NVAL 2020 North State Juried Painting Show

Exhibit March 3 – April 4, 2020

North Valley Art League Carter House Gallery

48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003


Prospectus                                                    Printable Version & Labels



Open to all artists 18 years old and over.

Work must be original, both in concept and execution.


Oil, Oil Pastel, Soft Pastel, Water Media, Drawing Media, Alcohol Ink, Printmaking, Mixed Media and Collage.


Sculpture, Photography, Computer generated art.

Work done under supervision, which includes any in a class or workshop.

Copied Work,  Work previously accepted into any NVAL juried show.


Best of Show – $200

Second Place – $150

Third Place – $100

Awards of Merit – 3 at $25 each

Honorable Mentions – Ribbons


$10.00 each work

No limit on the number of submissions

Credit Card, Cash, Check (Payable to NVAL)

Entry fees are non-refundable


Susan F. Greaves is a Louisiana native and believes her earliest art influence was the graceful and classic architecture favored there. After receiving her bachelor of arts degree from Louisiana State University in interior design, she worked in New Orleans and then moved to Florida, Maine, Bermuda, Sicily, and Washington state with her family.

Meanwhile, she painted independently and took every history of art course available to her. In 1976, she began to study under the instruction of William F. Reese. His unwavering dedication to the foundational concepts of painting and to integrity set the direction and standard for her subsequent work. After moving to Redding, California in 1977, she studied with the acclaimed Sergei Bongart in Idaho and Los Angeles as a scholarship student. Through him, the influence of the Russian Impressionists is evident in her work.

Greaves’ work is described as “a fine example of strong, painterly style”. Her paintings are noted for their light and color. She uses classical methods of careful observation and direct execution to portray subjects ranging from florals and still life to landscapes and figures.

Susan has received over 50 awards, appeared in numerous publications and  is a member of  multiple prestigious Professional Honor Societies including Alla Prima International, Signature Member, Society of Master Impressionists, Charter Member and Plein Air Painters Northwest Society, Master Signature Member.



The juror will select art work for the show from the entries submitted. Artists will receive notification by EMAIL of selected and/or not selected entries. Awards are given at the juror’s discretion. The decision of the juror is final. Awards will be presented at the reception on Friday, March 6, 5 to 7 pm.  Award presentation is at 6pm.


All reasonable care will be taken with the art work. However, North Valley Art League will not be responsible for loss or damage.

Submittal of entry constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to the terms and conditions of this prospectus.


California sales tax is collected by NVAL on all art work sold.  NVAL retains a 20 percent commission on all sales. Paintings must remain in the Gallery for the entire show.


Maximum size 40″ including frame, maximum weight 12 pounds.  Entries must be framed or be finished 1.5 – 2 inch deep gallery wrapped canvases.    All paintings must be ready to hang.  Framing must be substantial and up to typical gallery standards (no poster frames).  

Frames need to be properly fitted with D-rings or split rings that fit our hanging system (½ inch to ¾ inch).  Eye hooks are NOT acceptable.   D-rings can be purchased at NVAL -2 for $1.  They are also available at hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowe’s etc.  Please do not use hanging hardware centered on the top of the frame to hang your work.  The piece will be unstable when hung.  For most pieces, place D-rings 2” from top of the frame to prevent the frame from leaning away from the wall at the top.  With large pieces 3” from the top works well.

CALENDAR – All dates 2020

Hand-delivered Entries only – Due February 18 –  22

Notifications Emailed – Wednesday, February 26

Show Opens – Tuesday, March 3

Reception – Friday, March 6, 5 to 7pm, Awards 6pm

Show Closes – Saturday, April 4

Pick up Work – Saturday, April 4, 2 to 4pm


Charlotte Bryson, Chair

Best to email:  nvalnorthstate@sbcglobal.net

or you can Call NVAL at 530-243-1023


Entries due February 18 -22

Attach Label (included with printed version) to the back of each submitted piece.

Entry Fees $10 each piece.

Entry Fees – Credit Card, Cash or Check payable to NVAL


Bring to:  NVAL Carter House Gallery, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003

Gallery Hours:  11am to 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday