NVAL 2018 Regional Juried Photography Show Prospectus

North Valley Art League | Redding, CA | Apply by March 13th, 2018

NVAL 2018 Regional Juried Photography Show Prospectus

Exhibit  May 1 – June 2, 2018

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

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This show is open to all photographers residing in Northern California and Southern Oregon as follows: 

  • Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, El Dorado counties and all counties north to the California border
  • Southern Oregon counties of Coos, Douglas, Curry, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, Harney, and Malheur.
  • All forms of photographic expression are encouraged – film and digital capture, both traditional and digital darkroom, along with photo manipulation.  All entries must be the entrant’s original work, i.e. the capture of the image as well as dark room and digital processing.      This does not preclude the use of professional labs for printing, resizing,   and film   development.
  •  Images previously accepted into a NVAL Juried Photography Show are not eligible – with the exception of images accepted into a NVAL International Juried Photography Show as a Silver Selection.


Our purpose is to professionally exhibit your unique artwork in our gallery for patrons to view, appreciate and purchase. Approximately 80 images will be exhibited at our spacious Carter House Gallery and also on the NVAL website.   The gallery is located in Caldwell Park, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003. 

The North Valley Art League is a non-profit, all volunteer organization.  Your entry fees cover the prize money and other expenses of running the photography show.  Any remaining monies help fund the operating expenses of the NVAL Carter House Gallery so that we can continue our goal of furthering the visual arts in the Northern California region. 


James Gilmore is an actively exhibiting photo-based artist, working out of Mount Shasta in the southern Cascade Range of the far reaches of northern California. He made his first successful images on the streets of San Francisco in the 1970s, and continues to exhibit widely today. Gilmore is represented in both private and public collections in the United States, and holds a B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from the University of San Francisco, and received his M.F.A. from the Philadelphia College of Art & Design.

Mr. Gilmore is currently a full-time Art Department faculty member at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California, where he teaches Art History, Photography and Digital Art.  Prior to becoming an art educator, Mr. Gilmore worked in various US museums as both a curator and exhibit designer, including the Peabody Museum at Harvard University, the Nevada State Museum, and the Redding Museum of Art & History in California.


 all entries will be submitted online  (instructions below)

  • $33 for the first three entries
  • $8 for each additional entry
  • No limit on the number of submittals per entrant
  • Images will be juried in electronic format as submitted, with final jurying for awards based on the framed prints presented for the Carter House Gallery exhibit.


    File Format

  • JPEG format.
  • File size no larger than 2 MB.
  • SRGB color space is recommended for the most accurate web version of your images.
  • Ideally, the longest side should be 1,280 pixels. If your image is LESS than 800 pixels on the longest side, you may want to resize it using the original, larger file.  If you do not have the original larger file, do not try to upsize your image.  You are better off submitting an image as small as 600 pixels on the longest side, rather than to distort the quality of the image by trying to increase the pixel dimension.
  • Please do not use your name in the title or filename. Make sure that your 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.

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Arts Council Napa Valley 501(c)3 is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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