What’s In A Name? Ask The Winner Of Alan Halpern’s Contest Who Named His Newest Painting, Plus Holiday Savings On Collectibles And Original Art

When Alan Halpern paints, the last thing he is thinking about is a title.  That is why he turned to The Rickie Report readers and offered “naming rights” for his latest painting.  A product of Columbia Motion Pictures, the Pratt Institute, and Dell Publishing, Alan’s experience has depth.  As we unveil the winner and the name chosen, Alan notes that he is offering 10% discount on all collectibles (pillows, jigsaw puzzles, blankets, t-shirts) and 15% discount on original art for the holidays including his famous iconic celebrities.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details here.

 

 

 

www.halpsart.com

 

 

 

AND    THE    WINNING    NAME    IS:

 

 

 

“Blue Eyed Soldier” original painting by Alan Halpern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan calls the winner, Barbara Lyons, from Port St. Lucie, FL.

 

 

 

 

Barbara chose a Museum reproduction Canvas framed print of the original painting, which she titled “Blue Eyed Solder” 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  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”.

 

 

 

 

 

15%   Discount  On   All  Original   Art

 

 

 

“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!

 

 

 

10 %   Discount  On   All  Collectibles

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Alan Halpern :

Email:  alan@halpsArt.com

Call:  561-443-7581

Visit:   halpsArt.com

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

NAME     THIS     PAINTING!

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

 

ENTRY  FORM:  “NAME  THIS  PAINTING”

RULES:

  • 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: alan@halpsArt.com  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 :

Email:  alan@halpsArt.com

Call:  561-443-7581

Visit:   halpsArt.com

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Caryl Pomales Offers 2 Workshops Online And Announces March Workshop At New Studio For Visual Arts

Caryl Pomales is offering on-line classes!  Save the money on air fare and avoid the hassle of packing a bag! All you’ll need are your painting supplies, an adventurous mindset, and an enthusiasm for painting exciting subjects.  If you have diverged and want to get back to your creative self, we can’t think of a better way, than to take a class with Caryl. She’ll offer a workshop on March 26-27,  at the New Studio for the Visual Arts. The Rickie Report shares the details, a discussion about  “mistakes and blunders”, plus some photos of Caryl’s new paintings.  Be sure to check out her website, to see her original art, throw pillows, tote bags, notebooks, postcards, and mugs with her images!

 

 

 

Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art

 

 

Find your creative curiosity as we paint together!

 

 

Welcome! If you are looking to unlock your potential, learn to paint in a more relaxed and joyful style, and join a supportive community of fellow artists, you’re in the right place!

 

 

I have two courses available now. From exploring Australia and New Zealand to learning to paint beloved animals and pets, there’s plenty of exciting course material for you!

 

 

OPENING THIS FALL will be two additional workshops: Dazzling Daisies and Vibrant Tui Bird.

These two courses will provide a full painting demonstration – PLUS an additional demonstration for another painting, Sheep Bo Peep! TWO workshops for the price of ONE!

 

 

To Enroll:    www.carylfineart.com/online-workshops

 

 

 

PALETTE KNIFE WORKSHOP

March 26/27 , 2020

 

The New Studio of the Visual Arts     

1615 S Cypress Dr.    Jupiter, FL 33469

 

 

“The Mermaid’s Pearls” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

“Mistakes” and “Blunders” as Feedback!

 

 

How do YOU define a mistake, and why does that word have a negative connotation?

I believe in the power and beauty of mistakes. I believe that failures are feedback. I believe in the positivity of errors. I want you to as well, both as an artist and in your daily life!

 

Learning is nothing more than a series of decisions and actions that provide you with feedback. Infants take a few shaky steps and fall down a hundred time when learning to walk. When learning to ride a bike, children tumble over before finding their balance. Students misspell words and mix up letters before piecing together the alphabet and learning to read. Getting these things “wrong” early on in life rarely causes distress, discouragement, or anger. These “mistakes” are shaken off as the infant tries again, getting closer to walking with each attempt; as the kid gets back on the bike without the training wheels; till the students finally are able to get through an entire book. The “errors” are learned from and aren’t dwelled upon!

 

 

 

“The Charm of Luberon” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

At some point, whether from fear of what others are thinking, from societally or personally opposed pressure to meet arbitrary benchmarks, or from plain insecurity, so many of us find ourselves fearful of failure and dwelling on our mistakes. We’ve stopped looking at “mistakes” and “failure” as feedback and a learning experience. Lessons and opportunities to grow are true gifts! Any time you attempt something that doesn’t go the way you wanted it to, you are provided with the chance to learn. This is not a bad thing, it is beautiful!

 

As an artist, I value these opportunities for many reasons. First and foremost, the only true mistake you can make on a work of art is quitting. How many paintings were caused by “mistakes?”Julia Margaret Cameron, a famous Victorian-Era photographer, developed her signature “style”accidentally. Her hallmark of fame was her out-of-focus photographs and smeared images! So many other artists develop their taste and style after things went off-course and unplanned. Lean into these “imperfections;” see the beauty in the stray brushstroke, the color that turned out differently than you’d hoped, or the splattered paint!

 

 

“With Joy” by Caryl Pomales

 

 

Second, there are no true mistakes in art. The sooner you embrace this, the more you’ll see your practice flourish! Letting go of the pressure to be “perfect” and avoid “failure” makes painting more joyful, fun, and inspiring. Do not be afraid of things turning out differently than you’d intended!

 

Third, embrace and learn from the things you’ve tried and don’t like. If you aren’t happy with the way a painting turned out, identify the things you’d like to work on. Learn from this feedback. Do you need to work on your values? Great! Now you know! Do you want to work on your brushstrokes? The painting you’re unhappy with is a benchmark for you, and now you know which direction to go! Each “mistake” and “failure” is an opportunity to check in, learn, and grow.

Try letting go of being a perfectionist, and start believing in the power and beauty of making “mistakes”.

 

“Perfectionism is not the same thing has striving to be your best. Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgement, and shame. It’s a shield. It’s a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it’s the thing that’s really preventing us from flight.” ― Brené Brown

“Above All, I Must Have Pink Flowers” by Caryl Pomales

 

For more inspirational quotes, blog posts, and more, make sure you’re subscribed to my Artsy Tips and Inspiration! www.carylfineart.com/artsy-tips-inspiration

 

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