Facts at a Glance

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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Mailing Address

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


The Art Has Heart Foundation Scholarship Application is available as either an Adobe PDF file or a Microsoft Word Document. Click the appropriate icon below to download the file.

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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.


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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You Are Invited ..................... American Museum of Ceramic Art



This is just a reminder of the upcoming American Museum of Ceramic Art exhibit featuring Amado Pena and Rich Lopez beginning on September 13th.  Here is the invitation and if you are in the area, please stop by and enjoy the exhibit.






American Museum of Ceramic Art to Showcase Exhibit by Amado Pena and Rich Lopez



 Beginning Saturday, September 13th, the American Museum of Cermaic Art in Pamona, California will host an outstanding exhibit of ceramic art at the Museum of Ceramic Art.  Amado has been working on this exhibit for over a year and has produced, in conjunction with Rich Lopez, some incredible pieces of ceramic art.  Some of the artwork for the exhibit is presented on this page. 

If you are in the Pamona area or can make the trip there, I am sure you and yours will be treated to a wonderful art experience.  If you have questions about exhibit times and when Amado and Rich will be prsent to greet the public, I urge you to call the museum at 909-865-3146.  You can also check the museum website at www.amoca.org 


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Legacy XIV Wrap-up & Legacy XV


Well, our Legacy XIV was a success.  We are already working hard on Legacy XV and we hope to make it special because it is an anniversary year.  We will soon announce the featured artist and we have other ideas that we are pursuing for this special event.  Next year's event will be a week earlier than usual.  We have always had some pressure to move the event off Mother's Day weekend and next year, we will do just that.  Hopefully, it will be as successul always or even more so. 

A BIG thank you to everyone who participated in Legacy XIV.  We start off by thanking our generous patrons whose support is especially crucial.  We thank those patrons who traveled to be with us as well as those who are local.  The number in attendance was down a bit from previous years but the amount of buying was way up.  We also thank the 100+ artists and the gallery owners who donated incredible art for the event,  Without them, there is no event! We thank our sponsors who help to underwite this event and we give a special shout to the Pueblo of Sandia who really worked with us this year to keep costs down.

Finally, we thank our celebnties who always make this event special.  Thanks to Tish Hinojsa, Chris Wall, Robert David Hall, David Berman, Mike Moroff, and Jon & Whitney Wellner for their participation and extraordinary energy.  They were wonderful in every way.

Blessings and best wishes to all.