2011 ARTIST of the YEAR: Pamela Zimmerman
Today marks a New Year for ArtAndArtDeadlines.com! 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.
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
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 Black, Deanna 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.
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!