Float On Art Gallery

featuring artists that float

Currently Featured Artist

Jess Graff

Artist Statement:
Jess Graff is a mixed-media artist who works primarily in cut-paper illustrations and sculptural ceramics. She has participated in numerous gallery shows and residency programs at schools, art centers, and museums across the nation over the past decade and a half. She serves as Copresident Elect for the LGBTQIA+ board of the National Arts Education Association and has recently worked as the Artist in Residence Manager at Portland Children’s Museum, the Curator in Residence at Vancouver City Hall, and as a Teaching Artist with the Young Audiences of Oregon, Lane Arts Council, DuPage Children’s Museum, and Art in the Gorge.
Articles authored by Jess have been included in nationally recognized publications. She has also had the pleasure of presenting at arts and education conferences on the topics of creativity, collaboration, equity, and the power of play. She is passionate about creating equitable classroom spaces and artworks that invite people of all ages and backgrounds to collaborate and communicate together.
As an artist with both Western European and Middle Eastern heritage, Jess draws inspiration for her artwork from her personal history, the natural world, and from moments of shared creative exploration with the families she teaches. For more information or to inquire about custom artwork, classes, and community programs please visit www.JessGraff.com

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

11 + 13 =

Previous Artists

Kevin Mapp

Artist Statement:
 
These photos displayed were taken along the Merced River near Yosemite National Park and in a cenote (underground water cavern) near Tulum, Mexico. The majority of the photos were shot with a 35mm Canon camera, using Fuji Film. The images were not altered or photoshopped. My soul is drawn to water. It is my main source for spiritual well-being and has become my main aesthetic as a photographer. I become mesmerized by the light, colors, and abstract shapes that are reflected from the water. I have enjoyed shooting these images for years! 

Justin M. Faudree 

Other Artists

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.