- Tucson Museum of Art Acquires Graceful One for Permanent Collection
The Tucson Museum of Art has recently acquired the bronze vessel titled, Graceful One, for their permanent collection. This piece was inspired by the graceful weeping bottle brush tree. We are delighted to have this piece receive this recognition and take home within this incredible museum’s permanent collection. Read inspiration below:
The slightest breeze will move their delicate branches, even if unnoticed by most. Things are always moving, I believe, in gentle ways as well as larger, more obvious ways, on our behalf – and for our highest good. Most often in the midst of these movements, we are completely unaware of the infinite synchronicities beyond the human eye. Branches of the weeping bottle brush do indeed move with the slightest breeze, reminding us of the incessant presence of grace, moving quietly and powerfully in the background of our lives.
These graceful, weeping branches also hold a unique habit of shooting seemingly barren branches, only to pop a brilliant bloom at the tip. This distinctive, luring, feature gives rise to deeper reflection. How often do we look upon something or someone, as ‘dead wood.’ neglecting to leave room for mystery, grace, or miracles simply hidden from the human eye? And how often have I experienced seasons of feeling as though nothing were truly alive within me, and then suddenly, one small or large event, person, experience or word, sprouts a new bloom of life, and everything feels immensely different – enlarged?
The genus name for weeping bottle brush means ‘beautiful stamen.’ The stamen is the pollen producer – the heart of the bloom. It is a beautiful, scarlet bloom that gave name to the species because of its physical likeness to the common household bottle brush. Bottle brushes are used to clean those deep, dark corners so difficult to reach with any other tool. We too, I reflected, often need some very special tools (grace, courage, compassion, love) to both reach and cleanse the deep, dark corners of our interiors. And often, this deep cleansing brings with it a share of weeping and of ‘letting go.’ A center core (Heart) holds the thread-like stamen of the bloom. Through both our weeping and our blooming, we too, are indeed held by a center Core.
While sculpting the vessel, I felt stuck at one point and surprisingly disconnected to it. When I first started sketching the surface of the clay with my needle tool, I thought I was creating a haven for several hummingbirds. I very much liked the idea of creating a haven for those incessant pollinators, as they fly wildly, their wings tracing the symbol of infinity. I knew well of their attraction to this tree of ‘beautiful stamen.’ Yet I could not see them in the branches and foliage I was sculpting. Thankfully, I have learned to surrender to the clay and that interior voice above my own limited projections and expectations. I sat, slowly spinning the vessel on the turntable and listening. Within minutes, a small voice within said, “you are missing a deeper connection to the heart of the piece”. I went to the keyboard and googled ‘weeping bottle brush stamen’ seeking a seed of clarity and clicking on the first reference I felt drawn toward. It opened a site, Nature’s Flower of Life and I was immediately guided back to the essence – the Heart – of this vessel. I found the words on the page giving voice to all that I held inside me. I smiled, realizing once again, a tree had chosen ‘me’ to speak the words I most needed to hear again this season. The words of Solara Zwaneveld, a healing therapist in Australia, gently led me to yet another deeper wisdom of the weeping bottle brush.
I read and reflected on her words regarding the healing qualities of the weeping bottle brush flower essence:
“The energy of the Weeping Bottle brush soothes and relaxes the muscles, allowing a letting go [cleansing] of the tension of holding onto struggle and fear associated with survival of being within this human body. When the body relaxes into a state of peace, the pulsating energy of the seeds of truth that lie behind the illusion of life’s dramas, opens the way to re-membering the Divine Being of Light that you [we] are.
I see the doctrine of signatures of this beautiful, vibrant red flower in the multitude of red thread-like stamen that make up the flower. These, I was shown, to be likened to many threads of energy connecting each Hu-Man Being to the Source of all of creation [and to one another], from their heart centers.”
Used with the generous permission of Solara Zwaneveld, www.flowersforhealing.com
I reflected, with Solara, on the profound qualities of all those scarlet threads as our common bloodlines. When I cleanse a part of myself, I was reminded, I cleanse a part of all of us. And when I weep, I never truly weep alone. And, in this process of growing in peace, we are able to profoundly recognize our common divinity. We are woven together by grace.
Graceful One in her vessel form, opens herself to both receive and to give. She opens herself that she might open a part of all of us, to give and to receive, cleanse and bloom, and remind us of Who we are and all we share, through grace.
