Past Exhibitions

Under $100 Holiday Exhibition

Mona Santa

Under $100 Holiday Exhibition
December 3rd – 18th

Opening Reception December 3, 2016

Join us on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 for a group show of wonderful art from a variety of bay area artists. The work is all priced under $100 so this year you can give the gift of art!Some of the artists include:
Gwynessa Aetherwyn
Lorely Bunoan
Suzanne Cerny
Book Closed
Jacqueline Cooper
Ezra Li Eismont
Chadwick Hererra
Silvie Lukacova
Barbosa Prince
Theresa Morgan
Mimi Vitetta
Kirsten Winters
and more!All artwork is available to take home opening night. Come by and celebrate with us and get into the holiday cheer! Refreshments will be served.

ARTISTS NOTE: We will be accepting art works through November 26

DETAILS:• Open to all bay area artists• Just drop the work off at BridgeMakerARTS on any of the following days: 
November 14-21 & November 24-26.
Between 10 am and 5pm accompanied with a contract.
1. You must bring a signed contract with you when you deliver your work.  Here is the link to download it here: holidaycontract_template. No work can be accepted without a contract.
2. Our address:BridgeMakerARTS
23 Maine
Richmond, CA. 94804• Artists are welcome to bring up to three pieces (no larger than 20” x 20”). If your work is three dimensional, please submit up to three pieces, but be certain to work within these parameters.• If you submit work that requires a pedestal please provide your own support structure.
3. Artwork can be any media including, but not limited to painting, sculpture, glass-work, ceramics, drawing, and assemblage.
4. Artists must identify their work with a label attached to the front of the art with the following information to be used for wall labels and promotion:
Artist Name, Title of the art piece, and Retail Price.
5. All wall mounted work must be wired and ready to hang, matted and framed, or edges gallery wrapped and finished. No special installation requirements and no ceiling mounted works are eligible.
6. BridgeMakerARTS does not provide art insurance on your work.  The Gallery will take every precaution to ensure the safety of your pieces, however, we cannot be held responsible for theft or damage to your work while on the gallery premises.
7. BridgeMakerARTS will keep a 30% commission of the retail price on any sale of artwork, but the artist may elect to donate more of the sale in support of the Gallery.
8. Art Pick Up on the last day of the show which is Sunday, December 18th. 11:00am – 3:00pm
Thank you, and we look forward to having you be a part of this Holiday Show!


August 27- September 24
Opening Reception August 27, 6-9pm

Join us for the opening reception of Silvie Lukacova RETROSPECTIVE

Lukacova’s work is inspired by physical matter and emotional experiences. Some works are derivations of raw meat which she brings into her studio as models. Other works are more reminiscent of aerial landscapes that are extrapolated from personal experience. All her work is guttural in its application of paint to surface. A blend of impasto and knife work that sits on and penetrates the surface with visual resonance. Her use of color is subdued and limited to low-end tones and values with few selected colors that emit a somber note.


The works presented in this show are a mini-retrospective of a category of contemporary abstraction that is kept alive by artist like Lukacova who sustain a train of thought that claims lineage to early expressionism and opens a portal to the present.


Lukacova was born and raised in the Czech Republic in the spa town of Karlovy Vary, CZ, located in the western part of Bohemia (Erzgebirge). She first visited the United States in 1996 and moved to Alameda, CA in 2000, where she has been living and working since.

Post Beat Generation

"Coit Tower" Copyright © Peter Onstad

July 9 – August 13

Opening Reception July 9, 2016

An Evening of Music, Poetry, Paintings and Photos Featuring:


The Beats inspired a generation of visual artists, poets, and
 musicians, and nowhere has their influence been felt more than in the
 San Francisco Bay Area, and North Beach, in particular—the home of the Beat Generation.

For more than 50 years, artists who came of age during this era, have been living and working under the long-tail influence of this cultural movement.

But San Francisco’s bohemian tradition pre-dated the Beats, and continues with the next-generation artists who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s and are continuing to make art informed by a certain bohemian sensibility. These artists have worked continually over half a century to push boundaries and embody the spirit of the post-beat era.

Join us for this unique exhibition that spotlights and celebrates the unique history of the arts in the bay area.