March 3 – April 4, 2020 

NVAL 2020 North State Juried Painting Show

Reception & Awards Presentation Friday, March 6, 5 to 7pm

Juror,  Susan Greaves,  partial remarks: 
Of the shows I’ve juried, this was the most difficult. Often, the selections and awards fall into place in obvious fashion, but not this time. There was a hair’s breadth of difference between what was accepted and what was not. The same was true with the awards, so if you got into the show, consider yourself a winner.
Best of Show - Shery Larson
Second Place - Aaron Burks
Third Place - Leslie Wyatt
Merit Award - Derek Grinnell
Merit Award - Roby Baer
Honorable Mention - Michi Takemoto
Honorable Mention - Kai Sun
Honorable Mention - Cori Gisler
Merit Award - Jill Binger
Honorable Mention - Kathleen Evans
Honorable Mention - Mollie Flack
Honorable Menton - Malcolm Wilson
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Upcoming Events

Open Studio at NVAL

NEW!  Everyday Except Wednesday, 11m to 4pm

Work on your art projects, meet other artists — share and learn!


Contact Instructor regarding Classes during Gallery Closure

Ashley Nichole teaches “Explorations in Watercolor and Mixed Media” at NVAL

Classes every other Monday
Evening Classes only
5:30 – 7:30 pm, $20 per class
(additional $5-10 for materials upon request)
If you are interested in taking her class, call Ashley at
530-710-8490 or email her at

Or sign up for the class (or for future class emails) on her website:


Contact Instructor regarding Classes during Gallery Closure

Stefan Baumann Oil Painting Classes

Artwork by Stefan Baumann

at NVAL Carter House Gallery

Wednesdays, 10am – 2pm


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

NVAL North State Painting Show

Best of Show - Shery Larson
2019 Best of Show Sundial Morning by Chuck Prudhomme
2019 First Place - Prairie Chapel by Phil Pogledich, Davis, CA
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 put on in conjunction with the City of Redding’s Summer Recreation Program.  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 League 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.