- Womb of Life at Haggin Museum Exhibition
Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin is the exhibition title of the 2018 American Women Artists Master and Signature museum exhibition, and Womb of Life has been selected as a part of this exhibit. For this exhibition, members of American Women Artists (AWA) were asked to create artwork that was inspired by (or reflects) a selection of 13 paintings from the Haggin Museum’s 19th – 20th-century art including works by William Merritt Chase, Albert Bierstadt, Rosa Bonheur, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other notable artists. This juried exhibition includes nearly 100 pieces of artwork that include paintings and sculptures from notable women artists in North America and Canada. The exhibition opened August 2, 2018 and will continue through September 16, 2018. The Haggin Museum is located in Stockton, CA.
I submitted Womb of Life, in response to The Juniata River painting by George Inness. Womb of Life invites us to embrace EACH of life‘s events as our utter nourishment for growth, as we are held, protected, nourished and grown toward a new birth within the Womb of Life.
- Transitions II invites us to Warmly Welcome Life Transitions
Transitions II (42″h) holds an impressively beautiful, inviting and warm presence in the Broadmoor Gallery, Colorado Springs CO. This large, open piece is an invitation to OPEN OUR ARMS WIDELY to both notice and embrace ALL of life’s incessant transitions, large and small, on nothing less than a soulful, grateful breath.
In our lives, each of us experience transitions of varying degrees – some celebration times, some grieving, others simply challenging in diverse ways. Sometimes we even sense a transition, without being able to name it. When this happens our first response may be to ignore it or deny it- while by doing so, we open the doors wide to allowing fear to navigate our path ahead (seldom a wise navigator).
Our life transitions, instead, I believe are sacred nudges. Nudges with seeds of empowerment, if even in an invisible manner at the time. Noticing and embracing each of life’s transitions fuels and nourishes us in quiet, while profoundly powerful ways. Of one thing we can be certain – life holds transition upon transition – the only question is in how we will each receive the often hidden gifts within each and every transition. Resistance (or completely ignoring them) ultimately only denies us the immense gifts. Simply trying to “get through them” can numb our spirits (though sometimes we need a short spell of stepping out of life’s rhythm to be able to fully integrate the essence of a larger transition).
An open heart of gratitude, trust and acceptance fuels our souls and deepens our spirits; allowing us a truly intimate, truthful, and ever growing and deepening experience of joyful, grateful living on this earth. Most resistance is simply our egos insistence that we know better than ANY other Power, exactly how life should unfold for us. May you be nudged to notice – to embrace and appreciate, the best you can – each and every both large and small transition as you travel this journey we call life. May you find a renewed peacefulness in your acceptance -and in your deepened gratitude for the gifts of Life.
Transitions II is currently on display at both The Broadmoor Galleries in CO and The Mark Sublett/Medicine Man Gallery in AZ. These two pieces will be the final pieces available for purchase before the edition closes. Transitions II is suitable for either indoor or outdoor placement – on a pedestal or simply, as seen above, on a secure, hard surface. It is hoped to be a constant reminder to open our arms WIDE, and with gratitude, to each transition in our lives.
- Plein Air and Sculpture Show at the Broadmoor
Carol will be present at the upcoming Plein Air and Sculpture Show hosted by the Broadmoor Galleries, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO. The show opens on Friday, July 13th and runs through Sunday, July 15, 2018. Come visit with the numerous artists – learn more about their creative process and inspirations. The Broadmoor Galleries, with its exceptionally professional and knowledgeable staff will assist you with starting or adding to your art collection; while providing a most relaxing and inspiring opportunity to appreciate the diverse and extensive offerings in various mediums.
- Haggin Museum Exhibition
Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin is the exhibition title of the 2018 American Women Artists Master and Signature museum exhibition, and Womb of Life has been selected as a part of this exhibit.
For this exhibition, members of American Women Artists (AWA) were asked to create artwork that was inspired by (or reflects) a selection of 13 paintings from the Haggin Museum’s 19th – 20th-century art including works by William Merritt Chase, Albert Bierstadt, Rosa Bonheur, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other notable artists. AWA artists have taken their inspiration from the work of art, the artist’s greater body of work, or the theme of the painting. This juried exhibition will include nearly 100 pieces of artwork that ranges from paintings to sculptures. The exhibition opens August 2, 2018 and will continue through September 16, 2018. The Haggin Museum is located in Stockton, CA. An opening reception will be held on August 2, from 7-9 PM.
