FLOAT Gallery is proud to present:

For the birds

A benefit for Palomacy, Pigeon & Dove Adoptions Float Gallery & Rock Paper Scissors Collective Collaborative Art exhibit

Bay Area group art show

Art Opening Party April 14th, 6 to 9pm

Music by Memes

Live pigeon in pants will be at the event!

June 9th Closing party with raffle!!!

About Palomacy

Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions saves the lives of domestic (unreleasable) birds that would otherwise be killed by finding them care & homes. We provide guidance, referrals, education, long-term foster care, avian vet treatment and adoption services. Palomacy is a volunteer-powered, donation-supported project of Community Initiatives. Thanks to the support of our volunteers, we have saved the lives of more than 850 birds since we began in 2007 and helped countless others. Palomacy- it's pigeon diplomacy! Please visit us at: Facebook.com/PigeonDiplomacy, or PigeonRescue.org

Artists

Ernest Doty

Prolific and passionate street artist Ernest Doty equates justice and vision in his pursuit for more wall space. At once a mystic and a social activist, Ernest seems to want to drag the rest of the contempoary world into an age of neo-enlightenment, kicking and screaming. His ancient characters, with their multiple. sad eyes have a message for us: their message is silence, compassion and social justice. instagram: @ernestdoty

Pancho Pescador

Born in Santiago Chile, Pancho Pescador is a visual artist, muralist, music lover and a self-taught visual activist. He has combined these disciplines to stir the henhouse and trigger critical and imaginative thinking. Pancho resides in Oakland, where he developes and exposes his visual guerillas. He is also a part of the mural and street art collective CRP Bay Area (Community Rejuvenation Project). instagram: @panchopescador

Nite Owl

Based out of Oakland, Nite Owl is a self employed designer, photographer, artist and has been doing it on his own for over a decade now. While his work may be creative, the end product isn’t necessarily for him, so being on the streets is his own personal creative outlet. Nite Owl's biggest influence hands down has been Dr. Suess. “The creativity of this guy and his working in the “fantastic” world have really been a source for me to draw from later on down the road.” instagram: @naito_uro

Yvette Buigues

Lives and works in Oakland, California. Her work is considered to be an exploration of the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of everyday life. Through bold images she speaks to relationships between people and animals, nature and the human condition. HeavyBlackLine.com, Instagram: @heavyblackline

Liz Mamorsky

Is Owner/Artist of Lizland Studio/Gallery of Functional & Dysfunctional Art. lizland.com/ Instagram @lizland_studio

Susan Tuttle

"I strive to capture beauty, humor, depth, and emotion in my photographs, collages, mixed media pieces, and jewelry designs. All of my artwork is created without digital manipulation, other than color correction for my photographs. I become easily immersed in the wonderful world behind the lens!"

FLOAT Gallery

We will have art from our private collection in the gallery, 20% of sales go to Palomacy. Buy bird art, support the birds! Instagram: @float-floatation-center-art-gallery

Andrea Barros

Hailing from Colombia, but grew up in the bayous of Houston, Texas, Andrea has always had a connection with nature. She has a background in photography, mixed media and mural art, as well as wood working and metal smithing. Now a long time resident of Oakland, she is and has been inspired by her surroundings from the West to the East. By capturing Oakland through her lens. instagram: @sans_andreas_fault

Kristi Holohan

Kristi is an artist, organizer, and facilitator/educator based in Oakland, California. Her work in visual Arts focuses on community relationships, nature, healing, resource-sharing, and advocacy for an equitable society through alternative incorporative strategies. In addition to her personal practice she works as an Arts facilitator/educator from a curricula lens of oppression/liberation with Restorative Practices.

Leon Kennedy

A native of Houston, Texas; Mr. Kennedy has lived and worked in Oakland, California for over 25 years. If you are out, about, and alert, you may just run into him on an Oakland street – where he is busy capturing the people and scenes of bay area life-on canvas. Kennedy paints on “everything”. Some of his most impressive works have been captured on bed sheets he has found on the streets. Yes, they are huge. And the precision and multiplicity of detail is astonishing. Works on wood, tables and chairs, glass, and metal (even hubcaps) have been known to grace a thorough Kennedy collection. Leon is rated one of the top 100 self-taught artists in the country and has work in the Smithsonian.

Karl X Hauser

Was born in Michigan City, on a small farm in northwest Indiana. He played in the dirt under the family's trailer home, drew pictures, and learned to swim in Lake Michigan. His mother, a self taught artist who invented and painted "blue roses", encouraged him to draw as it didn't have the messy potential of paint. Transmission Gallery is representing Karl. https://hauspains.blogspot.com/, Instagram: @karlxhauser

Nancy Chiu

Is an artist living and working in Orange County. She doodles constantly and is passionate about breakfast food. Her work is inspired by her observation and love of nature. She also finds great pleasure in painting birds. Website: www.nancychiu.com

Bud Snow

Is a Mural Painter, Public Artist, and Photographer from Vancouver BC, head quartered in Oakland California. doyouknowbudsnow.net, Instagram @bud_snow

Cheryll May

May you experience a healing memory, feeling, thought, sensation through and within the images before you. All this is love. In rEVOLution - Cheryll www.coloursoutsidelines.com, Instagram @Cheryllmay_

Mournsky

Mournsky, the artist, takes his name from a magic sword whose black blade twinkles like the night sky; with a hilt made from death knight bones. Horns tipped with violet gems branch from a demonic face, an open maw, a dark hallow. The pommel Runes spell in golden script a single word: Mourn. He also designs video games.

Lily Black

Alien abductee; Raised by wolves; Village witch. I render and draw for mixed purposes, and set things where they want or need to be. Good taste is the tool of demons. I like to smite. Eat veggies. I hear we have a new president or government or something. I also like dogs.

Liliana Herrera

Was born in Sonora, Mexico on June 3, 1993, but grew up in Oakland. She received her BA in Studio Art in Summer 2017 at Cal State East Bay. Herrera will apply for the teaching credential single subject program in the of summer 2018, She also plans to teach art for High school students. Herrera currently works as an after-school Art teacher at a dual-emerging elementary school. Instagram @lilysarte

Melissa del Carmen Jimenez

Melissa Jimenez was born and raised in East Oakland, and is currently a high school student, soon to pursue a medical career. She hopes to soon start a tattooing and art business with her brother and self publish a poetry book. Most of Melissa’s art is inspired by her daily experiences with a mixture of her spiritual experiences as an individual. She paints and draws her emotional phases and spiritual growth and both physical, emotional, environmental and spiritual struggles.

Cynthia large

I am a San Francisco based artist, working in watercolor, egg tempers, oil paint, marquetry, and woodworking. I find inspiration in religious history and the natural world. Instagram: @cynthiabardoukalarge

About Rock Paper Scissors Collective :

Rock Paper Scissors Collective is a volunteer-run organization that fosters creativity and collaboration in order to strengthen local communities and encourage sustainable practices and alternative models. We promote the sharing of ideas, skills, and resources through the celebration of art, craft, education, and performance. rpscollective.com

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FLOAT Floatation Center - Art Gallery exhibits local cutting edge fine art from the East Bay, Oakland and San Francisco Bay area. We focus on contemporary art. Painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, neon and plasma sculpture, graffiti, environmental art, ethnic art, acid art, furnature, metal work, jewelry, kinetic and robotic art.