i’m jealous of ‘hot one inch action’


Coming up on November 7th, 2009

1 night. 50 artists. Crazy amounts of hot one inch action!

This is such a fun show (I wish I thought of it!). It was started in 2004 and has become an annual event in Vancouver. Here’s how it works… The founders of the show, Chris and Jim, choose 50 artists from the many submissions they get. The artwork is then made into 1″ buttons and hung on the gallery wall. At the show you pay *$5 for 5 random buttons out of the 50. You then spend the rest of the evening in a totally packed out gallery engaged in hot trading action trying to acquire the buttons you really want/love. It’s fun, it’s crazy and you come away with some very cool wearable art… albeit very tiny.

… I have to point it out – how awesome is that nipple button?! Worn strategically on one’s jacket you could be quite the conversation piece.

*Last year is was $5, I assume it will be the same this year, but don’t quote me on it.

comments (4)

  1. dummeow /// 11.07.2009 /// 11:35pm

    yes it was $5 a bag! tonight was fun : )

  2. The Jealous Curator /// 11.07.2009 /// 11:45pm

    Yeah, such a fun night, and all for only five bucks! Chris & Jim hosted a trading card show last January that was amazing too… hopefully they’ll do it again this winter.

  3. Tricia /// 11.10.2009 /// 7:09pm

    In response to your question, “How awesome is that nipple button?”, Jeff replied, “pretty awesome”. I don’t know if I should say “eew” or “ahh”.


  4. The Jealous Curator /// 11.10.2009 /// 7:17pm

    Well, technically it’s art, so I’d go with “ahh”… that way you’ll sound more art appreciation-ish ; )