I am in agreement with what many other artists have said: The visual arts impacts so many parts of our life, even something at techy as a computer as someone mentioned above. If music has it's own category, and musicians are able to use this to their advantage in respect to their careers, visual artists should be afforded the same opportunity.
I also think this could help YouTube establish itself more firmly as friendly to the artist community; as a freelance artist, I can attest that I'm always looking to work with companies that give me the best possible outlet to promote my art.
Please give us our own category in which to stand out!!!