September 4 – October 6

NVAL 33rd National Juried Show

Reception – Friday, Sept 7, 6 to 8pm

Juror Robert Burridge

 You don’t want to miss this outstanding exhibit!!!


Winners’ Work Below
Winner 2018 "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" by Aaron Burks, Gridley, CA
First Place - "Roses" by Mary Meisner, Palo Cedro, CA
Award by Excellence - "Ennui" by Caryn Stromberg, Shingletown, CA
Award of Excellence - "Untitled" by Erick von Hoffman, Salem, NY
Award of Excellence - "Ella" by Gail Postal, New York, NY
Award of Merit - "Kitten Snuggles" by Lynda Knolte, Shingletown, CA
Award of Merit - "Redding k9 Carr-k918" by DeVon Harbolt, Redding, CA
Award of Merit - "Surrender" by Caryn Stromberg, Shingletown, CA
Award of Merit - "My Escape by ViviAnne Thompson, Redding, CA
Honorable Mention - "Storm" by Erick Grinnell, Viola, CA
Honorable Mention - "Morning on Monterey Bay" by Steven McDonald, Sunnyvale, CA
Honorable Mention - "Untitled" by Erick von Hoffman, Salem, NY
Honorable Mention - "Prayers Ascending" by Leslie J. Wyatt, Redding, CA
Honorable Mention - "Untitled Figure" by Erick von Hoffman, Salem, NY
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Upcoming Events

October Exhibit  Oct 9 – Nov 3

Featured Artist, Jacque White

“Glass Vase” by Jacque White


& NVAL Member Show (open theme + Forgeries of a Master or Master’s style).  Start working on your own masterpiece!

Please bring in work Oct 2 – 6.  Thank you!

new!!!  judy king teaches “portraits in oils and pastels”

starting tuesday, september 4

Judy King is now teaching how to paint portraits in OIL in addition to pastels.  

Class day/time:  Tuesdays, 12:30 – 3:30 pm 

Fee: $60 due 1st Tuesday of each month

If you are interested in taking her class, call Judy at 222-8491.


Sept 26, Wednesday, 6pm

NVAL Critique Night – every 4th Wednesday

Learn, improve your art and have fun at the same time. Let’s make this a tradition!
Bring in some of your work for constructive analysis. This will be a non-threatening, learning experience designed to benefit all who attend.

Artwork by Chuck Prudhomme

Current facilitator is Chuck Prudhomme.

Jessica Willis teaches “Explorations in Watercolor, Acrylic and Mixed Media”
NEW – ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA offered in addition to  WATERCOLOR

Classes will resume this fall.

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!

Winner 2018 "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" by Aaron Burks, Gridley, CA
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.