Love Blooms in International AFC Exhibit at Sonora Desert Museum

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

Love Blooms
8.5″ x 4.75″ x 4.75″

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 Download a schedule of events here. The 58 artworks in the exhibit have been juried from the 500 member artists spanning 5 continents and 35 countries. The Sonora Art Museum is ranked by TRIP ADVISOR as one of the top 10 museums in the USA and the number ONE Tucson attraction. We are proud to be a participant in this notable exhibit.

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

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 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

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!



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″

Marriage of Spirit Selected for Artists for Conservation International 2015 Exhibition



Marriage of Spirit

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

Detail of Marriage of Spirit by Carol Alleman

Artists for Conservation Exhibit at the Sonoran Desert Museum

This weekend I visited the Sonoran Desert Museum to view the current exhibit by the Artists for Conservation – the world’s leading artist group dedicated to supporting conservation. Annually they present a juried exhibition and benefit titled “The Art of Conservation: an international exhibit of nature in art”.  The event recognizes artists for their commitment, involvement and passion to artistic excellence coupled with conservation while directly supporting conservation organizations around the globe through the sale of their work.

While the entire show at the Desert Museum this year was quite stirring and beautiful, my favorites included an incredibly moving while warmly calming large oil painting by Kathleen Dunn titled Last Night with two owls; a smaller beautiful acrylic titled Black-throated Sparrows and Silver Leaf Sunray  by Sharon Schafer; Migrating Cranes by Hans Kappel; Trumpeter Echelon by Gregory McHuron; and Robert Bateman’s capturing and alluring oil, Pacific Northwest Snow Laden Scene with a Pack of Seven Wolves.

While this visit was focused on the AFC exhibit, I, of course, had to take advantage of being there again and spend time throughout the museum’s renowned habitat and wildlife exhibits. The museum is an excellent avenue to gain acquaintance and a plethora of knowledge about the often hidden gifts of the quiet desert. If you plan a visit to Arizona, it is definitely a “must see” on your touring schedule. One could easily spend the better part of day to fully explore all they offer. For more information please visit

If you’ve not yet visited the Artists for Conservation website (, I invite you to take a few minutes and visit their website of diverse and talented international artists dedicated to wildlife and habitat conservation and outstanding artistic expression. I was juried into Artists for Conservation in 2011 and am delighted to be a part of their outstanding mission.