Monday, July 27, 2015

Got Drought? Campaign Needs Your Support!




As you all know, California is currently in the midst of a terrible drought. We Californians want to do as much as we can to help get our state out of this crisis. Before we can take action, we need to know the truth about water usage in California.
Did you know that 47% of water use in California is linked to the animal agriculture industry? And did you know that only 4% of our water use is non-industrial, meaning what everyday Californians normally use in the course of their lives?
If we cut our personal water usage by 25% as we have been encouraged to do, we will only reduce overall water usage by 1%!
But, if we replace one meal a week of beef with lentils, we each could save over 4 bathtubs of water!

In light of this information, we urge you to reconsider your eating habits, but we also want to reach out to the rest of the Los Angeles community with this empowering knowledge via a billboard campaign.

Just one of our Los Angeles billboards will reach almost 300,000 people a week, which is over 1,000,000 people a month!
We need your help so that we can put these billboards up and do so using environmentally friendly materials.
Please donate to our cause, spread the word about our campaign, and help us get Californians onto the real path to a sustainable future!
Visit our Hatchfund website to donate at: http://www.hatchfund.org/project/got_drought

And for more great information, check out http://gotdrought.com and our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/gotdrought) and Twitter pages ((https://twitter.com/gotdrought).



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Got Drought? Campaign gets Pollination Grant


We are proud to announce that Alex Arinsburg and Karen Fiorito have received a Pollination Project Grant for our "Got Drought?" Billboard Campaign. Soon we will begin our social media campaign and crowd funding. We aim to raise awareness about the relationship between water, pollution, energy consumption and diet, starting with the issue of water usage and California Drought. Please check out our website, Facebook and/or Twitter pages and like us or follow us or leave us a comment! Namaste!
http://gotdrought.com
https://www.facebook.com/gotdrought
Twitter:@gotdrought

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Photopolymer Gravure Workshop at Josephine Press



Due to popular demand, Josephine Press will be adding another Photopolymer Workshop in November. The September one is full! Here is the link for those who are interested in taking my workshop: http://www.josephinepress.org/photopolymer-gravure

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AWWA Conference Presentation




On June 10, 2015 in Anaheim, CA, Karen Fiorito (AKA Buddha Cat Press) presented her poster presentation "Reducing Water Demand, Water Quality Impairment, Greenhouse Emissions and Energy Demand through Dietary Change" at the American Water Works Association Conference in Anaheim. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international non-profit, scientific and educational association founded to improve water quality and supply. Established in 1881, it has a membership (as of 2012) of around 50,000 members worldwide. More on this subject soon!



Friday, April 10, 2015

Buddha Bunny and Bunnymania

Buddha Bunny
7 Color Serigraph, 2015
Arches 88 Silkscreen
signed and numbered by the artist
Edition of 20


Buddha Bunny made her debut this month at Bunnymania (a fundraiser art exhibition benefitting the National Museum of Animals & Society) at Chung King Studio in Chinatown and now at Wilding Cran Gallery in DTLA! For more information on Bunnymania go to http://bunnymania.org. There she will be up until April 18th and who knows where she will go from there? You can purchase her by clicking the button below for only $100 S/H included! Happy Spring! 


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Buddha Chicken



Buddha Chicken
Serigraph with Gold Metallic, 11" x 12"
Edition of 20, 2015
signed and numbered by Karen Fiorito
$75 + $10 S/H



Buddha Chicken is a part of an ongoing series of animals as sacred beings. 


Friday, August 1, 2014

Photopolymer gravure workshop in October at Josephine Press!


Photopolymer Gravure is a relatively easy method of creating intaglio prints from both photographic and hand-drawn imagery. Photopolymer prints can rival copper plate photogravures, but are processed in a fraction of the time and materials, and require a fairly minimal learning curve.

In this workshop, you will learn how to make a photogravure using a photopolymer plate. You will learn how to make a film with an imbedded random dot or halftone screen, print the film, expose and develop the plate, and print a signed and numbered edition of 5 prints.



Schedule:
  • Sunday, October 5th, 10-4pm
  • Saturday, October 11th, 10-4pm
  • Sunday, October 12th, 10-4pm
We must have a minimum of 3 students, and a maximum of 6, for this class.

This workshop is appropriate for beginning to advanced level artists. 6 students maximum, 3 students minimum.

Tuition is $350 per student, and includes all necessary materials. Please email josephinepress@earthlink.net or call (310) 453-1691 to register.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Koala Buddha

Hot off the Press!



Koala Buddha

Photopolymer Gravuré, 2014
8" x 11" on Rives BFK, Edition of 30
$50 + $10 S/H


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rat Diva



Rat Diva

4 Color Process Serigraph, 2014

16" x 26",on rag paper, hand torn deckled edge
Signed and numbered by the artist, Karen Fiorito
Edition of 20
$50 + 10 S/H

Rats are commonly used in medical and scienti c research because of their intelligence and capacity for learning. Controlled studies have found that rats are actively prosocial. They demonstrate altruistic behavior to other rats in experiments, often attempting to rescue other rats who are in pain. This particular rat was named “Happiness” by its human companions. She is a Diva or Goddess , deified after death for her capacity to love.