Amado M. Peña, Jr.

23A Arroyo Nambe   Santa Fe, NM  87506

 

 

Education

            Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas  B.A. (Art) 1965

            Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas  M.A. (Art & Education) 1971

 

Exhibitions

            Massachusetts              Oklahoma                    Washington D.C.          Kansas

            Texas                           Arizona                        New Mexico                Pennsylvania

            Florida                         Virginia             Colorado                      Washington

            California                      Illinois                           New Jersey                  Minnesota

            Wisconsin                     Maryland                      Georgia                        Tennessee

            Oregon                         Louisiana                      Utah                             Arkansas

 

Fundraising Activities

            Music at Angel Fire, Angel Fire, New Mexico

            Taos Spring Arts Celebration, Taos, New Mexico

            Spring Arts, New Mexico

            Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas

            Texas Sesquicentennial

            Albuquerque Civic Light Opera, Albuquerque, New Mexico

            Austin Civic Ballet, Austin, Texas

            Futures for Children

            National Migrant Referral

            Mexican American Legal and Educational Fund, Los Angeles, California

            Fiesta Caceria, Laredo Texas

            Childrite, Taos, New Mexico

            National Conference on Women and the Law

            National Association for Bilingual Education

            Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas

            University of Texas Nursing School, Austin, Texas

            Art Has Heart, Casa de Amigos, Scottsdale Gallery Association, Arizona

            March of Dimes, Austin, Texas

            High Plains Epilepsy Association, Amarillo, Texas

            Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, New Jersey

            Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, Colorado

            Austin Community College, Austin, Texas

            Laredo Community College, Laredo, Texas

            National Association for Bilingual Education, Albuquerque, New Mexico

            Easter Seals “Stars Over the Caribbean” Fundraising Gala

            La Peña’sToma Mi Corazon” Visual Art Exhibit and fundraiser, Austin, Texas

            STEP for Children Fundraiser, Sarasota, Florida

            OTOART, Visual Expressions of Hearing

            Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe, New Mexico

            Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

            American Diabetes Association

            El Paso Community College, El Paso, Texas

 

 

Experience

            Austin Community College, Austin, Texas                                             2012

            Artist in Residency

 

            El Paso Community College, El Paso, Texas                                         2001-Present

            Artist in Residency

 

            United Independent School District, Laredo, Texas                               1994-2006

            Founder/Artist in Residence/Studio Art Program at

            Alexander High School

 

            Laredo Community College, Laredo, Texas                                          1997

            Artist in Residence, Instructor Laredo Community

            College Art Department

 

            Austin Community College, Austin, Texas                                             1990-1992

            Artist in Residence, Instructor, ACC Art Department

 

            Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania                                1989

            Artist in Residence, Penn State Art Department

 

            Idyllwild School of Art, Idyllwild, California                               1988

            Art Instructor, Native American Arts Program

 

            Austin Independent School District, Austin, Texas                                 1974-1980

            Art Instructor, Chairman of the Art Department

            L.C. Anderson High School

           

            Crystal City Independent School District, Crystal City Texas     1972-1974

            Art Instructor, District Chairman of the Art Department

            Organizer of the Art Program for the School District

 

            Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas                                                1970-1971

            Art Instructor, Graduate Assistant

 

            Laredo Independent School District, Laredo, Texas                              1965-1970

            Art Instructor at Martin High School

 

            Texas A&I University, Kingsville Texas                                     1964

            Student Assistant in the Art Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards, Achievements and Honors

 

2012        Best of Show, St. George Art Festival, St. George, Utah

 

2011   2nd Place Painting; Watercolor, Indian Wells Art Festival, Indian Wells, CA

Award of Excellence, Bricktown Art Festival 2011, Oklahoma City, OK

2011 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Poster Artist, Albuquerque, NM

 

