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Founded by artists, Certain Circuits Magazine publishes poetry, experimental prose, art, and new media. We are especially interested in documenting multimedia collaborative work between artists.

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Eva J. Preston-Fulton has distinguished herself as an exhibitor of many artforms. Eva’s mixed media art is recycled materials, found objects, textiles, photos, and torn paper.  She tells stories through her artwork through patterns, shapes, architecture, and construction.

She is a self-taught artist from Philadelphia and a hands-on visionary artist.    Her fashion line “Aanya318handbags” and A “Vance318mens” have appeared on fashion week and runway shows.  Her “Foxy Brown” work is in the collection of Pam Grier (pictured).  She has shown in numerous galleries, museums, and other institutions, including the Philadelphia Free Library, Smithsonian Institutute, American Women’s Heritage Society, the Department of Commerce of Travel and Exhibitions in the Carribbean, and the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge.  Eva has received awards from the City of Philadelphia and several from the State of Pennsylvania at the 2012 Women’s HIstory Image Awards.

"Cups," acrylic, charcoal and ink on board, 2013, Sally Deskins with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman
"Snagged," acrylic, charcoal and ink on board, 2013, Sally Deskins with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman

The two works are the start of a collaborative book we are doing. The foundation for my works are prints I produce with my breasts, and draw on top of. The complete poem is called “Intimates and Fools,” about bras.

My website with my work can be found here: http://sallydeskins.tumblr.com/
Laura Madeline Wiseman’s website: http://www.lauramadelinewiseman.com/ High-res
"Cups," acrylic, charcoal and ink on board, 2013, Sally Deskins with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman
"Snagged," acrylic, charcoal and ink on board, 2013, Sally Deskins with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman
The two works are the start of a collaborative book we are doing. The foundation for my works are prints I produce with my breasts, and draw on top of. The complete poem is called “Intimates and Fools,” about bras.
My website with my work can be found here: http://sallydeskins.tumblr.com/
Laura Madeline Wiseman’s website: http://www.lauramadelinewiseman.com/

As we gear up for our next issue launch on 9/1 at 10 EST, here’s how to submit to the Winter 2014 issue.  

In the meantime, we’re on Twitter @certaincircuits and Facebook @certaincircuits with news about our upcoming contributors whose work will be published on September 1.  We invite you to follow our editorial page below for announcements between issues.

certaincircuitseditorial:  

OPEN FOR MULTIMEDIA ONLINE SUBMISSIONS until NOVEMBER 15:  

Art: all genres considered, send link to portfolio

Video/film/audio: send embed code or link

Poetics: all genres considered, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered for concrete poetry

Prose:  1500 words or less, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered 

Cross-genre:  encouraged

Collaborations: encouraged

Email to certaincircuits@gmail.com.

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JAMIE CAMPBELL—BRAMBLE
For most of my life, I have been making art out of recycled and found materials. I am inspired by primitive artists who have culled art from the materials of their natural environment. Growing up on the shores of Lake Ontario there was an endless supply of flotsam, rusted metal, driftwood, and sea glass to inspire me as a young person. As an adult living in a city, my natural environment is filled with trash and decay, which I find new use for in my sculptures, collages and jewelry.
VHS tape tangled in a chain link fence can take on many of the qualities of a small stream; flowing through mid air as it blows in the wind. As metal rusts, it regains a softer organic shape, like a skeletal leaf. You can find beauty in most everything if you are willing to look hard enough. Nothing is “useless.” Trash can be transformed into art, and art can transform ideas, spaces, and lives.
Jamie Campbell will show work at iMPeRFeCT Gallery as part of an installation in the “Red Room.”  Runs April 6-30 at  imperfectgallery.com. High-res

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JAMIE CAMPBELL—BRAMBLE

For most of my life, I have been making art out of recycled and found materials. I am inspired by primitive artists who have culled art from the materials of their natural environment. Growing up on the shores of Lake Ontario there was an endless supply of flotsam, rusted metal, driftwood, and sea glass to inspire me as a young person. As an adult living in a city, my natural environment is filled with trash and decay, which I find new use for in my sculptures, collages and jewelry.