I submitted,Womb of Life, in response to The Juniata River painting by George Inness. The Inness painting interprets a landscape setting in Harrisburg, PA – an area very close to my birthplace. Effortlessly, I slip into memories of similar heart-warming landscapes while gazing upon it.
The Juniata River, representing man in harmony with nature mirrors the essence of my work. When painting it, Inness had recently returned from a study trip to Europe, after which his attentions shifted from expressing objective forms to an intentional aim for spiritual expression through his work. He grew preoccupied with the inner world – as have I, throughout my development as an artist and writer.
Womb of Life, with three trees, not unlike those in The Juniata River, represents the trinity (mirrored in the limited edition number of 111). Trinity reaches broader than a Christian context. Symbolically, it includes the essences of beginning, middle, end; father, mother, child; and birth, life and death; etc. The spiritual essence of Womb of Life, as echoed in the Companion Poetry, is the suggestion that absolutely every experience in our lives is simply an experience, as we are held within the womb of life – being nourished, protected, and grown as we await a new birth. It invites us to consider a spirit of gratitude rather than resistance toward all experiences in our lives. The trees reflect natures’ pure acceptance in living this truth.
- Carol at The Broadmoor Gallery Plein Air Event in July
The Broadmoor Gallery is hosting a Plein Air Art Event on the grounds of The Broadmoor Hotel on July 13 – 15, 2018. This year the event includes three bronze sculptors, and Carol is one of the three that will be in attendance. The setting of the galleries and the hotel are exquisite – especially during the lovely, warm summer days.
The gallery is open 365 days a year from 9:30 AM to 6 PM…..stop by the gallery during this event enjoy and appreciate watching the painters in action and speak with the sculptors as well.
- Aries Maple Earns Award
Aries Maple, earned the award of BEST METAL ARTWORK in the 27th International Miniature Exhibit held at the Seaside Gallery, Outer Banks, NC. Top miniature artists from 5 continents, 8 countries, and 36 states in America entered their original works of miniature art for this show of over 500 works of art. All works were original – no reproductions.We are proud to receive this recognition for Aries Maple that speaks about our willingness to GO FIRST while others around us are not so inclined….read the inspiration to learn more.
- Herberger Theater Exhibition
Love Blooms and Remembering Gratitude have been accepted into the juried exhibition titled Bloom at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, AZ. The exhibit opens June 6 and runs through July 30, 2018. An opening reception will be held on June 6 from 5:30 – 7 PM.
Love Blooms speaks to us about remembering to be flexible in our lives, while living from a blanket of love and offering appreciation to the many invisible helpers in our lives.
- SHEMER ART CENTER and MUSEUM
Seeds of Harmony and Graceful One have both been juried into the 2018 summer exhibition at the museum: Arizona’s Desert Beauty.
The exhibition opens May 29, 2018 and closes July 12, 2018. The Shemer has been named “One of the 10 Best Museums in Phoenix” by USA Today and “One of Phoenix’s 10 Best-Kept Secrets” by The Culture Trip. For additional information visit: https://shemerartcenter.org/
- Aries Maple on exhibit in Nags Head, NC
Aries Maple, a miniature of the Japanese Maple Tree will be included in the 23rd Annual Miniature Exhibition at Seaside Art Gallery, Nag Head, NC The exhibit opens April 23rd. The title of this piece combines the attribute of always longing to “go first” of the Aries zodiac sign with the similar habit of the beloved maple trees always trying to be “first” to bud out after their winter slumber. Nine small keys (nosies; helicopters; seed pods) are sculpted into the roots of the three maple trees.
- Brownsville Museum of Art 46th Annual International Exhibition
Remembering Gratitude was recognized yet again with its selection, along with Serenity, on the optional bronze base, in the 46th International Exhibition at the Brownsville Museum of Art, Brownsville, TX. 132 works were selected among over 400 entries for inclusion in this exhibit. The exhibit opens April 25th and runs through May 26.
- Remembering Gratitude in Juried Exhibit, Overland Park, KS
Remembering Gratitude was juried into the Overland Park 2018 Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibit opens April 6th and runs through June 3rd. 11902 Lowell Avenue, Overland Park, KS
- Twilight Stars in Exhibition at Mesa Contemporary Art Museum
Twilight Stars (shown above) has been invited to be a part of the 39th Annual Crafts Exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition has become a benchmark for innovation and quality. Representative of traditional craft mediums including ceramics, fibers, basketry, metals, wood, glass, jewelry, papermaking and book arts, this exhibition showcases 52 artworks by 46 artists, representing 16 states.