2010         Best in Division, 1st Place , Painting, Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market,

Phoenix, AZ

                  Best of Show, 1st Place, Oro Valley Arts in the Park Fine Art and Jazz

                         Festival, Oro Valley, AZ

                  2nd Place Drawing, Red Earth Festival, Oklahoma City, OK

                  2nd Place Printmaking (Monotype) Eiteljorg Indian Market, Indianapolis, IN

                  1st  Place Mixed Media Painting, Eiteljorg Indian Market, Indianapolis, IN

                  2nd Place Drawing, Eight Northern Pueblos Indian Market,

                         Okey Owingeh, NM   

                  3rd Place Painting, Eight Northern Pueblos Indian Market,

                         Okey Owingeh, NM

                  Best of Category, Painting, Autry National Center Indian Fair & Market,

                          Los Angeles, CA

                 Curator’s Award, Sun Bowl Exhibit, International Museum of Art,

                          El Paso, TX

 

2009        2nd Place Drawing, Native American Arts Festival, Litchfield Park, AZ

Award of Merit, Drawing, Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA  

Best of Show, Purchase Award, 1st Place Painting, St George Art Festival

      St. George, UT 

3rd Place Painting, Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival, Indianapolis, IN

 

2008        2nd Place Drawing, West Valley Arts Council Invitational Native American

                         Arts Festival, Litchfield Park, AZ

                 Award of Merit, 2008 Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA

                 3rd Place Painting, Red Earth Festival, Oklahoma City, OK

                 1st Place Painting , Best in Division Painting, Honorable Mention Drawing

                         Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market, Indianapolis, IN  

 

2007         Award of Merit, Drawing, Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA

1st Place Award Drawing, St. George Art Festival, St. George, UT

Purchase Award, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT

2nd Place Award Drawing, Red Earth Festival, Oklahoma City, OK

Honorable Mention, Angel Fire Artfest, Angel Fire, NM

Best in Category, Pastel, Pencil, Pen and Ink, 36th Annual

        Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso, NM 

 

2006         Best in Category Drawing, Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso, NM

1st Place Award Painting, Angel Fire Art Festival, Angel Fire, NM

1st Place Award Drawing, Eiteljorg Indian Market, Indianapolis, IN

Best in Category Drawing, Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council Arts and

          Crafts Show, Ohkay Owingeh, NM

1st Place Award Drawing, Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council Arts and

          Crafts Show, Ohkay Owingeh, NM

Awards, Achievements and Honors, cont’d

 

1st Place Award Drawing, Indian Wells Art Festival, Indian Wells, CA

1st Place Award Drawing, St. George Arts Festival, St. George, UT

Best of Division, 2nd Place Award, Heard Museum Indian Market, Phoenix,

           AZ

Best of Drawing Award, Oro Valley Art Festival, Oro Valley, AZ

 

2005         Best in Category, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Ruidoso Arts Festival, Ruidoso, NM

      1st Place Award Painting, Eiteljorg Museum Fair, Indianapolis, IN

      3rd Place Award Painting, Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA

      Outstanding Latino Cultural Award, Hispanic Caucus

 

2004         Best in Painting, Tempe Festival of the Arts, Tempe, AZ

Best of Category, Red Earth Festival, Oklahoma City, OK

1st Prize, Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial, Gallup, NM

Honorable Mention, Heard Museum Fair, Phoenix, AZ

3rd Place Award Painting, St. George Arts Festival, St. George, UT

 

2003         Invitational Circle, Tapestry Arts Festival, San Jose, CA

Hall of Fame, Tapestry Arts Festival, San Jose, CA

1st Place Fine Arts, Castle Rock Artfest, Castle Rock, CO

Honorable Mention, Lawrence Indian Arts Show, Lawrence, KS

1st Place Award Printmaking, Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA

University of Texas, Chancellors Council, Austin, TX

Master Presenter, NISOD Dept. of Educational Administrators, College of

         Education, Austin, TX

1st Place Award Oil/Acrylics, Oro Valley Arts Council Festival, Oro Valley,

         AZ

 

2002          2nd Place Painting, Sharlott Hall Museum Prescott Indian Market,

                          Prescott, AZ

                  3rd Place Award Painting, Red Earth Fine Art Competition, Oklahoma City,

                          OK

                    1st Place Watercolor, 2nd Place Watercolor, Best in Category Printmaking,

                        1st Place Printmaking, 3rd Place Drawing, 2nd Place Mixed Media, 1st Place

                        Mixed Media, Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, Gallup, NM

                    Top in Category Painting, Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso, NM

