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

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Hot One Inch Action last night

Last night’s Hot One Inch Action show at the HAWC Gallery was crazy. People were arriving before it started (it was rainy so we let them in) and by 8:30 the place was packed. We had a line-up outside for a while but luckily food truck JJ’s Trucketeria was on hand to keep everyone happy. Looking forward to the US shows and next year’s 10th anniversary in Vancouver!

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Inflated Bowling Pins

Yes, that’s right, I’m hanging some bowling pins in the window. Don’t worry, the inflatable ball and more pins will be available for playtime.
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