Guest Juror for the 39th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition was Bruce Hoffman, Director of Gravers Lane Gallery in historic Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia
Opening Reception will be held Friday, February 9, 2018 from 7-10 PM in the Main Gallery (Dobson) at the Mesa Arts Center; 1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ. The opening reception will include live music by Keith Johnson, light refreshments and a cash bar.
- Celestial Joy Earns AWARD in American Women Artist Master/Signature 2017 Exhibition
The 2017 exhibition, held at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, included 145 works of art created by women artists from the USA and Canada. Celestial Joy earned the Marilyn Newmark Foundation Award for Best Sculpture Done in an Academic Manner. We are are honored to receive this recognition and support the American Women Artists growing organization. Less than 5% of the artwork hanging in museums across the USA include work created by female artists….we hope to balance that historical reality.
- American Women Artists 2017 Exhibit
Under a Vast Sky is the title of the 2017 American Women Artists Exhibit of both Signature and Master Artists and Juried Invitational Artists. The exhibit includes 145 works of some of the most talented women artists in America and Canada. The exhibit is being shown from October 13 – Dec 3, 2017 at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, 7000 Tanque Verde Road in Tucson AZ. This extraordinary display of exceptional talent is always an inspiring joy to see.
The opening reception and awards presentation will be held November 3, 2017 from 6- 9 PM.
Celestial Joy is a part of the Signature Master portion of the exhibition this year.
- Quiet Radiance in 2017 Mountain Oyster Club Annual Art Show
Quiet Radiance has been selected by the 2017 jurors of the Mountain Oyster Club for inclusion in their annual art show. This show holds a highly esteemed, long-term reputation as one of the foremost shows of western contemporary art in our nation. The show opens with an artist and patron reception on November 18 and continues to be on exhibit through January 12, 2018.
Love Blooms has been accepted into two National Juried Exhibitions for the autumn of 2017:
Topeka Competition 33 in Topeka, Kansas and Viewpoint 49 in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are delighted with the recognition being received for this newer piece.
The Viewpoint 49 exhibition will take place at the Greenwich House Gallery. 2124 Madison Road, Cincinnatio, Ohio with an opening reception on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 7-10PM. The exhibition will run through November 4th and be open Monday-Saturday 11Am – 5 PM.
The Topeka Competition 33 exhibit will be held at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery at 1515 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS. The opening reception and awards reception will be held November 12 from 1- 3 PM. Juror, Emily Williams (noted glass sculptress) will present the awards and discuss the pieces chosen for the exhibit. The exhibit will close January 7, 2018.
Opening May 11th from 3-8 PM the BROADMOOR Galleries, book ending the Broadmoor Hotel, in Colorado Springs, CO will host their 3rd Sculpture Show featuring the work of over 25 acclaimed sculptors. Carol will participate and be available through the subsequent week-end to meet and share with collectors and interested persons. It is rare for fine art galleries to present sculpture only shows these days and we are thrilled to be included in one with such distinguished and renown talent. Thursday through the week-end the gallery will be energetically buzzing with many of these sculptors present to meet and speak with visitors. This is a very unique opportunity to both see amazing works and to meet the artists as well. The Broadmoor Gallery is impeccable in its professionalism and integrity – they continuously create a very inviting, warm and engaging climate for browsing the collection without hovering. It’s a deep joy to simply browse the gallery and soak in the truly remarkable collection they present. We are honored to be partners with them.
Over the past seventeen years Carol’s work has been included in exhibitions at the following museums:
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Stickley Museum, Morris Plains, NJ
Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL
Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
Old West Museum, Cheyene, WY
Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
In 2017, so far, we anticipate participation in a second juried museum exhibition at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, participation at The Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA and at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, WY. We are honored to be invited to show the work at these marvelous museums among the work of some of the most notable contemporary artists today.
Twilight Stars, Love Blooms and Quiet Blessings have each been accepted into the WESTERN SPIRIT ART SHOW at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, WY. The show opens with an opening reception on March 4, 2017 from 6- 9 PM.
