- Pricing Changes
It has been many years (nine) since we have changed all but very few prices on the bronze work and only when escalating foundry costs have made it necessary. Since we have now had well over a year of history in working with our new foundry, Metal Arts in Utah we have been able to adjust several of the prices on the bronze work – some needing to be higher and more pieces actually able to be slightly lower. We have been tremendously impressed with the highly skilled level of work with this foundry and the integrity in which they operate. We are most pleased to pass along those now lower costs to you as a collector; and to trust your confidence that each piece needing to be raised in price brings with it a most notable quality as well. We always attempt to change the pricing as infrequently as possible. Enjoy browsing….and give us a call with any questions.
- American Women Artists 2016 Master and Signature Exhibition
AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS annual Signature and Master Exhibition
The 2016 AWA Signature and Master Exhibition will be held in Bennington, Vermont this year September 23- November 13, 2016. It will run simultaneously with the annual member juried exhibition. We will share additional information closer to this event though if you will be in the area you may want to add it to your calendar now as it is historically a very rich, diverse and notably beautiful exhibit.
- Artists for Conservation Annual Exhibition
Carol, has once again been selected to participate in the Annual Artists for Conservation Exhibition.
Love Blooms has been invited to be a part of the live 2016 AFC (Artist For Conservation) exhibition. The AFC’s annual juried exhibit celebrates excellence in the depiction of nature, raises awareness of conservation issues and directly supports organizations dedicated to addressing them. The exhibit premiers in conjunction with a multi-day Artists for Conservation Festival and is scheduled to tour in late 2016, including to the Arizona- Sonora Desert Museum. In addition to the live exhibit, there will also be a virtual exhibit featuring approximately 175-200 artworks including work from the live exhibit.
The live exhibition will be held at the Grouse Mountain Resort, Vancouver, Canada. opening September 29, 2016 and running through October 10, 2016. Additional information will be shared in coming newsletters closer to the exhibition opening date.
Artists for Conservation is a Canadian based international non-profit. Their mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature. AFC represents 500 artists from 27 countries,in the nature/wildlife art genre, who are committed to conservation. Many of the world’s most recognized names in the field are actively involved.
Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, annual festival, awards, publications, and online initiatives, they engage, inspire and inform the public, and empower passionate professional artists as effective ambassadors for the environment. We are proud to be a selected member of this organization and have Love Blooms chosen for the annual traveling exhibition.
- Mighty Oak Earns Award
Mighty Oak earned the Groover Studio Award at the recent 37th annual Mini-Works Exhibit at the Jacksonville State University, AL. More than 70 artists participated in the juried exhibit which closed on June 24, 2016. To read more visit http://www.jsu.edu/news/articles/2016/06/miniature-masterpieces-on-exhibit-at-hammond-hall.html. We are delighted this lovely treasure has earned recognition. Nature’s Bounty was also included in the exhibit.
- Three Works Invited to Exhibit in Juried Appalachian Nature Art Competition
Serenity on Optional Bronze Base
Serenity on the optional bronze base; Love Blooms and Twilight Stars were all invited to be a part of the juried exhibition and competition: Appalachian Nature Art produced by the Allegany Arts Council. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Saturday June 18, 2016 at 6 PM and showcases art that expresses the rich diversity of nature including wildlife, flora, landscapes and sporting art. The juror for the exhibit is Paul Rhymer, a nationally known wildlife artist whose work is installed at the National Zoo, the National Museum of Natural History and the Denver Zoo. The exhibit runs through July 9th at the elegant Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland MD. We are honored to be invited to include three works in this inspiring, quality exhibition.
- Mighty Oak in Juried Tree of Life Exhibition
Mighty Oak was accepted into the juried national exhibition: Tree of Life. The exhibition opens June 18th with an artist reception from 6-9 PM at Location 1980; Costa Mesa, CA. This exhibition will run through June 30, 2016.
- Jacksonville State University Juried Exhibition
Nature’s Bounty and Mighty Oak were both accepted into the Five x Five x Five Juried Exhibition to be held at the Jacksonville State University exhibition of works with dimensions under five inches. Nature’s Bounty features a field of white clover with a single honeybee, inspiring a deep appreciation for the profound gifts of our honeybees and all pollinators. Mighty Oak, with its three trees and 12 tiny acorns within the root system inspires a deep appreciation for the many seeds planted by our elders and an awareness of the potency of the seemingly tiny seeds each of us contribute to our world.
The exhibition opens May 26th with an Artist Reception and will remain open through June 24, 2016.
- Marriage of Spirit in Juried Exhibition
Marriage of Spirit, on the optional bronze base has been accepted into the Liturgical and Sacred Art Juried Exhibition in Springfield, Ill. This impressive exhibition closes May 28, 2016 and is being held in the beautiful exhibition space at 700 North 4th Street, Springfield, ILL. Marriage of Spirit inspires a deep appreciation for the profound web of loving connection our lives represent. Creatures of air, land, and water are sculpted within the roots of the three quiet trees, while subtle heart shaped openings among the foliage reflect the essence of Love.
- 29th Annual Women’s Works Juried Exhibition
Love Blooms has been accepted into the 29th Annual Juried Women’s Works Exhibition in Woodstock Ill. This lovely piece is inspired by the beloved wild violet plant with its 37 violet blooms (also the size of the edition). The piece is symbolic of love, humility and flexibility.
The exhibition closes April 30, 2016.
