Invitational Artists

University Preparatory School

Art Students present the heART Show

Instructor Lura Wilhelm


NVAL Member Show  – Open Theme



Saturday, February 10, 5 to 7pm

Please come and welcome these budding artists!

All sales of student art are commission free.


Sampling of Student & Member Art Below

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Student Art

NVAL Member Art

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Artwork by Chuck Prudhomme
Artwork by Carla Canter
Artwork by Mary Ann Brackett
Artwork by Joyce Kerwin
Artwork by Julie Long
Artwork by Lura Wilhelm
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Upcoming Events

NOTE:  Please bring in your Artwork for the March NVAL Member Show February 27 – Saturday, March 3.
Also Pick up your work from the February Show on Saturday March 3.

Julie Cohn Workshop “Sunsets and Relections in Water”

For full details click workshop title above.


Chuck Prudhomme “The Joy of PleinAir”

For full details, directions and supply list, Click on Workshop Title 


Two FREE WORKSHOPS!!  Saturday, January 27 & February 24, 2:30–5:30pm at Makin Glass, 2908 Douglas Street, Anderson


 NVAL is sponsoring a treasure hunt to find a piece of local handmade art. Members and non-members are invited to make the decorative clay globes that will be donated to NVAL and hidden in the Redding and Anderson areas for Easter.  Read More……



Jessica Willis teaches “Explorations in Watercolor”

Classes are ongoing.  Start at any time!

Mondays 1 – 4pm at the NVAL Carter House Gallery.  Cost $25 per class.  Payment is due at each class. 

This dynamic and fluid medium will lead you on an exciting journey in this class

To Reserve you spot, please email Jessica at 

Julie cohn workshop “sunsets and relections in water”

For Full Details Click on Link Above

2 Days – Monday & Tuesday, April 23-24, 10am to 4:30pm at the Redding Recreation Center. 

Class Size limited to 20.  Cost $175 NVAL Members — $210 for Non-Members. 

Best to signup & pay on the NVAL website (click the workshop title above) or signup at the NVAL Carter House Gallery.

chuck prudhomme workshop “the joy of pleinair”

Friday, February 23 from 9 am to 5pm

Cost $40

At Camden House Picnic Area at Whiskeytown

Sign up and Pay at NVAL Carter House Gallery

For full details, directions and supply list, Click on Workshop Title


Judy King teaches “Portraits Made Simple”

Mediums:  Charcoal & Pastel

Classes are ongoing.  Start at any time!

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 – 3:30pm (note change in time) at the NVAL Carter House Gallery.  Cost $15 per class.  Payment is due at each class.  Please call Judy at 222-8491 to reserve your spot.

Judy will show you how to manipulate and control charcoal and pastel.  You will be the boss!

Stefan Baumann teaches Oil Painting every Wednesday at NVAL.
To sign up contact stefan by email or phone


Julie Bullock Alcohol Ink Workshops

Next Workshops at the NVAL Carter House Gallery
Tuesdays 6 to 8pm
Next classes are March 13 and Apr 10


Pay at the Workshop.
Pre-Registration is required to attend. Contact Julie Bullock via text message, email at or phone her at 530-392-0349. 

Annual Juried Exhibits

NVAL puts on juried competitions each year, which are open to members and non-members. Each show features exceptional art and is exhibited throughout the entire gallery. These are ‘must-see’ events!

Keith Thomson, FL Winner 2016
Matthew Emmett, Reading, United Kingdom, Winner 2016
Best of Show 2018 -- Derek Grinnell
2017 First Place - A Thousand Summers Ago by T. J. Hankins
2017 First Place - A Thousand Summers Ago by T. J. Hankins
Photograph of the inside of the Carter House Art Gallery
Exhibit Your Art in the Carter House Gallery

Member Shows

The Carter House Gallery gives NVAL members the opportunity to display and sell their artwork throughout the year. The art in the Gallery is ever-changing as new shows are hung approximately every month.  In addition to member shows there are four months out of the year when members can arrange to have a One-Person show or Small Group Show. These shows are presented in the League’s Featured Artist Gallery. It is the continual rotation and variety of quality fine art that make frequent visits to the Carter House Gallery a ‘Must-Do’ for people living in and passing through California’s North State.

Gift Shop

The NVAL Gift Ship features a wonderful display of artwork created by our members: jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, glasswork, gourds, pottery, metalwork, hand-painted silk items, weaving, wood pieces, soft sculpture, cards, prints, and other original creations. It is a place to purchase unique gifts for any occasion.

Sell Your Art in the Gift Shop
Lectures, Demonstrations


Open to the Public: Several times each year North Valley Art League presents a Fine Arts Program with demonstrations, lectures, slide presentations and sometimes hands-on activities by local and visiting artists.


Open to the public: Classes and workshops in a variety of media run throughout the year giving NVAL members and guest artists an opportunity to share their particular art form with others. It is a time to learn, to create and enjoy the company of other artists.

Teach, Learn and Grow
Share and Socialize

Open Studio

NVAL has a wonderful studio located in the front portion of the Carter House Gallery. There is no charge for members to enjoy the studio, which offers a perfect place to create art. Members work on their art, share techniques and knowledge, socialize with other members and receive friendly and useful critique from fellow artists.

Children’s Art Programs

The League’s art program for children is an ongoing community activity, where kids supply the imagination, and accomplished artists from the League present the techniques for a variety of creative art projects.

Explore Art with Children

NVAL Carter House Gallery located in Caldwell Park, Redding, CA

North Valley Art League is an all volunteer, non-profit community of artists whose mission is to support artists and the visual arts in our community and the California North State. The League’s gallery is the historic Carter House located on the banks of the Sacramento River in Caldwell Park, Redding, California. Carter House Gallery provides an attractive, nurturing environment for many talented, experienced artists, as well as emerging new artists. Artistic learning, sharing and growth is fostered through our many programs.

Founded in 1979 by a group of eight local artists, the North Valley Art Legue now boasts a membership of over 250. The League hosts monthly member shows, featured artists shows and four annual juried shows. The Carter House gallery is adjacent to major recreational sites including the Sacramento River Trail, Turtle Bay Museum and Exploration Park, Botanical Gardens, and the Sundial Bridge.

Matson . Mowder . Howe . Celebration Garden

Adding to the natural beauty of the area around Carter House is the lovely Celebration Garden, with a variety of native plants, small walkways, and wide benches beneath the trees. Artists and visitors can relax and enjoy the views of the beautiful Sacramento River and Caldwell Park.