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.

Celestial Joy
20.5″ x 14″ x 14″

Love Blooms Recognized

Love Blooms
8.5″ x 4.75″ x 4.75″

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.

HUGE Sculpture Show at The Broadmoor Galleries

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.


Alleman Studios 15th Anniversary



carol_working2        COMP-31-Outdoor-banner             iContact-Green-and-GrayCarol's work featured in the August/September 2014 issue of Western Arts and Architecture Magazine.Carol's work featured in the August/September 2014 issue of Western Arts and Architecture Magazine.

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!



Mighty Oak Earns Award

Carol Alleman with Mighty Oak  MIGHTYOAK121x_m

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 We are delighted this lovely treasure has earned recognition. Nature’s Bounty was also included in the exhibit.

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 Carol-and-Nathan-finsihing-up-patina-workNathan. 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.


Summer Cleaning

As promised, with limited editions, as an edition closes we commit to destroying the mold.  This is often an emotional process – akin to saying a final farewell to a beloved friend. This past week, in the studio, it was time to “let go” of some kindred friends in the mold form.  I was reminded of the wondrous and inspiring spirit of the Ginkgo: Seed of Hope vessel  with its rich reminder to simply “let go”.   It is always a reassuring joy to remember during this process that all the members of the edition are at home somewhere in our  world, hopefully bringing joy and inspiration to many souls.  It is my practice to trust that each piece will indeed find its perfect home – its perfect journey – and at the perfect time.

And, with the destruction of molds, new space is created for the anticipation of new works to come in their season.  In this summer season of rich harvest time, it is a delight to relish with deepest gratitude, in the harvest of the fields and the harvest of the creative process once more.

My gratitude is extended to my growing collector base – without your support my work would not be possible.  You are the faces that bring the possibilities to fruition – that fuel the entire creative process.  Selling a piece gives witness to its impact in our world; and that is the beautiful core of the world of art – to bring a visual impact and hopefully an impact empowered with ripening and ever growing inspiration.  Thank you to each of you who have and continue to support my work allowing me to remain on this wondrous and joyful creative journey.

Welcome to Alleman Studios New Blog

Welcome to Alleman Studios new blog.  While, for many, a blog is certainly nothing new, for me it’s a new step into a more sophisticated technology than I might currently prefer.  As many of you may know already, I am a quiet, slow and intentional creative spirit. I cherish times working without any music – in silence – I love to hear what comes between the spaces of all the noise in the world. In between the seductive clamoring of the world, I have found the most potent creative times, reflections and inspirations.  I enjoy a variety of music very much, and work with it often, but to a greater extent I love the peace of creating in utter silence. It is there, I can best listen to and hear the whisperings of my own heart.  So, it is with both hesitation and anticipation that I step into this more public visibility.

The intention for the blog is to offer better communications to each of you holding interest. We have chosen this format over a newsletter allowing you to check- in when it feels convenient for you – and trust your own sense of timing. I am not certain of the frequency of the posts, so we’ll have to see how that piece unfolds.  The fast world of electronics and texting versus speaking and writing, is one I view with both rich appreciation and deep concern that it not replace our very personal manners of traditional communications as well.

Within the blog I hope to alert you to any interesting art events, artists I admire, news about my own work in the studio and perhaps mostly offer yet another window into understanding the work and how the process of it flows through me to you – it is lengthy.  It is often, to me, also the most beautiful gift of the work I do – the process of working with an open, intentional heart. The miracles seem to spill naturally from this place – yet it’s no real place at all. I will share this journey with you the best I can.

I hope you appreciate your time with us and feel a sense of nourishment from it. Here we go……

My warmest blessings to each of you,