Carol Alleman (Tuscon, AZ)


Carol Alleman (Tuscon, AZ)
CAROL ALLEMAN, Artist and Writer In late 2000, after leaving her teaching career in art, Carol Alleman expanded her artistic visions in clay to include the lost wax casting in bronze. Embracing the alchemistic nature of this ageless material and highly crafted process, she created her first bronze vessel, Miracles. Thus began the mystical and organic Tree of Life and Nature Vessel Series. This transition mirrored, to her, the longevity and ever changing character of nature as the bronze material holds inherent longevity and the patinas are ever, if softly, changing from season to season. Her signature, museum-quality work encompasses highly evolved, intricate patinas and vast cut-out areas providing dramatic displays of light - within the ancient, feminine vessel form. The infinity of the circular form, while open to receive and pour forth is a powerful essence for her. Companion Writings accompany each bronze - sharing the inspiration of each piece as she received it while typically including a poem. She hopes and expects each piece to continue to speak to its caretaker, with a Voice changing within each new season of their life. Combining the written word with her growing forest of bronze vessels, Carol additionally inspires audiences through her presentations and poetry readings. Born in rural Pennsylvania, Carol Alleman obtained her degree in Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University (PA/USA) and continued graduate studies at the Lancaster Theological Seminary (PA/USA). Most recently, she has completed studies with various contemporary artists at the Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale, Arizona. She is an elected Signature Member of American Women Artists, a member of Allied Artists of America and a member of Artists for Conservation. Her work has been reviewed as a featured artist by Southwest Art, Phoenix Home and Garden and Western Art & Architecture. She has completed numerous commissions, exhibits widely across North America including numerous museums and has earned awards in many juried exhibitions, while appreciating an international collector base. Her work is in the permanent collection of The Tucson Museum of Art. MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS The Tucson Museum of Art – Permanent Collection, Graceful One Indianapolis Museum of Art – Conservation Department, Remembering Gratitude MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS 2019 MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM, Mesa, AZ; 40th Annual Crafts Exhibition; Love Blooms 2018 SHEMER ART CENTER AND MUSEUM; Phoenix, AZ; Arizona’s Desert Beauty; Seeds of Harmony and Graceful One 2018 HAGGIN MUSEUM OF ART; Stockton, CA; Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Museum; Womb of Life 2018 BROWNSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART, Brownsville, TX; 46th International Exhibition; Remembering Gratitude and Serenity on bronze base 2018 MESA CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM; Mesa, AZ 30th Annual Crafts Exhibition; Twilight Stars 2017 TUCSON DESERT ART MUSEUM; Tucson, AZ, American Women Artists Master/Signature Exhibition; Under a Vast Sky; Celestial Joy 2017 OLD WEST MUSEUM; Cheyenne, WY; Frontier Days, Twilight Stars, Love Blooms, Quiet Blessing 2016 JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, Jacksonville, AL; 5x5x5; Mighty Oak 2016 SONORA DESERT MUSEUM; Tucson, AZ; Artists for Conservation; Love Blooms 2015 TUCSON DESERT ART MUSEUM, Tucson, AZ; Empire 100; Marriage of Spirit 2015 GILCREASE MUSEUM, Tulsa, OK; Collectors Reserve, Serenity and Twilight Stars 2015/2016 TEMPE CENTER FOR THE ARTS; Tempe, AZ ; Green & Gray; Transitions II, Woodland Queens, Celestial Joy, Trinity, Gratitude, Graceful One, Seeds of Harmony, Twilight Stars, Illusion of Complexity, Montage Abundance, and three originals in clay prior to casting: Gratitude, Miracles, and Trillium 2014 MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY; Lubbock, TX; Art on the Llano Estado; Twilight Stars, Seasons, Womb of Life, Trillium, and Ginkgo: Seed of Hope 2014 BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM, Cartersville, GA; American