Teenage Wasteland
August 7-10, 2013

Artists include: Angela Fama, Drew Young, Asa Cederholm, Tanya Goehring, Chris Bentzen, Erin Gibbs, ARGH!!, Karin Vengshoel, Sheri Alexander, Kathryn Mussallem. Amanda McCuaig, Jay Senetchko and Sara Bynoe

Listen to the Audio Tour

Sara Bynoe hosts an art show of embarrassing art by adults made when they were teenagers. Inspired by Teen Angst Night and her book Teen Angst: A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry, this show features pieces of art (sketches, paintings, sculpture, etc) created between the ages of 10-18. The show highlights the stories behind the work and the angst that went into them. Teenage Wasteland includes an audio tour with background interviews with the artists and live performances related to the work throughout the week. Check out all the art and hear the audio tour here >

Other fun stuff happening during this show:
Tuesday August 6 Mighty Ugly, a craft workshop w/ Kim Werker
Wednesday August 7 Opening Reception
Thursday August 8 Teen Angst Night, adults read their teen poetry, journals and other writing
Friday August 9 Stories & Song, karaoke and storytelling

Watch the interview we did with Sara Bynoe:

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

Great White North
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.


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. andreahooge.com

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 hotartcard.com.

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.


One of Andrea Hooge’s cutouts for the “I’ll Be Back… to the Future”

This piece, along with several others by Andrea Hooge, will be tiled together to fill the wall. I’m pretty excited about how it will all come together. This is gonna be pretty great – probably the best in the gallery so far. “I’ll Be Back… to the Future” opens January 11, 2013 at the HAWC Pop-Up Gallery (752 E Broadway, Vancouver).

Andrea Hooge's Marty McFly

Matt Bowen’s piece for “I’ll Be Back… to the Future!”

Matt Bowen’s piece for “I’ll Be Back… to the Future” opening Friday January 11, 2013 at HAWC Pop-Up Gallery (752 E Broadway, Vancouver). “I’ll Be Back… to the Future” runs weekends noon-6pm until January 20.

Matt Bowen's Marty McFly
An Art Show Tribute to your Favourite 4-Letter Word
February 15-17, 2013

A post-Valentine’s Day tribute to your favourite 4-letter word. This art show featured typographic and visual representations and interpretations of the F-word. Fuck you, fuck off, get the fuck outta here, what the fuck, wanna fuck, fuckin eh, fucker, fuuuuuck, f-u-c-k, eff, ah fuck, oh fuck, fuck art, let’s fuck… Viewer discretion is advised. This was also the final show at the pop-up space. Check out the photos on Flickr >

Artists include:
Ali Bruce, Amber Boorman, ARGH!!, Arlin ffrench, Ash Tanasiychuk, Audra Ann Ricketts, Brandon Cotter, Brendan Ellis, Bri Harrison, Caprice White, Carmen Leah, Chelsea Lawrick, Chris Bentzen, Clem Chen, Cole Nowicki, Colin Johnson, Colleen Conroy, Emma Lehto, Erin Gibbs, ESM Artificial, Far Sebastian, Howard Penning, Ilysia Van Deren, Jamil Keyani, Janna Hurtzig, JC, Jeff Mair, Jolene Harrison, Kelly Constabaris & Michael Rohaly, Kirsty Senior, Kristel Saan, Lindsay Chetek & Nicolas Lypowy, Lydia Fu, Mandy Lau, Megan McFarlen, Neal E Nolan, Patrick Donovan, peg.leg, Peter Lojewski, Polly Nomial, Russell Alton, Scott Peace-Miller, Sean Karemaker, Toby Evans, and Zack Ingram.


Hot One Inch Action in Vancouver

Hot One Inch Action at Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery on Saturday October 27, 2012. The trading was hot at the button show as costumed party-goers filled the gallery for the 9th annual event. Despite the rain, there was a line-up to get in and JJ’s Trucketeria outside serving up delicious food to keep people happy.

Hot One Inch Action is the original, one-night only show of button art and social interaction from Vancouver, BC, with the tiny art of fifty different artists 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.

MUSIC: “Blackout” by Amoeba Men

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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