Although we’re about promoting “Nothing”, if our walls had nothing on them, Float Tank Barrie just wouldn’t be the same.
Inspired from fellow float centre art programs and by the book Artwork From The Void (available at Float Tank Barrie) created by Float On in Portland, Oregon by their community of artists, we would love to connect with the many amazing artists and people from Barrie and Simcoe Country area. We are looking to display a new gallery every month from our local artists with one piece inspired by their floating experience or experiences. We can’t wait to inspire some creativity in you.
Where: Float Tank Barrie's Gallery is located in our shop at 51 King St Unit 9 Barrie Ontario - located on the walls of our Tea Lounge Area where people are waiting and preparing for their float or having some tea and relaxing after their float.
How: We have a wire hanging system to hang and display the new and original float inspired art piece as well as other original pieces.
When: Our Shop is open 7 days a week; Monday & Wednesday - Sunday 9am-10pm and Tuesday's 5pm-10pm
Let us present… THE HEART OF THE MATTER
Each artist chosen through our application process will be supplied with 3 float sessions to stimulate creativity toward a “float inspired art piece”. Once completed the artist will be provided a month long art exhibit to display their new and original float inspired piece. Artists are also encouraged to bring in original artwork to sell that can be hung on our wire/hook system for the month, however, the “float inspired art piece” will remain at Float Tank Barrie to be enjoyed by floaters for years to come.
Basically, we give each artist 3 floats in exchange for a float inspired art piece to hang in our permanent collection. In addition to your floats, you will get the proverbial “keys to the Castle” meaning you get to hang your art on our walls for a month. Consider it your own “Popup Gallery”. Hang it how you want it displayed and tell all your friends and fans to come see it.
Are you In? Fill out the “Becoming a Gallery Artist” Form and get your float on.
We will rotate new artists once per month. At the end of the month the original piece will remain to be seen for people for years to come.
Open 7 days a week; Monday & Wednesday - Sunday 9am-10pm and Tuesday's 5pm-10pm .
We would love for any friends, family, fans of your work and fellow floaters to come by and visit our centre..
The Art is especially enjoyable for post float relaxation.
Once artist is chosen, we can discuss the best way to fill the available space in the Tea Lounge Area. Size depending about 5-15 pieces including new original piece.
Being as the gallery is located in our float centre, we get a lot of crossover foot traffic. Located in our Tea Lounge area, your art will be enjoyed where people are waiting and preparing for their float or having some tea and relaxing after their float.
Anything that can be hung vertically by our wire/hook track system. Please do not include any fresh/wet oil pieces.
Profane Images will also not be accepted.
All artists will be responsible for any sales associated with there work. Float Tank Barrie will not directly sell any of the artwork for the artist. Artist will want to make sure they have a good point of contact for potential buyers so they may handle any and all transactions.
Along with the process of being a gallery exhibitor, you will be given 3 float sessions ($150 value) in exchange for one original float inspired piece ($150 value) after completing your float sessions. You are responsible for any cost involved in making your piece. 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 Tank Barrie to be appreciated for ages to come.
The gallery artist is completely responsible for all transport of gallery pieces.
Yes, there is a basic contract involved, but it is painless.
If selected to display you can reapply to do another gallery and original piece in 1 year.