48 x 36 inches, all 20
Open edition
Configuration variable
$2,500 (each), $45,000 (all 20)

Shard Maquette, 2020
Cast bronze with hardwood base (base not pictured)
30 x 10 x 10 inches
Edition 2 of 9
$18,000