Float On Art Galleryfeaturing artists that float
Currently Featured Artist
Mary is a believer in self defense, body hair and creative ability. Born on the year of the Water Monkey in 1992, she is originally from Spokane Washington and relocated to Oregon in the fall of 2011 to pursue her Bachelors of Fine Art in oil painting.
She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon creating new paintings out of a historic building in the NE industrial neighborhood. She also works as a Product Specialist for Gamblin Artists Colors co. Her weekly interactions within the color factory feed her ability to draw meaningful relationships within color space. Her main focus now is color interaction within oil painting, and the unique characteristics of modern organic synthetic pigments.
“These objects I paint are for aesthetic consumption & viewing pleasure. My paintings generate from a desire to create something of lasting beauty. Color grants me the ability to draw meaningful relationships within forms. Color and form are my main aesthetic devices: they are the tools that I use to promote serendipity, liberating me to form the romantic, compositional disasters that are my paintings.“
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.