                    Juror’s Award, Castle Rock Artfest, Castle Rock, CO

                    Faculty Appointment, Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Austin

                     Best in Show Mixed Media Painting, 1st Place Mixed Media Painting, Lawrence

                          Indian Art Show, Lawrence, KS

                    Invitational Circle, Tapestry Arts Festival, San Jose, CA

                   Amado M. Pena, Jr. Day, May 17, 2002, Austin, TX

 

2001         1st Place Award Printmaking, Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA

Honorable Mention Fine Art, Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market,  

         Phoenix, AZ

2nd Place Award Watercolor, Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, Gallup, NM

Top Ten, Ruidoso Arts Festival, Ruidoso, NM

Best of Show, 1st Place Award Painting, Ruidoso Arts Festival, Ruidoso, NM

1st Place Award Painting, Castle Rock Artfest, Castle Rock, CO

Awards, Achievements and Honors, cont’d

 

Best of Class Painting/Graphics, 1st Place Graphics, 1st Place Painting,

           American Indian Art Festival and Market, Dallas, TX

      3rd Place Painting, Port Clinton Art Festival, Port Clinton, IL

Invitational Circle, Tapestry Arts Festival, San Jose, CA

3rd Place Painting, Spirit of America Native American & Wildlife Festival,

          Clearwater, FL

Best in Classification, Dallas Indian Market, Dallas, TX

Spirit of America Native American & Wildlife Festival Poster Artist, Nov.2001

      Tampa, FL

Southwest Arts Festival Poster Artist, Indio, CA

 

2000          Best of Show Award, Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA

1st Place Award Painting, Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA

People’s Choice Award, Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA

1st Place Award, Bayou City Art Festival, Houston, TX

1st Place Award Printmaking, 8th Annual Dallas Indian Market, Dallas, TX

1st Place Award Painting, Castle Rock Arts Festival, Castle Rock, CO

1st Place Award Printmaking, Castle Rock Arts Festival, Castle Rock, CO

1st Place Award Paper Cast, Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, Gallup, NM

2nd Place Award Painting, Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, Gallup, NM

2nd Place Award Drawing, Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, Gallup, NM

2nd Place Award Watercolor, Eight Northern Indian Pueblos 29th Arts &                            

       Crafts Show, San Juan Pueblo, NM

2nd Place Award Drawing, Eight Northern Indian Pueblos 29th Arts &                           

       Crafts Show, San Juan Pueblo, NM

Invitational Circle, Tapestry in Talent, San Jose, CA

Best of Show, Bayou City Arts Festival, Houston, TX

Pascua Yaqui Tribal Artisan

3rd Place Award Painting, Spirit of America, Clearwater, FL

Calendar Cover 2000 Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona

 

1999          1st  Place Award, Mixed Media, Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA

Invitational Circle, Tapestry in Talent, San Jose, CA

1st Place Fine Art Prints, Castle Rock Artfest, Castle Rock, CO

Purchase Award, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO

3rd Place, Graphics, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO

 

1998                  Recognition as Tiger Legend, Martin High School, Laredo TX

LULAC National Humanitarian of the Year Award Nominee

 

1997    Alumnus of the Year, Texas A&M at Kingsville, Kingsville, TX

Award of Appreciation, March of Dimes South Texas Chapter, McAllen, TX

Commencement Speaker, Spring 1997 Commencement Exercises,  The University of

      Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX

Top 50 Distinguished Alumni, Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX

 

1996        All Time Best Selling Cover, “Patrones en ColoresSouthwest Art Magazine

                  August 1990

           Fascinating Texans Award, Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio, TX

           National Spokesperson for March of Dimes “Think Ahead” Campaign

Awards, Achievements and Honors, cont’d

 

