Mighty Oak and Possibilities in Juried Exhibition

Mighty Oak$9504" x 4.5 x 4.5"

Mighty Oak
4″ x 4.5 x 4.5″

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.

Possibilities $395 2.75" x 3.5" x 2.5"


2.75″ x 3.5″ x 2.5″

Trillium on UTube

Trillium$1,9506" x 5.5" x 5.5"

6″ x 5.5″ x 5.5″

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 in Juried Exhibition

In Vino Veritas I$3,69011.25" x 6.25" x 6.25"

In Vino Veritas I

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 in Juried Exhibition

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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.

Love Blooms in 2016 American Women Artists Masters and Signature Exhibit

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.

Love Blooms$2,8008.5" x 4.75" x 4.75"

Love Blooms
8.5″ x 4.75″ x 4.75″

Alleman Studios 15th Anniversary



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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,




GratitudeSold Out 2 Artist proofs Available7.25" x 6" x 6"


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:

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Gratitude, Miracles and Trillium in bisque clay


2014 BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM, Prevailing Winds; Ginkgo: Seed of Hope

2015 GILCREASE MUSEUM, Collectors Reserve, Serenity and Twilight Stars


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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



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.


Mighty Oak$9504" x 4.5 x 4.5"

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.



Remembering Gratitude$1,6758.25" x 3.5" x 3.5"

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!



American Women Artists 2016 Master and Signature Exhibition

AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS annual Signature and Master Exhibition


The 2016 AWA Signature and Master Exhibition will be held in Bennington, Vermont this year September 23- November 13, 2016. It will run simultaneously with the annual member juried exhibition.   We will share additional information closer to this event though if you will be in the area you may want to add it to your calendar now as it is historically a very rich, diverse and notably beautiful exhibit.

Artists for Conservation Annual Exhibition

Carol, has once again been selected to participate in the Annual Artists for Conservation Exhibition.

Artists for Conservation Foundation - Signature Member - Supporting Nature Through Art


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.

Love Blooms$2,8008.5" x 4.75" x 4.75"

Love Blooms

8.5″ x 4.75″ x 4.75″

Mighty Oak Earns Award

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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.