- Highly Unique Purchase Opportunity
In December we moved our studio and while the new space is beautifully conductive to a creative flow, it is smaller. In an effort to conserve space, we have decided to offer the very limited number of Artist Proof pieces we hold on editions sold out years ago. We will continue to hold any Foundry Proofs we have in inventory to accommodate any future retrospective exhibits – such as the Tempe Center for the Arts exhibition we participated in last year. Artist Proofs appear identical in appearance for each of these pieces. Molds are broken when an edition sells out, insuring no additional future casting. This is the final opportunity to purchase one of these valued pieces (unless in years ahead we decide to offer any Foundry Proofs where available). Follow the links to read more about each piece including companion writing. Call early for best opportunity to procure the piece of your choice or for additional information at 520.622.6377. These pieces will only be offered until sold and then no longer available – in some cases there are more than one available and other cases only one final piece available.
We are offering the following Artist Proofs for purchase at this time:
Gratitude – Edition of 54 Sold Out in 2007. Purchase price for artist proof is $4400
The Little Ones (both green and classic patina) – Edition of 75, Sold Out in 2012; Purchase Price for artist proof is $2800
Trinity – Edition of 43; Sold Out 2005; Purchase Price for artist proof $3200
Reality – Edition of 75; Sold Out 2015; Artist Proof purchase price is $3200
Seen and Unseen – Edition of 35; Sold Out 2015; Artist Proof available $1750
- Womb of Life included in Juried Exhibition in Kansas
Womb of Life has been accepted into the juried exhibition Above, Beyond, and By Design to be presented in Overland Park, Kansas. William Rose is the 2016 juror for this exhibit. An opening reception will be held on April 1, 2016 and the exhibit will run through June 12, 2016. The event will be held at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave. Overland Park, KS. We are delighted this exhibition accepted entries of work released more than two years ago and thrilled Womb of Life will have opportunity to be a part of the exhibit.
- Carol’s Work Published
The Garden of Promises and the Trillium vessel images were chosen to be a part of the newly released book: Nature Inspired Spring 2016 published by Nature Inspired Anthologies. Included in the book will also be Carol’s companion writing Golden Promises. Visit www.natureinspiredanthologies.com to order a copy of the book. A Pre-Release 25% discount is available through March 20, 2016 using code SPRING16. The discounted price is $21 plus shipping and handling. View the website to read about the other contributing artists in this edition and let us know your thoughts. Eleven writers are published along with the artworks speaking to the theme of Spring.
- Marriage of Spirit Accepted into Juried Exhibition in Springfield, IL
Marriage of Spirit, on the optional bronze base, has been invited to be included in the exhibition Liturgical & Sacred Art; 700 North 4th Street. Springfield, IL. The exhibit will open with an artist reception on Saturday April, 30 from 4:30 -7:30 and run through May 28th. More than 300 submissions were reviewed for the exhibit and it is expected to be an exhibit with a diverse presentation of media and faiths. For more information visit the website of the Springfield Art Association.
- Love Blooms in Women’s Works 2016 Juried Exhibition
Carol has been invited to participate in the 2016 (29th) Juried Exhibition: Women’s Works to be held again at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Ill. The show runs from march 10 – April 30 th. Love Blooms was selected to be a part of this exhibition and the event continues to gain great exposure and enthusiasm each year. Running concurrently with this show is the 18th Annual Little Women’s Works featuring (and nurturing) the artistic achievements of young women across the nation.
Love Blooms, 8.5″ h Limited edition of 37 (number of violets on the piece)
- Miniature Art Show at the Broadmoor Art Galleries
This past week-end, Dec 5, 2015 the Broadmoor Galleries at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs CO hosted a holiday miniature art show featuring the works of ten artists. Carol was present for the show and one of the ten artists’ work featured. While it snowed most of the day, Saturday, it was a wet snow and amazingly beautiful as dusk fell and the thousands of lights inside and outside the hotel glistened with a most impressive beauty. It was a festive day and fun to gather with our partners at the Broadmoor to ring in the season!
- Twilight Stars Earns FIRST PLACE Award
Twilight Stars has earned the Williams FIRST PLACE AWARD in the Gilcrease Museum Collector’s Reserve 2015 – An Invitational Annual Art Exhibition . The exhibition opened to the public on October 25 and remains on display through November 8, 2015. The Reception and Art Sale took place on Thursday evening, November 5, 2015 with the online sale continuing through November 16, 2015. It is in keeping with the museum’s long standing commitment to spotlight outstanding Art of the Americas of the highest quality. The theme of this exhibition is not limited to the American West. Subject matter consists of landscapes, still life, figurative works, wildlife and more. The sale is conducted as a fixed price box draw. A full-color catalog will be available online beginning the first of October. Carol attended the eloquent reception on November 5, 2015 at the museum.
Gilcrease Museum is located northwest of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The museum houses the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of art of the American West, as well as a growing collection of art and artifacts from Central and South America.
- NEW RELEASE of Love Blooms
- Tempe Center for the Arts Green and Gray Opening
The vibrant opening of the Green and Gray exhibition at the Tempe Center for the Arts was marvelously successful Friday evening. The attendance was impressively high and continued consistently through the three hour reception. Below enjoy some images from the opening and mark your calendars to attend, if possible, before the exhibition closes on January 2, 2016. We are most grateful for the amazingly hard and capable work of the entire staff at the Tempe Center for the Arts – it is a striking and wonderful exhibit. Participating artists include: Carol Alleman, Susan Beiner,Peter Bugg, Christine Casino, Angela Cazel-Jahn,Candace Eisenfeld, Steve Gomf, Preston Graves, Jonathan Howard, Mohammed Reza Javaheri, Karen Jilly, Catherine Nash and Ellen Wagener.