    Peña Studio-Gallery Opened, Santa Fe, NM

          Public Service Announcement Video for March of Dimes “Think Ahead” Campaign

    Role Model and Excellence in Art Award, Multicultural Education and Counseling

                  Through the Arts, Houston, Texas

           Works Featured in “Selena”, Selena Film Productions, Inc. Warner Bros. a Division of

                  Time Warner Entertainment Company, LP

           Works Included in Permanent Collection at the National Museum of American Art,

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C         

 

1995        Certificate of Appreciation, Texas A&M University at Kingsville, Texas

National Spokesperson for March of Dimes “Think Ahead” Campaign

Public Service Announcement Video for March of Dimes “Think Ahead” Campaign

Reader’s Choice, Best Artist of 1995 The Austin Chronicle, Austin, TX

Recognition of Major Contribution in the Field of Art, Texas General Land Office,

      Austin, TX

Amado & J.B. Pena Art Has Heart Foundation Established, Austin, TX

 

1994        Certificate of Appreciation, HomeSpun, San Marcos, TX

Certificate of Appreciation, Texas A&M University at Kingsville, TX

Exhibition Honors Award, Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair, Kerrville, TX

Reader’s Choice, Best Artist of 1994, The Austin Chronicle, Austin, TX

Recognition for Achievement in Art by Texas Land Grant Commission, Austin, TX

1994 Westfest at Copper Mountain Poser Artist, Copper Mountain, CO

 

1993                  Presentation of Key to City, Corpus Christi, TX

Presentation and Planting of 50th Star on Texas Walk of Stars, Austin, TX

Proclamation from City of Austin of Amado M. Peña, Jr. Day, Austin, TX

Proclamation from City of Laredo of Amado M. Peña, Jr. Day, Laredo, TX

Reader’s Choice, Best Artist of 1993, The Austin Chronicle, Austin, TX

Surisi Timepieces, Limited Edition Watch

Riflefire Custom Clothing, Nashville, TN

 

1992                    Honorary Associate of Arts Degree from Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Speaker, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,

     D.C.

University of New Mexico Alumni Association Homecoming Poster Artist

Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Meritous Service Award

Migrand Educational Opportunities Fund, “Artes 1992” Guest Speaker, Flint, MI

National Association for Bilingual Education

 

1991                    Designs and Creates Sets for “The Magic Flute”, San Antonio Festival San

     Antonio, TX  

                  Narrator, “Spirits of the Canyon”, PBS Special

                  Artist in Residence, Austin Community College, Austin, TX

                  Art Auction, Funding Austin Community College Scholarship, Lou Diamond

                     Phillips, Celebrity Auctioneer, Austin, TX

                  “Chicano Art: Resistance & Affirmation 1965-1985” UCLA Wright Art Gallery,

                       International Tour Includes Denver Art Museum, San Museum of Art,

                       National Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.

 

Awards, Achievements and Honors, cont’d

 

1990          Grand Marshall, Washington’s Birthday Parade, Laredo, TX

                        Honoree, The State of Texas Cultural and Historical Resources Committee,

                             Austin, TX

                        Art in Embassies Loan Program, Bangladesh Embassy

                        Three Graphic Arts Awards of Merit, Austin, TX

 

1989          Formation of the Amado M. Pena, Fr. Scholarship Fund, Austin Community

College, Austin, TX

                        Proclamation, Austin Community College, Austin, TX

                        Distinguished Alumnus Award, Martin High School, Laredo, TX

                        Three Graphic Arts Awards of Excellence, Austin, TX

                        Guest Artist, Penn State Art Department, State College, PA

                        Parade Marshall, 21st Annual Fiestas Patrias Parade, Houston, TX

                       

1988                      Certificates of Merit, Graphics Art Award, Printing Industries of America, Inc.

Cover Artist, Mexican and American Foundation Annual Report, Los Angeles,

     CA

Appreciation Award, Ronald McDonald House, San Diego, CA

 

1987            Native American Artist of the Year Award, Kine Ve Keyah Museum, Page,

                        AZ

                  Proclamation, City of Austin, TX

                  Guest Speaker, Creativity Symposium, Austin, TX

                  Guest Speaker, Idyllwild School (ISOMATA), California

                  Letter of Greeting from Mayor Feinstein, San Francisco, CA

                  Retrospective Exhibition, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

 

