President’s Message

Several of our members have lost their homes and others have homes that are still in jeopardy.  Many have had to evacuate.  This has been a traumatic experience for our community and all of us will need time to heal.
You are in our thoughts,
Bernie & Charlotte Bryson


August 7 – September 1

Invitational Show – Chuck Prudhomme


NVAL July Member Show

(held over due to fire)


Friday, August  10, 5 to 7pm

Please come — will be a nice opportunity to
support one another after this terrible fire.
Sampling of Chuck Prudhomme’s
& NVAL Member Work Below
Artwork by Chuck Prudhomme
Artwork by Chuck Prudhomme
Artwork by Chuck Prudhomme
Artwork by Chuck Prudhomme
Artwork by Chuck Prudhomme
Artwork by Chuck Prudhomme
Artwork by Marlene Woods
Artwork by Janet Weidel
Artwork by Chen Compton
Artwork by DonnaLee Mattson
Artwork by Caryn Stromberg
Artwork by Bob Clouse
Artwork by Carla Canter
Artwork by Ellen Hedfield
Artwork by Greg Moll
Artwork by Connie Brown
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Upcoming Events

NOTE:  Work brought in for the August Member Show will be stored at the gallery and hung in the October Show.   If you need to pick up your work rather than have it stored, you will be given a refund.

E-Studio Artists may pick up their work starting August 7 or store it at the gallery as needed.

NVAL member family with pets is looking for a rental home while they rebuild. Their home was completely destroyed in the Carr Fire.
If you know of any other artists that are in the same situation, please let us know. We want to help!
Please contact Charlotte Bryson at 530-221-1993.

NVAL 33rd Annual National Show

Wednesday, August 15, 6pm 

NATIONAL ENTRY SHOWCASE – slide show of all entries to the 2018 National Show

NVAL 33rd Annual National Show

Important Dates:

Shipped Artwork Due: August 7 – 29 (Date Extended)

Hand Delivered Artwork Due:  August 21 – 31 (Date Extended)

Show Duration:  September 4-October 6

Reception and Awards:  September 7, 6 to 8pm (Time change)


August 22 – Wednesday 6 to 8pm

ONGOING!  NVAL CRITIQUE NIGHT – every 4th Wednesday.  Bring in some of your work, “duds” or otherwise,  for constructive analysis.  This will be a non-threatening, learning experience designed to benefit all who attend.  Facilitator is Chuck Prudhomme.

Lots of learning going on at NVAL Critque Night.   Come join in!!

Workshop with Robert Burridge “Loosen Up With Aqua Media”


Fee is non refundable after July 31, with the exception of :

Anyone registered for the workshop who has been burned out of their home by the Carr Fire and wishes to withdraw from the workshop will be offered a full refund.  If your painting supplies have been burned we will try to find replacements for you should you decide to remain in the workshop.  If you decide to withdraw, please contact Charlotte Bryson at 530-221-1993 ASAP.   There are several people on the waiting list.


Workshop is Sept 4 – 7, 2018, 9am-4pm — $450 for members, $500 for non-members.

Location:  SDA Church, 2828 Eureka Way, Redding, 96001

Workshop is Full.  To add your name to the waiting list, Click Here.
NEW – ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA offered in addition to  WATERCOLOR
Jessica Willis teaches “Explorations in Watercolor, Acrylic and Mixed Media”

Classes are ongoing.  Start at any session! 

Daytime Class: Mondays 1 – 4pm at the NVAL Carter House Gallery.  Cost $25 per class (additional $10 for materials upon request).

Evening Class:  Mondays, 5:30-7:30 at NVAL Carter House Gallery.  Cost is $20 per class  (additional $10 for materials upon request).   First Class is Monday, March 26th.

click here to reserve your spot

More About NVAL

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
2018 First Place - Empty Nest by Shelley Edwards
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.   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.