Fuck by Patrick Donovan
Fuck by Patrick Donovan
Oil on 20″x20″ canvas
$250 + shipping

Alex M F Quicho

Interview with Vancouver artist Alex M F Quicho
MUSIC: “le club des sables” by The Ananas

Hot One Inch Action
November 9, 2013
featuring the art of 50 60 artists reproduced on limited edition 1″ buttons


This year we chose 60 artists to be in the show! 10 extra for 10 years of Hot One Inch Action! Here’s the list of this year’s artists:
Aaron White, Ali Bruce, Amy Tom, Andrea Hooge, Becky McEachern, Belinda Williams, Cameron B Steele, Caprice White, Char Hoyt & Christopher O’Brien, Cherry Thompson, Chloe Ezra, DACOSTA!, Dani Yannece & Daniel Dudley, Danielle Borisoff, Ehren Salazar, Emily Zimmerman, euge, Frazer Adams, Geoff Stevenson, Hannah Myers, Hazel Walling, Helen Eady, Howard Penning, iHeart, Jackie Dives, Jackie Klobucar, Jackson Smith, Jangojim, Jenn Brisson, Jon Moretta, Joseph Taormina, Kate Newman, Kathryn Lissack, Kathy Moyou, Katrina Stock, Kay Slater (kdot), Kazimir Simpson, Kel/Kel, Kirsten Hatfield, Kris G. Brownlee, Lori Dean Dyment, M.e.l Jensen, Mandy Tsung, Mark Atomos Pilon, Max Brown, Megan Majewski, Nicole Pinkerton, Norman Eric Fox, peg.leg, Randall Cosco, Russell Alton, Sean Karemaker, Shannon Hemmett, Shen-Howe Lee, Sophia Ahamed, Steve Rolston, SW Blake, Ted Dave, Victoria Sieczka, and Vivian Huang.

Conceived by Jim Hoehnle and Chris Bentzen in 2004, Hot One Inch Action is the original, one-night only show of button art and social interaction from Vancouver, BC. The tiny art of fifty different artists is reproduced on one inch buttons. These limited edition buttons are displayed on the gallery wall and the audience is offered the opportunity to buy randomly selected buttons in mixed bags of five for $5. Didn’t get the button you want? Trade with the people around you… how bad do you want that button?! That’s when the hot action starts. For more info, go to hotoneinchaction.com

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No Memes No: Art Inspired by the Internet
October 30 – November 8, 2013


Artists include: Wynne Palmer, Clare Zhao, Phresha, Jen Ho, Cole Pauls, Kirsten Hatfield, Daniel McLaren, Owen Wandering, Dan Hawkins, Jessica Wood, Quin Martins, Brendan Ellis, Chelsea O’Byrne, Norma-Jean Harvey, Allison Koberstein, Stephen Kean, Scott Peace-Miller, Derek Gaw, and Stephanie McDonell.

Have a look at the art and see a few photos from the party on Flickr >

Thanks to DJ DJ Taffi Louis for playing opening night. Special thanks to our sponsor C+C Cakery. Look forward to something delicious at the party from this non-profit, non-professional nerdy bakery!

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Drew Young

Interview with Vancouver artist and organizer of Snag, the weekly live painting event and art raffle, Drew Young. hedrew.blogspot.ca
MUSIC: “echo dans le blizzard” by The Ananas

Robin Bougie

Interview with Vancouver comic book artist, film journalist, and self proclaimed “smut peddler” Robin Bougie. While some of you may be offended by Robin’s more sexually explicit work, his view on censorship, especially self-censorship, should be watched by anyone afraid to actually do work he or she really wants to do.

MUSIC: “Barbarian” by Pierlo

Ola Volo

Interview with Vancouver illustrator Ola Volo
MUSIC: “cassette_01_song_03” by The Ananas

Bruce Alcock

Hot Talks: Bruce Alcock
June 25, 2013

Your Self Out There:
Walking the spectrum from bullshit to truth in the creative life

From waiting tables to making art to advertising Coca-cola, Bruce Alcock looks over the last 25 years to examine who he is when he’s at home, or at a meeting table, or managing staff, or standing up and talking to a group of people in a gallery. Is client interaction performance, or are you simply who you are? In this age of digital self-representation, does your private identity change to sync with your public identity? The Onion’s headline “I am a Brand, Pathetic Man Says” points to empty self-representation, but any time you put yourself out there, you’re creating a persona that reflects your assumptions about the people you’re talking to, or working for, or just passing time with. From small talk (excruciating) to work talk (boring?) to letting out your inner beast, or weenie, or feather boa, what’s real and what’s not, what works, and what can you live with?

Bruce also posted the transcript to his talk here >

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As Creative Director of Global Mechanic, Bruce Alcock supervises all commercials and TV series made by the studio, including shows for PBS and the Cartoon Network. He has made over 500 TV commercials and award winning campaigns for clients like Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Molson, Kraft, Chrysler, Bell, and Proctor & Gamble. Bruce’s short films have competed at Sundance, TIFF and other festivals worldwide. He is currently in co-production with the NFB on a stereoscopic drawing short with writer Ed Riche, and exploring new mediums in 3D Projection Mapping for large commercial clients.


Dr Sketchy’s Vancouver: Summer Series
June 18, 2013
with Vesper Sephony


Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School is what happens when a simple question is asked: why can’t figure drawing be sexy? Part art class, part cabaret, join us for 3 hours of drinking, drawing and decadence! drsketchyvancouver.com
Advance tickets available at the gallery. Join the Facebook event to keep up to date and see pics >

Rebecca Dart

Interview with Vancouver artist, cartoonist and animator Rebecca Dart. Among other things, Rebecca has worked as a character designer for the animated series My Little Pony and created her own comic Battle Kittens.
MUSIC: “george” by The Ananas

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