January 8 – February 2


Reception & Awards

Saturday, January 12, 5 – 7pm


Awards will be announced at the reception and juror, Malcolm Wilson, will give a short talk explaining why he chose each of the award winners. Appetizers and beverages will be served making for an enjoyable evening. We hope that you and any guests that you choose to invite will attend.


Award-Winning Images
Best of Show 2019- Sundial Morning by Chuck Prudhomme
First Place - Winter's Dream by Sharon Crabill
Second Place - Early Redwoods Morning by Sharon Crabill
Third Place - John Mugs for the Camera by Caryn Stromberg
Merit Award = Alpaca Strong by Patty Marie Wallace
PayPal Acceptance Mark

Upcoming Events



new!!!  lynda nolte teaches “wonders of watercolor”

Starting Thursday, October 11 

Class day/time:  Thursdays

12:30 set-up,  1 – 3pm class instruction 

Fee: $20 per class

If you are interested in taking her class,

call Lynda at 530-604-5725.

NEW!!  Jessica Willis teaches “Explorations in Watercolor, Acrylic and Mixed Media

ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA will be taught in addition to  WATERCOLOR

 Starting Mondays in OCTOBER


CONTACT JESSICA at  FOR QUESTIONS AND AVAILABLE CLASSES….  OR have Jess add your name to the class mailing list.


Merit Award - Temple Flowers, Sri Lanka, by Barbara Enochian
Merit Award - Divine Fruit by Abbie Ides
Merit Award - Hope Springs Forth by Sheila Preston-Ford
HM - Fear and Everything We Don't Understand by Alex Madrigal
HM - Winter Dance by Carla Canter
HM - The Cancer Warrior: Pink for the Love of Karen
HM - Opulence by Susan Greaves
HM - December Coffee by Judy King
HM - Double Vision by Lura Wilhelm
HM - Scharsch Meadow by Derek Grinnell

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 2019- Sundial Morning by Chuck Prudhomme
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.