NVAL 2018 Small Painting Show

January 9 – February 3

Winners Below

2018 Best of Show - Derek Grinnell
First Place Lura Wilhelm
Second Place Louise Tuthill
Third Place Cori Gisler
Merit Award Sherry Lupo
Merit Award Richard Harper
Merit Award Paula Murphy
Merit Award Connie Brown
Honorable Mention Judy King
Honorable Mention Barbara Enochian
Honorable Mention Barbarah Hamilton
Honorable Mention Marlene Woods
Honorable Mention Jill Binger
Honorable Mention Karen Schwartz
Honorable Mention Debbie Andrews
Honorable Mention Chuck Prudhomme
PayPal Acceptance Mark

Upcoming Events

NVAL 2018 SMALL PAINTING SHOW  January 9 – February 3, 2018 at the NVAL Carter House Gallery.  

PROSPECTUS is online and at the NVAL gallery.  Juror is Stephen Bovee’ well-known and respected artist in the Bisbee, AZ art community. 

Bring your entries to the gallery, January 2 – 6.  All work must be Hand-Delivered.

Stephen  Bovee’ will also be giving a workshop “Oil and Pastel Expressions” Thursday & Friday, Jan 11-12 at NVAL. Click here for details and to  Sign up online at — Signup & pay also at NVAL Carter House Gallery.  NOTE:  Artists working in Acrylic are welcome!  Click here for more…..




Artwork by Stephen Bovee’

Stephen is the Juror for the Small Painting Show.   He is a well-known and respected Artist in the Bisbee, Arizona Art community.

The workshop will be about personalizing your paintings through vision and emotion

Assisting Stephen will be pastelist Jan Searle,  also part of the Bisbee Art community.

Artwork by Jan Searle


Date/Time:  Thurs – Fri, Jan 11-12 from 9:30am to 3pm at NVAL Carter House Gallery.  Cost:   NVAL Members $150, non-members $185 — Individual Memberships are $35 per year.

CLICK HERE for details and to Signup and pay ONLINE at —  Signup and pay also at the NVAL Carter House Gallery.

Questions:  Contact Workshop Chair Deborah Vercammen at 530-347-3167 or email at

Judy King teaches “Portraits Made Simple”

Mediums:  Charcoal & Pastel

Classes are ongoing.  Start at any time!

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1 – 3pm 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 ,  Januray 16 and Feb 6.
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
2018 Best of Show - 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, sculpture, glasswork, grouds, 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

Monthly Presentations

Open to the Public: Each month 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

Art In The Park

NVAL will not host Art in the Park in 2017

Open to the Public — Free Admission
Family Fun on Sunday in Caldwell park
NVAL Members’ Art & Crafts, Music,
Food and “The Ducky Derby”

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.