Current Exhibit


August 1 – September 2


Featured Artist

Howard “Luke” Lucas

Member Show “Avant Garde”


Reception –  Friday, August 4

5 pm to 7 pm

Featured Artist Howard “Luke” Lucas

Howard “Luke” Lucas

Howard paints not from photos, but from being out in the wonder of it all.  He engages in the glorious struggle of plein air painting, to capture light, form and color on paper… connecting to our dynamic universe.  He actively participates in the Whiskeytown, Mendocino and Lost Coast Open Paint Outs.   Read more about Luke and see more of his work…..

Birds of Paradise Hunte's Garden by Howard "Luke Lucas"
Sunset Afterglow Shelter Cove by Howard "Luke" Lucas
Mahabodi Temple India-2 by Howard "Luke" Lucas
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JULIE COHN WORKSHOP “Magnificent Skies in Watercolor”

Thursday & Friday, Oct 26-27, 10:30am to 4:30pm  

Debbie Diestler’s Colorful Creations Collage Workshop

Date/Time:  Monday, Sept 11, 10am – 2pm

Cost:  $40  — All supplies are included

Signup & Pay on (click link above) or contact Debbie to reserve your space at or call/text at (530) 604-0432 


“The Art of Photography” with Harvey Spector

Harvey is one of Redding’s premier photographers. He has a degree from Pasadena Art Center College of Design, has worked at the Getty Museum and taught Photography at Shasta College among other accomplishments.
Classes will be structured for intermediate and advanced photographers.   Digital photography, Lightroom and Photoshop will be included.
Class August 1 – 29, Tuesdays,  6pm to 9pm at NVAL Carter House Gallery. Class size will be limited to 12 students. 
Cost is $125 for 4 classes (15 hours of instruction) – Pay at the first class.
Contact Harvey to reserve your space at

Julie Bullock Alcohol Ink Workshops

Next Workshop at the NVAL Carter House Gallery – Wednesday, August 30, 6 to 8pm
Pay at the Workshop.
Cost: $25 and all materials are included.
Pre-Registration is required to attend. Contact Julie Bullock via text message, email at or phone her at 530-392-0349. 

About Us

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
Devon Harbolt, Redding, Best of Show 2017
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.