Float On Art Gallery

featuring artists that float

Currently Featured Artist

Nicole Williford

I have always been drawn towards people and interpersonal relationships. I spent much of my childhood quietly observing those around me, feeling overwhelmed by a sense of empathy and compassion towards strangers. As an extremely sensitive person, I often get overwhelmed by my sensory intake, both visual and emotional.

My creative practice is a way for me to cope and process the information I take in throughout my day.

Within my creative practice, I utilize materials to manipulate, document, and experience reality. I have always been interested in interpersonal relationships and have more recently begun exploring the interactions of objects and time. With special attention to moments of distance and closeness, I recognize existing dynamics and also work to facilitate new interactions between subject/subject, subject/viewer, and subject/object.

In my more traditional figurative work, I am drawn towards imagery that is banal and, at times, uncomfortable. I focus on painting people whose lives are seemingly normal; people who slip by, unnoticed in a culture of prestige, glamour, and branding.Though many of my pieces display only a single subject, often what has drawn me to them is their relationship to themselves, their community or their circumstances.

About Our Gallery

Conceived in 2011, Float On’s art gallery is located in our shop has one exhibition room, and is open nearly 24hrs / day.

 

The displayed art is exclusively by local floaters, with a new original piece featured each month.

Become a Gallery Artist

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Previous Artists

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FAQs for Visitors

How often does the art rotate?

Once per month.

When is the gallery open for viewing?

Monday: 7am-11am Tuesday-Sunday: Open 24 Hours

How many pieces does the gallery hold?

11-13 larger pieces, 13-15 medium pieces, or 15-17 smaller pieces

FAQs for Artists

What is your gallery traffic like?

Being as the gallery is located in our float center, we get a lot of crossover foot traffic.  Aside from the gallery, we run 1200 floats a month, and are located in the heart of the SE on Hawthorne Blvd. The shop has large windows facing the street, so the art is visible 24/7 from the sidewalk.

What mediums do you accept in the gallery?

Anything that can be hung vertically by our wire/hook track system. Please do not include any fresh/wet oil pieces.

What is your commission rate?

We only charge a 5% commission!! This basically just covers credit processing charges.

What about the original piece?

Along with the process of being a gallery exhibitor, you will be given 4 float sessions in exchange for one original float inspired piece after completing your float sessions.  It will also be hung in the gallery for the duration of the month. After your month is over the original, float inspired piece will belong to Float On to be appreciated for ages to come.

What is your transport policy?

The gallery artist is completely responsible for all transport of gallery pieces.

Do I have to sign a contract?

Yes, there is a basic contract involved, but it is painless.