1987        The Laredo Morning Times, “Peña Brushes Art Canvas for Fiesta Caceria” 1/15

Austin Adopt-A-School Newsletter, Recognition, February

Key Magazine, “Amado M. Peña, Jr.” Cover, February

Southwest Profile, Amado Peña”, cover article, Spring

Arizona Trails, “Amado Maurilio Peña, Jr.” April

Austin Business Journal, “Profit Pictures: Popular Peña Paints Lucrative Bottom Line”  

      6/25

The Arizona Republic, “Markets, Exhibits Spotlight/Indian Artist” 7/27

Las Vegas Sun, “Indian Art, Culture Focus of Page Market” 7/27

Los Angeles Life, People section 7/23

Navajo-Hope Observer, “Marketplace Seeds to Retain Culture,” 7/17

Santa Fe Reporter, “Amado Peña: Art of the Border” August

The Forum, “Peña Art Corporation Produces southwest Works” August

Daily News, “Where Will Former ‘GH” Star Turn Up?” August

Austin American-Statesman, “Southwest Style: Amado Peña’s Dazzling Home

      Manages to be Snug, Functional” 10/18

The Corsicana Daily, “Art Following Life: Peña” 10/28

The McAllen Monitor,Xoxhil Benefit Exhibit to Feature Recent Works: Amado

      Peña’s Artwork to be on Sale” 11/12

Key Magazine, Cover Article, November

Taos Magazine, “El Taller’s Mary Alice Merritt” Winter

 

1988        Changing Times, How to Invest $1000 or Less” August

Laredo Morning Times, New Work Represents Another Milestone” 5/5

 

1989        Guestlife Santa Fe, “El Taller Gallery” Annual

Vista, Personality Section, December

 

1990        Chicano Anthology Index, textbook Cover Illustration

Southwest Art, “Amado Maurilio Peña” Cover Article, August

The Austin Chronicle, Reader’s Choice, Artist of the Year

West Austin News, “Eight Austinites Receive Citations of Honor from Cultural

      and Historical Committees” December

Laredo Morning Times, “Family Recalls Artist’s Earlier Pursuits” May

Art in American History, Overhead Projection Teaching Aid, Transparency of work

Laredo Morning times, “Amado Peña Named WBC Parade Marshal” January

Texas Medicine, TMA Releases Amado M. Peña Jr. Print for Border Health

      Conference, November

 

1991        Austin Weekly, “Local Heroes” January 2-8

Southwest Profile, Whitney Publishing Company, Taos NM, “Art as Autobiography”

      Cover, February/March

Southwest Art, “High Note” September

International Fine Art Collector, Amado Peña, a Time of New Imagery” October

Austin Chronicle, Reader’s Choice Artist of the Year

Keyboard Companion, Cover Illustration, Fall

 

 

 

Publications, cont’d

            12th Annual Saginaw LULAC Scholarship Awards, Cover and Article

            Laredo Morning Times, “Amado Peña Named Among State Honorees” January

            Laredo Morning Times, “Artist Peña Bags Another State Honor” January

            Corpus Christi Caller-Times, “Peña: Southwestern Artist Will Talk About His Work,

                        Inspiration at AMST” April

            Sunday Express News,Magic Flute Sets Bring Paintings to Life for Peña” June

            Sunday Express News, Amado Maurilio Peña, Jr. and The Magic Flute: San Antonio

                        Festival ’91—The New Frontier” June

            Durango Herald,Snowdown Artist Named, Schedule Full of Fun. Peña Returns as

                        Benefactor Artist” January

 

1992        18th Annual TACHE Conference, Program Page 12, July

The Galveston Daily News, “Artist Peña to Appear at Saturday’s Art Walk” November

Dallas Morning Times, Photo, May

Vidoran & San Antonio Commercial Recorder, “Amado Peña, A Brush With

      Greatness” December

El Paso Times, “Peña Highlighted at Studio W” October

The Galveston Daily News, “Visions of Serenity” November

 

