Revenge of the Art Show
Art inspired by movies released in 1984
June 13 – 28, 2014


This is a show 30 years in the making with art inspired by movies from 1984. It was an impressive year for icons of pop-culture filmmaking. We’ve got art inspired by: Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Purple Rain, The Terminator, Revenge of the Nerds, Repo Man, Neverending Story, Breakin’ 2, Red Dawn, Dune, Paris Texas, Love Streams, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Blood Simple, Spinal Tap, 1984, Firestarter, Supergirl, Ninja 3, Element of the Crime, Company of Wolves, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, and Sixteen Candles!

50 artists in the show: Erin Gibbs, Chris Bentzen, Qaqtis, Jeremy Okai Davis, Raman Samra, Raymond Striegler, Roxanne Gagnon, ARGH, Heather Souliere, David Granneman, Jason Gauthier, Mika Senda, Christina Norberg, Gary Lee, Scott Peace-Miller, Exploding Haggis, LJ Throstle, Cang Nguyen, Rachael Freedman, Shannon Pawliw, Talent Pun, Gary Nay, David Camisa, Dylan Moore, Fred Chevalier, Heather Szilagyi, Hannah Myers, Nicole Steen, Sheri Alexander, Stefan Tosheff, Allison Koberstein, Rupa Wood, Sadie Scott, Katie So, Sherri Rogers, Jennifer Chernecki, Ted Wilson, Dusan Postolovic, Michael King, Jackie Klobucar, Jessica Wiebe, Kirsten Hatfield, Hailie Beaulieu, Amy Tom. Lynda Marguerite, Breanna McGowan, Clem Chen, Andrea Hooge, and Lok Him Fung.

Check out more photos and a review of the show on Vandocument >

Art: “Start-Something-New Man” by Lok Him Fung

by Lok Him Fung
featuring Mark “Atomos” Pilon, Laura Bifano, and Luc Latulippe
May 1-31, 2014


Electricks is a group exhibition featuring new paintings and prints by illustrators Mark “Atomos” Pilon and Laura Bifano, and t-shirts by Luc Latulippe. Electricks is a carnival of seductive technology and persuasive robots who dwell in a Tesla formed world of electricity and mystery. Deceitful machines. Which seems timely, given this era of Snowden leaks and high tech surveillance. We now live in the science fiction world we had predicted years ago, only not always the inspiring one we had hoped for. But like any good science fiction story there is a hint of hope and new discoveries. This is Electricks.

Click here to see photos from the show on Flickr >

Mark Pilon

Laura Bifano

The Sixth Annual CARDED!
April 26, 2014


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 art from past shows and for more info go to

Click here to see photos from the show >

Featuring: Aaron White, Ali Penko, Alison McLeod, Andrea Hooge, Andrew Ferneyhough, Ben Worth, Brandi Rawluk, Carelle Dunn, Chelsea Lawrick, Cherry Thompson, Chris von Szombathy, Dacosta!, Danielle Borisoff, David Camisa, Doug Savage, Emily Galloway, Exploding Haggis, Flavia C, Gary Nay, Hanne Loosen, iHeart, Indy, Jackie Dives, Jenn Brisson, Jenna Milsom, Joanna McDonald, Joni Taylor, Karyn Wong, Kathy Lea Moyou, Kazimir Simpson, Laura Zerebeski, Lera Nyukalova, Lok-Him Fung, Megan Majewski, Mika Senda, MW Bowen, Nomi Chi, Olliemoonsta, Patricia Pinsk, Paul Antony Carr, Peter Ricq, Phresha, Qaqtis, Sherri Rogers, Sophia Ahamed, Stacey Hamilton, Syx Langemann, Taryn Langemann, Vince Hemingson, and Winnie Yiu.


Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
with Special Comedic Guests Kevin Banner, Jeffrey Yu, and Charlie Demers
and musical guest Jessica Delisle
December 13, 2013


Come draw with Alicia and laugh your rain pants right off your body and reveal those muscular legs of yours (please wear underpants under your pants to all of my shows for this reason). Come draw with Alicia and laugh and hug each other with your eyes. Buy drinks and giggle with Kevin Banner, Jeffrey Yu, and Charlie Demers, plus musical guest Jessica Delisle.

