A black and white painting of a woman with full wavy hair that extends to the top left and right corners of the canvas. Her hands are crossed under her chin, and her eyes are two huge black circles with an orange sun or moon setting in a black sky, reflected in a black body of water. Black drips from her eyes.

8-Bridges November Exhibition

The second presentation of 8-bridges is now live. The November gallery list includes: Altman SiegelBerggruenHaines, CULT Exhibitions, Karen Jenkins Johnson, Paulson Press, Rena Bransten, and Hosfelt. 

Each month, the platform highlights the crucial work of a Bay Area non-profit arts organization as its beneficiary. An initial contribution is led by Phillips. This month, we feature Creative Growth, a non-profit based in Oakland, CA that serves artists with disabilities by providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition, and representation.

The second discussion under the rubric “Bridging the Bay Area Art World” is a Zoom panel with Susan Sayre Batton (Director, San Jose Museum of Art), Thomas P. Campbell (Director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco), and Monetta White (Director, Museum of the African Diaspora), chaired by journalist Jori Finkel (of The New York Times and The Art Newspaper) on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6pm.

Future presentations on the platform will launch on the first Thursday of every month and will include an evolving roster of galleries and contributors.



Eighteen portrait paintings, all in very different styles, hung salon style on a large wall.

The de Young Open

In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are hosting The de Young Open, a juried community art exhibition of submissions by artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Works of art in The de Young Open are hung “salon-style,” installed edge to edge and floor to ceiling, which enables a maximum number of works to be displayed. The de Young filled the 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries with 877 artworks by 762 Bay Area artists in The de Young Open.

The de Young Open continues the museum’s long-standing tradition of engaging the local community and showcasing the talent of Bay Area artists, who offer their pieces for sale and retain 100 percent of the proceeds. Access The de Young Open Web Gallery to explore artworks in the exhibition. You will find instructions for purchase on this site. If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQ.