North Valley Art League
Newsletter - September 4, 2019
The North Valley Art League is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the visual arts in the northern California region.   

Current Exhibit
September 3 - 28

NVAL Member Show

Reception is Friday, September 6, 5 to 7pm
Member donations of food/wine are always appreciated!

Artwork by Leslie Wyatt
Artwork by Bonnie Lampley
Artwork by Greg Moll
Artwork by Lynn Pearson
Artwork by Lori Orlando
Artwork by Bill Unruh
Artwork by Carla Canter
Artwork by Paula Dulak

Stock Schlueter teaches Plein Air
Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor
Stock teaches in Oil, but the techniques he is teaching apply also to Acrylic and Watercolor.

Sunday & Monday, Oct 13 - 14, 9am to 4pm
Location TBA

  • NVAL Members $200, non-members $235
  • Online signup only 
  • For Details and to sign up and pay - Click Here
The idea of this workshop is to give instruction on the process of painting Plein Air which is a French name for working in open air. There are several logistical elements that crop up while working in the elements, or painting from life, even indoors. I hope to share some of the tricks of the trade that I have gathered over the years, and help make the experience more productive and pleasant. Painting is not easy but there are ways to simplify the process in action and thought. There is also a different approach to the actual painting and choice of subject matter. The best way to fix problems in painting, is to not let them happen in the first place. The aim is to paint quickly and efficiently producing small works that are complete in one or two sessions. This approach applies to painting in general and not just Plein Air work.

Artist Brief Bio
  • 1971 – Bachelors of Fine Arts, University of Northern Colorado
  • 1969 – Associate Arts, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California
Select Solo Exhibitions
  • 2007 – Stock Schlueter, Recent Oil Paintings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Select Group Exhibitions
  • 2011
  • West Coast Painters,The John Pence Gallery, San Francisco CA
  • Recent Arrivals,The John Pence Gallery San Francisco CA
  • The Majestic Landscape, The John Pence Gallery, San Francisco CA
  • 2010 Coors National Western Invitational, Denver Colorado.
  • Plein Air Invitational, Fairmont Gallery Sonoma, CA
  • Humboldt Arts Council, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka CA First Street Gallery, Fall Invitational. Eureka CA
See more of Stock's Bio on the NVAL website --

Next Exhibit Oct 1 - Nov 2

NVAL Member Show

Forgeries of a Master or Open Theme

Featured Artists, Connie Brown & Kathleen Evans

Please bring in work Sept 24 - 28. Thank you!!


Reception is Friday, October 4, 5 to 7pm

Note: Receptions will be on Friday
April - October

Member donations of food/wine are always appreciated!

 Donated Art Supplies

Please think of NVAL if you have art supplies you no longer need that are in good condition (frames, canvases, brushes, paper, books, etc.) THANK YOU!!

Your donated items help artists and NVAL!!

NVAL Open Studio

Every Friday at NVAL - Starts at 11am

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

Classes & Workshops

Location: NVAL Carter House Gallery

Date/Time: Every Wednesday 10am-2pm


Ashley Nichole teaches “Explorations in Watercolor 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.

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