Monday, March 25, 2013

Unbound Visual Artists group presents Joan Mullen

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, come and check out Joan Mullen's exhibit at the Faneuil Library in Oak Square, Brighton.

Faneuil Library Art Gallery (Brighton)

Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. and the Faneuil Library are pleased to present the art exhibition Joan Mullen “Abstraction: Sculptural Installation” that explores the experimental qualities of abstract organic form. The public opening reception is Saturday March 30 from 11:00 am -1:00 pm
The exhibition concludes on May 11, 2013
Faneuil Library Art Gallery, 419 Faneuil Street (Oak Square), Brighton, MA
Open Mon, Wed, and Thurs: 10 am - 6:00 pm, Tues: Noon – 8pm, Fri: 9 am – 5 pm and Sat: 9 am – 2 pm

Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. ( is a non-profit organization recently incorporated with a mission to enliven and inspire the creative economy of Allston, Brighton and the surrounding area with affordable unbound contemporary visual art for all through exhibitions, sales and educational programs. A Board of Directors and Council of Advisors manage it. Its members include artists, art supporters, businesses, organizations, curators, art collectors and anyone that recognizes the importance of the visual arts in their personal or professional lives. Unbound also develops and nurtures partnerships and collaborations with other organizations and businesses to promote and achieve its educational purpose. Its contemporary artist members create fine art paintings, photographs, sculptures and assemblages.  Unbound’s Facebook site is and its Twitter site is

Monday, March 11, 2013


So there have been a couple of things that I have witnessed that makes me so thankful that I am an artist but a solo one. I'm not going to go into what I had witnessed, other than a big blame game. But as an independent artist, you have only yourself to blame if your art isn't doing what you want it to do. 

Party Pug
4x6 inches

For example, if I'm not making the deadlines on gallery or show exhibitions, I can't sit there and say that it was so and so's fault because they "promised" me that they would get the application in on time. I can't blame it on anyone else if I haven't painted in a week or so because it really is up to me to make the time to sit and paint. And I certainly can't blame the economy or lack of for a lack of sales.

Luna in Oil
oil on canvas

Again, bringing this up, because I have seen a lot of groups fall apart because they can't put there egos aside, or will sit and blame another person in the group. To me, that's a poor way to be creative. Sure, we all have distractions and responsibilities to one another as well as to ourselves. But once you start piling blame up on one individual it's just a set up for disaster.
It's best to stop blaming and start solving.