North Valley Art League
Newsletter - April 29, 2019
Date changed for Chuck Prudhomme's Workshop
The North Valley Art League is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the visual arts in the northern California region.   
The Calendar will be updated through the end of 2019 shortly!
Printable Version Available Online

May Exhibit
April 30 - June 1

NVAL 2019 Regional Juried Photography Show

Reception, Friday , May 3, 5-7pm
Member donations of food are always appreciated!

Juror Roman Loranc will present Awards at 6pm

Roman is also DONATING a copy of his latest book "Traces" with an accompanying print. A RAFFLE for the BOOK & PRINT will be held at the reception.
The package which sells for $1000 is described below.

I am offering a Special Package for my new book, Traces, along with an original 11 x 14 print featured in the volume.
Each 11 x 14 print will come mounted on a 13” x 17” archival mount board in a linen-bound art folio and accompany the book. The Collector’s Edition of Traces is hard-bound and slip-cased in a linen fabric binding, measures 10.25” x 11”, and has 96 pages.

To see more of Roman's work, visit his website at

Note: Receptions will be on Friday
April - October
Member donations of food are always appreciated!

Samples of Accepted Photography
Photograph by Adam Wyman
Photograph by Don Hall
Photograph by Eric Nanson
Photograph by Jim Canter
Photograph by Stephanie Luke
Photograph by Douglas Parks
Photograph by Linda Kay Isbell
Photograph by Vivian McAleavey

Chuck Prudhomme
Plein Air Workshop
"Take a step out of your Comfort Zone and try Plein Air"

NOTE: Date has been changed to Saturday, June 1
Saturday, May 18, 9 am to 4pm
in Caldwell Park, $80 per person
Sign up at NVAL Carter House Gallery

Complete Oil Painting Demo, Individual Instruction
Plus Critique at the end of the day.

Details on Supplies & Equipment TBA

NVAL Open Studio

Every Friday at NVAL - Starts at 11am

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

NEW!! Chuck Prudhomme will be leading
Open Critique every 4th Friday at 1pm
"Storm" by Derek Grinnell
Next Exhibit will be June 4-29
Reception is Friday, June 7, 5 to 7pm

Note: Receptions will be on Friday
April - October
Member donations of food are always appreciated!

NVAL Member Show (open theme)
& Invitational Artist Derek Grinnell

Please bring in work May 28 - June 1.
Thank you!!

THANK YOU to all of you who donate Art
Supplies to NVAL!

Please think of NVAL if you have unwanted frames, canvases, art supplies of any kind.

Your donated items help artists and NVAL!!
Classes & Workshops

Location: NVAL Carter House Gallery

Date/Time: Every Wednesday 10am-2pm


NEW!! Ashley Nichole is taking over Jessica Willis' “Explorations in Watercolor, Acrylic and Mixed Media” at NVAL

Classes every other Monday

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

Class Description  
These dynamic and fluid mediums will lead you on an exciting journey in this class. Not only will you learn basic skills in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media, but how to utilize the paint and explore additives and tools used to manipulate surfaces for interesting applications. We will discuss color theory and compositional structure as we conduct small material experiments and then carry them into our paintings. If you are looking to loosen up, and find your inner improvisational artist within, take this class with Ashley of paint and innovative strategies.

Intermediate Level and Beyond
Thursdays, 12:30 set-up, 
1 – 3pm class instruction 

NEW!!! Starting February
Lynda is adding
Tuesdays, 12:30 set-up, 
1 – 3pm class instruction

NVAL Carter House Gallery  
Fee for either class: $20 per session

If you are interested in taking her class, call Lynda at 530-604-5725.

You will see how forgiving watercolor can be when it is allowed to participate and move freely. Lynda shares how to focus on the atmosphere of a landscape creating minimal composition. She will also show how to use controlled brush strokes to lift the spirit of the animal and let the personality shine.  

Other Non-Profit Exhibits