Jordan Turner

An interview with Vancouver artist, curator, teacher, creator of The Free Print Show and member at the Gropps Gallery Jordan Turner

Find out more about the Free Print Show and the Gropps Gallery

MUSIC: “40 Degrees” by Ergo Phizmiz

Great White North
Great White North
A group art show tribute to 80s Canadiana
Wednesday June 19 – Saturday July 13, 2013


Hey hoser, check out this art show, eh? Bob and Doug McKenzie, SCTV, stubby bottles, the CBC, Littlest Hobo, Friendly Giant, Kids in the Hall, Canadian Heritage Moments, Terry Fox, David Suzuki, Expo 86… the list goes on. “Great White North” features art inspired by Canadian pop-culture from the 1980s. So put on your toque, fry up some back bacon, and check out some art at Hot Art Wet City, just in time for Canada Day. Artists include: Andrea Hooge, ARGH!!, Chris Bentzen, Brent Clowater, David Stein, DEDOS, Edward Juan, Norma Jean Harvey, Exploding Haggis, Sharon Piekarski, Shary Contrary, Sheri Alexander, and Alice Vogelaar.

The show also features a mini show-within-a-show called “Stubbies” featuring the art of 12 local artists on retro stubby beer bottles. Each bottle is only $80. Artists include: Dacosta!, Frazer Adams, Matt Bowen, Jenn Brisson, Ali Bruce, Erin Gibbs, Christyn M Hall, Andrea Hooge, Sean Karemaker, Colin Moore, Peter Ricq, and Alison Woodward.

Check out photos from the show here >

Special thanks to Cariboo Brewing for their support and for bringing local artist Soak out to live paint on opening night!
Cariboo Brewing

Saddle Up
Saddle Up!
A group art show featuring art on bicycle seats by local artists
Wednesday June 5 – Saturday June 15, 2013


Just in time for Bike Month, “Saddle Up!” is a group show featuring one-of-a-kind art on bicycle saddles. Local artists apply their work to a bike seat. Artists include Gina Mackay, Karin Vengshoel, Clem Chen, Ash Tanasiychuk, Brent Clowater, Andrea Hooge, Stephen Wimbush, Ali Bruce, Fred Chevalier, Shary Contrary, Blake Lipnicki, Alison Keenan, Jenn Brisson, Indy, Erin Gibbs, Jaymie Johnson, Brandon Cotter, Riley Cotter, and Chris Bentzen.

All saddles are $100/ea with 10% of sales donated to PEDAL. Special thanks to PEDAL (Our Community Bikes & Pedal Depot) for generously donating the saddles. A portion of sales of the saddles will be donated back to PEDAL at the end of the show.

See photos of the work on Flickr here >

by Erin Gibbs

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

Dolly - art by Andrea Hooge

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:

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.

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