Love Blooms; 8.5″h $2800
The show will run through April 16, 2017. The show includes a miniature show, a Quick Draw, and an Art Ucork’d. For additional information please visit www.oldwestmuseum.org.
This week we posted a new UTube video showing many of the steps in the very lengthy lost wax process of casting the bronze vessel titled Gratitude. The video shows a simplification of the process while touching on most of the essential steps in this lengthy process. It typically takes between 8 and 12 weeks for one piece to move entirely through this process. It is interesting to note that if a mistake is made during ANY of the many steps, it can quickly demand an entirely new casting – beginning with the pouring of a new wax positive form. For EACH vessel cast, a new wax must be both poured and thoroughly cleaned (technically “dressed”) including, for my particular work, the exterior, the interior and ALL the many vast cut out areas in between. Most bronze sculptures do not have a visible interior, dramatically decreasing the necessary time to thoroughly clean the wax. While the Gratitude vessel limited edition sold out many years ago, two Artist Proofs still remain available for purchase, and a second, more recent vessel featuring the California Poppy, Remembering Gratitude, is still an open edition and available for immediate purchase.
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Similar videos are available on UTube highlighting Seeds of Harmony, Celestial Joy, Trillium, and Womb of Life.
Carol’s work: Twilight Stars and Love Blooms have been invited to be a part of the Old West Museum Cheyenne Frontier Days, Western Spirit Juried Exhibition. The exhibit and sale opens March 4 and runs through April 16, 2017. The opening reception will be held March 4 at 6 PM; 4610 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY. Tickets may be purchased by telephoning (307) 778-7290.
A special feature of the March 4th opening night festivities is the Vandewark Miniature Art exhibit. An action packed “Quick Draw” featuring six artists will begin at 7:00 PM with a live auction following the awards ceremony. There will be live entertainment, complimentary wine & beer and heavy hors d’ oeuvres. For additional information please visit https://www.oldwestmuseum.org/western-spirit-art-show/.
Opening December 10, 2016 and running through February 5 , 2017; Carol’s bronze vessel , Love Blooms, will be part of the internationally represented ARTIST FOR CONSERVATION exhibit at the Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson AZ. The exhibit opens to the public on December 10 with various activities and workshops in the lead-up, including an Art & Conservation Symposium from December 8-10. The Desert Museum and its Art Institute is a special place to visit for nature and art lovers alike. See a list of artists whose work is featured in Arizona here. Find out more at https://www.desertmuseum.org/
Mighty Oak and Possibilities have been juried into the 2016 5x5x5 Art Exhibition to be held at the River Oaks Arts Center, 1330 Second Street, Alexandria, LA from November 18, 2016 through January 13, 2017. American Museum Director, Mark A. Tullos, Jr. was the selected juror for this miniature exhibition. He is currently the President and C.E.O. of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. Mighty Oak presents twelve (an elder number) of tiny acorns within the roots of the three trees and offers inspiration to express appreciation for the seeds our elders have planted allowing us to enjoy the subsequent fruits while also igniting a deeper appreciation for the vast potency of OUR individual seeds – no matter how seemingly tiny they may appear to us. This limited edition of 120 pieces is VERY close to selling out, so if you hold interest in this piece now is the time to act.
Possibilities is presented in a satin lined velvet pouch excellent for gift-giving. This small acorn speaks to the promise that each of us – in every season of our lives – are living with absolute purpose – never lost. It is a beautiful desk top, or bookshelf sized inspirational piece.
Over the coming months we will be uploading videos highlighting various pieces in both the Nature and Tree of Life Series of vessels. Included will be many images relating to the creative process including the lost wax process; and multiple views and detail images of the pieces. Become a subscriber and view the videos here.
See more images of the Trillium vessel and learn more about the symbolism of this beautiful woodland plant which is all about “3’s”….and also brings us warm inspiration, nudging us to remember the many invisible helpers always present in our lives. See the uTube video here
In Vino Veritas I has been accepted into the Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA, Abundance Juried Exhibition. The exhibition will open with an artist reception on October 1, 2016 from 4-6PM. The show will run through October 29, 2016.
n Vino Veritas I (In Wine there is Truth) speaks of the rich and ancient symbolism of the grape, grapevine, and of wine. Inspired by the circling tendrils of the vine, it mirrors infinity and our deep connection to one another. Inspired by the attentive pruning necessary for the vine to be productive, it invites us to consider how we might ‘prune our lives’ to bear our finest fruits. And, inspired by the symbolism of wine itself, it is an expression of infinite Absolute Truth – the Truth we are – in deepest community with ourselves and one another. This piece was an Award winner in the American Women Artists Juried Exhibition.