Women Artists; Prevailing Winds; Ginkgo: Seed of Hope 2014 CORNELL MUSEUM OF ART; Delray Beach, FL, Garden of Promises 2012 THE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART, Indianapolis, Indiana, Remembering Gratitude, part of permanent collection of restoration and conservation pieces supporting research regarding how conservation intervenes with aging processes of fine art 2011 and 2012 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS; Washington, D.C.; Gala Events, Gratitude and Womb of Life 2011 STICKLEY MUSEUM, Morris Plains, NJ Trunk Show; Ripe Abundance (framed), Possibilities, Trillium, Mighty Oak, The Seed, Remembering Gratitude, Seen and Unseen, You are a Branch of the Tree of LIfe, and Maple Joys 2008 CHILDREN'S MUSEUM; Tucson, AZ, Possibilities AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS 2018 Best Metal Artwork, 27thInternational Miniature Exhibition, Seaside Gallery, Nags Head, NC Aries Maple 2017 Marilyn Newmark Foundation Award for Best Sculpture Done in an Academic Manner, American Women Artists Master/Signature Exhibition, Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson AZ 2017 Mark Sublett/Medicine Man Gallery, 25th Anniversary Book; Tucson, AZ 2016 Groover Studio Award, 5x5x5 Jacksonville University Museum, Jacksonville, AL Mighty Oak 2016 Nature Inspired, Spring 2016 Edition, Nature Inspired Anthologies 2015 Gilcrease Art Museum, Collectors Reserve, Williams First Place for Sculpture, Twilight Stars 2015 Four Points Contemporary Biannual Competition, Honorable Mention, Ginkgo: Seed of Hope 2014 Bronze Award, American Women Artists Signature Member Annual Show, Orleans MA, Seeds of Harmony 2014 Western Art & Architecture Magazine, Illuminations, Aug/Sept 2014 Honorable Mention, Juried Legacy Art Exhibit, South Easton, MA, Mighty Oak 2014 Honorable Mention; Four Points Contemporary Competition, Texas , Celestial Joy and Illusion of Complexity 2013 Award of Merit ; American Women Artist, 16th Annual Members Show and National Juried Competition, Remembering Gratitude 2013 Award of Excellence; Manhattan Arts International, Celebrate the Healing Power of Art, Womb of Life 2013 First Place in 3D; Art League of Hilton Head 2013 Biennale, SC, Seeds of Harmony 2013 Arabella Magazine Fabulous Finds Summer Issue 2012 Artists for Conservation 2012 Hardcover Book, International Exhibit of Nature in Art, Twilight Stars 2012 Best Sculpture Done in a Realistic and Academic Manner, 2012 American Women Artists National Juried Exhibit, In Vino Veritas I 2012 Merit Award Winner, Hudson Gallery NOW WOW Project II, Remembering Gratitude 2012 First Place Award, "International Miniature Art Show", Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC, Trillium 2012 Gallery Choice Award, Women's Works, "25th Annual International Exhibition of Women's Art" Woodstock, ILL, Remembering Gratitude 2011 Luxe Design + Interiors Magazine, Fall 2011 Issue Featured Artist 2011 Arabella, Canadian Art, Architecture and Design Magazine, 2011 Autumn Issue, Fabulous Finds 2007 A Montage of Masterworks, The Redfern Gallery 2007 Phoenix Home and Garden, IDEA House Publication 2006 Southwest Art, December issue, “Vases and Vessels” and “Start Your Collection” 2006 Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine, November Issue, Guest Artist Feature Article 2006 Celebrating Thirty Years, The Redfern Gallery 2005 Southwest Art, Artists to Watch 2005 Industry Award, Sculptural Pursuit Annual Competition, Illusion of Complexity 2005 Art Calendar – Cover, Finding Courage 2005 Ministry & Liturgy Magazine – feature BENE Award article 2004 BENE Award, Ministry & Liturgy Annual Visual Arts Award, San Jose CA; Illusion of Complexity and Montage Abundance SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2018 The Broadmoor Gallery, Plein Air and Sculpture Show; Colorado Springs, CO 2018 Shemer Art Center and Museum; Arizona’s Desert Beauty; Phoenix, AZ 2018 Overland Park, KS; Above.Beyond. By Design.; Overand Park, KS 2018 Haggin Museum of Art, Stockton, CA 2018 Brownsville Museum of Art, Brownsville, TX 2018 Seaside Art Gallery, Outer Banks, NC 2018 Overland Park Art Gallery, Overland, KS 2018 Mesa Contemporary Museum