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

Hot One Inch Action
We Can Be Heroes
October 12-21, 2012


“We Can Be Heroes” is a pop-culture/fan art show featuring everyone’s favourite rock star David Bowie with a twist: Bowie portrayed as a superhero! From his early days, to Ziggy Stardust, to his film appearances, Bowie already seems like a superhero… isn’t he already Starman? He’s a man that fell from the sky, he probably lived on Mars (any evidence from Curiosity rover yet?), and his wife is definitely more than human. The evidence is overwhelming!

Artists include: Andrea Hooge, Anton Van Steelandt, Chris Bentzen, Carrie McKellar, Cliff Blank, Emilia Baeza, Erin Gibbs, Irene LacCharite, Jason Gauthier, Jennifer Kleinsteuber, Joseph Taormina, Kaya Murray, Kirsty Senior, Krista Shaw, Lisa McAnulty, Lizzie Carr, Lorraine Kwan, Matt Bowen, Sarah Haddleton, and Stephen Wimbush.

Click here to view the photo set on Flickr >

heroes show
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