Twilight Stars has been accepted into the 2016 Bank of the Arts Exhibition in New Bern, NC. 572 entries were received for the exhibition and Twilight Stars is one of the chosen 87 in the juried exhibit. Larry Wheeler, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art was the juror. The exhibit opens October 24 and will run through November 26, at the gallery where a poetry contest (PulitzerNC:The Power of Words) will also be held in connection with the visual art exhibit. More information may be found at CravenArts.org.
Womb of Life has been accepted into the 2016 Centennial Exhibition at the Phipps Center for the Arts, in Hudson, WI. The exhibit, National Parks – Personal Narratives opens on October 21, 2016 and runs through November 27, 2016. For additional information please visit thephipps.org.
Love Blooms will be a part of the 2016 American Women Artists Masters and Signature Exhibit to being held at the Bennington Art Center, in Bennington Vermont. The exhibit opens September 23 and runs through November 13, 2016. An adjunct Juried Member Exhibition will run concurrently. Visit www.thebennington.org or American Women Artists website for additional information.
ALLEMAN STUDIOS CELEBRATES THEIR 15th ANNIVERSARY
It’s hard to believe it’s only been 15 years when I reflect upon all that has happened through this time. During the past fifteen years, when I placed my first bronze cast vessel into a fine art gallery in Scottsdale, AZ (August 2001) my studio has grown and bloomed miraculously. My work has been accepted into 87 Juried Exhibitions; including 7 Juried Museum Exhibitions and has earned 17 awards including several awards in the American Women Artists Master and Signature Exhibitions and the notable Gilcrease Museum 2015 Collector’s Reserve First Place Award in 2015. Also in 2015, we were honored by the invitation to exhibit 16 works (including a retrospective) at the Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ in the three month running Green and Gray Exhibition. My work has been published in 15 books/magazines and I have completed five commissions. I hold the great honor to have been invited to become a distinguished Signature Member of the American Women Artists and a member of the International Artists for Conservation. And, many years ago I was so very honored to have Mighty Oak chosen as the recognition gift presented to 2004 Noble Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Maathai in Beverly Hills, CA.
I certainly do not do this alone, rather with the immense contribution of our highly skilled foundry workers; studio office support; and many fine art gallery representatives and partnerships. I will ever be most grateful to the Redfern Gallery for their very early, amazing confidence and support of my work. It’s been an exhilarating and joyful journey! Below we reflect upon the highlights, with warmest gratitude to all of our cherished collectors…realizing you are the vital link that allows me to continue creating – thank you!
With my very warmest gratitude,
ALLEMAN AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Below is a listing of some of the recognition and awards Alleman work has received over the past fifteen years with designation of the precise piece and juried exhibit. We do not participate in any non-juried exhibitions. MANY pieces have never been submitted to any juried exhibitions (most high quality, juried exhibitions accept work completed/released within the past two years only , grossly limiting the number of qualifying pieces). Because a piece has not earned an award surely does not make it any less notable (it may well have been too popular to allow for inventory supply to support an exhibit, as was often the case). We recognize many collectors love to hear of awards confirming their choice of artwork to be “intelligent” and for those perhaps the following will be helfpul.
