Float On Art Galleryfeaturing artists that float
Currently Featured Artist
Jamaali Roberts is a multidisciplinary visual and musical artist. Jamaali’s colorfully lush and illustrative paintings, drawings, and creations investigate the rich, multi-faceted, and diverse experiences of African-Americans and contemporary humans. He is especially interested in the phenomenon of movement and rhythm that we dance with every day and how those who came before us did the same dance.
Alongside his visual works, Jamaali is an active part of the community within the greater Portland area sharing African drumming, hosting collaborative drawing events, painting murals, designing traditional hand-lettered signage, along with directing educational workshops for youth in schools and for the houseless community. Jamaali graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art with his Bachelor’s degree of fine art in Painting in 2017.
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.
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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.