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

The Great Highway
Leigh Barbier, Ted Lincoln, Spike Milliken, Josie Iselin, Emma Fineman & Jane Fisher
Current Salon

Inside the gallery is a salon of over 100 local artists creating conversations exploring the intersection of water and land. Currently in our window installation space is a poignant chronicle of the pandemic. Leigh Barbier brings us her world of P.W.D.s (pandemic worry dolls) at the gallery through April 4th, 2021.

The P.W.D.s window installation is accessible 24 hours a day and can also be viewed on our Instagram. The inside of the gallery is open by appointment and can also be viewed by visiting our website and clicking on our remote controlled Gallery Cam.

I began making Pandemic Worry Dolls in April of this year. By sending them to my close friends, family members and front line workers, it was my way to reach out and offer support and connection in the absence of face to face contact. They are constructed out of cardboard and hot glue, painted with acrylic, further adorned with fabric and found objects. Each one is unique and each one carries a specific worry. The worry is like a prayer, silent and heart felt. I continue to make them in batches of a dozen. And I will keep making them until we can live without fear of the virus. These are a few samples.

I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, California, and grew up on a gravel road, running barefoot and free between neighbor’s homes. I attended a Christian Science church every Sunday and Disneyland once a year. I remember thinking as a small child that Sees candy was a religious destination and God looked like a tube of toothpaste. Later museums replaced Sees candy and I found order in the universe through art. I am drawn to religious art, admire Thomas Hart Benton’s line and color, adore the muralist of the Mexican Revolution and can’t get the images of Disney from my 1960s childhood out of my visual vocabulary.”

— Leigh Barbier

 

Leigh Barbier
The Runaways, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 11 inches
$2,000

Leigh Barbier
City Dwellers, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 11 inches
$2,000

Ted Lincoln
True Places Never Are, 2017
Sumi ink, acrylic, spray chrome, automotive clear, rice paper on aluminum panel
24 x 24 inches
$3,500

Ted Lincoln
Whence We Unmoor No More, 2017
Sumi ink, acrylic, spray chrome, automotive clear, rice paper on aluminum panel
40 x 60 inches
$9,000

Spike Milliken
the fault is not in our stars, 2021
Graphite on cardstock
Paper: 8.5 x 11 inches
$750

Josie Islelin
Red, Green and Brown Seaweeds, 2019
Scanned Seaweed & page from William Henry Harvey describing the three taxonomic color groups of the seaweeds
Archival Pigment Print
AP edition of 5
Paper: 38 x 38 inches
Framed: 41 x 41
$1,800

Emma Fineman
O.S. X, 2016
Oil on panel
16 x 20 inches
$1,650

Jane Fisher
Belt Fish, 2016
Oil on panel
20 x 40 inches
$4500