- Green and Gray Exhibition at Tempe Center for the Arts
Carol has been honored with an invitation to participate in the upcoming 2015 Green and Gray exhibition at the Tempe Center for the Arts, in Tempe AZ. Carol’s participation will include retrospective pieces among the 13 Alleman works presented. The exhibition will open October 2, 2015 and run through January 9, 2016.
Free Public Reception: 6-9 pm | Oct 2 | Gallery
“This exhibition is about the world between the natural landscape and the built environment. People often associate the color green with life and the color gray with coldness. But that isn’t always the case, not all that is green is natural and not all that is gray is manmade. Each artist in this exhibition explores subjects and imagery that show where these elements of the natural and built environment merge, converge and/or conflict. Artists include: Carol Alleman, Susan Beiner, Peter Bugg, Christine Cassano, Angela Cazel-Jahn, Candace Eisenfeld, Steve Gompf, Preston Graves, Jonathan Howard, Mohammed Reza Javaheri, Karen Jilly, Catherine Nash and Ellen Wagener.”
Carol will exhibit the following works: Transitions vessel in original, hand-coiled clay form; Trinity vessel in original, hand-coiled clay form; Gratitude in original hand-coiled clay form; Transitions II (bronze); Montage Abundance (bronze); Illusion of Complexity (bronze); Seeds of Harmony (bronze); Gratitude (bronze); Trinity (bronze); Woodland Queens (bronze); Celestial Joy (bronze); and Graceful One (bronze). Companion Writings and an overview of the complete process of bringing each piece to life will be included in this retrospective exhibit.
Carol will be attending the opening reception on October 2, 2015 from 6-9 PM. Admission for the opening reception is free.
- Gilcrease Museum invites Carol to Exhibit
Gilcrease Museum has invited Carol to participate in Collectors’ Reserve – an invitational American Art Exhibition and Sale. The exhibition opens to the public on October 25 and remains on display through November 8, 2015. The Reception and Art Sale will take place on Thursday evening, November 5, 2015 with the online sale continuing through November 16, 2015. It is in keeping with the museum’s long standing commitment to spotlight outstanding Art of the Americas of the highest quality. The theme of this exhibition is not limited to the American West. Subject matter consists of landscapes, still life, figurative works, wildlife and more. The sale is conducted as a fixed price box draw. A full-color catalog will be available online beginning the first of October.
The exhibition opens October 25, 2015. A reception and sale will be held on November 5th and the exhibit will close November 8th. Website sales will close on November 16, 2015.
- Marriage of Spirit Selected for Artists for Conservation International 2015 Exhibition
Results have just been announced for the 2015 International Artists for Conservation Juried Live and Virtual Exhibition. This year, Marriage of Spirit ,on the optional bronze base, has been selected as one of 200 artworks for inclusion in the virtual exhibition. Fifteen different countries will be represented in this exhibit including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, South Africa, The Netherlands, UK and the USA.
The jurors for the 2015 exhibit include: John Banovich – Artist and AFC Member (USA); Steve Morvell – Artist and AFC Member (Australia); Murray Phillips – Artist and AFC Board Member (Canada); Holly Swangstu – Art Institute Director, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (USA); and Debra Usher – Publisher & Editor in Chief, Arabella Magazine (Canada).
Artists For Conservation (AFC) is the world’s leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world’s most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents. Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, AFC drives its mission through three key programs: Art & Environmental Education; Field Work & Research; and Artist Development. We are honored to be, once again, selected for participation in this internationally renown exhibition. Visit the Artists for Conservation website for additional information and for details for attending the live exhibit to be held in Vancouver at http://www.natureartists.com.
- Green & Gray Exhibition at Tempe Center for the Arts
Carol has been invited to participate in the upcoming 2015 Green and Gray exhibition at the Tempe Center for the Arts, in Tempe AZ. Carol’s participation will include retrospective pieces among the 8-10 Alleman works presented. The exhibit will focus on both the natural world and the urban environment and where they intersect, collide and/or mesh. The exhibition will open October 2, 2015 and run through January 9, 2016. Closer to the event we will provide additional information in the NEWS section of the website.
- National Pollinator Week
Eight years ago, the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture signs the proclamation every year. This year’s Pollinator Week will take place June 15-21, 2015. Plant your pollinator friendly (pesticide free) garden – speak with your children and grandchildren about the beautiful gifts our pollinators provide and make this not only a week of awareness, but a new year of a personal commitment to doing all you are able to do to protect them.
Nature’s Bounty, is a very small piece, not unlike the honeybee. Amidst a field of white clover, one solitary honeybee visits the clover – one tiny (and difficult to find without intention) honeybee symbolic of how easy it is for us to overlook them in nature as well. The textural base of the piece was created using actual honeycomb from a hive of bees my brother tends on our family farm in PA. Each time we sell a Nature’s Bounty from the studio, we donate a portion (between 10 and 30%) of the sale to one of the organizations helping support our pollinators via education, research and other efforts. Often we support Pollinator Partnership with these donations; or an organization of the collector’s choice.
During the month of June the studio will again offer complimentary packing and shipping (within the USA), in honor of National Pollinator’s Week. As always, we will also place a donation, in your honor, at your choice of organizations supporting efforts to insure the future of our pollinators.
- Marriage of Spirit in Miniature Juried Exhibit
Shown above, Marriage of Spirit, was selected for the Seaside Art Galleries annual miniature 2015 exhibit in Nags Head, N.C. The international show, of which Seaside has gained a strong reputation, will open May 2 and run through the end of May. Particularly appropriate for this show, with its 21 life forms sculpted into the lowest regions of the piece, Marriage of Spirit speaks to the deep potency of Love within both the visible and invisible realms. When we realize the vast impact each of our actions hold for our world at large, we begin to grasp this deep, rich connection – the web of Love we share. The sculpted life forms are hidden on the piece, mirroring how often we neglect to “see” or recognize them in our daily lives.