VHS tape tangled in a chain link fence can take on many of the qualities of a small stream; flowing through mid air as it blows in the wind. As metal rusts, it regains a softer organic shape, like a skeletal leaf. You can find beauty in most everything if you are willing to look hard enough. Nothing is “useless.” Trash can be transformed into art, and art can transform ideas, spaces, and lives.

Jamie Campbell will show work at iMPeRFeCT Gallery as part of an installation in the “Red Room.”  Runs April 6-30 at  imperfectgallery.com.

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Kjersti Faret—“The Execution of Lady Jane Grey”
Depicts the young head of Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Day Queen, after she was executed and the quote from her executioner as he displayed her head. 
Kjersti Faret is currently a junior at SVA studying illustration. Her favorite mediums include etching, embroidery, gouache and ink. She is half Norwegian and half cat, both of which influence her work greatly. High-res

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Kjersti Faret—“The Execution of Lady Jane Grey”

Depicts the young head of Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Day Queen, after she was executed and the quote from her executioner as he displayed her head. 

Kjersti Faret is currently a junior at SVA studying illustration. Her favorite mediums include etching, embroidery, gouache and ink. She is half Norwegian and half cat, both of which influence her work greatly.

ART: RACHEL BLYTHE UDELL

I am drawn to using soft, comforting, highly textured materials because of their capacity for suggesting forms that feel alive; I think of them as plant-like forms and spirit beings that secretly “know” what I can’t, though they’ve come from inside of me. The resulting organ-like structures are metaphors for a connectedness specifically related to how human beings exist in the world: that a human being is not a self-contained biological organism, but part of an interacting, breathing membrane, transmitting and receiving the stuff of life between social and psychological systems, ecosystems, solar and cosmic systems, etc. We are all made of the same stuff: we are distinct entities and yet we flow, physically and emotionally into our surroundings. My pieces are sentient extensions of myself, a delicate attempt to extinguish the unnaturalness of human isolation. In the face of unspeakable horrors and miraculous wonders, my art is both an attempt to create a channel through which I am able to come to terms with the often polarizing experience of existence, and the plane upon which I attempt to strike a balance between extremes.

racheludell.com

www.gertieslair.etsy.com

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Danielle Charette

Danielle Charette is a Contemporary Expressionist hailing from a shuffling between NYC and Pennsylvania. Her work is a form of modern story telling often with a dark skewed sense of humor, meant to convey and evoke emotion in the viewer. She paints tales of love, heartache, heart break, humor and loss, portraits and figures. Charette’s work spans from fine art original oil paintings to art of many mediums, custom made skateboards, murals and merchandise. Her Charette original oil paintings and art have been shown and hang in many galleries throughout the US and continue to sell both nationally and internationally. Thanks for looking.

www.charetteart.com

FILM

Colin Dardis—Swimming Around the Inkwell

Born at the tail end of the seventies in Northern Ireland, Colin Dardis is a poet, artist, and sometimes musician. He editsFourXFour, an online journal focusing on poetry from the North of Ireland. He is also the founder of Purely Poetry, an open mike poetry night in Belfast, and a member of the Voica Versa performance group.

Colin’s work has been previously published in numerous anthologies, journals and zines in Ireland, the UK and the USA. His poem ‘Perhaps’, won the EditRed.Com 2006 Writer’s Choice Award for Poetry. Notable appearances include the Belfast Book Festival, Sunflower Fest, and the Belly Laughs Comedy Festival.

Colin is a poet who displays hunger for understanding of himself and the world around him. His poetry and performances display an ever present sense of hope through times of love, sadness, death and joy, while sparkling with humour, honesty, modesty, and a touch of the absurd.

http://lowlightsforlowlifes.weebly.com/

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