- 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
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- 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.