1993        Socio Culutral,Expoicion Pictorica de Amado Peña” November

That’s Country, “Amado Peña: 51st Texas Star” January

Austin American-Statesman, “Artists Paredes, Pena Deserve Every Tribute, October

Herald Coaster, Autograph Time” April

Austin American-Statesman, “Artist Peña Helps Send Sanchez Kid to College”

      October

Dallas Morning News, “Amado Peña: An Artistic Storyteller Paints His Heritage”

      October

Corpus Christi Caller-Times, “Images of Mestizo Culture: Works of Artist Amado

      Peña to be Featured at Opening of Center for Hispanic Arts” March

Beeville Bee-Picayune, La Feria News, Parryton Herald and Throckmorton Tribune,

      “Amado Peña, A Brush With Greatness” January, February and March

Abeline Reporter-News, “Peña” Southwest’s Premier Indian Painter Brings his Vivid

      ‘Peña People” style to Western Heritage Classic Art Show” May

Midland Reporter-Telegram, Photo, October

Yippy-Yi-Yea,Westfest at Copper Mountain Resort” Fall

Midland Reporter-Telegram, “Peña Talks to People through Art” October

That’s Country Magazine,Taking Aim at America’s Music” September

 

1994        17th Annual Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, “Artist Amado Peña Creates

‘The Legend’ “ May

                   The Victoria Advocate,Peña’s Art Helps Define Southwest” May

                   Laredo Morning Times, “Educator, Artist Team for Story of Family Values”

                        November 17, 1994

                   El Paso Times, “Craving Contact With His Roots” October

                   Michael Matin Murphey’s 8th Annual Westfest,Westfest Artists Share Their Love

                        And Passion for the American West” September

                   The Monitor, “Decorated Ostrich Eggs to be Auctioned Off at Easter Seals Gala

Publications, cont’d

 

On Saturday” April

 

1995        Austin American-Statesman, “Their Arts are in the Right Places” February

East Valley Business, “Southwest Arts Festival Premiers Renowned Artist Amado

      Pena.” January

Southwest Art, “Covering the West: The Best of Southwest Art.” October

The New Mexican, “Books Celebrate Mestizo Roots” March

Campaign News, “Peña Exemplifies the Spirit of Volunteerism” March of Dimes

      National Newsletter, April

Laredo Morning Times, “Poster Signing Party to Benefit Students” January

GuestLife New Mexico, “Peña StudioGallery: Welcome Back Amado!”

 

1996           The Southwest Arts Festival, Amado Peña Creates ’96 Festival Poster” January                        Mature Living, “Southwest Arts Festival Features Renowned Santa Fe Artist Amado

                        M. Pena, Jr.” February

                  The Desert Sun, “Southwestern Art on Display” February

                  The La Peña Newsletter,Toma Mi Corazón IV” La Peña’s Visual Art Fundraiser,

                        February/March

                  Santa Fean Magazine, “Road To Romance” January/February

                  The Dallas Morning News,Amo, Amas, Amado” January 14, 1996

                  Laredo Morning Times, “Alexander Art Students Under Peña’s Guiding Hand”

                        May 2, 1996

 

1996        American Indian Art Festival & Market, “Amado Peña Joins the ‘Circle of

Honor’.”

                  Desert Sun, “Artist in Action,” March 17, 1996

                  San Antonio Express-News, “Pena is Proud Home is Where His Art Is”

                  Laredo Morning Times, “Peña returns to Teach Laredo Youth”, May 1996

                  Walt Gerrison All Star Rodeo,  Amado M. Peña, Jr.,” March 30 & 31, 1996

 

1997        The PAN AMERICAN, “Amado M. Peña to Speak at Graduation Ceremony”

Laredo Morning Times, “Monday Wash: Critique Said the Kid Could Draw”

Indio Post, “Buyers Spend $300,000 for Art”

The Telegraph, “Noted Artist Likes Alton Enough to Come Back” Alton, IL

Laredo Morning Times, “Peña Conversation Starts Speaker Series.”

