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501(c)3 received 1996

New Mexico

Scholarships Funded:

Total Disbursements 2011-2012:

States supported:
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

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Art Has Heart Foundation
P.O. Box 57045
Albuquerque, NM 87187-7045


(505) 288-6833



Video Link to the Pena Documentary (seven minutes):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEEs7mJXHFw

Legacy Art Albuquerque

Legacy Art Albuquerque XII
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Sandia Resort and Casino

Website: http://legacyartabq.org

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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 from low to moderate income families. This giving is furthermore targeted to students who may be adversely impacted by geography, familiy circumstances, or other challenges.



Big Legacy XV Announcement:








Legacy Art Albuquerque Celebrates 15 Years on May 9th.


What is Legacy Art Albuquerque? (www.legacyartabq.org)

Legacy Art Albuquerque is our largest yearly fund-raiser.  It is held at the Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque .  It includes a dinner, silent & live art auctions, music, and celebrity guests.  The Legacy weekend aso includes a reception for our donating artists, celebrities, and sponsors.  It also incldues two after parties following the main events on Friday and Saturday. 

This year's featured artist is Jose Jaramillo and our 15th anniversary artist is Michelle Ferran (below).  Pablo Milan (below) has the honor of paintiing a very special guitar (available for auction) that is annually handmade for this event by Gene Milligan.

This year Tish Hinojosa and Marvin Dhykuis will perform a benefit concert on Wednesday night, May 6th, at the Jim Morley Theater to begin our Legacy 15th celebration


How You Can Support Legacy 15

One easy way you can support Legacy 15 is to purchase a ticket (s) for the Tish Hinojosa benefit concert at $15 each.  We will use each honorary ticket purchased to provide  the opportunity for a student to attend.  Her music is both cultural and inspiring and it would be great to expose young people to it.   She is donating her performance. 

To order tickets through Brown Paper Tickets use this...................... http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1365018If you are not atteding, please let me know.

 Please feel fre to email mike at mike_dvlt@yahoo.com or call 505-890-4695 if you want to help.







Art Has Heart and the Month of Hearts Giveaway #6 and the winner is..................


RANDY STEGER of Austin, Texas.  Congratulations, Randy!!!


Final Details of Giveaway #6 Amado Pena Original

First, thanks to all of you that entered.    It is sincerely appreciated.

You created two new $1000 scholarships for the next cycle beginning in May.  On behalf of those yet to be named scholarship recipients, thank you.   It will be life changing for them.

The total raised from Giveaway #6 was $2032.00

The number of donors was 40.

The response rate was 3%.

The average donation was $50.80

The range of donations was $5.00 to $100.00.

The next giveaway will be held in November/December.

And, again, a very sincere thanks to all of our donors/participants (listed alphabetically):

 Payton Alexander Tom Alires  Marcella Barron  Denise Bender Joe Bergfeld Jane Bering  Gene Bering Paul Blandino ♥ Dana Christian Becky Dillis  Thomas Feigenbaum ♥ James Field JR Gonzalez ♥ Melissa Johns  Rey Garza ♥ Glenn Gielstra Shirley Gilbert ♥ Wayne Jeffress  Bob Kammer ♥ Joslyn Marksbury  Roy B Martinez Barbara McCaslin ♥ Mary McGibany Paige Mills  Doris Munson ♥ FX O'Keefe Teresa OrtegaOlster  John Pena  Chili Perez   Susan Pinkerton Roz Rymal Jo Allyn Scott Colleen Server  Randy Steger  Thomas Teasdale  Jenna Watson Gary Weinstein  Diana Wysocki  




Some Great Art Shared with And Benefiting Art Has Heart 


Everybody on our email list received a recent email highlighting some art that has, in part, been donated to us.  The donor wants a small amount out of each piece but the primary benefit goes to Art Has Heart and our students. 

In the email, size restricted us so we could only show one photo of each and not all off the donations.  On this post, we can do a little better so here are the total of the artworks available.

There is some wiggle room on the price of each piece so if you are interested, just let me know.  A buyer would complete two seperate financial transactions.  One would go to the donor as an art purchase and one would go to Art Has Heart as a straight tax deducitble donation.  

Here are the artworks:

Click here to view PDF with more information>>


For more information, email: mike_dvlt@yahoo.com or call 505-890-4695


Annual Fund Drive & Giveaway #5 from today (11/17) through December 21st.

As those of you who follow this website know, each year at Christmas and Valentine's Day, we offer our generous donors a chance to win some nice artwork.  This year, it is our hope to have multiple winners.  We will start our Annual Fund Drive on November 17th and conclude it on December 21st.

The giveaway will follow the exact same format of the prior ones.  The two items that are available right now include a great signed and numbered large serigraph by Malcolm Furlow and this beautiful one-of-a-kind ceramic vase that Amado did this past weekend (see below).  The pictures show the vase before it is fired so the colors look matte but it will sparkle after it is fired.

 All you have to do to be part of the drawing is make a tax deductible donation Art Has Heart.  You can do that by following the donation prompts (giving) on the frontage and use PayPal of print the donor form and mail.  The donation can be of any amount.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

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