33rd Annual Juried National Show Prospectus

Juror: Robert Burridge

Gallery Show September 4, ~ October 6, 2018

Online Show October 1, 2018  ~ November 1, 2019


Entry is closed.  Deadline was June 30.  Hope to see you next year!


Prospectus                                                              Printable Version


Open to all artists 18 years old and over, who are residents of the United States. Work must be original, both in concept and execution.  Eligible Media: All two-dimensional media done in Oil, Pastel (Oil or Soft), Water Media, Drawing Media, Alcohol Ink,  Printmaking, Mixed Media and Collage. Non-Eligible Media: Giclées, Photography, Computer-generated art, work done in a class or workshop; copied work or work previously shown in any NVAL National Juried Show. Entries must be framed or be on 1.5 – 2 inches deep gallery-wrapped canvas with sides finished.  Maximum size: 40 x 40 inches, including frame.



Our purpose is to professionally exhibit your unique artwork in our spacious Carter House Gallery for patrons to view, appreciate and purchase. In addition to the five-week Gallery Show, the entire show will be available to view through November 1, 2019 on an Online Gallery on our website. An all-volunteer organization, NVAL’s Carter House Gallery fronts on the banks of the Sacramento River as it runs through the heart of Redding, California in beautiful Caldwell Park.

Awards – Total $2000

Best of Show  $1,000
First Place  $500
Three $100 Awards of Excellence
Four $50 Awards of Merit
Five Honorable Mentions
People’s Choice Award

Show Calendar – All dates are 2018

Online Entry Timeline: Mar 1 – Jun 30, 10 PM PDT
Notification of Acceptance Status:  July 16
Shipped Artwork Due: August 7 – 29 (Date Extended)
Hand Delivered Artwork Due:  August 21 – 31 (Date Extended)
Show Duration:  September 4-October 6
Reception and Awards:  September 7, 6 to 8pm (Time change)


Bob Burridge is an internationally acclaimed artist who works and lives in Arroyo Grande, California. His fresh, loose style of painting conveys a feeling of joyous energy, freedom and movement, and his artwork is held in collections internationally.  In his first life, Bob pursued a career as an Industrial Designer.  After 20 years of innovation and professional success (see his website for more about his amazing accomplishments) he retired from his day job and followed his heart to become a full time, professional artist. Today, 25 years later, Bob Burridge has achieved exceptional artistic success.  He paints every day, teaches workshops across the US and internationally and has been invited to jury dozens of painting competitions.  Bob has written and published two books on painting; produced and starred in five teaching videos; and is a contributing writer for various art magazines, periodicals and newsletters.  A signature member with the International Society of Acrylic Painters, Bob was recently selected as the Honorary President.  He is also a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. A popular instructor, his insights are inspirational and his sense of humor is legendary.  Please visit his website:   www.robertburridge.com


No Limit on the number of entries
$40 for the first 3 entries  ~~ $5 for each addition entry
All entries will be submitted online



Entries will initially be juried online in electronic format as submitted.
Judging is from files without the artist’s name.
Artists will be notified by e-mail whether their entry is accepted or declined.
Final judging will be after accepted artwork arrives at North Valley Art League in September, 2018.
Awards will be given at the North Valley Art League Carter House Gallery’s Reception on September 7, 2018, from 6 PM to 8 PM. (Note time change).



Sales are encouraged but not mandatory.
California sales tax 7.25% is collected on all art work sold.
NVAL retains a 20% sales commission.
Artwork must remain in the Gallery for the entire show.
North Valley Art League charges no handling fees.
For All Accepted Entries: Instructions for delivery, shipping, handling and artwork identification will be detailed in the Notification Letter which will be emailed on or before July 16, 2018. 


Artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the North Valley Art League the right to use their images to market the exhibition, market the North Valley Art League’s programs and to display on the NVAL website of past exhibitions. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from NVAL.


• JPEG format
• File size no larger than 4 MB
• SRGB color space is recommended for the most accurate web version of your images.
• Ideally the longest side should be 1,280 pixels or GREATER
• Please do not use your name in the title or filename. Make sure that the file name (not the title) does not include special characters: ‘ “ ; : { } \ / or any of the characters found above the numbers (@, #, *, etc.) except the underscore and dash.



• If you have not entered one of our competitions since 2015, you may need to create a new account. You will only need one account for all competitions/organizations using the service.
• Once you set up your account, you will be asked to select the National Juried Show 2018. Then use your credit card to pay the entry fee and proceed to enter your images.
• To view your images at full size double click on the thumbnail.• You may edit your entries or add additional images at any time until the entry deadline.


Entry is closed — Deadline was June 30



Email: nvalnational@sbcglobal.net
Phone:  Carla Canter 530- 247-7104 or Kathleen Evans 530-396-2422
For Online Entry Questions:  Phone Charlotte Bryson at 530-221-1993