 

1998        Southwest Art, “Conversation Piece: Print Publishers,”

 

2006                    Laredo Morning Times, Que Pasa, “Amado Peña Exhibits His Work” December

15, 2006

                       

2009                Northern New Mexico Arts Catalog, “Amado M. Peña, Jr. ‘A Living Legend’”

                        Native Visions Calendar, 2009

                        Native People’s Magazine,Eiteljorg Museum Indian Fair & Market” May/

                                    June 2009

 

2010                Dodge City Daily Globe, “Art Up Close” Dodge City Days, August 3, 2010

 

2011                Around 505, “Portrait of an Artist” Fall 2011

     

 

Collections

 

Governmental

            Palacio de Gobernador, Baja California, Mexico

            The People’s Republic of China

 

Museums

            The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

            Historical and Creative Arts Center, Lufkin, Texas

            Museum of Nuevo Santander, Laredo, Texas

            National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

            New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

            The Whitney Museum, San Antonio, Texas

            St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT

 

Institutional and Corporate

            Execucom, Austin, Texas

            Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.

            New Mexico Highlands state University, Las Vegas, New Mexico

            Pan American University, Edinburg, Texas

            Southwest art, Houston, Texas

            Texas A&I University Art Museum, Kingsville Texas

            Texas Commerce Band, Pasillo de Artes Gallery, Austin, Texas

            Tracor Incorporated, Austin, Texas

            The University of California at Long Beach, Long Beach, California

            The University of Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky

            The University of Texas, Benson Latin American Collection, Austin, Texas

            Austin Community College, Austin, Texas

            El Paso Community College, El Paso, Texas

 

Private Collectors

 

Juanita Alba and Rick Perez

Jerry Apodaca

Jim Arndt

Adolph Bach

Gary BeBout

Seri Belafonte

Dr. and Mrs. Enrique Benavides

Senator Lloyd Bentsen

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Berry

Jesse Bonilla

Marian Bramcaccio

Paula Bressler

Tom Brokaw

Jackson Browne

J. Jette Campbell

Ralph Carrigan

Dr. and Mrs. Pete Castañeda

Mary Clark

Marta and Juan Cotera

Private Collectors, cont’d.

 

John and Carolyn Crouchets

Mr. And Mrs. Peter Dallo

Sonny Delgado

Mary Alice Dickenson

Richard Dreyfus

Holly Dunn

Peter and Tami Eacott

President Luis Echeverria

Bill Freckleton

Frank Gaines

Jo Gehrbe

Luis Gomez

John Gorman

David Gutierrez

Ken and Mona Hale

Charles and Freda Haskovec

Tom and Dee Hayden

Dean Henderson

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Hill

Dr. and Mrs. Felix Hull

Bruce Kinker

Dr. P. Kocen

Phyllis and Gary Kotin

Norma Machado

Dr. and Mrs. Julio Madrigal

The Marshantucket Pequot Tribe, Ledyard, Connecticut

Frank and Sue McClellan

Rosalinda Molina

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

James O’Connor

Nora Ojeda

Dr. and Mrs. Hector Ortiz

Maria and Amado Peña, Sr.

Irene Peña

Anita Peterson

Jane Peterson

Lou Diamond Phillips

Representative J.J. Pickle

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ramirez

Michael Rabbitt

Kenneth and Jerrie Randall

Stan and Elaine Reichel

Frank Ribelin

Dr. Sidney Robin

Dr. Ricardo Romo

Roberto de la Madrid Ronandia, Former Governor of Baja California, Mexico

Betty Rose

Reverend and Mrs. Jose Santos

Ana Lee Schlosberg

Marilyn Scott

Private Collectors, cont’d.

 

Alicia and Martin Solis

Lolly and Michael Starkweather

Roscoe Tenner

Dr. and Mrs. Alfredo Treviño

Francis Treviño

Anabelle Valle

Kimberly Williams

Jonathan Winters

Liese Jean Wooten

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ziehe