Stop Waiting and Start Creating
What is stopping you from creating what you want? Who is telling you to wait? When I first heard about the Teen Art Gallery from Fred Wilson, I was impressed with their initative and drive. The Teen Art Gallery (T.A.G) was founded in 2010 by 17-year-old Audrey Banks when she realized that herself and other young artist had a desire to showcase work in their own gallery. What started as a personal problem grew into connecting with other young artist with the same vision. Together they connected with other over 6,000 young artist on Facebook and had over 700 submissions from 300 artist for their first show. Recently, they raised over $10,000 for their work through a Kickstarter campaign.
“We’re creating our own rules and standards for art. Everything we stand for is flowing through it.”-Sonja Tsypin, 17
Given their drive and desire to showcase their work, T.A.G. has been successful in accomplishing their goals. When everyone else told them to wait, they didn’t listen. Instead, they came together and made their dream a reality. The youth that make up T.A.G. are an example of what you can accomplish nowadays. Like we saw in the interview with Area 6, if you want to showcase your own work the only thing stopping you is yourself. No need to wait if you believe in the work you produce, and want to share it with others. As long as you want it bad enough, you can now make it happen. Stop waiting and start creating.
Teen Art Gallery will be having their next exhibition on March 29th at The Unseen Artist Event, more info can be found here.