The Art Has Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

with the goal of providing college and university scholarships to high school students since 1996.

The Foundation Story

It all started when...

The Foundation was established by Amado & J.B. Peña. It was incorporated in Texas in 1994 and received its 501(c)3 recognition from the IRS in 1995. The Foundation is governed by a nine member Board of Directors with Dr. Mike R. DeVault serving as Executive Director.


Amado and J.B. Peña reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a southwest artist whose distinctive style and Mestizo images are known throughout the world. J.B. is a successful weaver and business owner. They value the arts and have a deep interest in helping students further their education in a field which is generally under-funded. Art Has Heart has been an avenue for both Amado and J.B. to help talented students continue their education and realize a dream.

For more information about their work, visit Pena Studio Gallery or Handwoven Originals.