Booths & Bats 2019

We are putting all of our energies on the upcoming Boot & Bat fundraiser.

Join us for a very special evening supporting student scholarships on November 2, 2019, at ACC Highland. The Boots and Bats Gala is a celebration of art, entertainment, and opportunities to improve lives. Your support benefits the ACC Foundation student scholarship fund and the Art Has Heart Foundation to help local students and AHH recipients achieve their academic dreams.

This exclusive event, in partnership with renowned Southwest artist Amado Peña’s Art Has Heart Foundation, features live music, a live and silent auction, and a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres designed and prepared by ACC Culinary Arts students.

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Event Information

Saturday November 2, 2019. | 6 pm | ACC Highland Building Austin, Texas

Boots & Bats Thank You

We appreciate those of you that donated.


We are delighted to inform you that our First Boots and Bats Gala in Austin, Texas was a huge success! We are grateful to EVERYONE at Austin Community College for their hard work in making it a terrific event.

Click here to see photos of the great evening!

We are so very thankful to our artists that donated amazing work.

There are a few select pieces that did not find homes, and bidding is still available until Dec. 14th if you click here. Do visit the site and see some exceptional art work.

Autumn Give-A-Way

Time for our quarterly Give-A-Way!

Original beautiful clay platter by Amado Pena

Value $1200. 13" diameter

Painted warp cotton vest by JB Pena

Value $800.

For every $20 donated, you will receive one entry into the drawing for both pieces. Visit our website to donate. Click Here>>

Good Luck!

Drawing Date: November 30, 2018


Click the donate button above to give.

Boots & Bats Gala


Dear Friends of Art Has Heart,

We would like you to join us for a very special experience to be held on November 10, 2018 in Austin Texas. View Event Website>>

The Boots & Bats Gala is a unique celebration of art & entertainment. This exclusive event features live music, a celebrity silent & live auction, with delicacies designed and prepared by Austin Community College (ACC) culinary arts students. The purpose of the Gala is to raise money for future projects & scholarships to help students achieve their academic dreams.

In 2017, the Art Has Heart Foundation established a partnership with Austin Community College to provide scholarships to students with financial need.

Art has heart Foundation incorporated in Texas in 1994 with a mission to raise consciousness of the art community by promoting education and access to it through the work of artists and the public who support them.

Austin Community College opened its doors in 1973 to 1,726 students. Today more than 80,000 students turn to ACC each year to improve their lives and communities through higher education and career training.

It is our sincere hope that you will participate with us in this effort to better many lives through affordable higher education.

We invite you to visit the on-line auction at the web site below. Your participation now and through November 10th will allow you to purchase terrific art work at great prices.

Sincere thanks, JB and Amado


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It is time for our summer Give-A-Way!

We will be giving away 2 vintage Amado Pena reproductions from 1976, valued at $300 each. For every $20 donated, you will receive one entry into the drawing. Good Luck!

Drawing Date: August 1, 2018

Questions: Email

Framed: 21 1/2" x 17 1/2"

Image: 6 1/2" X 9 3/4"



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Spring Give-A-Way

Dear Art Has Heart supporters.  

It is time for another Art Has Heart giveaway.  It is in honor of St. Patrick's Day and Easter and will run through April 3rd, with the drawing on April 4, 2018.

We are giving away two originals.  The one on the left is a great original by James Tsoddle, who is a wonderful artist and great friend of the foundation.  The other is a platter done by Amado, which celebrates love.  The value of the two is $1,300.

When you go make a donation, please check out the new website.  You can go to and click on the "donate" link on the right side of the page.

 Entries: All donations are tax-deductible (unless you win). Entries are $10.00 each.

 We appreciate your past support and hope you will support us again for this giveaway.


James Tsoodle

$650 Value


Amado M. Pena

$650 Value


Thanksgiving and Christmas 2017 giveway summary. The Art Has Heart Foundation is pleased to  announce that Tami Rellick of Park City, Utah won the Amado Pena Original Buffalo Painting, and the JB Pena Shawl. We raised over $1,600 as a result of this auction and are thankful for our many supporters.

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