May LaForge Be With You
A group art show tribute to Star Wars and Star Trek
Thursday May 9 – Saturday June 1, 2013


“May LaForge Be With You” is an epic art battle between two sci-fi favourites: Star Wars and Star Trek. Like JJ Abrams directing the latest film incarnations of both series, this group art show brings together the two universes in all their glory. Spanning a universe of art styles and techniques, audiences from Tatooine to Bajor will love this show. Artists include Colin Johnson, Ali Bruce, Andrea Jonker, ARGH!!, Arlyn Bantog, Bree Smith, Brendon Lam, Ellery Vandooyeweert, Erin Gibbs, Fred Chevalier, Isabelle Pineau, Janice Blaine, Jocelyn Wong, Lisa Penz, Marina Nazarova, Marc Junker, Matt Bowen, Neal E Nolan, Norma-Jean Harvey, Patrick WongRobin Thompson, Sheri Alexander, Stephen Wimbush, and Vicki Lynn Rae. Ukulele performance by Jill Binder at the opening reception.

Photos of the work and reception can be found on Flickr >

More photos from the opening by Ash Tanasiychuk.


Alison Woodward

An interview with Vancouver illustrator Alison Woodward.

MUSIC: “FB-01_#2” by Christian Bjoerklund

Sean Karemaker

An interview with Vancouver visual & comic artist Sean Karemaker

MUSIC: “5” by Christian Bjoerklund

New painted works by Andrea Hooge
April 12-May 4, 2013

Andrea Hooge‘s doll-head portraits breathe life into inanimate objects and merging reality with fantasy. Using vibrant colours, shapes, and detailed scratchboards as a backdrop, she draws you in and encourages you to explore the connections between technique and subject. Cute yet creepy, much of the work in “Dolly” incorporates the handmade, including wood cutouts, frames, and homemade scratchboard. “Dolly” began as an experiment in painting dolls from the 50s, dolls that mimic life but are themselves lifeless. Could the same be said about the post-War modern experiment? Maybe, but we’ll leave that question for the academics. See photos of the work here >

Andrea Hooge is an artist living and working in Vancouver, BC. Often inspired by the nostalgia of vintage magazines, advertisements, and children’s books, her focus is on oil painted portraits on wood cutouts and panels, as well a scratchboards, inks and acrylics. Andrea received her BA in Psychology and Fine Arts from the University of the Fraser Valley. She regularly submits group shows at Hot Art Wet City, include CARDED! (April 6) and Hot One inch Action, as wells as other group shows in Vancouver.

Watch the pre-HAWC interview we did with Andrea below:

Dolly - art by Andrea Hooge
The Fifth Annual CARDED!
April 6, 2013


Buy, collect and trade the art of fifty artists reproduced on trading cards. Sold in mixed packs of five random cards for $5. Want a specific card? Trade with the other people at the party! How bad do you want it?! To see the art and for more info, go to

This show featured: Miguel Abreu, Fraser Adams, Russell Alton, i Heart, Danielle Borisoff, MW Bowen, Jenn Brisson, Ali Bruce, Paul Antony Carr, Suite Charlie, Tony Cliff, Ben Z Cooper, Brandon Cotter, Dacosta!, DEDOS, Heather Douglas, Carelle B Dunn, Krystian Guevara, Exploding Haggis, Andrea Hooge, Clare Hooper, Serena “Binky” Inman, Lindsay Ishihiro, Kalynn Kallweit, Jackie Klobucar, Framed Fiend (Artem Kuznetsov), Rich Lehl, Justin Longoz, Becky McEachern, Soizick Meister, Josué Menjivar, Jenna Milsom, Hannah Myers, Howard Penning, Nicole Pinkerton, Joel Rich, Steve Rolston, Mika Senda, Jay Senetchko, Kazimir Simpson, Joseph Taormina, Cherry Thompson, Robin Thompson, Amy Tom, Justin Totemical, Mandy Tsung, andyvanoverberghe, Chris von Szombathy, Aaron White, and Ben Worth.


Janna Hurtzig

An interview with Vancouver textile designer Janna Hurtzig. As Astrosatchel, Janna makes vegan bags as well as other products made from reclaimed cashmere.

MUSIC: “Point taken but I’m just going to keep saying ‘cactuses’ anyway” by ignatzthemouse

Jorden & David Doody

An interview with Vancouver collaborative artists Jorden & David Doody. It was inspiring hearing their perspective on working together, about their process, and so much more I haven’t included here… so much so, you can see a second part below. Definitely check them out

MUSIC: “Nothing Like Captain Crunch” by Broke For Free

BONUS: Jorden and David Doody talk about collaboration, communication and the importance of both for their artistic work and personal relationship.

Al Roback

An interview with Vancouver’s bamboo bicycle builder Al Roback of Grass Frames

MUSIC: “Castillo” by Kupa

Trevor Jansen

An interview with Vancouver visual media strategist (and photographer) Trevor Jansen

MUSIC: “Lakitu” by Kupa

Aaron White

An interview with Vancouver painter Aaron White. Each week, Aaron invites a new model into his home for his own personal life drawing session. This week, he was painting two models: Kasey Riot and Gracie Perkins.

MUSIC: “Fantasmas” by Kupa

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