Vanessa Sosa is a talented and impressive young artist. Her work so impressed the judges at Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, she was named a 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Award Portfolio Gold Medalist (one of 16 medalists from thousands of student applicants). The award came with a $10,000 scholarship that Sosa hopes to use to attend the University of Texas in Austin.
Broken Treat by Vanessa Sosa
Sosa submitted eight works to the competition, including the drawing at the right. We have to admit, when we first saw it, we thought it was a photograph. Wrong. It's a hyper-realistic drawing Sosa made with colored pencils. It's a skill she's honed over the past three years working with Sam Rayburn High School art teacher Daniel Reyna.More »