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2011 ARTIST of the YEAR: Pamela Zimmerman

2012 January 24
by R.L. Gibson

Click to Subscribe to by Email!HAPPY NEW YEAR!
(kind of)


Today marks a New Year for! And, per usual, I am running a little behind the traditionally recognized New Year Celebration (December 31st), but I love Chinese New Year (yesterday).  And, I almost got this post done by then, ha!   I, of course, always appreciate an excuse to eat Chinese food…it doesn’t have to be  a holiday.

This is the day we name the
Artist of the Year for 2011.


When this blog began in September of 2009, I was determined to cover not only art deadlines but also really good art. And, I chose a few artists here and there. I quickly realized that the Featured Artist program needed structure, or it would never really get done on any sort of regular basis. The $2 Art Contest was born.

Learn more about 2011 Featured Artist of the Pamela Zimmerman!I began to realize that the Featured Artist Page was getting crowded and adding more artists would lessen the impact of being Featured. I knew I had to start archiving artists yearly…

And the idea of
the Artist of the Year
was born.


I now give all of our Featured Artists each year notice that on December 31st at midnight EST, the Artist of the Year would be determined by the number of comments on their individual Featured Artist blog posts.

Right out of the gate, three artists’ fans came out strong: Denee BlackDeanna Bowdish, and Pamela Zimmerman. And after a month of voting, the final count was close… only a few dozen votes separated Black, Bowdish and Zimmerman.

Learn more about 2011 Featured Artist of the Pamela Zimmerman!Congratulations to
Pamela Zimmerman
AAAD’s 2011 Artist of the Year

I have enjoyed getting to know her this year. It feels to me like she showed a vulnerability to me, and thereby you, with her intricate, personal work.  True vulnerability is rarely seen and often imitated.

Get to know Pamela Zimmerman:

Do you want to be the 2012 Artist of the Year?
It all starts with the
$2 Art Contest.

Stay tuned later this week we unveil 2012’s first Featured Artist as well as changes to the Featured Artist Page!

4 Responses
  1. January 24, 2012

    Thanks so much! it is an honor…and thank you to everyone who left a comment for me! I love this blog. You do a fabulous job of keeping artists informed of opportunities. And without opportunities, how would we ever be seen? We appreciate that.

  2. January 24, 2012

    WE are honored to have you as THE 2011 Artist of the Year! Congratulations, again.

    –R.L. Gibson, Editor

  3. January 25, 2012

    Congrats Pamela! Beautiful work!

  4. Dianne Cottrell permalink
    January 26, 2012

    Way to go Pamela!!!! I carry you with me each day on my cell phone. Everyone who sees the phone charms love your work and cannot imagine them being so small. The three little baskets have started many conversations with perfect strangers. Thank you.
    See you soon in Raleigh!!!! Cannot wait!

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