- Marriage of Spirit in Juried Tucson Desert Art Museum Exhibit
Marriage of Spirit, on the optional bronze, base has been accepted into the Juried Empire 100 Western Art Show – an annual show of 100 selected works. The show is held at the Tucson Desert Art Museum with an opening reception on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 2 – 5 PM. The exhibit will be open from March 29 through April 19, 2015.
The heart-shaped spaces on this piece (within the foliage) can be easily overlooked on the vessel, mirroring how easily our heart space can also be overlooked in our lives; yet it is here (from our hearts) that our love flows most purely and potently. Also hidden in this piece (shown above, on the lower portions of the vessel) are twenty-one life forms sculpted into the root system of the trees: whale, owl, monkey, deer (African Oryx), rabbit, butterfly, starfish, honeybee, frog, floral blooms , humans, bird, cat, whale, elephant, and star. These fifteen different life forms appear in the hidden root system while each woven within the other – feeding one another in an intricate and frequently invisible web. Representative of the miraculous human and all creatures of land, air, and water, all are presented within the single, while complex, circular root system (representing the Universe at large woven in an infinite web). The images, sculpted low into the piece, are quiet and hidden at first glance mirroring how we typically do not see and honor these deep connections without effort and intention. As we share our heart space, and our loving intentions spill into the world, we are simultaneously sharing it with all the world and all its creatures and beings – invisible or visible to us at the moment. Read more here . We are delighted this newer work has been accepted into this highly regarded, museum exhibit.
- Serenity and Twilight Stars Accepted into Women’s Works 2015 Exhibition
The Women’s Works 2015 Exhibition will run from March 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015. This year marks the 28th anniversary for this widely regarded exhibition focusing upon women in the arts. Women’s Works is the Northwest Area Artist Council’s (NAAC) annual, international, juried visual art exhibition for female artists. This year over 600 women artists entered the competition. It is held each March and April at the historic Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois. An artist award reception will be held March 21, 2015; 6-7 with an open house to public following from 7-9PM. Serenity on the optional bronze base was accepted into the 2015 show as well as the option for Twilight Stars (we were given the choice). We have decided to exhibit the newly released Serenity on the bronze base. We are delighted to be included in another highly regarded exhibition focusing upon women in the arts. According to The National Museum for Women in the Arts, in Washington D.C., “fifty-one percent of today’s visual artists are women, yet only five percent of the art currently on display in American museums has been created by women artists.”
- Ginkgo: Seed of Hope Earns Award
Ginkgo: Seed of Hope earned an Honorable Mention award in the Four Points Contemporary 4th Biannual Competition. Artwork was juried from thirty-two different countries for this contemporary competition.
- 2014 Awards and Recognition
Carol was honored this year to have a two page article about her work in the Western Art & Architecture Magazine and also to be invited to exhibit in the American Women Artists Prevailing Winds Exhibition at the Booth Western Art Museum. In addition, during the 2014 calendar year, Carol’s work received the following awards:
Seeds of Harmony earned two additional awards (following a FIRST PLACE award in 2013) winning the BRONZE AWARD at the 2014 American Women Artists Master and Signature Exhibition. As best said by Robert Knight , Chief Executive Officer Tucson Museum of Art, “ The Tucson Museum of Art initiated the first American Women Artists exhibit in 1990, following in the annual tradition of the Prima Vera, a city wide celebration of women in the arts. In the subsequent years, AWA has reached audiences from California to Maryland to Italy and back. Now in their third decade, the acclaimed American Women Artists celebrate their commitment to art with works of high quality, original viewpoints, and enduring inspirations. Museums interested in significant 21st-century American art, how recurring themes crisscross in the lives of painters and sculptors, or the specific viewpoint of women, need look no further than an exhibition of the American Women Artists.”
Mighty Oak earned the HONORABLE MENTION in Juried Legacy Art Exhibit.
We are both honored and delighted with the fine recognition of each of these pieces.
- Serenity Vessel Juried Into Mountain Oyster 2014 Art Exhibit
The recently released Serenity vessel (with bronze base) has been accepted into the 2014 Mountain Oyster Art Exhibit. The club presents an opening reception for the gala event (which Carol will attend) on Saturday November 22, 2014 from 1:30 – 4:30 PM. Tickets are available for the show and sale on November 23, 2014 at $50 per person. The club is located at 6400 east El Dorado Circle, Tucson AZ.
The Mountain Oyster Club, established in 1948, is a private club composed of members united in the interest of preserving Southwestern heritage and “Old Pueblo” tradition. Their foundations in this way of life vary. Whether they come from pioneer stock with deep roots in Arizona, are ranchers, farmers, or horsemen, are professionals working with livestock interests or are Western artists or collectors of Western art, this society of Westerners remains dedicated to western traditions, art and the western way of life.
Each year the Club sponsors the Annual Southwestern Art Show and Sale, considered to be one of the most outstanding showcases of western art by many of the country’s finest artists. The club boasts its own extensive collection of western art. We are honored to participate in the show this year.
- Ginkgo: Seed of Hope at Booth Western Art Museum
Ginkgo: Seed of Hope will be on exhibit during the American Women Artists Master Signature and Signature 2014 Prevailing Winds Exhibit, Booth Western Art Museum October 23, 2014 through January 4, 2015. A gallery walk and opening reception will be held Thursday, October 23, 4-8 pm. Booth Western Art Museum is located at 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA.
