May 1 – June 2

NVAL 2018 Regional Juried Photography Show

Juror James Gilmore, MFA

Full Show and Winner’s Gallery will be posted  soon…

Winners’ Work Below
2018 First Place - Empty Nest by Shelley Edwards
2nd Place - I Dreamed a Horse by Robert Bird
3rd Place - Broken by Stephanie Luke
Merit Award - Colton's Feet by Shannon Burgan
Merit Award - Brothers at a Kashmir Way Station by Tom Thomas
Merit Award - Self Portrait by Adam Wyman
Honorable Mention - Rodney by Carol Clark
Honorable Mention - Colors of Palouse by Susan Tangeman
Honorable Mention - Morning on the River by Bruce Beck
Honorable Mention - Lakeside by Lindsay Budner
Honorable Mention - Dark Passenger by Adam Wyman
Honorable Mention - Home Sick by Stephanie Luke
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Upcoming Events

Please bring in your work for the June Member Show (open theme)  May 29 – June 2.  We look forward to another great exhibit!!  Thank You!!

NVAL 33rd Annual National Show 

Juror:  Robert Burridge

Entry is now open — APPROX 6 weeks left to enter!  


TOTAL AWARDS $2000, Best of Show $1,000

Workshop with Robert Burridge “Loosen Up With Aqua Media”

Workshop is Sept 4 – 7, 2018, 9am-4pm — $450 for members, $500 for non-members.  Only 1 spot available — online waiting list is available when workshop is full.

PAYMENT IS DUE AT SIGNUP. ALL SIGNUPS ARE ONLINE at  No financial or contact info is stored on our website. 

Only 1 spot left — online waiting list is available when workshop is full.

If you need help with signup call Charlotte Bryson at 530-221-1993. 


New Class Offering  starting May 17 — Alisa Lincoln teaches Cold Wax & Oil.  See details below in Class/Workshop listings.


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.  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.