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, Ratio 3, 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

Resources

In the spirit of connecting the Bay Area creative community, 8-bridges shares information about resources for artists, creative and museum professionals, and galleries. Browse resources, circulate opportunities, and contribute new listings.

Submit a Listing

Please submit your advertisement under one of the following categories:

Jobs: full-time or part-time positions, either permanent or temporary; freelance or consulting opportunities; internships; and volunteer opportunities at nonprofits.

Opportunities and Services: auditions, awards/fellowships, grants, open calls to artists, degree programs, workshops or classes, residencies, production services, professional development, and any other opportunity or service that may be of interest to the creative community.

Spaces: artistic or creative live/work space, including studios, galleries, workshops, offices, rehearsal space, and performance venues, available for use in the short or long-term. Or, listings seeking space for any of these purposes.

Vendors: vendors and services in the Bay Area useful to galleries and artists

(Before submitting, please review your listing for compliance with local labor regulations.)

Thank you!