Hooray! The Society of Illustrators has announced today that they have awarded Johanna Velasco a Certificate of Merit for artwork done for gallery work in 2009. The Society of Illustrators – LA is a professional society based in Los Angeles, founded in 1953. The mission of the Society is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration, as well as its history and evolving nature, and to encourage high ideals through exhibitions, lectures, and education.
Every year the prestigious organization selects a number of illustrators from across the world to receive awards for work done across different categories like advertising, entertainment, editorial, childrens and gallery among others. You can see the full list here: http://www.si-la.org/48/gallery.html