of Art; Mesa, AZ 2017 Mountain Oyster Club Art Show, Tucson, AZ 2017 Topeka Competition 33; Topeka Kansas 2017 Viewpoint 49; Cincinnati, Ohio 2017 American Women Artists Master Signature Show, Tucson Desert Art Museum, AZ 2017 Loveland National Fine Art Show; Lincoln Gallery, Loveland, CO 2017 The Broadmoor Galleries, Sculpture Group Show, Colorado Springs, CO 2017 Group Show, Mark Sublett/Medicine Man Gallery 25th Anniversary Show, Tucson AZ 2017 Cheyenne Frontier Days Exhibit, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY 2016 Artists for Conservation, Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson AZ 2016 Reconsidered Landscape, Perry & Carlson, Mount Vernon, WA 2016 5x5x5 Competition, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA 2016 Studio Channel Islands, Abundance, Camarillo, CA 2016 Bank of the Arts Juried Exhibition, New Bern, NC 2016 National Parks-Personal Narratives, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson WI 2016 Artists for Conservation, Traveling Juried Exhibition, Vancouver, CN 2016 American Women Artists Signature and Member Juried Exhibition, Bennington, VT 2016 Appalachian Nature Art, Cumberland, MD 2016 Tree of Life, Cosa Mesa, CA 2016 Five x Five x Five, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL 2016 Liturgical and Sacred Art Juried Exhibition, Springfield, IL 2016 29th Annual Women’s Works Juried Exhibition; Woodstock IL 2016 Above and Beyond – By Design Juried Exhibition; Overland Park, KS 2015 Mountain Oyster Club, Annual Juried Show, Tucson, AZ 2015 / 2016 Tempe Center for the Arts, Green and Gray Exhibition, 13 Alleman works; Tempe, AZ 2015 Artists for Conservation, Annual Juried Exhibition, Vancouver CN 2015 Gilcrease Museum, Invitational Collectors Reserve, Tulsa OK 2015 Legacy Juried Exhibition, South Easton, MA 2015 Empire 100 Western Art Show, Tucson Desert Art Museum, AZ 2015 Women’s Works, 28th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodstock, Ill 2015 Four Points Contemporary Biannual Competition, TX 2014 Mountain Oyster Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Tucson AZ 2014 American Women Artists Signature and Master Signature Exhibit, Booth Western Art Museum, GA 2014 Four Points Contemporary Exhibit, TX 2014 Art Kudos International 10th Annual Exhibit, Virtual 2014 Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition, North Easton MA 2014 Juried Legacy Art Exhibit, Governor Ames Estate, South Easton, MA 2014 LCAA National Juried Exhibition, Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA 2014 American Women Artists 17th Annual Member Show, Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA 2014 Chicago International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show, Shown By Oliver & Espig Gallery, Chicago IL 2014 Art on the Llano Estacado Art Exhibition, Museum of Texas Tech University, TX 2014 Balance, Herberger Theater, Phoenix AZ 2014 Cornell Museum National Juried Exhibition, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, Florida 2013 Four Points Contemporary, 2nd Bi-annual, Online Texas 2013 Balance, at the Herberger Theatre Center, Phoenix, AZ 2013 Topeka Competition 31, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, Kansas 2013 American Women Artist 16th Annual Members Show , RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas 2013, 2012, 2011 Art Kudos National Juried Art Competition and Exhibition 2013 Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibit, North Easton, MA 2013 Artist for Conservation, 2013 Annual Juried Exhibit 2013 Manhattan Arts International, Celebrate the Healing Power of Art, Juried Exhibition 2013 American Women Artists Juried On-Line 2013 Exhibition 2013 33rd Annual Egyptian Event, Pyramid Society, Lexington, Kentucky 2013 22nd International Miniature Art Show, Seaside Gallery, Nags Head, NC 2013 The Art League of Hilton Head’s 2013 Biennale Juried Exhibition, Hilton Head Island, SC 2013 Winter Expo 2013, Infinity Art Gallery 2013 12x12 Exhibit, Middle Tennessee State University Todd Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN 2012 Hudson Gallery, the NOW WOW Project II, Sylvania, OH 2012 American Women Artists Master Signature Exhibit and Juried Competition, K. Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Tubac AZ 2012 Artists for Conservation Annual Juried Exhibit, Grouse Mountain Resort, Vancouver, BC Canada 2012 Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibit, North Easton, MA 2012 Women's Works, "25th Annual International Exhibition of Women's Art" Woodstock, ILL 2012 Seaside Exhibit, "International Miniature Art Show" Outer Banks, NC; Best of Show 2012 25th Anniversary Spring Gala,National Museum of Women In the Arts, Washington DC 2011 Stickely Museum Trunk Show, In support of the museum at the Craftman Farms, Morris Plains NJ 2011,10, 09, 08 Art for Heart, Appalachian Service Project Fundraiser, Grandview United Methodist , Lancaster PA 2011 Annual Spring Gala, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC 2011 20th Annual International Miniature Show, Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC 2011 Sacred Messages, Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ 2010 Feast for the Beasts!, Tucson Zoological Society, Tucson AZ 2010 Jerome Beillard Festival for Life, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), Tucson AZ 2010 Carol Alleman and Maurice Sevigny, Two-Person Exhibition, Northern Trust, Tucson AZ 2009 6th Annual Flavors of Tucson, Desert Southwest American Liver Foundation, Tucson AZ 2009 18th International Miniature Show, Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head NC 2009 Gravity, Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ 2009 Singularity, Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ 2008 Jerome Beillard Festival for Life, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), Tucson AZ 2008 Family Fun Brunch Silent Auction, Tucson Children's Museum (TCM), Tucson AZ 2008 Ongoing Exhibition, Arizona Cancer Center Clinic, University Medical Center, Tucson AZ 2008 SculptureWalk 2008, Sioux Falls SD 2008 Garden of the Soul Group Exhibit, Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ 2007 American Women Artists 2007 National Juried Competition, LeKAE Gallery, Scottsdale AZ 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 Invited Artist, Sculpture in the Park 2007, Loveland High Plains Art Council, Loveland CO 2007 Visions & Alchemy, Two-Person Show with Cary Henrie, Meyer-Milagros Gallery, Jackson Hole WY 2007 Idea House, Phoenix Home and Garden 2007 Idea House, Talking Rock, AZ 2007 16th International Miniature Show, Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head NC 2006 One-Person Show, Willow Gallery, USA, Scottsdale AZ 2006 10th Annual Sacred Art Exhibit, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh PA 2006 Two-Person Show, Meyer-Milagros Gallery, Jackson Hole WY 2006 15th International Miniature Show, Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head NC 2005 Two- Person Show, Meyer-Milagros Gallery, Jackson Hole WY 2005 Solo Show, The Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach CA 2005 Group Show, Rhodes Stringfellow Fine Art, Cannon Beach OR 2005 Greater Midwest International Exhibit XX, CMSU MO 2005 Three - Person Show, Meyer Gallery, Park City Utah 2005 Parkland Gallery, Champaign IL 2004 Director’s Choice, Artspace / Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables Florida 2004 Group Show, New Masters Gallery, Carmel CA 2004 Group Show, Rhodes Stringfellow Fine Art, Cannon Beach OR 2004 Two - Woman Show, Meyer Gallery, Park City Utah 2003 Group Show, Rhodes Stringfellow Fine Art, Cannon Beach OR 2003 Contemporary Works of Faith, Liturgical Art Guild, Columbus OH 2002 American Women Artists, Santa Fe NM COMMISSIONS 2011 Private Commission, Celestial Joy 2010 Private Commission, Voice of Wisdom 2007 Private Commission, Ginkgo: Seed of Hope (pair) 2004 Montage Resort & Spa Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA and The Redfern Gallery, Infinity (pair) 2003 The Redfern Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, Transitions II LECTURES AND READINGS 2009 Private Collection Viewing and Intimate Talk, McLean VA 2009 Artist Talk / Poetry Reading, Bottoms Art Galleries presents Bella Arte Events, Santa Barbara CA 2007 Artist Talk and Poetry Reading, Meyer-Milagros Gallery, Jackson Hole WY,h_400,c_fill/8lydrechstmtgy2zfsjo.jpg