In it’s limited edition size of 33, the three beloved ginkgo trees boast autumn color and bring to us the inspiration, and invitation to mirror the amazingly wonderful attribute of the ginkgo tree: letting go of all of its autumn foliage nearly at once. It is as if it takes one deep breath of the autumn air and then suddenly – effortlessly – it lets go – creating a beautiful dance of golden ribbons floating to the earth beneath it!
We are delighted to have it included at this prestigious show, especially during the autumn season and within the Prevailing Winds Exhibit. This is the season when mother nature invites us to once more take inventory of our lives and simply – effortlessly – let go of all that no longer serves us well.
- Seeds of Harmony Earns Bronze in American Women Artists Annual Exhibition
Seeds of Harmony earned the BRONZE AWARD in the 2014 Master Signature American Women Artists Exhibit, held at Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, MA. The exhibit runs through September 15, 2014, with a closing reception on September 13th from 5-7 PM. Highly noted, Erin Coe was the judge for the show this year. Visit americanwomenartists.org (or our Blog) to read more about her comments regarding the show and her impressive credentials. This is the third award in the last year Seeds of Harmony has received (a First Place Award, and an Honorable Mention prior) and we are delighted with its strong recognition. We are especially honored to receive this award within the highly recognized and regarded criteria of American Women Artists. Seeds of Harmony features nine pomegranates with a subtle, while brilliant, serpent woven amidst the foliage. The piece speaks of harmony and abundance while inviting us to welcome these gifts more fully – and truthfully – into our lives.
- Celestial Joy and Illusion of Complexity Win Awards
Both Celestial Joy and Illusion of Complexity have won Merit Awards in the 3rd Bi Annual Four Points Contemporary Art Exhibit. The exhibit was juried by Flavia Cosma, the Executive Director, International Writers and Artists Residency of Quebec, Canada.
- Illusion of Complexity Accepted into International Juried Exhibit
The 2014 Art Kudos International Exhibition has selected Illusion of Complexity to exhibit among 156 artworks representing 39 countries. The awards selection for the 10th annual exhibition were made by Graeme Reid, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Shown here in the new rich and beautiful Chestnut patina.
- Finding Courage Accepted Into Juried Exhibit
Finding Courage has been accepted into the 2014 Art Kudos international exhibition,the 9th annual online juried exhibit . The award selections were made by Kara Rooney, Associate Art Editor for The Brooklyn Rail and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. This year 152 artists representing 16 countries were accepted into the show. For additional information please visit art kudos.com
- Mighty Oak Accepted into Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibit
Mighty Oak has been accepted into the juried 2014 Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition. This inspiring botanical exhibit will return to Borderland in mid-September and will be open Tuesdays through Sundays, from 11am to 3pm, through October 4. The juror for this year’s exhibition is Mim Fawcett, Executive Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum.
During the exhibition, on Sept. 21 from 11am to 3pm, members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists (NESBA) will be drawing and painting in the Ames Mansion. Visitors are invited to observe and interact with the artists.
NESBA works to promote public appreciation of the art and science of botanical art and illustration in New England. The Society educates individuals and organizations about botanical art and illustration through exhibits, lectures, workshops, and outreach programs. More information about NESBA is available at nesbaartists.blogspot.com. NESBA is a chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists.
- Patina News
Recently I have begun working with a new team of “ghost artists” in Utah, USA. While challenging, this is also an invigorating and exciting transition! What many fail to realize is the host of talented, highly skilled hands which are vital to the quality completion of every cast work of art. Without these wonderful, committed partners in the process, the work (and particularly the volume of it) would simply not be possible. Each is highly skilled whether it be in mold creation, wax dressing, investing the shell, pouring the molten bronze, chasing the poured metal, patina techniques, and the myriad of “others” essential to keep the wheels turning with both excellence in quality and joy. While rarely recognized for their marvelous talent, they each hold equal talent to the one who created the vision alone.
Pivotal to this endeavor of beginning new artisans in my circle of work, is an exciting new partnership in working with master patineur, Nathan Bennett who will be creating my patinas. The patination process has always held deep passion for me, and I am both excited and honored about this new partnership with Nathan. Excellence in patina detail and quality for my work are unique challenges (and essential) and Nathan is truly gifted and able to meet this challenge with both confidence and grand enthusiasm. I was thrilled to spend many days and long hours working directly with him in the past several weeks as he becomes acquainted with my body of work.
- Mighty Oak Earns Honorable Mention
The Legacy at Governor Ames Estate awarded Mighty Oak an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Juried Legacy Art Exhibition. The one day exhibition was held June 29, 2014 in North Easton, MA.
- Western Arts & Architecture Magazine
Carol is honored to have her work featured in the upcoming August/September 2014 issue of Western Arts and Architecture Magazine. From cowboy to contemporary this high quality, beautiful bi-monthly publication is a feast for the eyes and senses. Carol’s work will be featured in the Illuminations Section. Trillium, Seeds of Harmony, The Garden of Promises, In Vino Veritas I and Serenity will be featured. Browse the latest issue here: http://westernartandarchitecture.com
- Nature’s Bounty Opportunity Drawing in Park City UT
In celebration of National Pollination Week (June 16-22) Gallery MAR sculptor Carol Alleman is donating a sculptural bronze vessel entitled Nature’s Bounty. A lucky participant who makes a recommended donation of $20 to either The Pollinator Partnership (www.pollinator.org) or Park City’s Swaner Eco Center (www.swanerecocenter.org will be entered into the Opportunity Drawing to take home the honeybee and white clover vessel. Ms. Alleman writes an accompanying work of poetry for each sculpture she creates.