2015 Gilcrease Museum, Collectors’s Reserve, Williams FIRST PLACE AWARD in sculpture
2015 Green & Gray Exhibition, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe AZ
2015 Green & Gray Exhibition, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe AZ
2014 American Women Artists Master Signature and Signature Juried Exhibition; earned BRONZE AWARD
2014 Featured in Western Art & Architecture Feature Article
2014 Four Points Contemporary Juried Exhibition; Honorable Mention
2013 Art League of Hilton Head, FIRST PLACE in 3D
2013 American Women Artists Master Signature and Signature Juried Exhibition; AWARD OF MERIT
2012 Hudson Gallery NOW WOW Project II; MERIT AWARD
2012 Women’s Works; 25th Annual International Exhibition; GALLERY CHOICE AWARD
2016 Groover Studio Award, Jacksonville University Museum, AL
2014 Juried Legacy Art Exhibition, HONORABLE MENTION
2015 Green & Gray Exhibition, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe AZ
2014 Four Points Contemporary BiAnnual Juried Competition; MERIT AWARD
2015 Green & Gray Exhibition, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe AZ
2014 Four Points Contemporary BiAnnual Juried Competition; MERIT AWARD
2005 Sculptural Pursuit Annual Juried Competition; INDUSTRY AWARD
2004 Ministry & Liturgy Annual Juried Visual Arts Awards; BENE AWARD
2005 Art Calendar; Magazine Cover Image
2004 Ministry & Liturgy Annual Juried Visual Arts Awards; BENE AWARD
2015 Green & Gray Exhibition, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe AZ
2012 International Miniature Exhibit; FIRST PLACE, Nags Head, NC
2013 Manhattan Arts International, AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
2012 American Women Artists Member Juried Exhibition; Best Sculpture Done in an Academic and Realistic Manner
2015 GREEN & GRAY Exhibition, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe AZ:
Gratitude, Miracles and Trillium in bisque clay
2014 BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM, Prevailing Winds; Ginkgo: Seed of Hope
2015 TUCSON DESERT ART MUSEUM; Empire 100; Marriage of Spirit
2011 and 2012 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS; Gala Event, Gratitude and Womb of Life
2011 STICKLEY MUSEUM, Trunk Show, Five different pieces
2014 CORNELL MUSEUM OF ART; Garden of Promises
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS:
2016 Nature Inspired, Spring 2016 Edition, Softcover Book (Trillium and Garden of Promises featured with companion writing)
2014 Western Art & Architecture; feature article
2013 and 2011 Arabella Magazine (Canadian); Fabulous Finds Feature Article
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Artists for Conservation Hardcover Book, Juried Artist
2012 Wildscape Magazine; Featured Artist
2011 Luxe Design + Interiors Magazine; Feature Article
2007 Idea House, Phoenix Home & Garden
2007 A Montage of Masterworks, The Redfern Gallery (Hard Cover book)
2006 Southwest Art; Vases and Vessels
2006 Celebrating Thirty Years, The Redfern Gallery (Hard Cover book)
2006 Phoenix Home and Garden, Feature Article
2005 Southwest Art; Artists to Watch
2005 Art Calendar – Cover (Finding Courage)
A complete listing of ALL the Juried Exhibits we have been accepted into is listed on our website on the Artist Profile Page.
OTHER MEMORABLE REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST 15 YEARS
Some of the other most notable highlights of the fifteen years include the honor of having Mighty Oak chosen as the appreciation gift presented to 2004 Noble Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Maathai; in a Gala Award presentation via Tree People in Beverly Hills, CA. Ms. Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement. “It was while she served in the National Council of Women that she introduced the idea of planting trees with the people in 1976 and continued to develop it into a broad-based, grassroots organization whose main focus is the planting of trees with women groups in order to conserve the environment and improve their quality of life. Through the Green Belt Movement her work has assisted women in planting more than 20 million trees on their farms and on schools and church compounds. Wangari Maathai is internationally recognized for her persistent struggle for democracy, human rights and environmental conservation.” –www.nobelprize.org.
We were very proud and honored to play a small part in recognition and celebration of her worthy contributions to our global world. She left her deeply beautiful, caring, and contagious fingerprint upon our world.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is the premier cultural resource for the state of Indiana and a major arts-based institution for the Midwest. When the museum contructed its new state-of-the-art scientific research laboratory in which to house its highly respected Art Conservation Department they acquired Remembering Gratitude for the permanent collection.
“The laboratory is a high profile feature for the museum with frequent visitors, including curators, donors, trustees, and the public. It provides 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 continue to 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 measures intervene.
We appreciated the honor of being invited to participate in the Annual Gala Event two years at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
For five running years, early in my career, we participated in the then notable Loveland Sculpture in the Park event. Three of those five years my work was among the top ten in individual artist sales for the show which exhibited nearly 300 sculptors’ works to the 25,000 visitors.
“It feels as though I’ve been doing this work for much longer than 15 years and yet when I pause to reflect over all these years, my sometimes sputtering memory is challenged. It has been a truly deep deep joy to reflect over these miraculous years – and with such extraordinary gratitude to the many foundry hands, our trusted gallery representatives and especially our many cherished collectors.”
Congratulations to all of us!
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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, 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.
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)
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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/
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Carol’s work is featured in the October 2012 issue of Western Art Collector Magazine.
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 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.
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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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.