Come Draw With Me
A prehistoric art show
January 30 – February 15, 2014


A group art show featuring paintings, drawings, photographs and more inspired by prehistoric life: neanderthals, cavemen, dinosaurs… not a historically accurate art show! Opening night features a guest appearance by one of the child stars (as seen on the image on the right) from the film Clan of the Cave Bear. Artists include: ARGH!, Chris Bentzen, Rachael Freedman, Rupa Wood, Norma-Jean Harvey, Flavia Chan, Mario Parent, Ned Tobin, Owen Wandering, Nicole Steen, Cole Pauls, Kirsten Hatfield, Levi Hastings, Erin Gibbs, Wei Cheng, Max Brown, Allison Koberstein, and Tony Cliff.

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
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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Sara Bynoe

Interview with Vancouver comedic performer, writer, host, actor, producer and woman about town Sara Bynoe

MUSIC: “Static Minimal” by Henry Homesweet

More with Sara Bynoe discussing what improv can do for your creative practice:

Boobies & Wieners
An Immature Look at the Nude
October 3-26, 2013


Some artists take the nude very seriously… as it should be. This is not that show. “Boobies & Wieners” is a group show featuring immature, crass, explicit, cartoonish, odd and whatever else is the opposite of “classy” art featuring nude subjects. It’s pretty self-explanatory really: remember that drawing in the bathroom stall of that gas station on the Trans-Canada Highway? Or the drawings in the margin of your school text book? You get the idea. The show features over 80 artists including: Alex MF Quicho, Matt Bowen, Dylan Berry, Audra Ann Ricketts, AW, ARGH!, Arlyn Bantog, Eileen MacArthur, Katrina Pruss, Max Brown, Laura McIntosh, Pandora Young, Lindsay Chetek, Jordy Cummings, Shaun McCord, Maritza Louis, Katy Springer, Nathan Crothers, Rogan Josh, Marina LeClair, Leah McInnis, Jonathan Moogk, Tanille Geib, Simon Raab, Shelley Stefan, Quinn Lincoln, Ali Bruce, Vanessa Lever, Chris Bentzen, Erin Gibbs, Yolanda Mason, Megan Allard, Shary Contrary, Alicia McLean, Sally Clark, Ben Westergreen, Peter Lojewski, Jessica Viens, Janee Auger, Viktor Barkar, Sharon Piekarski, Kathy Rudin, Ted Wilson, Rita Hernandez, Nicole Parekh, Daniel Hawkins, Rhandi Sandford, Jordan Westre, Kara Zisa, Jenna Milsom, Shelley Rothenburger, Amelia Garvin & Kyla Jamieson, Matthew Gardiner, Shannon Pawliw & Shawn Robinson, Miguel Martin, Vince Hemingson, Marina Nazarova, Char Hoyt & Stephen Wimbush, Aaron White, peg.leg, Francoise Thibault, Bashar Sawalha, Zohar, Marc Junker, Daphne Chan, Russell Alton, Mandy Tsung, Andrea Hooge, and Nomi Chi.

As part of the show, we’ll be featuring “Art or Bust” curated by Jenn Brisson with artists Alicia Lumb, Caprice White, Liz Watson, Christina Norberg, Sarah Mulder, Amanda McCuaig, Ben Westergreen, LJ Throstle, Cielo English, and Jenn Brisson applying their art to breast casts of people who have been affected by breast cancer or who have known someone who has. Casts of Pixie Pristine, Melissa Serrano, Lisa Dickson, Laura Fee, Shona Miko Musgrave, Rachelle Jones, Lizzy, Sandy, and Kristi Clark. These pieces will be auctioned off and money raised donated. Each piece will include the reasons why the model and artist felt drawn to participate in this project or how it has affected their lives. Breast cancer affects 1 in 9 people… chances are that if YOU are not diagnosed with breast cancer, someone you know will be.

See photos from the show on Flickr >

Special thanks to Cariboo Brewing for their support and to Bestie, Chinatown’s finest Currywurst, for donating prizes for opening night.
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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

Saddle Up
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