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Alan Halpern Announces “Name This Painting” Contest And Unveils New Website Of His Colorful Artwork

Alan Halpern paints with gusto and color!  His art interest germinated at Columbia Motion Pictures and led him to Pratt Institute of Art, followed by Dell Publishing, and finally his own firm in Manhattan.  A leader of the Boca Museum Artists Guild, Alan is now offering a “Name This Painting” challenge to our readers.  There is NO FEE. The winner will receive the new painting depicted as a museum print mounted on a wood frame, T-Shirt, or on Metal ready display!  All you have to do is come up with a title for his newest artwork!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Alan’s vibrant paintings. DEADLINE TO ENTER:  October 21, 2020.








Alan Halpern was born in the Bronx, NY and grew up in LIC. He tells The Rickie Report, “My interest in art germinated when I landed a job at Columbia Motion Pictures working in the print/mailroom. There I spent hours visiting the art department making friends and watching the artists create movie posters and 3D displays. I was then accepted by Pratt Institute, a prestigious Art School. Four years later, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Upon graduation, my first professional  job was a graphic designer at Dell Publishing designing sales and promotional materials for future books to be published. I went on to establish my own marketing/sales promotional design firm in Manhattan until retiring to Southern Florida”.



Alan Halpern with one of his artworks at an Exhibition



Alan goes on to say, “I became a member of the Boca Museum of Art and attended theMuseum’s art school. With my background in graphic design, I create portraits of people and animals. With my unique style and use of color, I qualified for Signature Membership in the Boca Artists Guild, a select group of juried artists”.  Alan has been one of the leaders of the Guild and continues to take classes to hone his artistry.





Alan is now offering a “Name This Painting” challenge to our readers.  The winner can choose to receive the new painting depicted as a museum print mounted on a wood frame, T-Shirt, or on Metal ready display!  The deadline for entries is October 21,2020. The entry form appears below in this article.


Untitled by Alan Halpern




Renown artist and teacher, Miles Laventhall tells The Rickie Report, ” I’ve been working together with Alan Halpern in Masters’ Studio since 2016.  As a seasoned artist he brings a history of culture and experience rarely seen.  Never without a smile and kind word, Al comes to work with an unfettered confidence  and approaches his canvases as a time to celebrate his heroes in history and contemporary life. The subjects he chooses and personal aesthetic are as colorful as he is.  The paintings he creates are visual reminders of life, full of potential and goodwill.  Al, we are blessed and inspired by you, and look forward to many more years of creativity together”.



“Bruno Mars” by Alan Halpern



Alan’s new website just launched, sharing his signature style and use of bold colors with viewers.  His unique and artistic presentation of different subjects brings smiles to our faces. While he sometimes winks at historic figures, Alan’s paintings bring new life to these icons. Norma, a classmate of Alan’s tells The Rickie Report, “Each stroke is a measured ode to his skill with color and palette ultimately composing a symphony on canvas! Alan creates art that makes him feel good which through his vision he is able to achieve harmony beauty and splendor”.  We could not agree more!






“Elton John” by Alan Halpern





As you browse Alan’s website,  you can purchase Original paintings.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for yourself or someone else, peruse Collectibles which include Museum quality canvas prints, Metal prints,  T-Shirts, Throw Pillows, Blankets and Puzzles!  Bring a Celebrity home for dinner from his “Famous People” category. As he states, “It’s not what you look at that matters… It’s what you see” and you can choose from some colorful contemporary portraits.  Alan’s animals can truly be loved unconditionally!  For all ages and stages of life, Alan’s artistry gives the viewer such joy!



Alan’s images are available as prints, pillow, jigsaw puzzles and T-shirts!  Perfect for Gift-giving!



From Betsy Ross to Blondie and Bruno Mars, Alan digs into the personality and reveals the inner essence of people.  Visual Artist, Ana Tamayo tells us, “Alan Halpern is a painter with a very positive view of life and a caring personality. Alan’s connection with people is reflected in his expressive portraits of celebrities where the composition and use of color flow naturally and seemingly, without any effort on the canvas. His sense of design and his experience as a graphic designer are unquestionable.  His works of art are a cheerful reminder to smile!”



“Zebra” by Alan Halpern



Alan’s artworks have been exhibited in a number of juried art shows, including: Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Artists Guild Gallery, Living Room Gallery at FAU University, ArtServe Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL., Sugar Sands Park & Community Center, Boca Raton Museum Art School, and Polo Club Boca Raton Arts & Craft Show.



Untitled Painting for naming Contest by Alan Halpern




  • Person entering this contest must be at least 18 year old.


  • Title will not include profanity, racial slurs, or derogatory language


  • Winner will pick up choice of the painting depicted as a museum print mounted on a wood frame, T-Shirt, or on Metal ready display.


  • Winner’s photograph will be taken with winning prize and may be used for marketing purposes.  


  • Social Distancing will be observed 


  • The winner  must share the photo on their social media

 Please print and email to:  by October 21, 2020



Name ____________________________________


Address __________________________________


City ____________________________________


State______________   Zip Code ___________


Social media address: ____________________________________


Telephone: ___________________________


Title of the piece: ______________________________


I, the undersigned, certify that I am 18 years old or older   

 __________________________________          ______________

Signature                                                                                        Date





For more information please contact Alan Halpern :


Call:  561-443-7581







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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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