Who: Carol Alleman with Gallery MAR
What: “Pollination Week” celebration and Opportunity Drawing
When: The month of June, 2014
Where: 436 Main Street, Park City, Utah
Read more about National Pollination Week in Carol’s June Blog.
- Seeds of Harmony on exhibit in American Women Artists Signature Member Show
Mark your calendars now as the 2014 American Woman Artists (AWA) Show is happening earlier this year. AWA’s 17th Annual Member Show & National Juried Competition Exhibition will be held at the Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA August 15 – September 15, 2014. Carol will participate in the Signature Members Show exhibiting Seeds of Harmony. More information can be found by visiting americanwomanartists.com. As best said by Robert Knight , Chief Executive Officer Tucson Museum of Art, “ The Tucson Museum of Art initiated the first American Women Artists exhibit in 1990, following in the annual tradition of the Prima Vera, a city wide celebration of women in the arts. In the subsequent years, AWA has reached audiences from California to Maryland to Italy and back. Now in their third decade, the acclaimed American Women Artists celebrate their commitment to art with works of high quality, original viewpoints, and enduring inspirations. Museums interested in significant 21st-century American art, how recurring themes crisscross in the lives of painters and sculptors, or the specific viewpoint of women, need look no further than an exhibition of the American Women Artists.” Don’t miss this extraordinary show while enjoying the calming, beautiful seascape of Massachusetts this summer.
- Carol’s Work to Be Presented at Chicago International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show
Carol is honored to have an extensive representation of her work presented at the upcoming CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ART, ANTIQUE and JEWELRY SHOW by Oliver & Espig Gallery. Over 100 extraordinary galleries will exhibit at the show April 24-28. To purchase tickets and view additional information please visit: http://www.chicagospringshow.com/
- Tucson Museum of Art
The CRUSH event, in support of the Tucson Museum of Art, is a 28 day event beginning March 7, 2014 and culminating with the CRUSH Gala on April 5, 2014. Included in the events will be appraisals and auctions by Bonhams, International Auctioneers and Appraisers. Celebrity chefs, Doug Levy and Ryan Clark will both prepare and serve exotic cuisines coupled with wine pairings. Celebrate the art in pARTy and experience a world of wine, food, and art in the lobby and courtyards of the Tucson Museum of Art in historic downtown Tucson. Taste more than 100 different wines from famous wineries and sample fantastic foods offered by 26 different local restaurants. Bid on fabulous items including wine, art, travel, services, and more in the silent auction. The CRUSH Party will be held Friday, April 4, 2013 from 5 – 9 PM at the Tucson Museum of Art. The CRUSH Gala will be held Saturday, April 5, 2013 from 5:00 – 11 PM at Loews Ventana Canyon. For more information please visit www.tucsonmuseumof art.org.
- Carol Has Been Invited to Exhibit at Texas Tech University Museum Event
The Museum of Texas Tech University debuts its’ first Art on the Llano Estacado Art Exhibition and Sale on June 5th-7th, 2014. Thursday night, June 5, features the celebration of the artists, sponsorship, and awards. Friday, June 6, will be a ticketed invitation-only reception and intent to purchase sale. Saturday, June 7 (from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) the public may view and purchase art. The event will be held in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court at the Museum and will feature 40 nationally recognized artists. Carol was honored to be invited as one of the 40 distinguished artists and will participate exhibiting five of her bronze vessels.
The Art on the Llano Estacado Committee invites you to participate in this new and exciting event that will bring together a select group of professional, living artists with serious collectors from Texas and New Mexico. The art will focus on quality and create an exhibition unique in its diversity of style.
For more information, contact Kay Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (806) 792-4363
- Garden of Promises accepted into Cornell Museum Juried Exhibition
Garden of Promises has been accepted into the Cornell Museum National Juried Exhibition in Delray Beach, FL. Michael Monroe is serving as the juror for the exhibit opening to the public February 13, 2014. An artist reception will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.
Michael Monroe currently serves as Director of Curatorial Affairs of Bellevue Arts Museum. He has also served as an independent curator, writer and advisor. He is a member of the American Craft Council, as well as past president of the Peter Joseph Gallery in New York City. Monroe has served as juror for numerous national and international competitions, delivered lectures and organized exhibitions focusing on themes and issues in contemporary American craft.
He has won numerous awards, among them the Smithsonian Institution Outstanding Employee Award (1978-1984-1989-1995) and the NICHE Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award for Craft (1996). He was also selected as an Honorary Fellow at The American Craft Council College of Fellows (1995), and most recently was honored with the prominent “Award of Distinction for Contributions to the Field of Craft” by the American Craft Council (2009). For more information about the exhibit please call 561.243.7922 extension 309 Tuesdays –Thursdays.
- Seeds Of Harmony Wins Award
Seeds of Harmony was selected among 650 global entries to be included in the 2014 Four Points Juried Bi-Annual Competition. Reginald Charles Adams, Executive Director at Museum of Cultural Arts Houston served as the juror selecting 90 works for the exhibit and designating an Honorable Mention Award to Seeds of Harmony. The general public may view the show at http://www.fourpointscontemporary.com/2nd-bi-annual/.
- Twilight Stars accepted into the Topeka Competition 31
Twilight Stars was accepted into the Topeka Competition 31, Topeka, Kansas, USA. This national, juried exhibition was hosted by the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery on behalf of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, and sponsored by Friends of the Library. The juror for the exhibition was Sarah Perkins. An image of Twilight Stars was selected for the large banner promoting the show. The exhibition will run through January 19, 2014. For more information click here.
