July 3 – 28

Invitational Show – E-Studio Artists

Barbara Enochian’s Students

48 terrific works!


NVAL July Member Show

Quality, quality, quality

 Reception – Friday, July 6, 5 to 7pm


Sampling of  E-Studio Artists’  &
NVAL Member Work Below
Artwork by Sherry Plaga
Artwork by Robert Owen
Artwork by Julie Harmon
Artwork by Vivi-Anne Thompson
Artwork by Yvonne McArthur
Artwork by Mary Meisner
Artwork by Sue Tescher
Artwork by Bev Corford
Artwork by Diane Leiber
Artwork by Lynne Pearson
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Upcoming Events

JULY 16 – Notification of Acceptance Status will go out

NVAL 33rd Annual National Show

Thank you to all the talented artists that entered!  There were a record number of artists and entries.  I don’t envy our juror, Bob Burridge — he has his work cut out for him!

As you probably have figured out this show is not only NVAL’s effort to put on a great exhibit, but also is a major fund-raiser for us.  We receive no outside funding…..  So thank you again!!!

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

July 25 – 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.

The first NVAL Critique Night was a big success.  So many positive comments!  Lots of learning going on at NVAL Critque Night.   Come join in!!

July 24- 28 Tuesday – Saturday

PLEASE BRING IN YOUR WORK FOR THE AUGUST MEMBER SHOW  – Open Theme.   We look forward to another fine exhibit.  What a fine group of artists belong to NVAL!

Invitational Artist, Chuck Prudhomme, will also be exhibiting.

Workshop with Robert Burridge “Loosen Up With Aqua Media”
Workshop is Full.  To add your name to the waiting list, Click Here.

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


Samples of July Member Show Work

Artwork by Bob Clouse
Artwork by Chen Compton
Artwork by Ellen Hedfield
Artwork by Carla Canter
Artwork by Marlene Woods
Artwork by Janet Weidel
Artwork by Caryn Stromberg
Artwork by DonnaLee Mattson

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.