Float On Art Gallery

featuring artists that float

Currently Featured Artist

Alli Bratt

 

Artist Statement:

Alli Bratt is a mixed media artist, whose mediums include painting, drawing, collage, and reclaimed items. A lover of art from a young age, she was encouraged by her mother to pursue her passion. Alli is originally from California, but she received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. For the past 10+ years she has lived in Portland, Oregon, where she has shown her work, both individually and in group shows, in various coffee shops and galleries. While continuing to make art, she has worked as a children’s art teacher, given private lessons, and completed murals at a children’s school. After losing her beloved mother suddenly in 2013 to cancer, grief and addictions began to fuel the creative process. A lover of nature and the environment for a long time, her work has shifted from more traditional painting styles and techniques, to implementing reclaimed, found, and discarded items that make her environmental impact more minimal. While working on herself internally, she faced her demons and is now sober.

The Shedding

“This show acts as a letting go of a second skin. A lot of these pieces have been completed in the last year or two, some in the last months or weeks, and most have never been shown before. I am currently going through a big transformation internally, which ultimately affects the way my art is created and the result of the final products. This transformation, or shedding, is an awakening within myself brought on by sobriety. As I take a deeper look into the inner workings of my identity, relinquishing my former self, I felt like floating would help me delve into a more expanded exploration of my mind. The few times I have floated have helped relax my both my body and subconscious, awakening things inside me. This has helped deepen my creative process and how I view the transformation of my art over time, and how it connects to my overall feelings and inner workings.

 
Inspired by the natural world, in terms of imagery and the materials themselves, I have gradually moved towards a more eclectic mixed-media style of art making, which incorporates my desires about treading lightly on this planet, and also using what is already there.”

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.