- Woodland Queens Sold Out
The limited edition of Woodland Queens is now SOLD OUT. The impressively glowing vessel, with its elegant and delicate aspen trees, speaks of cooperation, leadership, generosity, support of one another (particularly in the ‘storms’ of our lives), modeling of the highest personal, community and corporate integrity; and inspiration for one to fully and simply always stretch for the Light. The edition size was 28 – adding the numbers 1 through 7 to total 28. Seven has long been a favorite number for Carol signifying creative perfection connecting the spiritual and temporal realms. The aspen tree is a marvelously wise and soulful teacher – Woodland Queens is a stunningly marvelous mirror of these exceptional qualities. A special thank you to our many valued collectors who have made this edition so successful.
- Remembering Gratitude Wins Award in American Women Arists 2013 Juried Competition
Remembering Gratitude was juried into the American Women Artists 16th Annual Juried Competition. This year, 60 works were chosen from over 800 entries representing works in oil, watercolor, pastel, bronze and wood. The 2013 exhibit was held at the RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX and ran through November 24, 2013. Remembering Gratitude earned the Award of Merit in the show. American Women Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to the inspiration, celebration, and encouragement of women in the arts. As American Art Collector Magazine recently observed, AWA members are, “women of distinction,” representing some of the very best painters and sculptors working today. For additional information please visit www.americanwomenartists.org.
- The Blanche Ames 2013 National Juried Exhibition
The Seed and Promises have been juried into the 2013 Blanche Ames National Exhibit. David Preston Wells, Professor of Painting, New Hampshire Institute of Art, and Manchester, NH served as the 2013 juror. The image of Promises has been selected as the promotional image for the show catalog and the postcard invitation. The exhibit will be held in the Ames Mansion at Borderland State Park; Sharon, MA. The park was the former estate of the botanist Oakes Ames and his artist wife, Blanche. It stretches over 1750 beautiful acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds, and trails. An opening reception will be held on Saturday evening, September 21 while the exhibit runs through October 5, 2013. For additional information visit friendsofborderland.org or call 781.784.6116.
- Artist for Conservation 2013 Annual Juried Exhibit
Twilight Stars, featuring the evening primrose plant and the primrose moth has been selected as a juried inclusion of the 2013 Artist For Conservation International Juried Exhibit. The exhibit includes a live exhibit to be held at Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, BC coupled with a year long virtual exhibit. The show will be held September 28 – October 6, 2013. For additional information visit the Artist for Conservation Website.
- Sacred Marriage Edition Sold Out
- Seeds of Harmony Wins First Place in the The Art League of Hilton Head’s 2013 Biennale Juried Exhibition
Seeds of Harmony earned First Place in the 3D category at The Art League of Hilton Head’s 2013 Biennale Juried Exhibition. Paul E. Matheny, III Chief Curator of Art SC State Museum, was the show juror; selecting 95 pieces of artwork for the exhibit. The State Museum was voted one of the three top museums by Southeastern readers of Southern Living magazine, along with the High Museum in Atlanta and the Smithsonian Institution.
The State Museum has been voted Best Museum in the Midlands five years in a row by Columbia Metropolitan magazine, and was designated Best Museum of 2007 by the readers of the Free Times newspaper.
The exhibition event was held in conjunction with the Bravo Festival of the Arts sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The exhibit was held at the Walter Greer Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC and ran through June 1, 2013. For additional information please visit www.artleaguehhi.org or telephone 843.681.5060.
- Womb of Life Selected by Manhattan Arts International Juried Exhibit
Womb of Life has been accepted into the Manhattan Arts International “Celebrate the Healing Power of Art” exhibit earning an Award of Excellence. This exhibition is designed to bring widespread awareness about the many positive benefits of Fine Art by showcasing a variety of interpretations, subject matter, styles and media that evoke the nature of healing in its many forms. The distinguished panel of jurors included: Jill Conner , Art Critic/Writer, Curator, Founder of AS, New York, NY -the New York Editor of Whitehot Magazine as well as the Editor of On-Verge | Alternative Art Criticism, a collaboration between the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and CUE Art Foundation. Barbara Markoff, Art Consultant, owner of Artrageous!, and a corporate art consultant based in San Diego, CA; and Renée Phillips, Author, Founder/Director, Manhattan Arts International. Renée is founder and director of Manhattan Arts International. She is the author of several books and publications including the Artist Success Package, Presentation Power Tools for Fine Artists, Success NOW! For Artists, and several editions of The Complete Guide to New York Art Galleries. She writes for Professional Artist magazine, the Manhattan Arts International Celebrate The Healing Power of ART blog and Renée Phillips Art News blog. She has organized and curated more than 50 exhibitions in New York, NY in many venues including Lincoln Center. This is the 8th “Celebrate the Healing Power of ART” juried exhibition she has organized. The jurors made their selections based on how well the artists express the healing process through their art, on creative originality, and technical merit. The show runs from May 1 – July 13 and may be viewed on-line at http://www.manhattanarts.com/Gallery/Healing-Power-of-ART/index.htm.
- American Women Artists
Celestial Joy has been accepted into the American Women Artists Juried On-Line 2013 Exhibition. Celestial Joy was chosen as one of ninety-five works of art from 500 entries. American Women Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to the inspiration, celebration, and encouragement of women in the arts. As American Art Collector Magazine recently observed, AWA members are, “women of distinction,” representing some of the very best painters and sculptors working today. For additional information please visit www.americanwomenartists.org.
