A few artists I discovered in 2008:
Diana Bracy, fiber artist. Hundreds of tiny pieces of fabric stitched together to make a fiber mosaic of the legendary Ray Charles.
Diana's fiber mosaic of President-Elect Obama will be featured in an upcoming exhibit in Maryland: A Celebration of Art Quilts
Datamancer's steampunk laptop...I adore this.
Su Blackwell's paper cut art...phenomenal.