- Pyramid Society
An Artist Proof of the sold out edition, Gratitude has been donated by Alleman Studios to the Pyramid Society. This piece will be part of their premier offerings at the Egyptian Event Art Auction. The33rd Annual Egyptian Event will be held in Lexington, Kentucky June 3 – 8, 2013. For additional information please visit www.pyramidsociety.org
- The 22nd International Miniature Art Show
Nature’s Bounty – the wonderful small vessel celebrating our beloved honeybee, has been accepted into the 22nd International Miniature Art Show at Seaside Gallery in Nags Head, NC. The exhibit runs from May 1, 2013 through June 1, 2013. The judge/juror for the show is notable artist James Warwick Jones. For additional information please visit www.seasideart.com.
- The 4th National Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art titled The 12X12 Exhibition
Aries Maple, has been accepted into the 4th National Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art titled The 12X12 Exhibition presented by the Todd Art Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University. Dimensions of all works in the exhibit must not exceed 12”. Chosen from 450 applicants, 71 images were selected by jurors Eric Snyder, Gallery Director, Department of Art, Middle Tennessee University and Jochen Wierich, Curator of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, TN. Wierich received his PHD in American Studies at the College of William & Mary and has published a number of books on the topic of American Art and Culture. He has taught History of American Art at colleges in both the United States and Germany. The exhibit will open January 17, 2013 with a reception and juror awards to be held on January 23, 2013. The exhibition closes on February 14, 2013. For directions to the campus please visit http://www.mtsu.edu/maps.php and for directions to the gallery visit http://www.mtsu.edu/art/Todd%20Directions.pdf.
- Western Art Collector Magazine
Carol’s work is featured in the October 2012 issue of Western Art Collector Magazine.
- Wildscape Magazine, an International Journal of Wildlife Art and Conservation
Carol’s bronze work and the process of creating her work is featured in a four page article within Wildscape Magazine, an international journal of wildlife art and conservation. To read the article click here/
- Carol’s Work to Support the American Liver Foundation
Carol participated in the Flavors of Tucson 2012 event with a donation of Quiet Blessings. This delectable culinary event, featuring 16 premiere chefs, is a Tucson fund-raiser for the American Liver Foundation and was held at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson AZ, September 27, 2012. The mission of the American Liver Foundation (ALF) is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
- Caring for the Environment
Alleman Studios Inc. is committed to caring for our environment in as many ways as possible. We are constantly searching for more and better products to allow us to continue to grow in this critical area and support the healthy future of our beautiful planet. Please help us reduce our footprint by writing to us and allowing us to communicate notices of new releases and other intermittent communications via email in place of postcards/mailings. We appreciate your support in our sincere endeavors to continue to grow in a way that supports all of us. You can subscribe to our newsletter with the assurance that we will not share or sell your contact information to any other companies or persons. Thank you.
- Luxe. Design + Interiors Magazine
The Fall 2011 Arizona issue of Luxe. Interiors + Design Magazine features a two page article on Carol and her work as “the best kept secret in the Southwest.” Woodland Queens and Celestial Joy are presented as well as a short article on her work. Carol is very excited to witness the first appreciation in public print to her team of artists helping to transform her work into the bronze forms – those she calls her “ghost artists” working tirelessly and with exceptional skill and talent at the foundry. She holds these artists in highest esteem and works very closely with them to create her body of work; as they assist her in bringing her visions to reality and to our world. Far too rarely are these talented persons acknowledged for their outstanding talent and dedication to this work.
- Arabella Magazine
Arabella, a Canadian Art, Architecture and Design magazine, features Carol Alleman in Fabulous Finds within the 2011 Autumn issue; six of her vessels and The Seed are included.
Carol’s work is again featured in the 2013 Summer Issue of Arrabella, in Fabulous Finds.
- Art Kudos International Competition
Celestial Joy has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 – 2013 Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition. The award selections were made by David Cohen, editor and publisher of Artcritical. This year 157 artists representing 20 countries were accepted into the show.
- Carol’s Work Included in Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Conservation Department
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is the premier cultural resource for the state of Indiana and a major arts-based institution for the Midwest. Currently, the museum is building a new state-of-the-art scientific research laboratory in which to house its highly respected Art Conservation Department. Carol’s Remembering Gratitude will become a permanent part of this science lab collection – per request of the Conservation Department.
“The laboratory will be a high profile feature for the museum with frequent visitors, including curators, donors, trustees, and the public. It will provide a captivating avenue for discussing artists’ materials, craftsmanship, the processes of material aging and how conservation intervenes, and the ways that science can enlighten us about our cultural patrimony – how an object was made, what materials were used by the artist, and how an object reacts with its surroundings.“ ~Dr. Gregory Dale Smith, Senior Conversation Scientist
Carol’s deliberate and intricate patination process is of particular interest to the museum laboratory. It is hoped that Remembering Gratitude will make a significant contribution in IMA’s Art Conservation Department’s studies to help understand how to best display and preserve bronze works; and specifics on how conservation intervenes.
- Artist For Conservation Foundation
Carol is a member of the acclaimed Artists for Conservation Foundation. The foundation limits the number of artists it represents and Carol is proud to be part of their worthy mission of exceptional support for the preservation of our natural world. “It is indeed an honor to be an active member of the Artists for Conservation community. I enthusiastically anticipate my work – in cooperation with others -making a significant contribution to conservation efforts.” The Artists for Conservation Foundation (AFC) is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the natural world. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the Foundation represents the world’s leading collective of artists focused on nature and wildlife, with a membership spanning five continents and twenty-seven countries. The organization’s mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation, biodiversity, sustainability and environmental education through art that celebrates our natural heritage.
- Guest Artist Feature Article in Phoenix Home and Garden
- Carol Featured in American Bungalow
Keep up with Carol’s latest bronze works in the extremely informative and beautifully designed American Bungalow, a magazine for Arts and Crafts collectors and enthusiasts.